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Five-Step Analysis Process

In contrast, we utilize a five-step process that drills down into the details at the process level. For each business and distribution process, our approach isolates important value levers, including elimination of counting errors, increased labor efficiency, and more accurate shipping, and quantifies their associated benefits, namely increased revenue and reduced costs. Our approach includes details of your business and distribution processes - embedded in our RFID/EPC Value Analyzer™ - and quantifies inefficiencies in your operations that cost your company money and inhibit its ability to deliver on its promises. Thus, our approach calculates the savings and revenue possibilities from mitigating and eliminating inefficient operations via RFID and EPC technology.

In Step 1, we identify and map the major business and distribution processes in your supply chain and retail stores that would be affected by RFID and EPC technology. For each process, in Step 2, we identify existing and potential inefficiencies that are responsible for poor performance. For example, in the case of a grocery supply chain, under picking results in lost sales at retail stores, while over picking results in increased inventory costs and markdowns, which depress margins. This step involves a considerable amount of process modeling. In Step 3, using available RFID and EPC technology models, we reengineer existing business and distribution processes and cost out those technology models. This step considers your existing level of automation, which generally doesn't have to be replaced. In Step 4, we identify potential value drivers and quantify their impact on revenues and costs. Finally, in Step 5, we determine the ROI of the "best" RFID and EPC technology model for your company.

Five-Step Process