The barcode scanning and printing equipment used in most warehouses was built to last – in many cases, these devices are still operating five or even 10 years after their initial deployment. Over time, these old barcode scanners and printers begin to break down or become obsolete as new features and functions are introduced on newer models. The question then becomes: should you keep that older equipment and have it repaired, or is time to…
Factories, warehouses and field usage are challenging environments for technology. Mobile devices used in these types of applications should be rugged enough to withstand the extreme temperatures, shock, and exposure to dirt and moisture they will likely encounter. A truly rugged mobile device has had its durability tested and certified by the manufacturer and, preferably, an independent third party. For the types of mobile devices found in warehouses or in field service applications, the most…
There is a confusing array of asset tracking technology options available — barcode labels, RFID tags, Bluetooth beacons, and more. Determining which one is best for your application can be a challenge. The type of asset tracking technology you need will depend on what you need to track, how many assets you have to manage, your budget, and your existing technology infrastructure. Here is a list of some of the more common asset tracking technology…
Increasing demand for service, customer expectations around rapid delivery, and free shipping provided by online retailers have put pressure on shippers to do more, do it faster — but at the same time, keep shipping fees low. One way businesses are meeting this challenge is with space optimization solutions. The cost of leasing or buying industrial warehouse space has increased by 25% over the past three years, according to Prologis Research. In addition, fees for…
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