Apparel RFID 2009-2019: IDTechEx

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Apparel RFID 2009-2019

Fashion and retail apparel manufacture, sorting, delivery and stock control, rented apparel, laundry.

Updated in Q3 2010

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The new IDTechEx report "Apparel RFID 2009-2019" is unique in comprehensively analysing the use of RFID in the apparel value chain from tagging cloth in manufacture to retail fashion and rented apparel. 138 users and suppliers are profiled. From Chile to Canada and Sweden to Taiwan, there is something to learn from all of them, not just from the unusually broad approach in Germany, Italy, China, Japan and the USA. This industry is on the move in a manner unmatched almost anywhere else in the RFID market.
Hundreds of organisations are now using RFID on or in apparel including shoes and uniforms, baby clothes and industrial laundry. That means anything from tagging drag hangers, cases and pallets to the largest use, which is in or on the item of clothing itself, whether by a stitched-in cloth tag or a paper swing tag. The benefits are powerful and wide ranging from improving customer service and efficiency - including reducing stockouts - to combating counterfeiting, theft and misplacement and automating sorting processes and stocktakes.
A large number of major brands are collaborating to make the process seamless, not least from manufacture to sale in the store and even later use for managing customer returns, incentives and other action beyond the checkout.
A full glossary of terminology is supplied and there is consideration of standards and interested trade organisations, including EPCglobal. Uniquely in this report you have the ten year forecasts, lessons of success and failure and comprehensive profiles of leading players. There is a detailed explanation of the market, the technology and the many paybacks as well as what comes next.
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This report of over 250 pages goes into detail about the RFID projects concerning apparel at 77 users of RFID in 16 countries. The report also profiles a representative sample of 61 suppliers of RFID products and services that already serve the apparel industry, from chip makers to system integrators. Profusely illustrated and with over ten summary tables, the report is both readable by newcomers and informative for experts. There are 80 illustrations. Its seven chapters all deal with the global situation because approaches are very different across the world and there is considerable scope for cross fertilisation of best practice. This helicopter view has never been available before and IDTechEx is uniquely placed to provide such analysis because its technical staff travel incessantly, assessing the situation.
Indeed, only IDTechEx has the world's largest database of RFID projects - the IDTechEx Knowledgebase of over 3800 projects in 110 countries, updated daily, each having technical detail and descriptive text. IDTechEx has technically savvy RFID experts in the USA, Europe, Japan, New Zealand and elsewhere. It stages leading RFID conferences in Europe and the USA and attends appropriate events every month somewhere in the world.
Only IDTechEx can understand and explain the past and present and see the future from such a comprehensive basis and using such seasoned professionals. Buy the report and you will even have limited access to them for no extra charge to answer your extra questions.
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Table of Contents
1.1.The projected unequal share of gain and cost of item level tagging between certain Western retailers and their suppliers
1.1.Where in the value chain?
1.1.Typical tagged garments in an industrial laundry
1.2.Choice of specification and frequency
1.2.Recent major advances in HF RFID
1.3.Marks & Spencer customer information on RFID
1.3.Choice of system and system integrator
1.4.Privacy issues
1.4.Two sides of a woven RFID tag by Code Solutions Co
1.5.RFID Value Chain
1.5.User size
1.5.1.Largest companies
1.5.2.Mid range companies
1.6.Suppliers vs retailers
1.6.Dynamics of RFID value chain
1.7.Position of RFID suppliers to certain sectors, following the methodology of Boston Consulting Group.
