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Herman Kay Case Study.png Herman Kay’s EPC-RFID Story

Satisfying customers and optimizing business efficiencies ~ RFID offers our customers remarkable visibility into their inventory and allows them to know right down to the last piece of inventory, exactly what they have and where it is. It gives us an opportunity to do what we do even better. >

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BloombergView: Retailing seems to be on the cusp of some big changes, as brick-and-mortar stores become capable of emulating more and more of the capabilities of online—with the advantage that you don't have to wait around for the package to arrive. >

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Internet of things.png Retailers Are Spending Billions On The “Internet Of Things,” But Will It Pay Off?

Forbes: IoT is all about embedding connectivity and intelligence into retail products and experiences to give shoppers something extra. Retailers are also turning to IoT technologies to drive operational efficiencies in the retail supply chain. >

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Apparel Magazine: Early adopters are already looking to the next big RFID-enabled commerce leap, which will further transform the retail industry. >

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The GS1 US Advisory Services team of experts can help support your organization with customized readiness training and tailored support. Learn More >

Upcoming Events

  • Calling Retailers & Brand Owners: You are invited to join the next GS1 US RFID Peer-to-Peer Meeting (co-located with the GS1 Global Standards event, March 23, 9:00 – 11:00 AM ET, Jersey City, NJ, Free*). To RSVP, please contact Patrick Javick, Sr. Dir of Industry Engagement, GS1 US, pjavick@gs1us.org.
  • Operations Summit (March 27-29, Pittsburgh, PA)
  • RVCF’s Spring Conference (May 7-10, Arlington, VA)
  • RFID Journal LIVE (May 9-11, Phoenix, AZ)
  • GS1 Connect® 2017 (June 20-22, Las Vegas, NV)

*Separate event registration required. Attendance at GS1 US meetings is complimentary.


Tools & Resources

  • Need to expand your RFID knowledge? The GS1 US EPC Item Level Readiness Program provides a self-paced training curriculum and the tools your business needs to begin implementing EPC-enabled item level RFID tagging into your day-to-day operations.
  • EPC Encoder / Decoder – The Electronic Product Code (EPC) is an identification structure for physical objects, including trade items, logistics units, locations, documents, and other physical assets. The EPC is designed to be used in a variety of ways, and different forms of the EPC exist to serve those needs.
  • Who can help? Looking for suppliers of products, solutions and services to help you implement GS1 Standards? Check out the GS1 US Solution Providers for the Retail Sector tool.