Case Study

Stoll & Co. Increases Inventory Visibility with Passive RFID

Since 1983, Stoll & Co. has been a respected name in the watch repair industry.  As their clientele has grown, so has the number of watches and parts Stoll & Co keep track of manually.  Over the years, employees spent an increasing amount of time locating watches to be repaired or shipped.  With the utmost concerns of efficiency and security, Stoll & Co. sought a tracking system that could locate each watch quickly.  Time spent locating items would be better spent serving customers.

Stoll & Co. partnered with CDO Technologies, to create a solution that placed a passive Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag on each watch carrier bag.  When a watch was needed, employees could use an RFID handheld reader to scan the area.  The reader picks up the signal from the requisite tag to quickly locate the watch.

Prior to implementing CDO’s RFID based solution, Stoll & Co. staff spent nearly seven hours each day locating inventory items. After implementing CDO’s tracking solution, that time dropped to less than fifteen minutes each day.

Because of this remarkable improvement, Stoll & Co. plans on implementing other visibility-based projects such as automated shipment validation and workflow efficiency monitoring.