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What You Need to Know: Fixed Asset or Inventory Management


Though they are both occasionally referred to simply as “assets” on a company’s balance sheet but inventory and fixed assets are very different. They require different management systems in order to keep a business organized and running smoothly. Depending on the needs of your company, you may have to decide what kind of asset management software is most important to integrate ... Read More »

How the Army Took Control of their Assets


  Arguable the most powerful army in the world, spending $577 billion per year, stacked with superior airpower and a carrier fleet larger than other country’s entire navy, one would think the United States has asset management under control. Contrary to popular belief, while this army is out on the battlefield they’re losing the true war against asset management. Or ... Read More »

How Firemen Improved Asset Management Practices


For years, volunteer fire departments have struggled with employee and asset management issues, not posing an issue for profit but simply challenging their continued existence. Here are some helpful tips on how volunteer fire fighters have successfully extinguish asset management emergencies.  It’s safe to say one of the most important emergency services operating in each city or town is the volunteer fire department. ... Read More »

The Impact of Mobility in Manufacturing


How Mobile Technology Improves Operations for Manufacturers Mobility has been on the move since the first cordless phone call was placed in 1973. Employees from all industries across the globe depend on their smartphones, tablets, laptops, GPS-enabled devices, wearable, and mobile apps to keep them connected 24/7. According to Forrester, the number of “anytime, anywhere information workers, those who use ... Read More »

How to Remove the Roadblocks to Inventory Turnover


Knowing the real price of low inventory turnover is a critical piece of information for any business. Inventory levels predict sales and earnings. That’s why it’s important to correctly manage your stock levels. When companies do not, they usually end up with extra inventory and that leads to roadblocks that prevent financial success. Companies with excessive inventory typically: Experience costly production delays or downtime ... Read More »

How to Maintain Successful Supply Chain Logistics

As it is with any type of business, staying up-to-date on current news, trends, and best practices in logistics and supply chain management is a crucial step to maintaining success. Fortunately, there is a wealth of information available online to help you keep up with the latest and greatest in the supply chain field. This guide is packed with accessible, ... Read More »

How Barcode Tracking Simplifies Supply Chain Management


Did you know that more than five billion barcodes are scanned every day? It’s true, according to GS1, the Brussels-based nonprofit that maintains international UPC standards. With that many barcodes circling the globe, supply chain management is more important than ever. “Companies will increasingly mandate traceability from their suppliers. At each stage of the chain, a new rule will apply: ... Read More »

Datalogic Products: Ultimate Inventory Management Solution

No matter how large or small the company, it is imperative for all stock and products to be properly organized and efficiently handled, from storage and packaging to shipment to the customer’s doorstep. One of the most effective ways to maintain this flow is to use the right equipment and software to complete all of the necessary steps. Companies seem ... Read More »

Barcodes & Books: How Scanners Saved the Day

To compete in your industry, it’s essential that you have the right technology. However, technology is progressing with such speed that many business find their equipment is outdated before they’ve begun to plan for its replacement. This can, unfortunately, be a disaster in a retail environment; particularly one that relies on seasonal traffic. Manufacturers and developers of technology for businesses ... Read More »

Inventory Management Delivers Key Efficiencies for Manufacturers

Datalogic Case study - Powerscan PM8300

 Inventory management is a crucial part of running a profitable and efficient manufacturing facility. Companies generally strive to have plenty of raw materials on hand so that they never have to stop production because a key component is missing. On the other hand, inventory is money, there’s a cost to buying raw materials and an ongoing cost to store them. ... Read More »