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RFID Tracking for WIP Manufacturing

5 Key Areas for How to Use RFID Tracking for WIP Manufacturing

The true purpose of any manufacturer is to create quality products cost-efficiently so the return on investment is as high as possible. By using RFID software to track your work-in-progress (WIP) manufacturing, you can ensure your WIP processes are streamlined and transparent. What is a WIP in Manufacturing? In the manufacturing industry, a work in progress (WIP) is a product that has not been completed for public distribution or sale. It’s a partially finished product that still requires labor and time...

6 Keys to Choosing the Best Mobile Technologies for Your Business

In virtually every industry, mobile technologies have become an essential way to digitize, automate and streamline workflows for increased productivity, efficiency, and accuracy. With widespread labor shortages and the cost of doing business on the rise, investing in mobile automation and efficiency is more important than ever. However, to figure out the right solution for the job, secure the budget and obtain buy-in with management, it’s important to follow some crucial best practices. Here are six key steps in the...

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Why RFID is Trending and Why Businesses Should Take Notice

Businesses of all kinds are facing enormous challenges when it comes to supply chain management, cost control, labor shortages and overall efficiency. But companies can get ahead in this challenging environment by using radio frequency identification (RFID) to better manage their inventory and assets and to automate their key processes. In this blog, we'll discuss the benefits of RFID technology, the reasons why this technology is re-emerging as a reliable solution for track and trace, and share some real-world...

What Suppliers Need to Know When Meeting RFID Requirements

While RFID tagging in the retail industry has been around since the mid-2000s, we’ve recently seen a shift in tagging not only apparel items but hard and home goods as well. We’ve also seen other retailers begin mandating that RFID tags be placed on certain merchandise. A report from McKinsey & Company highlighted a couple of reasons for the spike in use: Individual RFID tags have dropped to approximately $0.04. RFID readers have dropped by 50% compared to a...

How Retailers’ RFID Tag Mandates Will Impact Suppliers

In January, Walmart issued a new mandate requiring suppliers in certain departments to begin providing RFID tags on specific home and hard goods inventory.  The mandate, which goes into effect September 2, was established so Walmart can ensure on-time replenishment and maintain the proper stock levels at each store. While Walmart’s mandate made headlines in the retail industry, they aren’t the only company to utilize RFID technology for inventory tracking. In the past two decades, other retail companies - Target,...

How Barcode and RFID Technology Create Solutions for Today’s Logistics Challenges

  The eCommerce logistics industry is constantly growing. By 2025, it’s expected to be worth $524.1 billion. That’s a lot of money dedicated to moving products from point A to point B.  Of course, what most people don’t realize is how much happens between the two points. It’s not just a straight line. That’s why barcode and RFID solutions for logistics are so important in today’s industry.  Each company has its own process to fulfill orders from their customers, but generally, it...

4 Ways to Modernize Your Warehouse for Better Efficiency and Productivity

As labor shortages and surging demand continue to strain warehouses and their ability to keep up, now is a critical time to be looking at strategies to quickly boost efficiency and productivity. By automating and streamlining more of the tasks and work that need to get done in the warehouse every day, we can get more done in less time, with less labor. In turn, that frees up everyone to fulfill more orders and focus on more value-added and strategic...

RFID Laboratory Operations

How RFID Can Improve Laboratory Operations

In the United States alone, there are almost 200,000 diagnostic and medical laboratories in operation. That means there are a lot of samples being tested at any given time. In fact, experts put the number of clinical lab tests at more than 7 billion each year. To accurately and effectively track such a large number of samples, you need a robust tracking system that has the flexibility to follow each sample from the moment it enters your lab and throughout...

Ensuring a Consistent Labeling Process

Now is the time to reset your printing priorities. Right now is a crucial time to keep processes running efficiently in any operation, whether it’s a warehouse fulfilling e-commerce orders, a manufacturing plant producing products, or a store selling products. With the challenges of labor shortages, supply chain issues, and customer demands giving many companies headaches, it’s important to eliminate inefficiency, downtime and interruptions in every area and with every device, including label printers. When you need to get mission-critical work done,...