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RFID Software Logistics

RFID Software Solutions for Logistics – What You Need to Know

The global logistics industry was an estimated $8 trillion a year industry back in January 2020 and that was before the pandemic changed how we acquire our goods and services. Demand for shipping, storage and delivery escalated wildly as we ordered groceries online and shopped e-com stores looking for the latest stay-at-home fashions. Online sales jumped 32% in Q2 of 2020 alone. In fact, demand for logistics services rose so sharply, warehouse employment is now at its highest level ever recorded with 1.25 million workers in the U.S.  [...]

Work Demands Don’t Let up and Neither Do Zebra’s Newest Compact Desktop Printers

When the clock is ticking and deadlines are looming, your printers have to work—no jams, no slowdowns, no excuses. It doesn’t matter if you’re working in an overheated warehouse, a high-traffic retail environment, or a crowded pharmacy workstation. From the plant floor to the sales floor, or the stockroom to the hospital room, a printer that lets you down when you need it is a printer you can’t afford to have in your business. Reliable Performance We’ve been recommending Zebra’s lineup [...]

The Critical Nature of Labeling in Healthcare Pharmacy

About a decade ago, Consumer Reports took an in-depth look at the effectiveness of prescription drug labels applied by five national chain pharmacies. Their investigation was prompted by widespread reporting on medication errors, including a report from the Institute of Medicine that concluded that about 1.5 million preventable medication errors occur each year in the United States, and roughly one-third of those errors occur outside of hospitals, where patients must rely upon their own ability to follow the instructions on their medication containers.[1] Consumer Reports found a [...]

3 Technology Trends to Follow in 2021

In many ways, the business and operational environment we face in 2021 is radically different from what we faced just a year ago. It’s no exaggeration to say that the transformations we’ve seen as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic have altered workflows forever. Many business leaders are looking at technology solutions that can help them keep pace; here’s a brief look at just three of the technology trends you might want to make a focused investment in [...]

Locating Assets with RFID

From Warehouse to Workstation – Locating Assets with RFID Solutions

When you’re dealing with a lot of assets, it can be difficult to keep track of everything. Items can easily be misplaced and that means wasting a lot of time spent trying to find them. This can prove to be very costly to any company, no matter how big or small they might be. From getting charged fees by the customer or delivery service to wasting labor hours on hunting down errant inventory, these unwanted financial burdens can be avoided if you have the right RFID [...]

3 Mobile RFID Readers You Need Right Now

Clear and accurate insight into your inventory has never been more critical to the success of your business than it is today. In fact, inventory management can affect every aspect of your business. More specifically, inventory management and tracking can play a significant role in maximizing your bottom line. Without transparency, you face several difficult challenges while attempting to manage your assets and inventory. · Lack of visibility leads to excess or inadequate inventory. · Deployment issues becomes a major problem if [...]

BarTender

Serving up Software: 4 Reasons why BarTender is an Industry Favorite

If you’re in the market for barcode label software, then chances are you’ve heard of BarTender.  BarTender is a product of Seagull Scientific, and helps users simplify the creation of labels, documents, barcodes and more.  For anyone who has had the responsibility to print labels for serial plates, inventory materials, orders, pallets, shelving, assets and even ID cards, you know how difficult it can be to manage it with a home-grown program and limited parameters. With BarTender you have [...]

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 [...]