AGI Worldwide completes Wal-Mart RFID compliance initiative at American Port Services Norfolk distribution facility

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AGI Worldwide, a leading Supply Chain Services and Solutions company based in Alpharetta, GA, announced the successful RFID pilot and implementation at American Port Services (APS), a leading East Coast 3PL. AGI was hired to assist APS in meeting and exceeding Wal-Marts RFID compliance mandates in their distribution centers in order to offer RFID compliance services to their customers.

AGI provided project management, vendor management, integration and testing services, as well as warehouse management process changes (software and procedures). We were starting to fall behind with our deadlines, and things were falling between the cracks - an easy thing to happen considering we had 7 different vendors involved, including Alien, Printronix, International Paper, HighJump, Loftware and GlobeRanger, stated John Edwards, Director of Business Development for APS. Kevin Wilson, RFID specialist with AGI, took over the project. He and the AGI staff brought the project back under control, and helped us successfully meet our October 1st RFID pilot deadline for Bissell, one of our key clients and a Wal-Mart top supplier, stated Edwards.

We are very pleased at the success of this RFID project. Most RFID projects you read about seem to take longer than expected, and go over budget, due to the somewhat changing and untested state of RFID, as well as the involvement of multiple vendors. We were able to pull all the participating vendors together, fill in existing project gaps, and execute efficiently coming in on time. stated Kevin Wilson, Vice President and RFID specialist for AGI. APS now has a solid RFID infrastructure fully integrated with their warehouse and yard management software, enabling them to accommodate future RFID compliance initiatives they have planned with Target and Best Buy, stated Wilson.

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