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The Warehouse That Works (for you); Part II

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Up your Game: Easy, Manageable Steps to get More out of your Warehouse Operation   Simple process improvements through automation deliver results As promised in Part I, automating receiving is a smart, effective and easy way to begin automating your warehouse. Benefits of automation accrue across the entire warehouse and operation. Automation = Accurate Receive,… Read More

receiving in warehouse

The Warehouse That Works (for you)

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Up your Game: Easy, Manageable Steps to get More out of your Warehouse Operation   We all know that automating warehouse operations will deliver numerous benefits: Increased efficiency, lowering costs, raising margins and reducing errors. But, most small to medium sized businesses can’t afford a total make-over of the entire warehouse operation. Not just in… Read More

2D Barcodes: 5 Reasons You Need Them

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Barcodes have been in use commercially for decades. 1D Barcodes As businesses recognized the value of storing more information in these linear codes, they realized that the good, old-fashioned 1D barcode—which stores the equivalent of approximately 20 to 25 alphanumeric characters—wasn’t enough. 2D Barcodes The 2D barcode has been around for over 10 years, but… Read More

5-Point Traceability Checklist: Is Your Supply Chain Protected?

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We’ve been talking a lot lately about traceability—and for good reason. A reliable traceability system enables you to track and trace all of your valuable assets. With barcode tracking, you can follow all of your materials and products across the supply chain, from its origin to final destination. In the event of a product recall,… Read More

Traffic Citations: Then and Now

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The first recorded traffic accident took place in 1891, when driver James Lambert hit the root of a tree, causing him to swerve, lose control of his vehicle, and crash into a hitching post. Five years later, in 1896, pedestrian Bridget Driscoll was struck by a car and became the first traffic fatality. This same… Read More

Use Traceability to Protect your Business from Counterfeit Computer Parts

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Competition for new and better technology is being met with threats from the global supply chain—counterfeit computer parts. Both private businesses and the military are facing the challenge of protecting the quality of the components they’re using in their electronic equipment: Recent raids in Singapore uncovered a stash of more than 25,000 counterfeit parts, estimated… Read More

Can my old barcode printer cut it?

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For the last few years you’ve been using your barcode printer without issue. But recently you have been told that your operation needs to start being able to produce newer 2D barcode symbologies such as the QR code or Data Matrix code. Will your printer be able to handle these? You think, “Of course…It is… Read More

Guide to Finding the Right Thermal Printer

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Hospitals, warehouses, retailers, HVAC jobs, and your average medium-sized business. What do they all have in common? One way or another, they all need to track assets of some sort. And when tracking assets is a priority, barcodes and thermal printers are often the go-to technology. But each application calls for a different kind of… Read More

Zebra ZT400 Series Barcode Printers Hit the Streets

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The Zebra ZT400 Series thermal barcode label printers were announced in April and they started shipping in May, so this isn’t exactly breaking news, but I recently got around to taking a closer look at the changes from the existing Z Series printers and I’m liking what I see. The Z Series hasn’t been officially… Read More

Fishing the Trout & Salmon Runs via Barcode

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Over the last 10 years, the Fall salmon runs off of Lake Ontario have become a popular destination for many anglers. The number of anglers, along with the influx of business, makes the larger tributary towns the place to be from September through the end of October. Unfortunately, with increased fishing popularity, there are less… Read More