Today’s apparel manufacturers know all too well how globalization affects the economics of supply and demand. It seems that the world is getting smaller, and your product margins are shrinking right along with it. The competitive nature of apparel manufacturing leads to a constant balancing act between maintaining quality, increasing speed to market, and reducing costs. For one MSM Solutions customer, the key to tipping the scales in their favor was a simple process change that netted significant savings. Like many [...]
Despite its widespread popularity, some RFID myths still persist regarding how the technology functions and the applications it’s used for. Our experts here at MSM Solutions would like to take this opportunity to set the record straight on some of the most common misconceptions. #1: RFID tags are expensive While it’s true that tags aren’t free, they are much more cost-effective than a decade ago when RFID was first gaining mainstream adoption as an asset management system. More importantly, when the [...]
It’s safe to say that the staff in any reputable laboratory or hospital knows what lab samples they have in-house, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they know precisely where they can be found at all times. Keeping track of where samples are located is key to safe handling and efficient service. This is one of the main reasons that RFID technology in healthcare has gained traction for tracking and verification. With the latest advances in hardware and software, RFID is [...]
As the number of Americans with health insurance continues to increase, the healthcare industry is keeping pace with rapid growth. And while this is great news for the entire market, growth brings its own set of challenges that can put a strain on personnel and resources. This is particularly true for laboratories and hospitals across the country that are struggling to handle a surge in the number of patients with existing staff and workflow processes. Even the task of tracking [...]
MSM Solutions’ proprietary cloud-based software PortalTrack has enabled the company to expand its “track, count and manage” system to the healthcare and food distribution industries. At the same time, our roots in the apparel sector have fueled our global growth. To learn more about the growth of MSM Solutions, our inventory tracking software, and RFID technology in healthcare and other industries we serve, please click here to visit the Memphis Business Journal and read a recent feature about MSM titled [...]
MSM Solutions was recently featured in the “Small Business Spotlight” of the Memphis Daily News. The article outlines MSM’s growth from a small distributor of “clickers and stickers” in 1981 to the global powerhouse of inventory management systems and labeling technology we are today. Check out the full article here.
Thinking of choosing a mobile printer to create efficiencies within your organization? Understanding user needs and work processes are a big part of this important step. These needs tend to be quite different from those supported with stationary models. Mobile printers are typically used to create shipment labels, shelf labels, work orders, receipts, invoices and other materials on demand—many times while a customer is waiting or the worker is waiting to move to the next task. Speed and Responsiveness Responsive print [...]
Mobile printers are utilized primarily to improve efficiencies and productivity across an organization. By giving workers the ability to create labels and receipts exactly where and when they’re needed, companies can skip the usual steps of moving back and forth to a stationary or vehicle-mounted printer, picking up the print output, and bringing the printed assets back to where they’re needed. These steps create unnecessary labor costs for printing operations. This means that the value of a mobile printer depends directly [...]
Click on the image below to read about how MSM Solutions implemented an RFID drug tracking and validation system at The Pharmacy Solutions. As you’ll see, the medical inventory management system we implemented brought unprecedented benefits to their organization. More case studies showing the real-world advantages of MSM Solutions’ RFID technology in healthcare are available at our downloads page.