19 Jun

How to Choose the Right RFID System

Due to their ability to increase efficiencies and lower expenses, radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies are becoming common across a number of industries. There are a variety of different types of RFID technology, tags, and readers out there—each suited to different types of environment.

In this blog, we’ll break down RFID basics to explain what RFID is and help you determine the right RFID system for your application.
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05 Jun

Wearable Devices Change the Way We Collect & Analyze Data

17_03_SMS_Mobility_ThumbnailWearable devices are changing the game when it comes to meeting customer demands. Workers can now process transactions in a smooth, cost-effective way without compromising their safety, productivity or customer satisfaction.

Companies adopting wearable technologies are seeing:

  • Greater flexibility
  • Better productivity
  • Data accuracy
  • Increased communication

Check out our latest infographic, Wearable Devices Change the Way We Collect & Analyze Data, to learn more about the advancements in wearable technology.

Contact us to learn more about successes we’ve seen and how to take steps toward greater operating efficiencies in your environment. We can help you select the right models based on your unique requirements. Simply email us or call 937-498-2700.

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23 May

Container Tracking: Understanding Your Options

There is a significant risk for theft or loss when transporting expensive assets with little to no visibility.

In fact, some companies spend over $100,000 per year on returnable containers, making poor visibility a costly mistake. And for something so big, it should not fall through the cracks.

To overcome this obstacle and stay on top of your high value containers container tracking is an effective way to increase visibility at every stage of your supply chain.  Container tracking helps businesses monitor the movement and location of containers and increase accountability.

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19 May

Finding the Right Data Collection Solution: Key Questions to Ask Yourself – and Your Provider

When it comes to automating manual processes in the warehouse, distribution center, or on the factory floor, the right technology and the right solution provider are two critical pieces that can make implementation a success.  At the same time, your mid-size business rules may not be a direct fit with the enterprise software and solutions that are being offered today. Finding a technology provider who will learn your business and create a system to maximize your strengths is one of the most important decisions you can make.

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10 May

Getting the Most Out of Multi-Modal Picking Solutions

The saying “two heads are better than one” seems fitting for this topic; particularly when you relate it to multi-modal operations. When just one technology is used to perform a task, it is likely that some part of the execution of that task will require manual operation. The problem with that is that manual processes tend to fall short in accuracy and verification. Bringing technology into the fold helps to mitigate errors that otherwise may not be discovered until, in some cases, the customer receives their order.

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03 May

Reaching New Heights: The Benefits of Multi-Modal Data Collection

If you’re not familiar with multi-modal data collection technology in the warehouse, here’s a quick overview to get you up to speed. A multi-modal application involves the use of two or more technologies to perform a variety of tasks, allowing the user to execute these tasks virtually hands-free. This approach includes a wrist-worn mobile computer with a touchscreen, a headset for voice-directed operations, and a ring-style barcode scanner to collect data.

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27 Apr

Keeping Pace: Eliminating Paper-Based Processes

In our culture, it’s all about time. We move fast, and are more aware of how much time we spend on activities and tasks. We are a generation of “NOW” – often demanding instant gratification. Willing to pay more in order to spend less time on tasks, your customers want up-to-the-minute information at their fingertips; whether it’s access to your inventory, the status of an order, or knowing where their shipment is at that very moment.

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20 Apr

Why Track and Trace Is a Critical Component of Your Business

Today’s workforce is working faster than ever to keep customers happy and stay ahead of the competition. Many of those who come to us for help to streamline processes share one common challenge: Lack of inventory visibility. In fact, a report from Forbes and KPMG International[1] found that 40% of respondents cited lack of visibility across the extended supply chain as one of their biggest challenges.

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13 Apr

Think Your Consumer-Grade Device Works for the Warehouse? Think Again.

With the flexibility of today’s Smartphones and tablets, more and more organizations are instituting BYOD programs in the workplace. Although this may lower the budget on equipment purchases, there are other considerations to be made with respect to use case, durability, total cost of ownership and management. If you’re considering the use of consumer-grade devices in an industrial environment, this blog will help you understand why an enterprise-class device would be a better fit.

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05 Apr

4 Warehouse Trends to Watch

Although warehousing has evolved over the last few decades, it continues to change and has increased in complexity. With pressure from suppliers, customers, employees and consumers, organizations are seeking new ways to increase response times and become more efficient.  With a growing economy, organizations are seeing increased demand and steady business growth.

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