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Inventory Control: The First Step in Supply Chain Management

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The supply chain for any business involves everything from securing materials from a supplier to transporting a finished product to the customer. Most business owners aren’t involved in the day-to-day operations of their suppliers and transporters. To maintain efficiency throughout the supply chain process, businesses should first focus on inventory control. Inventory is the raw materials, work-in-progress goods and finished ... Read More »

Best Compliance Solution? RFID Asset Tracking

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It seems like new government regulations show up every day. This can upset operations as organizations scramble to ensure compliance with federal mandates. They search for help, but struggle to know which company they can trust for advice. What if they are sold expensive systems that don’t deliver the results they desire? There’s one way to ensure compliance with the ... Read More »

Pick the Right Software | Asset Tracking or Inventory Control?

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Customers constantly ask us which software they need—asset tracking or inventory control. The bottom-line answer is, “It depends.” To help them select the right tracking solution, we ask customers questions, such as: What is the business issue you’re trying to resolve? Do you need to track items that depreciate over time? Are you required to know the exact location and ... 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 »

The ABCs of Inventory Management

ABCs of Inventory Management

Inventory management may sound complex. But in reality, it’s as simple as A, B, C. A is for automation. Many small businesses still track inventory with a spreadsheet, pencil, and paper. Employees grudgingly count inventory items by hand, writing down their findings as they go. These manual counts may take days or weeks, with paper-based tallies handed to whomever manages ... 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 »

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 »

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 »