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The tech shaking up fashion’s inventory load

Until recently, Dutch fashion label Scotch & Soda tracked inventory like most fashion companies do: employees hand-counted items in stores once a month by scanning individual barcodes.

Now, the 36-year-old company is switching all inventory to RFID, or radio frequency identification, starting with a Netherlands store in August. The impetus, says Scotch & Soda global procurement director Rik Kok, is to get full visibility of stock online and offline.

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