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Track/Trace Solutions for the Logistics Supply Chain

Posted May 25, 2016

JDI-Logistics-Third-Party-Logistics-Supply-Chain-Solutions-Warehousing-DistributionConsumer satisfaction with the quality of your products is clearly important, but the service you provide before and after the sale is equally important to any business, but often overlooked as benefiting the bottom line. However, providing efficient tracking and tracing of shipped products enhances customer loyalty and your company image. Obviously, satisfied customers are a company’s greatest asset.

Track/Trace solutions including software and Automatic identification technologies such as barcoding and RFID are both reliable and effective in ensuring the efficient delivery of materials and components to you and to your customers.

According to Claes Fornell, University of Michigan, Ross School of Business and The American Customer Satisfaction Index, “As long as repeat business is important, and as long as customers have a chance to go somewhere else, employees must deliver high levels of satisfaction for a company to be successful.” In other words, satisfied customers often become repeat customers and one way to ensure satisfaction is to provide complete visibility from sale to delivery.

Simply stated, an efficient logistics supply chain accurately tracks and traces the delivered materials used to create finished products and then stores the inventory until picking, packing, shipping, and delivery of sold products are completed.

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Buckeye Mountain Selects Janam XM2-RFID for its RFID Tag Reading Solution

Posted May 24, 2016

Janam and Buckeye Mountain, a company that develops, deploys and manages mobile technology for the railroad industry, announced today that Janam’s XM2-RFID for Rail mobile computer is a recommended mobile computing hardware for Buckeye Mountain’s Automatic Equipment Identification (AEI) Quick Read application.

Buckeye Mountain has been designing, installing and supporting innovative solutions for the railroad industry for more than 15 years. With its focus on providing a customized approach to address customer needs, Buckeye Mountain works closely with Class I railroads to ensure they have a rugged and reliable solution to perform detailed railcar inspection and maintenance functions, as well as asset tracking. Buckeye Mountain selected Janam’s XM2-RFID for Rail mobile computer because its size, battery life, tag reading performance and computing power provide enormous improvements over what’s available in the market.

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Zebra’s 3600 Series Sets a New Standard in Rugged Barcode Scanners

Posted May 23, 2016

When it comes to capturing bar codes in rugged environments like the warehouse or manufacturing plant floor, every second counts—speed and accuracy is directly related to workforce productivity, throughput, and the quality of products and customer service.  Zebra’s New 3600 Ultra-Rugged Scanner Series is the industry’s first ultra-rugged line of corded and cordless industrial handheld scanners that set new benchmarks for rugged design, scanning performance and manageability.  The result is unstoppable performance—faster-and-farther-than-ever data capture, with unprecedented scanner uptime and a low total cost of ownership.

Ultra-Rugged Design
Just how rugged is the 3600 Ultra-Rugged Series?  When it comes to industrial strength, nobody does it better.  In fact, the 3600 Series offers the most indestructible design available today, with the highest drop, tumble and sealing specifications for comparable devices.  All scanners in this family offer an 8 ft. 2.4 m drop specification that is 23 percent more durable than any other scanner in this class.  These scanners continue to operate reliably—even after 5,000 tumbles.  Also, only the 3600 family offers IP67 sealing as well as two sealing ratings—IP67 plus IP65—making it dust-tight and waterproof.

Superior Performance
When it comes to scanning, the 3600 Series simply shines.  Built to out-class its competition in scanning performance, users get advanced scanning technology that enables the first-time every time capture of bar codes faster, farther and in practically any condition—under shrink wrap or damaged, dirty or poorly printed.  With six models to choose from, there is a 3600 model designed to meet the specific scanning needs in a warehouse or manufacturing plant.

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Barcodes Partners to Raise Awareness and Money for NK Benefit

Posted May 20, 2016

dvdvMajor depressive disorder affects approximately 14.8 million American adults, or about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older, in a given year. Additionally, there is one death by suicide in the U.S. every 12.3 minutes, which is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. for all ages. In 2013, the NK Benefit was founded to benefit the education of the Kurzawski children, who lost their mother Nora Kurzawski in March of 2009, as a result of suicide. The NK Benefit aims at raising awareness for depression-related illnesses and suicide awareness. Funds raised from the benefit go towards supporing suicide prevention organizations, such as Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE), and the Kurzawski Children Education Fund.

Barcodes partnered with Janam, Wasp, and Code to raise over $6,000 in support of this great benefit – making it the largest contributor for the event and really shows how we can make a difference in raising awareness for those affected by depression and suicide.

