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Newcastle’s Portable Printer Carts for the High Volume Warehouse

Posted October 10, 2014

heavydutylabelprintingstationAn expansive facility dedicated to shipping and receiving, warehousing, or order fulfillment and distribution continuously looks for ways to improve efficiency and productivity.  Positive improvements in these areas can start small and expand outward like ripples in a pond.

For companies with warehouse operations at the core, dramatic improvements to efficiency and productivity of the workforce happen by adding portable printer carts.  When the carts include portable power supplies, the staff celebrates and productivity can improve 50%.

Rather than having lists, labels, order picks, and inventory data produced at a stationary printing location, the staff works while on the move which reduces unnecessary downtime eliminating wasted steps.

Portable printer carts can be completely customized.  Whether you have a high volume operation or you only handle a few printing tasks a day, carts can be designed to fit your existing equipment and easily integrate into your current operation.  You won’t have to deal with potential delays or downtime as a new process is put in place.  Training is based on common sense and no special skills are required when turning a stationary printer into a mobile one.

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Optimize Your Wireless Facility

Posted November 15, 2012

The top 3 reasons to implement mobile workstations

Thanks to wireless technology, mobile powered workstations (MPWs) are opening up new frontiers of efficiency and productivity. These workstations with integrated power supplies can maneuver computers, printers, scales, barcode scanners, etc., to wherever they are needed. For some facilities, multiple MPWs can bring about a “system solution” — a whole new way of doing business. Capitalizing on the benefits of auto-ID technologies, they integrate the facility’s software with devices on the workstations to establish mobile on-demand label printing stations, mobile shipping/receiving stations, and so on.

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Newcastle NB Series Mobile Powered Carts used for Mobile High-Volume Printing Stations

Posted May 18, 2010

Newcastle NB470

“Operators would attempt to carry multiple tickets and other documentation back and forth to the parts staging. There were significant quality issues of wrong paperwork being attached to the wrong job.”

About the Company*:

The company is a leading global manufacturer of agricultural and construction equipment with about 11,300 dealers in 170 countries and net sales of ~$18.5 billion.
*It’s the customer’s policy to keep the company name withheld.

With 1.3 million sq. ft of office, warehouse and yard space, the Indianapolis Distribution Center (IDC) located in Lebanon, IN is the company’s largest depot in North America, stocking over 240,000 sku’s.

Application Description:

The IDC receives multiple large shipments and then ships smaller orders to their regional distribution centers throughout North America.

Challenge:

There was one central area where 8 – 9 operators would walk to 1 stationary PC/printer station. Here, they would print multiple product labels, depot tickets, routing tickets, and other documentation.

According to the IDC’s Ops Manager, "Operators would attempt to carry multiple tickets and other documentation back and forth to the parts staging. There were significant quality issues of the wrong paperwork being attached to the wrong job."

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