Datalogic Named 2015 AIDC Case Study Winner
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Honors Datalogic for AIDC Innovation
X7 Automated Scanning Portal Creates 360 Degrees of Success
Cranberry Township, PA |September 23, 2015
– AIM, the industry association and
worldwide authority on barcode, RFID, RTLS, the Internet of Things, NFC and
mobile computing, has selected Datalogic, headquartered
in Bologna, Italy, as the winner of the 2015 AIDC Case Study Competition.
This award, given annually by AIM, recognizes those who have developed and
delivered compelling solutions that contribute to the growth and advancement of
automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) through innovation and technologies
which provide benefits that decrease risk, increase the demand and accelerate
the adoption of AIDC.
The case study presented by Datalogic centers on innovative AIDC technology
applied to a problem for e-commerce retailers.
Annually e-commerce statistics show amazing sales growth. Behind sales growth lurks another growing
statistic, one that keeps retailers awake at night – the growing number of
returns. Returns require a process and must be managed to reduce the impact on
revenue. Handling returns affects many
aspects of retail including operational efficiency, pricing and profit.
designed the Jade™ X7 automated scanning portal to
accelerate the grocery checkout process.
The company saw another great potential for the device which identifies
items placed in any orientation on a fast moving belt. In a collaborative
effort with Vierpool and their client Simon Loos, a warehousing and value added
logistics supplier for the largest retailers in the Netherlands, the team
installed a complete system using Jade™ X7 for processing returns from pre-stocked promotional displays.
Simon Loos regularly executes promotions for retailers
using pre-stocked displays (i.e., seasonal or special items). When promotional
displays are removed from stores, employees scan all the returned products to
produce reports on the remaining inventory. The traditional method for handling
returns was very labor intensive with as many as seven individuals working at
one station. Items unloaded from the
returned displays were manually scanned before being repackaged.
Using the Jade™ X7, a single employee now places items
onto a fast moving conveyor where they are quickly identified before being
repackaged, allowing resources to be reallocated where needed in the facility.
The impact was significant as the company saw a 50% savings from the solution.
The success of the Jade™ X7 implementation at Simon Loos has caught the attention of global
e-commerce companies. The systems are
now being tested for processing e-commerce returns. Automation using the Jade™ X7 could have a major impact, changing the future of
retail inventory management.
Mary Lou Bosco, Chief
Operating Officer of AIM, in announcing Datalogic’s selection as the 2015 AIDC Case
Study Winner, said, "This project is a perfect
example of how organizations around the world are looking beyond how existing
technologies have been used to show how they can be used for greater success. It also exemplifies the collaborative efforts
AIM is pleased to promote between companies across many nations. From Italy to the Netherlands to the United
States, the AIDC industry is strengthened thanks to the efforts of companies
like Datalogic. We are pleased to have
this opportunity to showcase the many talents involved.”
access details about Datalogic’s winning submission, download
the entire case study or visit AIM’s website.