The giving does not have to end here. If you would like to support the NK Benefit please visit their website at https://www.youcaring.com/kurzawski-children-511887

 


Ensuring RFID’s Bottomline Payoff

Posted May 18, 2016

Whether a business leapt at the opportunity to become one of the first suppliers with RFID tagged products or now finds itself currently being mandated to employ the technology, the implementation costs and the potential rewards are the same.

To maximize the benefits of RFID, it is critical to view its capability to drive business process improvement, increase supply chain efficiency and ultimately improve bottom line results. From this perspective, the up front capital costs for hardware, engineering consulting costs, opportunity costs, ongoing cost of tags and, in a manual environment, labor associated with the RFID tagging of products are deemed a necessary investment.

Rather than merely RFID tagging products to satisfy the requirements of their largest customers, companies can move from seeing RFID deployment as just the cost of doing business to an opportunity to enhance productivity and profitability. Understanding the impact of data collection and tracking as well as data integration is essential to RFID optimization.

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“Lux” Explained for Barcode Scanning

Posted May 17, 2016

The Granit user guide has a performance chart that says – “Granit 1980i/1981i Scanner Typical Performance (200 lux).   So what is this “lux” thing?

Lux is the amount of ambient light in the area.  A full sun, no clouds in the sky, summer day would be considered about 100,000 Lux.  A completely dark area with no ambient light at all would be 0 Lux.  A typical office environment is usually between 500 – 700 Lux.  Granit scanner are used typically in a warehouse which are usually dimmer than offices.  It would be safe to say that a warehouse would measure about 200 Lux of ambient lighting.


Honeywell: The Smarter Choice for Thermal Printing Supplies

Posted May 13, 2016

Having some of the industries most popular and capable label printers goes hand-in-hand with premium supplies for them. From simple direct thermal shipping labels to rugged polyester labels for outdoor use, Honeywell has supplies to handle the requirements of the most demanding environments.

Honeywell genuine labels, RFID tags, receipts and ribbons support a broad range of barcode printing applications in mild to harsh environments. While a wide variety of these are offered as take-from-stock products for fast delivery, Honeywell will also customize the label material, configuration, size or any other feature to meet even the most challenging environment. Whether an off-the-shelf or custom solution, Honeywell has media solutions to meet any unique requirement.

To learn more about Honeywell’s selection of labels, receipt paper, wristbands, and RFID tags, contact one of our media specialists at Barcodes Inc.


Truth Serum for Deceptive Lending

Posted May 12, 2016

Truth_serumFormer small business owner and Heartland lending expert Damon Maletta has been an advocate for merchants seeking loans. He penned the article “What to Know Before You Owe,” reviewing and rating financing sources available for small businesses based on speed, transparency and risk. He also shared his own personal experience when trying to secure a loan as a business owner. His lending story is a cautionary tale on how to detect deception when partnering with a merchant cash advance (MCA) provider.

To add to his wisdom and excellent tips, here’s how you can avoid putting your cash flow and business at risk with an MCA. Be aware that hiding the true costs of their offerings and repayment terms is a reoccurring issue with MCA providers. Many will even modify the terms of a loan midstream.

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Meeting Your Network Needs with Zebra’s WiNG Express Solutions

Posted May 11, 2016

A stable, reliable wireless network has become a core utility for every business today. More so than other business technology, your network has to be able to adapt to the ever changing needs of wireless users.

Zebra’s WiNG Express helps small to mid-size organizations better compete by providing a true enterprise class WLAN that delivers the dependable and secure high performance wireless voice and data required to achieve best-in-class operational efficiency and deliver best-in-class customer service. From the retail store to the warehouse, a production line in a small manufacturing plant or patient bedside in a small hospital, with WiNG Express, you can provide the best wireless experience to your users that’s affordable and easy to manage.

Key Benefits of WiNG Express

  • Real enterprise class wireless network performance for small to mid-size organizations with 1 to 1,024 access points.
  • A robust enterprise-class WLAN you can easily deploy in minutes.
  • The ability to start small and easily scale to support new business needs and a growing workforce.
  • Powerful analytics to best manage your WLAN network and its performance.
  • Attractive price point for small- to mid-size enterprise-class WLANs — without compromising on enterprise-class functionality

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Tips: Sato CL4NX / CL6NX Series Cleaning Maintenance

Posted May 10, 2016

Simple regular maintenance on your printer can be the key factor in getting the most out of your printer, printhead, and supplies.

The Sato CL4NX and CL6NX series of printers represents their next generation of thermal printers with advanced support for barcode symbologies, character sets and RFID encoding. A product of Sato’s global R&D network the NX Series incorporates value-added features in a world-class design to deliver a printing solution that goes beyond expectations.


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