Staccione Adopts RFID to Operate in Domestic and Foreign Markets

Shirt factory from Pernambuco state gained greater performance in inventory operations with iTAG RFID systems and, with GS1 standardization, also intends to export its products

Edson Perin

Camisaria Staccione, a shirt factory with headquarters in Taquaritinga do Norte, Pernambuco State, Brazil, decided to invest in radio frequency identification technology (RFID) to improve the control and efficiency of its inventories, as well as the separation of its orders. The company uses the ERP management system from Webpic, which facilitated the integration with iTAG Tecnology‘s RFID software, the largest RFID integrator in Brazil.

With a view to the international market and not just the local trade in Brazil, Staccione also carried out all electronic identification with GS1 Brasil standards. In this way, the shirts manufactured by Staccione can be identified anywhere on the planet, as the international GS1 standards are read and recognized in all parts of the globe.

Click here and watch the video with the interview of Bruno Luiz Carlos Silva, general manager of Camisaria Staccione, on IoP Journal TV Channel, on Youtube.

Staccione uses a total of 40,000 RFID tags per month, from the iTAG 74×20 model. In Taquaritinga do Norte (PE), in the Pão de Açúcar district, is the company’s production center, which also has its own stores. Before RFID, counting and sales processes were all manual and very time-consuming, according to Silva. “After the RFID deployment, all counting and sales processes were faster and more accurate,” which improved the performance of operations, he explained.

Click here and watch the video with the interview of Bruno Luiz Carlos Silva, general manager of Camisaria Staccione, on Youtube

According to the executive, the RFID process involves several stages, from the creation of the RFID tags to the use of the information collected by the readers. “We started by printing the RFID tags, attaching the tags to the parts and then reading them on the portal for storing the product, so that we could send it to our resellers and our stores”, clarifies Silva.

As a result, “the RFID deployment has further increased the productivity of the warehouse department and the speed of picking parts for dealers, meeting all of our expectations,” he said. Middleware tasks with iTAG Iprint, Monitor and Alert assist in all business management processes.

RFID deployment follows the GS1 standard and is integrated into all finished product control processes, from goods receipt, transfers, sales and also inventory. Chainway’s RFID readers are installed in its own stores and in the product production and storage process, using the iTAG Monitor software in the six tabletop readers and in the two portals.

Silva also said that iTAG guaranteed support for all our doubts and sent an RFID technician to help Staccione with the implementation, in addition to teaching and configuring readers and portals for better learning. “The RFID deployment was a positive experience and everyone who uses the readers and portals is always improving on improving activities.”

The labeling processes in production, changes in the way of working, learning a new system and improving our processes were the main challenges of the implementation. According to Silva, “At the beginning, we had difficulties with the labels not being read correctly. Always one or the other was not read for reasons of being too close to each other”. The problem has now been resolved.