Assets, Inventory, and Everything in Between

(a 3 minute read…) Companies often find themselves in a tight spot when it comes to keeping track of “physical things” owned by the business. In most instances, there will be a lot of “things” to keep track of, so keeping tabs on everything can be daunting. The good news is that Asset Management Systems …

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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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Traceability Solutions 101: Which Industries Can Benefit?

What industries can benefit from traceability solutions? With all the advances made in track and trace technology, I’m still surprised by the businesses that have yet to adopt a traceability solution. In this five-part series, I’m going to explore the compliance requirements that require traceability, and some of the more unique applications. This blog will …

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Barcodes, RFID, and… Nanoparticles?

Barcodes, RFID, and Nanoparticles… which one of these three doesn’t belong? If I were to ask that question a couple months ago, nanoparticles would clearly be the black sheep. However, thanks to scientists at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), nanoparticles now share something in common with barcodes and RFID: they all have the ability to track …

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How To Track A Spider – With RFID, Of Course

If there is one creature in the world I would want to know its 24-7 whereabouts, it would be a spider. I’m talking about spiders the size of a Gatorade top – furry black ones, with long legs that fall right in front of your face in the middle of a meeting on your 1st …

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Use RFID to Lock Down Your Assets

Why is asset tracking so expensive? Asset tracking is not cheap. When tracking your physical assets, how long does it take to account for your physical inventory, input this data into your systems, and reconcile the differences? If you calculate the cost of this labor, which is usually done by higher-paid finance professionals, it can …

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