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Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — October 21, 2014

In the news, articles explore Analytics-as-a-Service for manufacturing and software-intensive manufacturing. Also, smart manufacturing can give U.S. manufacturers an edge in the global market.

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  • Must-Haves For Ruggedized Warehouse Scanners: Making Evaluation Easy As 1-2-3
    Must-Haves For Ruggedized Warehouse Scanners: Making Evaluation Easy As 1-2-3

    When looking at ruggedized warehouse scanners, there are many angles to take when deciding must-haves for these devices. But before creating a checklist of features or technology, it is more important to have criteria that will drive your choices and evaluation. It’s about more than just the fastest processors, latest system architecture, and options for operating systems.

  • Systems Integrator Designs User-Friendly Smart Printing Solution
    Systems Integrator Designs User-Friendly Smart Printing Solution

    Barcoding, Inc.’s client, a supply chain and logistics solutions provider, had to implement a bar code scanning system for a customer operating a return center. This customer wanted a system that would allow the user to scan the part number and serial number of received items, and then generate a new bar code label based on the scanned information. The user would then attach the bar code label to the box that contained the returned items. The client wanted two options — box label or case label.

  • The Top 5 Uses For Digital Signage In Manufacturing
    The Top 5 Uses For Digital Signage In Manufacturing

    Manufacturing employees often work long hours, on their feet, doing the same tasks hundreds of times over. Their accomplishments are number based, which is often a far cry for the amount of effort put into a given day.

  • What To Look For When Selecting A Bar Code Printer
    What To Look For When Selecting A Bar Code Printer

    It is commonly known that bar code printers with extensive features and functionalities are available now. However, if you haven’t been in the market for a while, you may be surprised at the extent of recent enhancements and how reasonably priced these models are. A myriad of elements, designed to improve the operator experience, simplifying the use of the printer, and making maintenance relatively easy, are now standard.

  • 6 Factors To Consider Before Refreshing A Direct Store Delivery Deployment
    6 Factors To Consider Before Refreshing A Direct Store Delivery Deployment

    Technology advancements for the Direct Store Delivery (DSD) environment have outpaced both the industry’s need for those advancements and its ability to quickly adopt these new technologies. Today’s DSD environment is well past its fourth generation of technology, and the original return on investment (ROI) for automation occurred in the 1970s. While times have changed, the DSD use case still requires the customer be served in the same manner they were more than 40 years ago — consequently, the ROI for new technology investments may not be obvious. 

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    SATO offers book publishers and other hard/soft cover product manufacturers an efficient and accurate RFID smart tag supply chain solution for accurate tracking the life span of products, from the publisher’s warehouse to the bookstore, substantially reducing theft and fraud while improving and streamlining logistics and credit reconciliation processes.

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