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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 »

Big Data Brings Big Changes

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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 »

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 »

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 »

Texas Manufacturing Activity Increased in September

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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 »

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 »

Datamax-O’Neil Performance Series Printers Easiest to Use, Load, Integrate

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The Datamax-O’Neil Performance Series aims to solve the print-quality challenges and end-user experience issues that can accompany thermal printers. A truly intelligent printing solution, these printers are the easiest to load, easiest to use, and easiest to integrate of any thermal printers available anywhere. They offer superior print quality, auto-load capabilities, a user-friendly color touchscreen, unparalleled print registration, and an ... 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 »

SATO CL4NX Universal Industrial Thermal Barcode Printer Best-in-Class

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The SATO CL4NX universal industrial thermal barcode printer aims to provide a feature-packed solution that can be easily used by just about anyone. The first universal industrial thermal printer, the SATO CL4NX can support both new and legacy printing applications across a wide range of vertical industries, including challenging environments such as: Manufacturing Warehouse Supply chain and logistics Healthcare Retail Speaking ... Read More »