Yodobashi Camera Deploys RFID Warehouse Management Solution
Motorola Case Study
Customer:Yodobashi Camera launches a new product every day. That kind of aggressive selling can be hard on supply and warehousing systems. With a product inventory of more than 850,000 items, supplied by hundreds of manufacturers and distributors, it is easy to understand why inventory control is a critical component in Yodobashi Camera’s drive toward greater efficiency.
Yodobashi Camera is one of the largest Japanese retailers of electronic goods including PCs, office equipment, camera equipment, audio visual devices, consumer electronics, watches and entertainment content. The company was established in 1960, has 2600 employees, 19 stores and offers more than 850,000 items. Yodobashi was looking for a solution that would make their warehouse management process seamless and more efficient.
Solution:Motorola’s inventory management solution improved Yodobashi Camera’s efficiency and real-time stock visibility. In addition, Yodobashi Camera has dramatically reduced workloads in the warehouse by automating the stock-taking process which, in turn, has enabled better decision making.
This has reduced operational costs and helped the company to move towards its ‘zero-inventory’ goal. Each day, the company is able to predict demand and automatically place orders with its manufacturers and distributors and ultimately get the products into the hands of consumers faster, rather than have them remain in warehouses or on expensive retail shelves.