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Receiving and Sortation + Technology = Warehouse Success

Don’t Minimize the Importance of Receiving and Sortation. A shipment arrives.What comes next? You probably have a set of procedures in place, but the question is: Are your procedures optimized? Is every step of the process running at the highest level of efficiency?Receiving and sortation are critical to your warehouse operations. As the first steps …

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The Warehouse That Works (for you); Part II

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, Sort …

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The Warehouse That Works (for you)

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 …

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Citations: A History and eCitation Introduction

(a 3 minute read…) If you’re working in the Law Enforcement industry, you’re familiar with responding to car accidents and speeding tickets. You’re also familiar with your local police departments, policies, and equipment. Over time, as society has modernized, so too have Police Departments. Taking it Back In 1833, the first modern-day police department was established …

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Lean Manufacturing: Work Leaner, Stay Safe

  Lean manufacturing objectives target efficiency in the workplace. Eliminating wasted movement and reducing downtime are two ways that manufacturers can improve their operational efficiency and productivity. Learn more about lean manufacturing in this infographic. But it doesn’t come at the expense of worker or work environment safety. In fact, lean manufacturing should enhance the …

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Get Lean with 2D Data Matrix Barcodes, Part 2

Welcome back to my series on how to Get LEAN by implementing 2D Matrix Barcodes in your manufacturing facility. In my last blog, I shared how the physical features of a 2D Data Matrix barcode that has been applied via Direct Part Mark (DPM) have been beneficial to manufacturers of Print Circuit Boards (PCBs) and …

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Get Lean with 2D Data Matrix Barcodes, Part 1

As manufacturing continues to evolve, so do the requirements of their end users. Quality, price and lead time have never meant more to the manufacturing industry, so looking for ways to improve these criteria without sacrificing one for the other has become a necessity. In the manufacturing world, this concept is known as getting “lean”. …

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2D Barcodes: 5 Reasons You Need Them

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 …

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10 Ways to use 2D Barcode Scanning in Manufacturing, Part 3

In Parts 1 and 2 of my series, we discussed 6 ways that the manufacturing industry can use – and has been using – 2D barcode scanning technology to improve traceability: Print Circuit Board Component Reels, Print Circuit Boards & PCB Arrays, Board Sub-Assemblies, Final Board Assemblies, Finished Product, and  Finished Product Boxing. You can read …

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10 Ways to use 2D Barcode Scanning in Manufacturing, Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, discussion surrounded the first 3 ways that the manufacturing industry can use 2D barcode scanning technology to improve traceability: Print Circuit Board Component Reels, Print Circuit Boards & PCB Arrays, and Board Sub-Assemblies. In case you missed it, you can read more here. Today, I will share the next three …

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