1.7.RFID value chain and profit
2.1.General situation
2.1.Counterfeiting statistics
2.2.Payback parameters for item level RFID identified in various rollouts, trials and studies
2.2.Item level potential is far greater than for any other form of RFID
2.2.1.CPG manufacturers
2.3.Checklist of types of payback
2.3.Examples of global potential for numbers of item level tags and benefits by sector
3.1.An RFID chip encapsulated into a bundle of fibres
3.1.ABS Laundry Business Solutions Netherlands
3.2.Adhtech Sweden
3.2.Laundry equipment incorporating RFID from Metalprogetti
3.3.The Battista 2000 System
3.3.Alien Technology USA
3.4.Avery Dennison/ Paxar USA
3.4.Sharon Chen, CEO of Pretide Technology
3.5.TAGSYS Announces Its White RFID 'Button' Tag for Personal Garments
3.5.BT Auto-ID UK
3.6.CETEMMSA Spain
3.6.VRF Holdings' "Dynamic Markdown" tags
3.7.Checkpoint Systems USA
3.8.Chinese University of Hong Kong China
3.9.Danby Group USA
3.10.Datamars Switzerland
3.11.Ducker UK/ Kannegiesser Germany
3.12.DVT Denmark
3.13.Dynatrac Systems Canada
3.14.EM Microelectronics Switzerland
3.15.Erum I&C Co Korea
3.16.Franwell USA
3.17.Fujitsu Japan
3.18.Gärtner Transportteknik Germany
3.19.GCS Consulting Germany
3.20.GlobeRanger USA
3.21.Impinj USA
3.22.Infosys USA
3.23.Intellident UK
3.24.Jensen Denmark
3.25.Lab ID Italy
3.26.Laudis Systems USA/ China
3.27.Laundry Computer Technics Netherlands
3.28.Leading Information Technology Institute (LITI) Japan
3.29.Manchester University UK
3.30.Metalprogetti Italy
3.31.Microsoft USA
3.32.Motorola USA
3.33.NBG-ID France
3.34.NTT Comware Japan
3.35.NXP Netherlands
3.36.Positek RFID USA/Australia/ Norway
3.37.Pretide Technology Taiwan
3.38.Reva Systems USA
3.39.RFiT Solutions Austria
3.40.Rosendahl Digital Networks Finland
3.41.Roxtron Limited China
3.42.Salpomec/ UPM Raflatac/ Tyco ADT Finland
3.43.Securitag Assembly Group Taiwan
3.44.Shanghai Huayuan Electronic China
3.45.Shanghai Zangtian Electronic China
3.46.Siemens Business Services Germany
3.47.Simet Italy
3.48.Sokymat Automotive Germany
3.49.Steiner System USA
3.50.Synometrix Integrated Technologies Taiwan
3.51.Tagsys USA/ France
3.52.Texas Instruments USA
3.53.Texi AS Norway
3.54.Toppan Printing Japan
3.55.University of Arkansas USA
3.56.University of Parma Italy
3.57.VRF Holdings USA
3.58.Vue Technology USA
3.59.Walls Industries USA
3.60.Wincor Nixdorf Germany
3.61.Wipro Infotech India
3.62.X-ident/ Schreiner Germany
3.63.Zetes Industries Belgium
4.1.RFID and barcode comparison
4.1.An RFID terminal in an apparel store in Einsatz Germany
4.1.Adler USA
4.2.American Apparel USA
4.2.ASK summary of DHL Fashion trial
4.2.Comparison of NFC enabled devices and contactless smart cards.
4.3.NBG tunnel interrogator at DHL Fashion
4.3.Aokang Group China
4.4.Aoyama Trading Japan
4.4.NBG roving aisle interrogator at DHL Fashion
4.5.Swimwear from Figleaves UK
4.5.Armani Italy
4.6.Atelier Sab Japan
4.6.Garment from Gardeur
4.7.RFID swing tags on Gerry Weber shirts
4.7.Bailian Group China
4.8.Benetton Italy
4.8.Printing and application of Etimark RFID labels using Zebra Technologies printer encoders by logistics operator Meyer and Meyer for Gerry Weber.
4.9.Management information flow before the RFID system was installed at Goldwin Sportswear
4.9.Boboli Spain
4.10.Bültel International Fashion Group Germany
4.10.Management information flow using the new RFID system installed at Goldwin Sportswear
4.11.Apparel sales management pilot test
4.11.C&A Germany
4.12.Canadian Linen and Uniform Service Canada
4.12.RFID tagged apparel on moving racks being monitored by an Omron HF interrogator in Metro trials
4.13.Use of combined RFID/EAS anti-theft interrogators at Galeria Kaufhof.
4.13.Cannes Hospital Laundry France
4.14.Charles Vögele Switzerland
4.14.Children's fashion from Lemmi Fashion in Germany
4.15.A passive tag (left) and a VIP card developed by Pretide Technology for Long Deed
4.15.DHL Fashion Belgium
4.16.Dillards USA
4.16.Apparel tags from Marks & Spencer in the UK
4.17.Marks & Spencer RFID flow diagram for item level RFID
4.17.Dolce and Gabbana Italy
4.18.El Corte Inglés Spain
4.18.Marks & Spencer prototype mobile scanner
4.19.Fashion from Max Mara in Italy
