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Medical Supply Logistics

Logistic Challenges in the Medical Supply Industry

While COVID-19 had a major impact on global logistics, challenges in the medical product supply chain were already present before the pandemic made things worse. Now with fuel costs rising, overseas shipping delays and labor shortages throughout every industry, managing your medical product supply chain has become more difficult than ever, especially in the face of these major challenges: Patient-Centric Supply Chains Resilience Requirement for Medical Supplies Decentralized Medical Equipment Vaccination Campaign Logistics To understand these challenges and the best...

How Much is Your Printer Really Costing You? 4 Ways the Wrong Printer Can Hurt Your Bottom Line

If your business processes rely on industrial, desktop or mobile label printers, you probably have an idea what they cost to operate. From the cost of the printer itself, to the cost of ribbons, labels, and other supplies, your budget undoubtedly covers all of the hard costs of owning and operating your printer fleet. You may even have accounted for the cost of maintenance. But what about the unknown costs that you didn’t budget for? Downtime is a problem that virtually...

Three Challenges Plaguing Today’s Retail Industry

The U.S. retail industry has seen unprecedented growth in the last two years, fueled by a pandemic that forced consumers to embrace online shopping and then return to brick-and-mortar stores once a vaccine was available. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, 2020 saw a huge increase in sales versus the previous two years: 2018 - $3.635 trillion in total sales ($520 billion in eCommerce)2019 - $3.780 trillion in total sales ($598 billion in eCommerce)2020 - $4.040 trillion in total sales...

barcode printer labels

Choosing the Right Label for Your Barcode Application

Many organizations are trying to keep production moving with fewer employees working per shift and order volumes rising by the day. Selecting the right label solution has never been more important to the success of your business.

Facing the Top Challenges in Manufacturing with MSM Solutions

Like most industries, manufacturing in the U.S. experienced an unprecedented downturn in 2020. Years of sluggish growth hit the pandemic head-on resulting in a perfect storm that dropped the industry’s market size to $5.3T - its lowest in more than a decade. However, despite the letdown, U.S. manufacturing has shown its resilience, bouncing back with an expected market growth rate of 10.8% in 2021. To ensure this expectation becomes reality, organizations in the manufacturing industry need to address the most...

Barcode Solutions Help Hospitals Keep Pace with Surging Caseloads

Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, one of the biggest concerns among public health officials has been that the healthcare system would be overwhelmed by massive patient loads that exceed hospital capacity. In many parts of the USA—including large metro areas, small towns, and rural areas—hospital ICUs have routinely exceeded 100% occupancy during peak periods of infection. Even as vaccination rates climb and the pandemic wanes, many hospitals around the country are still operating at greater than 100% of their...

Supporting Caregivers on the Move with a Healthcare-Designed Mobile Computer

One lesson we’ve learned during the COVID-19 pandemic is that increasing workloads and labor shortages have put a premium on caregiver efficiency in virtually every healthcare workplace. Today, more than ever, clinicians simply don’t have time to hunt for equipment, supplies, or information. They need devices that put information at their fingertips and instantly connect them with other care team members. For much of the past decade, many healthcare organizations have been investing in mobile technologies that help improve efficiency...

RFID Security

How I-T-C-M Spells ‘Security’ for Inventory Management

Inventory management can be a tricky operation especially since there are two types of security you need to consider. First, there’s the peace-of-mind knowing that your inventory is where it should be and being moved on time and in accurate quantities. Between the factory, warehouse, distribution center and retail/customer premise, its easy to lose track of what you have. Second, there’s the knowledge that your assets are protected from criminals. Without the proper safeguards in place, bad actors can easily take...

Get Control of Your Retail Inventory Management with EPC

If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the past year and a half, it’s that e-commerce has become an integral part of every day life. Despite the introduction of multiple vaccines and the opening of businesses across the country, online sales in the U.S. have continued to surge. In fact, e-commerce sales in Q1 of 2021 topped $199 billion, a 39% increase from the year before. For the average consumer, this means they’ve adopted the convenience of online shopping. However,...