Intellident Ltd are pleased to announce that World Wide Fruit, one of the leading suppliers of fresh fruit to leading UK supermarkets - including Marks & Spencer (M&S) - have successfully despatched their 1 millionth RFID-programmed tray using Intellidents Vision software into the M&S distribution network.
Core to the development of the Vision platform, WWF have embraced the use of RFID to ensure 100% accurate depot deliveries and epitomises the dream that Marks & Spencer have for their supplier base to deliver the right product to the right place at the right time, every time!
Jim Hopwood, Managing Director of Intellident said: There have always been obvious benefits for the implementation of RFID systems within retail supply chains, however, the payback for suppliers has not always been so clear. The early, forward-thinking nature of World Wide Fruit helped lead to the development of the Vision picking and despatch solution, which has enabled them to ensure 100% accurate despatches, generating hundreds of thousands of s of benefit each and every year.
To add to the success, World Wide Fruit have also been acknowledged by Mark & Spencer as their first ever Gold Status supplier, recognising the accuracy of shipments using RFID.
Members of the World Wide Fruit pick and despatch team
responsible for the 1 millionth RFID-enabled despatch.
About the Food Supply Chain Project
The Marks & Spencer Food Supply Chain Project represents the single largest deployment of RFID technology within a food supply chain, globally. Intellident have been the sole contractor responsible for the design and supply of a range of RFID reading and writing equipment to the supplier base, together with the tagging of over 4.5 million returnable assets (green trays, dollies and roll-cages).
Embedded within each of the 4.5 million green trays used for the delivery of fresh produce into M&S stores is an intelligent RFID tag, which is programmed by each of the suppliers. Information written replaces the traditional barcode tray-end label and enables each of the six M&S distribution centres to receive deliveries quickly, accurately and efficiently using the information read on-mass from the trays as they are delivered.