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RFID Inventory Management

10 Tips for a Successful RFID Inventory Management Whether you’re running a small retail store or managing a million-square-foot distribution center, an RFID inventory management system is one of the easiest ways to sustain a healthy budget for your business. With transparency and visibility into your inventory, the system offers some amazing benefits and features to help you find success. · Improve the accuracy of inventory orders. · Be more organized. · Save time and money. · Prevent stock shortages. · Forecast when you need [...]

5 Reasons to Update Your Mobile Devices

The state of warehouse operations is changing. High-volume fulfillment operations require more item-level picking and returns. There’s a growing demand for shorter cycle times; and with high workforce turnover and seasonal staffing, it puts a premium on training. Plus, widespread use of mobile devices has increased exposure to IT security breaches that threaten to disrupt warehouse operations. Add it up, and today’s warehouse or distribution center is no place for outdated technology. If you need a cost-effective way to [...]

Secure Mobility and Printing

Get Two-For-One Security and Support for Your Mobile Printer Network The Internet of Things (IoT) has created a world where even your refrigerator can be hacked with the right software. But unless you’re in the business of manufacturing or selling them, a refrigerator is the least of your worries. What you should really be worried about is the vulnerability of your barcode and RFID printer network. Hackers are nothing if not innovative. They spend all of their time testing new [...]

Supply Chain Disruptions are Rampant Due to COVID-19

How to keep things connected from manufacturing to distribution to delivery with RFID Supply Chain If you spent any time shopping for groceries in the past six months, you probably have firsthand knowledge of the disruptions the COVID-19 pandemic has caused within our supply chains. Remember the hunt for toilet paper? It was like finding the golden ticket to visit Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. And we’re still struggling to find disinfectant wipes. With many companies reliant on manual barcode scanning or [...]

Printer in Manufacturing

Is Your Barcode Printer Vulnerable?

When you consider enterprise IoT, information security, and the potential for data breaches in warehouse operations, your first concerns are most likely your network, computers, and mobile devices. Those are indeed well-known targets for hackers, but there are other security risks hiding in plain sight throughout virtually every warehouse: Your printers. We tend to think of printers as simple one-way appliances, but we’ve been relying on them as fully networked multi-function technology hubs for decades, and today they are just [...]

RFID Solution

Finding the Right RFID Solution – Technology, Software, Service

Did you know that one of the first RFID systems was used in World War II? Known as Identify Friend of Foe (IFF), the system was used to help British radar operators distinguish between friendly and enemy fighter planes and bombers. Today, RFID is used by a variety of industries such as pharma, retail, logistics, travel and agriculture. But to get the best use of the technology for your particular requirements, you need to find the RFID solution that fits your business needs. The first thing you should [...]

RFID Inventory Management

How RFID Boosts Your Inventory Management

In today’s business world, understanding your customers’ needs greatly impacts your business and affects how you manage your inventory. Keeping an accurate and real-time view of your inventory is one of the best ways to keep your customers satisfied and your operations competitive. In fact, 57% of companies state that their inventory management is one of the key components that gives them an edge over the competition. While most manufacturers, as well as warehouses and distribution centers rely on barcode technology, RFID inventory management has the ability to [...]

4 Reasons Why Organizations Are Switching to Android Enterprise Mobile

Now that Microsoft has ended all remaining support and security updates for nearly all of its previous enterprise mobile operating systems, many organizations, including healthcare systems, are confronting a transition to a new OS while they’re already grappling with Coronavirus response. In this blog, we’ll discuss why organizations are switching to Android Enterprise Mobile to support business continuity. Making the Switch Choosing to stay with Microsoft and make the transition to Windows 10 IoT is an option, but it can be a challenge [...]

Android Operating System for PortalTrack

MSM Solutions Launches New Android Operating System for PortalTrack RFID Software

New OS enables customers to identify, track, count and manage assets in real time MSM Solutions, a global provider of RFID and barcode solutions, today announced that it has improved its PortalTrack Android platform for mobile RFID and barcode asset tracking applications. The enhancements complement the already robust PortalTrack RFID Software Platform. The new PortalTrack platform paves the way for businesses moving from Windows-based platforms to Android – the best mobile device operating system for businesses. PortalTrack’s continuous improvement platform embraces the latest [...]