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How Barcode Tracking Simplifies Supply Chain Management

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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 »

UL Compliance Starts with the Right Barcode Labels

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Safety is paramount at home and work. To safeguard people, products, and places, Underwriters Laboratories (UL)—a global independent safety science company with more than 100 years’ experience—created the UL Mark, which is the most accepted certification symbol in the U.S. According to UL, each year global manufacturers make more than 22 billion products that comply with their stringent guidelines. In ... Read More »

The Most Common Asset Tags

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At System ID, we sell a lot of asset tags in every size, shape, color, and material. And trust us—it can be hard for customers to determine which asset tag (asset label) is best for their applications. That’s why manufacturers like Zebra, Datamax-O’Neil, and Honeywell Intermec produce a wide array of barcode labels in several types of different materials. This ... Read More »

Select the Best Barcode Label in 5 Simple Steps

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Do you struggle to select the best barcode label for your assets and inventory? With so many applications, environments, materials, sizes, adhesives, and printers, it can sometimes be difficult to find the perfect fit. Our friends at Zebra Technologies have come up with a clever acronym (PRESS) to help customers select the right label, which we’ve turned into five simple ... Read More »

Best Barcode Labels for Manufacturing

Best Barcode Labels for Manufacturing

We are often asked, “What are the best barcode labels for my manufacturing operations?” Before our label experts recommend the right labels, we ask questions about how the labels will be used, where the labeled items will be stored, to which surface they will be attached, and the size of the labeling area. As you know, every environment has different ... Read More »

GHS, HCS Standards Changing Chemical Drum Labels

GHS, HCS Standards for Chemical Drum Labels

Ensuring the safety and health of American workers is the primary goal of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). Other countries share this objective, which is why world leaders are tackling the challenges and risks of transporting chemicals and other hazardous products across domestic and international borders. Through the United Nations, they’ve created the GHS (Globally Harmonized System), which ... Read More »

How to Select the Right Inventory Control System

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An inventory control system uses barcodes or RFID to automatically manage and track physical items such as products, consumables, fixed assets, and equipment. With the right solution, companies can reduce unnecessary expenses and significantly improve productivity. The challenges of inventory management Inventory levels constantly change as items enter and exit manufacturing plants, warehouses, and distribution centers. Not only is it critical ... Read More »

Zebra P4T Mobile Printer Creates Rugged, Long-Lasting Labels on the Fly

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With the Zebra P4T mobile printer, thermal transfer printing never looked so stylish. That’s because users can wear the P4T like a small satchel, or simply carry it wherever the organization’s printing needs take them. Plus, the Zebra P4T mobile printer is the first on the market with the capability for RFID printing and encoding. Extra-durable labeling for harsh, outdoor applications ... Read More »

Seagull BarTender Label Design Software Delivers Flexibility, Security

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Seagull BarTender label design software takes barcode printing into another realm by offering a complete design and print solution. Unlike most competing barcode printing software solutions, Seagull Scientific BarTender works for both laser and industrial label printers. In addition, it offers RFID, print, and encode support for smart cards, as well as the most comprehensive barcode support available in the marketplace. ... Read More »

Direct Thermal Printing Costs Less, Best for Short-Term Use

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Direct thermal printing is broadly used by a number of industries to create barcode labels for multiple applications. Like thermal transfer printing, it uses heat generated from a print head to create an image. However, direct thermal printing differs from thermal transfer in that it doesn’t use ribbons, ink, or toner to print images on labels. How does direct thermal ... Read More »