4.19.Falabella Chile
4.20.fashionGroup RFID Germany
4.20.Virtual try on simulator
4.21.RFID UHF tag on clothes
4.21.Fenland Laundry UK
4.22.Figleaves UK
4.22.Smart fitting room with touch LCD screen and intercom - the interactive display recommending accessories
4.23.Intercom and intelligent database at shop counter
4.23.Flandre Japan
4.24.Frandol Japan
4.24.The goal was to RFID tag each manufactured garment at the factory
4.25.Onward Winter Collection 2008
4.25.Fruit of the Loom USA
4.26.Galeries Lafayette/ Echangeur France
4.26.Prada used a new RFID system developed by KTP
4.27.Staff device and ubiquitous display
4.27.Gardeur Germany
4.28.Gerry Weber Germany
4.28.RFID in St Olavs Hospital
4.29.Sanyo Shokai fashion
4.29.Goldwin Sportswear Italy
4.30.Griva Italy
4.30.Japanese textile maker Sumitex International
4.31.Examples of contactless transactional media
4.31.Hankyu Japan
4.32.Hellmann Meyer and Meyer Germany
4.32.Japanese train traveller paying for transport by resting a DoCoMo RFID enabled phone on a terminal and receiving a receipt
4.33.Fashion from Throttleman in Portugal
4.33.Hennes &Mauritz H&M Sweden
4.34.Hong Kong Knitwear China
4.34.Trussardi fashion 2008
4.35.Initial Hokatex Netherlands
4.36.Isetan Shinjuku Japan
4.37.Jacadi/ Véronique Delachaux France
4.38.J Crew USA
4.39.Jones Apparel Group USA
4.40.Karstadt Germany
4.41.Kaufhof/Metro Germany
4.42.Kids Headquarters USA
4.43.Lauren Scott USA
4.44.LC Waikiki Turkey
4.45.Le Coq Sportif France
4.46.Lemmi Fashion Germany
4.47.Levi Strauss Mexico/ USA
4.49.LIPS Netherlands
4.50.Long Deed Taiwan
4.51.Marks and Spencer UK
4.52.Marui Japan
4.53.Max Mara Italy
4.54.Mescalino Spain
4.55.Mikuni Japan
4.56.Mitsukoshi Japan
4.57.Mi Tu Hong Kong China
4.58.Moku Moku Japan
4.59.Mustang Germany
4.60.New Balance USA
4.61.NP Collection/ Naisten Pukutehdas Finland
4.62.Onward Kashiyama Japan
4.63.Otto Versand Germany
4.64.Pantaloon India
4.65.Prada USA
4.66.Reno Germany
4.67.Russell Activewear USA
4.68.St Olavs Hospital Norway
4.69.Sanyo Shokai Japan
4.70.Serge Blanco France
4.71.SRI Surgical Express USA
4.72.Star City Casino Australia
4.73.Sumikin Bussan Japan
4.74.Sumitex International Japan
4.75.Sumitomo Bussan Japan
4.76.Sungod Enterprise Group China
4.77.Takashimaya Department Stores Japan
4.78.Target USA
4.79.The Gap USA
4.80.Throttleman Portugal
4.81.Tokyo Shirt Japan
4.82.Tomorrow's Mother USA/Canada
4.83.Trussardi Italy
4.84.Ueyama Orinomo Japan
4.85.VF Corporation USA
4.86.Wal-Mart/ Sam's Club USA
4.87.Wave n'Wash USA
5.1.EPCglobal EPC compared with UIC U-code today
5.2.The MIT Object Naming Service (ONS) 'tells computer systems where to locate information on the Internet about any object that carries an EPC (Electronic Product Code).
5.2.Auto-ID Center MIT numbering scheme
5.3.Left: Professor Ken Sakamura who supports U-code; Right: Professor Jun Murai who supports EPCglobal in Japan
6.1.Global RFID market 2009-2019 $ million.
6.2.RFID market by application 2009-2019 in number of tags million - for passive tags only
6.2.Global tag numbers, price and total value of RFID on retail apparel, including shoes, compared to total retail/ consumer goods value 2009-2019
6.3.Global market for systems excluding tags for RFID on apparel and for all RFID in retail and consumer goods 2009-2019 $ millions
6.3.Global market for RFID 2009 -2019 in $ million - for passive tags only
6.4.Global RFID tag numbers, price and total value of RFID on retail apparel, including shoes, compared to total retail/ consumer goods tag value 2009-2019
6.4.Systems including tags for RFID on apparel 2009-2019
6.5.Laundry/ rented apparel RFID tag manufacturers worldwide
6.5.Global market for systems excluding tags for RFID on retail apparel and for all RFID in retail and consumer goods 2009-2019 $ million
6.6.Systems including tags for RFID on retail apparel 2009-2019 $ million
6.6.Laundry/ rented apparel RFID tags sold globally by number, unit value and gross value 2009-2019
6.7.Evolution of item level RFID by tag price showing earliest date of mass adoption of leading application in each price band

Report Statistics

Pages 275
Tables 18
Figures 66
Case Studies 80+
Companies 60+
Forecasts to 2019

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