In 2009, we were among the first in the Eastern Europe to present the “Smart store” system.
It was created by using a method of passive tracking of stock. For the first time the method was presented in Europe in 2004 in Germany, by creating a „smart store“ where customers could pay for the goods without taking off their wallets, but only by using e-money on their special cards. All goods in the store were labelled with RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) tags, and when buyers would load them to the basket and passing the till, the system was automatically deducting the required amount from the special e-card and the "smart store" system was automatically notifying the store employees what stock should be supplemented.
Our aim was to solve the following problems:
1. To control and optimize the mobile stock levels in the client warehouse without affecting the client's accounting system and without making any changes to it.
2. Optimize our manufacturing process, improving production planning and controlling the stock.
We can implement the installation of the “Smart store” in the customer’s store in two ways:
1. Client's accounting program is fully adapted to present their balance stock for our accounting program. Customer provides us with information about the movement of goods and their stock.
2. The customer cannot retrieve data from his accounting system about our supplied goods. In this case, all products manufactured by our company are labelled with RFID tags; they encode the information about the product. Customer's warehouse is equipped with RFID label scanning equipment that sends data on the movement of goods in the client's stock to our corporate data base.
Specialised stock volume control system.
To fully implement the “smart store" concept adapted to the specificities of our products a special stock quantity control system is needed which analyzes the movement of packages and labels, and automatically configures a new product order, when the stock falls to the limit value calculated by the system. We installed the stock level control system in accordance with the Limitation theory.
In 2009, the application of the system practically in the warehouses of our customers began. Use of the „smart store“ system requires no people for the stock of labels and packages, or orders them on time, i.e. it completely eliminates the human error factor.