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Asset Tracking Software Improves Profitability

Asset Tracking Software Improves Profitability

Companies that do not use asset tracking software typically experience costly issues, such as: Balance sheet carryovers that may no longer exist due to loss or theft Time expended searching for lost or missing assets Entry errors that result from manual input Equipment failure due to improper records and maintenance NASA knows what it’s like to lose track of assets. ... Read More »

How Zebra’s Acquisition of Motorola Solutions’ Enterprise Business Impacts You

Zebra's Acquisition of Motorola Solutions' Enterprise Business

In October 2014, Zebra completed its acquisition of Motorola Solutions’ Enterprise business. Since then we’ve been fielding calls from System ID customers with questions, such as: What does this acquisition mean for my business? Will I still be able to purchase Motorola Solutions’ mobile computers and barcode scanners? How will I benefit from this change? This article describes how Zebra’s ... Read More »

Big Data Brings Big Changes

big data brings big changes

This is the second of a two-part article that explains how the Internet of Things works and its impact on our personal and professional lives. Part Two demonstrates how big data will benefit manufacturing, healthcare, and retail operations. A huge volume of information that is too large to store and manage via traditional methods is known as big data. And ... Read More »

Which Handheld Inventory Scanner is Right for You?

Know scanner features and your scanning requirements before you shop for a handheld inventory scanner.

Handheld inventory scanners are the most popular type of barcode scanner due to their flexibility and ease of use when managing inventory. They are also ideal for completing transactions at the point of sale (POS) and tracking assets. Manufacturers such as Motorola Symbol, Honeywell, and Datalogic offer corded and cordless styles with laser, linear imager, or 2D area imager scan ... Read More »

Inventory Scanners: What’s Hot? What’s Not?

Inventory Scanners System ID

It’s time for our next episode of “What’s Hot? What’s Not?” Today’s topic is inventory scanners. A lot has changed over the past five years or so. In fact, today’s barcode scanners and mobile computers offer many new and improved features that deliver top performance in multiple industries and environments. Ready to see what’s changed? Want to know how you ... Read More »

Texas Manufacturing Activity Increased in September

Texas Manufacturing System ID

According to the Dallas Federal Reserve’s September Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey, this month’s production index grew from 6.8 in August to 17.6 in September. The production index measures the state of manufacturing conditions. September’s rise indicates faster output growth. The production index wasn’t the only area of significant development. The new orders index increased 5 points to 7.5. The capacity ... Read More »

How to Select the Right Inventory Control System

Select the right inventory control system from System ID.

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 »

QuickScan Lite QW2120 Scans Long, Wide Barcodes

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The QuickScan Lite QW2120 doesn’t care if you are a bit short or a little too wide. It will scan you all the same. That’s the message Datalogic sends to barcodes around the world with this entry-level linear imager. To keep productivity levels high, the Datalogic QuickScan Lite QW2120, reads damaged or poorly printed barcodes, including ones that are unusually ... Read More »

Wasp Inventory Control Stings Stockouts, Buzzes Productivity

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Wasp Inventory Control puts you in command of your company’s inventory. Many small businesses assume they cannot afford an automated inventory control solution. In the past, that may have been true. Most of these solutions were designed for large enterprises. Unfortunately, this left smaller companies relying on spreadsheets or pencil and paper to track inventory. But today, Wasp Inventory Control ... Read More »

8 Ways Excel Fails at Inventory Management

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Tracking your company’s inventory with a spreadsheet is costing you big bucks. Logging inventory cycle counts with Microsoft Excel may seem like the most frugal approach. But in truth, it would be cheaper to buy an automated inventory management solution than to continue using your Excel spreadsheet. Why waste time and money? Consider these eight ways that inventory management via ... Read More »