Operators are continuously looking for ways to cut costs and improve warehouse efficiency while still meeting customer satisfaction expectations and maintaining overall profitability. This can be especially challenging for warehouses that are already highly automated. Once a facility has deployed barcode scanning, automated material handling equipment, and other technologies, it can be difficult to find areas for additional improvement. One way is to further optimize the use of the technology to ensure that the equipment…
There was a time when enterprise mobility deployments were almost strictly Windows-based solutions. Windows CE and Windows Mobile were de facto standards for both industrial line-of-business applications that relied on rugged devices and white collar mobile apps. That has steadily changed. Microsoft’s mobile strategy faltered in recent years as it realigned its product set in advance of the release of Windows 10 and put a halt to additional development around its previous mobile operating systems.…
The Internet of Things (IoT) will link billions of smart devices — smart homes, medical devices, thermostats, cars, machinery — to the Internet and enable unprecedented levels of remote visibility and control. While the IoT is still in its nascent stages in many industries, fleet operators have been using similar technology for decades to manage expensive assets. The IoT is now poised to take fleet management to the next level of visibility and productivity. Traditional…
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…
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