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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 »

System ID Showcase: New Trends in Mobile Computing

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Mobile workforces. The Internet of Things (IoT). Big data. Smart manufacturing. Mobile device management (MDM). Advancements in these areas are literally changing how companies operate. But how can organizations transition from traditional data capture solutions to interconnected smart devices that automatically analyze information and take action? One way manufacturers are helping organizations move into the next generation of data capture ... Read More »

How to Achieve Supply Chain Visibility

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The jump to optimization outside of the four walls is challenging for manufacturers, which have traditionally been focused on reducing risk. Today, they can better predict the impact of an unexpected event and are turning their attention toward cost containment, now achievable through globally integrated supply chains. The road to supply chain visibility is lined with opportunity, yet most manufacturers ... Read More »

A Sleigh Full of Discounted Honeywell Mobile Computers

Discounted Honeywell Mobile Computers

Feeling festive? We are. To show our appreciation, we’ve discounted Honeywell mobile computers. It’s our gift to you for being a loyal System ID customer. Fill up your stockings with savings. Between now and the end of 2014, you can save on some of the industry’s most powerful and innovative mobile devices, including: Honeywell Intermec CK71– Ultra-rugged and agile, this ... Read More »

Internet of Things is Changing How We Live and Work

Internet of Things Changing How We Live and Work

This is the first of a two-part article that explains how the Internet of Things works and its impact on our personal and professional lives. Part One share experts’ predictions of this technology’s economic benefits. The drive to do things quicker, easier, and better is being fueled by trending technology, the Internet of Things (IoT). Much has been made of ... Read More »

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

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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 »

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 »

Go Mobile and Reduce Warehouse Inventory System Costs

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Every manufacturer and wholesale distributor has a warehouse. And in every warehouse is a warehouse inventory system. It is the lifeline between the receiving, picking, packing, and shipping areas. A warehouse inventory system doesn’t just contain vital information about raw materials, products, and shipments. When automated and accessible via mobile computers, it can also integrate with your warehouse management system, ... Read More »

The Seven Wasteful Sins of Lean Manufacturers

The Seven Wasteful Sins of Lean Manufacturers

In today’s manufacturing world, less is more. Manufacturers are challenged to have less inventory, use less space, get the job done in less time, and produce products that cost less. All while trying to respond to customer demand. Most manufacturers are “lean thinkers,” meaning that they systematically search for ways to eliminate waste. Through continuous process improvement, they work to ... Read More »

Automating Inventory Control Systems Critical to Future Warehouse Performance

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In its recent report, “From Cost Center to Growth Center: Warehousing 2018,” Motorola Solutions outlines today’s realities and tomorrow’s visions for warehouse operations. The company arrived at its conclusions after interviewing warehouse IT and operational personnel in the manufacturing, retail, wholesale, and third-party logistics segments. Among their findings were forecasts for warehouse storage and inventory control systems. Pen and paper ... Read More »