RFID Enables Real-Time Warehouse Visibility for World's Largest Men's Accessory Company

RFID Enables Real-Time Warehouse Visibility for World’s Largest Men’s Accessory Company

MSM Solutions, a global provider of RFID and barcode solutions, implemented an RFID tracking solution for real-time inventory management at the world’s largest men’s accessory company, Randa, in their Reno Nevada Fulfillment Center. “The challenges that Randa faced are the same problems that many businesses face; accurately identifying where stuff is and how much they have. Utilizing RFID and our PortalTrack software we were able to bring real-time visibility to the Randa Fulfillment Center. The results enabled Randa to easily [...]

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Top 5 Reasons Customers Love PortalTrack | MSM Solutions

Top 5 Reasons Why Customers Love PortalTrack

MSM Solutions created PortalTrack, a customizable RFID software system that can identify, track and monitor millions of items in real time. A variety of industries, including retail, healthcare and manufacturing, rely on PortalTrack to help them efficiently run their businesses. MSM Solutions recently conducted a survey, asking their customers what they thought were the best PortalTrack features. Most of those taking the survey had been customers for at least two years and had come from a variety of industries. There are [...]

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How to Easily Identify Your Assets | MSM Solutions

How to Easily Identify Your Assets

Identifying your company assets can be difficult — if you don’t use the right tools. While you may be able to physically count the assets you hold, the process can be time-consuming and there is no way to know whether you are counting a widget you bought last week or one from 10 years ago. Adopting an Asset Management Solution solves this issue. Asset Management Solutions Simply put, your objects need a label to be tracked and that label needs to do more than [...]

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What Is a Perpetual Inventory System?

Retail professionals know how vital inventory tracking is to staying profitable. It’s how you ensure that products are available when customers expect them to be. It’s how you prevent loss due to theft. It’s how you know when to order new product, how much product to order, and so much more. Nevertheless, inventory tracking is time-consuming and many retailers continue to use inefficient periodic inventory systems. With periodic inventory systems, you only know what’s going on at specific times, following [...]

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What to Look for in Healthcare Inventory Tracking Software

Healthcare administrators have enough to worry about when it comes to ensuring that patients receive the highest caliber of medical services available. However, they also need to prevent the loss of costly medical supplies, pharmaceutical drugs and expensive medical apparatuses and machinery. It’s easy to see how something can get lost or misplaced when you consider the many things inside a hospital and the way they’re used by different professionals in different locations. Even worse, when it’s a medical sample [...]

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Video: MSM Solutions Celebrates 10 Years of PortalTrack Success in 2017

MSM Solutions is proud to announce that our proprietary Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) software component, PortalTrack, is now 10 years old. This means MSM has been a leader in providing customizable inventory visibility and asset management to organizations in a wide range of industries for an entire decade. PortalTrack now monitors and generates millions of RFID events every day for some of the world’s leading brands, and we’ve deployed it in countries all over the world. PortalTrack gives just about [...]

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Video: Top 4 Reasons Why Retailers Should Validate Their Electronic Product Code (EPC) Data

RFID technology coupled with Electronic Product Code (EPC) validation is the most efficient way to track products from the manufacturing facility to the showroom floor. RFID and EPC validation help retailers to: Confirm that a particular item is present Identify what type of product it is Count how many of a particular item is present Identify each specific item uniquely Determine where inventory items are located Understanding Electronic Product Codes EPCs are unique strings of numbers (not unlike the numbers represented by bar codes) that assign [...]

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6 Things Your Inventory Management System Should Be Doing for You

Retailers often fall into the unfortunate trap of not upgrading their “tried and true” inventory management system because it seems to be working fine. However, even it runs smoothly, an out-of-date system often cannot provide even the most basic features provided by modern RFID solutions. Sticking to methods such as manual inventories or older barcode systems can cause you to be less productive and miss out on a host of efficiency-boosting benefits, leading to your company being less competitive [...]

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Are Duplicate Product Labels Eating Your Margins?

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 [...]

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Top Five RFID Myths Busted

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 [...]

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