RFID Solutions: Infosys' RFID Solutions, RFID Compliance
Infosys' Solution Transforms Kids HQ's Cost-Driven Initiative into a Competitive Differentiator
Chicago, Il. - April 11, 2005: Infosys Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: INFY) today announced that Kids Headquarters (Kids HQ), the world's largest children's apparel company, has turned to Infosys to help comply with existing mandates from major retailers.
Infosys' RFID solution, based on Microsoft .NET, provides Kids HQ the flexibility and scalability required to quickly adapt to compliance initiatives and also look beyond it to other strategic initiatives. Kids HQ will benefit from a new scalable foundation upon which intelligent supply chain strategies can be developed.
RFID solutions, Infosys' approach is a great match. The Infosys RFID solution helps us look beyond the current mandate for compliance and creates a roadmap for the company", said Kevin Downs, chief technology officer, Kids Headquarters. "We are confident that this customized solution will not only help us to comply with Wal-Mart's directive, but it will also help us transform a cost driven initiative into a competitive differentiator."
The Infosys RFID solution for compliance and beyond addresses key issues facing suppliers and provides strategic direction on the use of RFID. The solution combines strategy, business process, technical consulting and implementation services, leading organizations to comply without compromising their future potential. The solution is based on Microsoft .NET and is scalable across multiple mandates and mandate expansions with minimal initial exposure. It provides customers an opportunity to transform a cost driven initiative into a competitive differentiator.
"Infosys RFID solution for compliance and beyond allows enterprises impacted by retailer mandates to look beyond mere compliance to derive business value from RFID in the long term", said Gopal Devanahalli, associate vice president, head of sales, retail and CPG practice, Infosys Technologies."It is a great opportunity to work with Kids HQ. They are a prime example of how RFID solutions can provide apparel manufacturers with alternative avenues to improve collaboration with supply chain partners and gain competitive differentiation."
Microsoft has a strong commitment to RFID and has created an RFID Partner Council to identify and address key technology challenges with partners. The council will work together to collaboratively create enabling solutions leveraging RFID. Infosys is a Microsoft RFID Partner Council member and is engaged with Microsoft on RFID initiatives. Infosys' efforts with Microsoft in the RFID space is a critical component in helping Kids HQ gain this differentiation. "Kids HQ's adoption of the Microsoft .NET based Infosys solution demonstrates how an RFID solution built on Microsoft .NET enables companies to gain efficiencies through integration earlier in the supply chain", said Balasubramaniam Sriram, RFID product unit manager at Microsoft.