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RFID AT METRO

GROUP
GROUP IV
ABHISHEK KUMAR
AKSHAY DESAI
NIDHI DESHBHARTAR
SUMANTH
TEKALKOTE
SIDDHARTH GARG

BENEFITS OF USING RFID


Reduced shrinkage in the supply chain
Improving on shelf availability and reducing
stock-outs

Improvement in planogram and promotion


compliance

Increased labour and productivity efficiencies

OVERVIEW OF METROS SUPPLY CHAIN


Individual
Items

Cases

Pallets

Metro
Warehouse/DC

Transportation

Manufacturer
Warehouse/DC

Retail Store

AS-IS PROCESS PRE IMPLEMENTATION


For the
manufacturer
Place cases
on pallets

Shrink-wrap
pallet and
label with
barcode

Move pallet
to storage
area

Load truck,
ship to
Metro DC

Scan pallet
and storage
location

Scan
barcode on
pallet

Store
Pallet

Store
Pallet

Scan & pick


pallet, take
to shipping
area

Assemble
pallets for
truckloads

AS-IS PROCESS PRE IMPLEMENTATION


For the Metro DC
Receiving and storing
pallets
Unload
pallets from
truck

Scan
barcode on
pallet

Count cases
on pallet &
inspect
paperwork

Forklift
driver scans
barcode on
pallets

Transfer
pallet to
storage

Scan
storage
barcode to
verify
location
Store
Pallet

AS-IS PROCESS PRE IMPLEMENTATION


For the Metro DC
Picking and Shipping
Pallets

Scan
barcode on
pallet

Transfer
pallet to
picking area

Scan pallet, pick


cases from pallet
and type # of
cases picked on
handheld

Assemble
mixed
pallets for
stores

Move mixed
pallet to
shipping
area

Scan
barcode on
mixed
pallet

Sample
mixed
pallet and
check for
accuracy

Shrink-wrap
and put
barcode on
mixed
pallet

Load truck,
ship to
Metro store

TO-BE PROCESS POST IMPLEMENTATION


For the
Shrink
manufacturer

Place
cases on
pallet

wrap
pallet and
label with
barcode

Move
pallet to
storage
area

Stor
e
Palle
t

Assemble
pallets for
truck load

Stor
e
Palle
t

For the Metro DC


Receiving and storing
Count
pallets
Unload
pallets
from
trucks

cases on
pallet and
inspect
paperwor
k

Forklift
driver
scans
barcode
on pallet

Transfer
pallet to
storage

Stor
e
Palle
t

Load
truck,
ship to
metro DC

TO-BE PROCESS POST IMPLEMENTATION


For the Metro DC
Picking and shipping
pallets
Transfer
Pallet to
picking
area

Assemble
mixed
pallets for
stores

Shrink
wrap
pallet and
label with
barcode

Sampling
of mixed
pallets for
accuracy

Load
truck,
ship to
metro
store

TO-BE PROCESS POST IMPLEMENTATION


For the Metro DC
Picking and shipping
pallets
Transfer
Pallet to
picking
area

Assemble
mixed
pallets for
stores

Shrink
wrap
pallet and
label with
barcode

Sampling
of mixed
pallets for
accuracy

Load
truck,
ship to
metro
store

OTHER IMPROVEMENTS IN PLACE OF RFID


Increase employee training - With employee training it is possible to
improve productivity but over the long run RFID implementation shall help
reduce labour costs as the number of personnel required shall be reduced
and minimal supervision shall be required. Employee training is a cost that
shall be endured even with the implementation of RFID and cost benefit
shall be much higher
Reduce Backroom space - Reduction in backroom area shall only reduce
the area costs but no improvement in operational costs. Identification of the
items placed in the backroom may be easier but the frequency of
replenishment from the back room to the front shelves may have no
apparent improvement.
Individual accountability - Assigning responsibilities to each of the
workers as to what their KPIs are in order to specify tasks to all workers.
Tracking productivity in this scenario shall be more feasible and

COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS AT PALLET &


CASE LEVEL

THANK
YOU!!