Zebra MC9300 Handheld Mobile Computer.

Meet the MC9300 Mobile Computer

L-Tron is proud to introduce the Zebra MC9300 handheld mobile computer. Zebra’s newest mobile computer allows warehouse workers and manufacturers to scan products and manage distribution easily (and on-demand). What’s different about the MC9300 Mobile Computer? The MC9300 Mobile Computer is THE ultra-rugged Android keypad/touch mobile computer. Currently, the MC9300 series is being used by …

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childfirst for hhs and cps caseworkers

ChildFirst Solution Increases Efficiency for HHS and CPS Caseworkers

  The teams of professionals at Health and Human Services (HHS) and Child Protective Services (CPS) agencies juggle heavy workloads. Their critical casework is weighed down with the mountain of paperwork required for each case—up to 400 reports and 2,500 pages per child. With the rigorous demands for a caseworker’s time, details can be missed. …

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lean manufacturing

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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jit vs lean manufacturing

JIT vs Lean Manufacturing: What’s the Difference

Lean manufacturing principles are implemented to improve quality and reduce waste. View an [Infographic]: What is Lean Manufacturing and how can it help you? Inventory represents one of the largest sources of waste in the manufacturing industry. Maintaining too much inventory—raw materials and finished products—absorbs excess cost in capital, inventory, and space. Inventory shortages lead …

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IoT for Manufacturing

4 Ways IoT Improves Manufacturing

  The Internet of Things (IoT) seems to expand daily. The devices that connect with the cloud are touching every aspect of our culture—from the smart home to medical devices to the manufacturing industry. With the need to streamline manufacturing processes to work as efficiently as possible, the IoT provides many avenues for working smarter …

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Production Visibility: You Can’t Manage What You Can’t See

In a perfect world, businesses would be able to count on a stable cost for raw materials, predictable customer demands, and reliable suppliers. These days, we’d be glad to have any one of those factors. Manufacturers need supply chain visibility from end to end, that has the agility and flexibility to adapt to fluctuations in …

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Consumer Versus Rugged Devices: Short-term Savings, Long-term Cost

Consumer devices—smartphones, tablets, and laptops—are designed for consumer use. We check our emails and social media, shop online, and manage various daily tasks. The mobility that these devices offer has drifted into the workplace, spawning the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend. Many businesses were happy to avoid the added expense of buying mobile devices for …

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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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TC8000

The Zebra TC8000: A New Look in Rugged Mobile Computing

I have to admit that when I first saw the TC8000, I was surprised, even skeptical. I was accustomed to mobile computers that look either like a consumer-styled smartphone or the more rugged, gun-style form factor. The Zebra TC8000 doesn’t resemble either. For one thing, it has a handle. Yes, a handle. In a day …

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What’s different about a healthcare scanner?

  One of the biggest changes I’ve seen in the healthcare field is the introduction of technology into everyday applications. Every single wristband a patient wears has a barcode on it with patient information. This is used for patient tracking, medicine dispensing and records management. All of these barcodes need to be scanned and this …

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