For years, Herman Losely & Son employed a manual, paper system for tracking inventory and shipments. Under this system, a handwritten pallet tag would be attached to each pallet of plants while it was still in the nursery. When the items were brought to the shipping yard, an employee would rip off the pallet tags and manually record the information. Often, items would get lost and trucks would leave the shipping yard with incomplete orders because the plant's
locations were not listed in the system, resulting in lost sales.
Scanning The Field Service Landscape
Mobile computers are becoming standard issue equipment for many field service operations. But, although most of these rugged mobile devices are equipped with bar code scanners, not all companies leverage this scanning functionality in the field.
Technology That Trends
In every area of technology today, the word innovation is ubiquitous. But this year, the thermal bar code industry actually received an entrée that supports the claim with 12 patents pending and a myriad of customer-friendly features.
Technology Breakthrough Advances Line Matrix Printing
The migration from line matrix printers to laser in industrial environments may soon vanish. The introduction of a significant new technology resolves perceived challenges of operating line matrix printers in modern IT settings and catapults the relevance of industry 'work-horse' printers to the forefront for both users and decision-makers alike.
Guest Series Part 1: What Is ESS?
Typical ESS functionality that employers provide allows employees access to open benefits enrollment, time card approval, vacation requests, personal data, sexual harassment complaint procedures, suggestion box systems, job postings, and a myriad of other tasks that could consume one or more human resources department employees to handle the hundreds of weekly incoming requests.
Sell Printronix thermal bar code solutions and win! Online Data Validation (ODV) is an optional feature available for Printronix SL/T5000r ENERGY STAR® thermal bar code printers. ODV analyzes every bar code printed on the Printronix SL/T5000r ENERGY STAR units. Now through March 22, 2012, Printronix is offering its reseller community an exciting promotion. For every T500r printer sold with ODV, you'll receive $75. Learn more at http://www.printronix.com/Campaigns/odv.aspx.
Transportation & Logistics: Thermal Printing Solutions
Fundamental change is imperative in order for transportation and logistics companies to stay alive in this fast-paced, very competitive sector. Improving procedures could be easier than anticipated when considering the benefits of auto identification with thermal barcode printers and labels.
The remote workforce is an increasingly critical part of every business. The combination of smart phones and tablets, field service software, cloud computing, and wireless communication is transforming the capabilities of today's mobile workforce. Attend the Field Force Conference & Expo to learn best practices and stay on top of the latest technology innovations. Use code "FT12" to save $150.00!