A recent Loftware Enterprise Labeling Trends Survey has identified a number of key factors that are impacting supply chain strategy and ultimately labeling processes today. Labeling has become a mission-critical component in the current supply chain with global expansion of businesses. Among the trends that have been identified as affecting the labeling process are growing customer demands and evolving regulatory requirements. VARs need to be aware of these factors in order to better serve their customers’ changing needs.
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The New Mobile Sales Mantra: It’s Not One Or The Other — It’s All Of The Above
This integrator’s ability to respond to customers’ needs for mobile solutions that require a combination of consumer and rugged devices was the key to last year’s 30 percent revenue growth and a projected 50 percent revenue growth this year.
Expanding Printer Revenue In Manufacturing
The manufacturing sector is growing, but VARs will need a keen understanding of their clients’ business and a focus on solutions.
You Probably Aren’t As Unique As You Think
What makes you and your company different? Is it your people? Is it how much you care about your customers? Is it all the training you have and industry certifications? Is it the solutions you offer?
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Must-Haves Mobile Device Features For Manufacturing And Warehousing
Mobile devices are well on their way to becoming integrated into almost every industry, providing new ways to capture data in real time and speed up the process of overall productivity. The advantages of mobility in manufacturing and warehousing applications are continually expanding.
7 Reasons Enterprise Labeling Delivers Value For Manufacturers
Excellence in labeling has always provided a competitive advantage in the business of manufacturing, but today the amount of critical data that needs to be printed on a bar code label far surpasses what was considered to be sufficient in the past. From identification to grouping, shipping, locating and tracking products that flow upstream and downstream in the supply chain, there is a great deal of information, often in multiple languages, that needs to be included on a “simple” label.
Comprehending The True Opportunities In Engineering Applications Software
The technical applications software market* — those covering industries such as architecture, utilities, and manufacturing utilizing software such as PLM (product lifecycle management), CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) and GIS (geographical information system) for engineering design — is highly detailed. Utilizing this software in a business environment means careful selection of the most useful of this software — and with a minimum of overlap.
Keeping Your IT Clients’ PLM Grounded As Cloud Adoption Becomes More Mainstream
There is a lot of talk about cloud computing today and its exponentially growing presence among enterprise technology, particularly product lifecycle management (PLM). While PLM “in the cloud” is available today, its adoption can be slow. PLM provides a central and secure location to track and manage product data throughout the product lifecycle including: component data, bill of materials (BOMs), product documentation, engineering changes and revisions, as well as quality and compliance information.
How EMI And BI Drive Operational Performance For Your Manufacturing Clients
To be able to leverage enterprise manufacturing intelligence (EMI) and business intelligence (BI), it is importance to understand what each brings to the table for a manufacturer. Do you know the differences between enterprise manufacturing intelligence (EMI) and business intelligence (BI)? Are they interchangeable? Complementary?
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Honeywell And Microsoft Collaborate To Strengthen User Experience For Enterprise-Grade Mobile Devices
Honeywell has joined with Microsoft Corp. to deliver the Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld platform to Honeywell’s latest mobile solution, the Dolphin 75e mobile computer. By taking advantage of this latest operating system, enterprise companies in manufacturing, retail, and transport and logistics can enhance security, improve the user experience and streamline mobile device management.
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Shipping/Receiving: Thermal Printing Solutions
The globalization of the world’s supply chains is increasing the demand for accurate inventory control and accelerated delivery response times. Thousands of items every minute of everyday are transported domestically and internationally.
DT Research Mobile POS Tablets
The DT Research Mobile POS Tablets feature the integration of brilliant touch displays and high performance processing within slim, durable, and light designs. Developed for mobile POS (point-of-sale and point-of-service) applications, the DT Research tablets embed peripherals that include smart card, magnetic stripe and RFID readers, Bluetooth, various wireless networking formats, cameras, scanners, and imagers.
Manufacturing: Thermal Printing Solutions Manufactures, already endeavoring to survive immense competition and the unfavorable economy, are further challenged with lowering costs and improving asset utilization.
Dolphin 7800 Mobile Computer
For demanding mobile workforce applications that require multiple tasks be completed in a limited amount of time, Honeywell’s Dolphin® 7800 rugged enterprise digital assistant (EDA) delivers multi-purpose computing, communication, and data collection at desktop-like speed, empowering workers to get the job done, regardless of location.
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Panther Industries Demonstrates SATO 8408 Print Engine
During Pack Expo, Panther Industries demonstrated their new 1000 Series print/apply solution featuring SATO's S8408 Print Engine. A robust, low-cost solution designed for 24x7 operation.
Zebra QLn Mobile Printer – VARTECH Product Demo
This video from VARTECH 2012 features Zebra’s QLn line of mobile printers. They are designed to print bar code labels, receipts, and tickets among other applications. The primary verticals for the QLn are warehousing and retail.
RFID For Book Publishing: Track, Authenticate & SAVE
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.