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5 Ways to Use Lean Inventory to Boost Your ROI

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If you’re a small business, lean inventory management may be a profit-boosting opportunity. Inventory management has a direct effect on your business’ level of effectiveness. You need to know the state of your physical inventory, as well as the level of demand for that inventory. When a business carries too much inventory, it tends to spend more on overhead. In ... Read More »

What is Inventory Management Software?

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Inventory is arguably the most important asset to any company — it’s the materials, work-in-progress goods and final product that businesses sell in order to generate revenue. Without inventory, there is no business. But keeping track of inventory is just as important to running an efficient and profitable business as procuring it — poor inventory management is one of the ... Read More »

5 Secrets to Extend the Life of Your Barcode Label Printer

5 Secrets to Extend the Life of Your Label Printer | System ID

In this do-more-with-less world, it’s important to protect your hardware investments so they last as long as you need them to. This holds true for your thermal label printer, which is used in conjunction with a barcode system to improve productivity when managing inventory or tracking assets in multiple environments, including warehouses, manufacturing plants, retail stores, healthcare facilities, and government ... Read More »

Ditch Excel to Accelerate Your Inventory Management

Ditch Excel to Accelerate Inventory Management | System ID

Mid-sized businesses know they have to carefully allocate resources to make sure their business can turn a profit and yet many aren’t sure if investing in inventory management software is the best way to use their capital. According to the State of Small Business Report, 46% of SMB’s with 11-500 employees don’t currently track inventory or use a manual inventory ... Read More »

Stop Losing Laptops with Asset Management Software

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Are you tired of losing laptops and other valuable assets? The City of Dallas was. They installed asset management software in a department with 4,500 items and reduced their audit time from three weeks to one day! Organizations everywhere are seeking these kinds of results. Reliable Plant believes it’s possible for companies to transform the way they manage assets. ““The ... Read More »

4 Best Inventory Metrics for Growing Businesses

Four Best Inventory Metrics for Growing Businesses | System ID

Key performance indicators (KPI) demonstrate how well businesses are performing. But it’s not always easy for some companies to measure their KPIs—especially small business owners whose primary focus is on building products.  While great at providing what their customers need, many simply don’t know how to take their companies to the next level. To remain competitive, business owners, IT departments, ... Read More »

Why Are My Inventory Audits Always Incorrect?

Why Are My Inventory Audits Always Incorrect?

Sound familiar? After finally getting around to their annual inventory audits, some businesses uncover major inaccuracies and are puzzled as to their cause. Conducting routine inventory audits using the right inventory management system ensures that items on a balance sheet actually exist and are owned by a company. They also evaluate the condition of the inventory, noting items that are ... Read More »

Manufacturers Want 3rd Party Logistics Partners, Not Suppliers

Like many service providers, 3rd party logistics providers (3PLs) face massive changes if they want to compete in the global marketplace. Manufacturers’ needs are changing as technologies, industries, and devices converge. Instead of fragmented services, supply chain companies require integrated solutions that support their business models. This shift is gaining traction as 3PLs expand across geographic regions and target new ... Read More »

Tracking Assets, Inventory, and People Driving IoT Adoption

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In an October 2014 Forrester Consulting study commissioned by Zebra Technologies, experts found that issues with tracking assets, inventory, and people are primarily driving Internet of Things (IoT) adoption across the manufacturing, consumer products, retail, transportation, healthcare, and government industries. Other findings in Internet-of-Things Solution Deployment Gains Momentum Among Firms Globally summarize organizations’ interest in IoT solutions, timelines for deployment, ... 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 »