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The Basics of Manual and Automated Picking

Posted June 3, 2015

2015-06-03_11081. Introduction

As a small and medium size business that fulfills and ships orders for customers, the “Picking  Process”, if it is not already, will consume more  resources than any other area of your fulfillment operation. Whether you know it or not, you do already have a picking process, even if it is just  the daily ritual of taking the day’s orders and  walking out into the garage to find the items you  need to ship.

The question is, are you going to be comfortable  using that process as you grow and have confidence that you will achieve the most important objective which impacts your customers – accuracy?

Will the process that works for you now with  thirty orders per day still make sense when you  have one hundred thirty orders per day? What  about a thousand? If you are banking on your  own business success in the future, then the answer to that question has to be “No”. Yes?

Now that you know that: 1. Picking is going to  be a huge part of your business in terms of resources and customer impact and 2. Your existing process isn’t going to cut it as you grow.  What are you going to do about it?

Continue reading to learn more about some of  your options and the benefits of being pro-active about constantly evolving tools, technology  and processes – your business depends on it!

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9 Reasons Why You Can’t Afford Not to Invest in Mobile Power Solutions for Your Distribution Center

Posted April 16, 2015

2015-04-15_17251. Solutions for Every Scenario

You can’t afford not to implement solutions for your warehouse challenges. Whatever the particular challenge is at your nationwide fulfillment centers, your 1 million square foot warehouse, your 24/7 distribution center, or your manufacturing plant, mobile power solutions are available to:

  • Streamline your processes
  • Help your employees accomplish the most each shift
  • Ensure exceptional, on-time customer service

No matter what your facility’s particular needs may be, there are viable solutions available via the implementation of customized power workstations. Whether your particular situation is similar to those Newcastle Systems customers experienced, or it’s a one-of-a-kind challenge, there is an affordable, doable, and easy solution.

The following scenarios depict companies which are ‘stuck’ or are growing, and the solutions they’ve implemented:
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Newcastle Systems Releases New, Slimmer Mobile Computer Workstation – NB Series SLIM

Posted November 20, 2013

slimNewcastle Systems, the leader in mobile computer workstation solutions, has launched its new “SLIM” model of its popular NB Series mobile cart. Designed in response to customer demand, the NB Series SLIM checks in at only eighteen inches wide, allowing the operator to take a fully-equipped workstation into any part of your facility.

The SLIM version is not only compatible with existing users current accessories, but also comes equipped with the innovative “Power Swap” technology that makes it easy for the user to stay out on the floor without interrupting their work. Replacing the battery pack takes under a minute with the Power Swap feature.

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Newcastle Systems’ New PowerPack Series

Posted January 11, 2013

Newcastle Systems‘ latest product offering – the new PowerPack Series Portable Power System provides clean, seamless AC power for as long as 12+ hours at a time. This sturdy, compact unit is ideal for powering computers, printers, scales, testers and any other electronic equipment.  At the end of your customer’s shift or use, they simply plug the unit into a standard wall outlet to recharge.

The PowerPack Series Portable Power Systems is ideal for:

  • Customers who want to implement mobile power on an existing non-powered cart or workstation
  • Customers who want to power equipment off-site such as parking lots, sidewalk events, remote displays and more

Customers who have areas in their workplace where power is not available – far corners of the warehouse, loading docks, remote storage areas, etc.

For help finding the best portable power solution for your business, contact us at BarcodesInc


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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Mobile Workstation Carts with Integrated Power Supply Improve Productivity

Posted February 9, 2010

Mobile powered cartsIdeal for warehouses, distribution centers, factories, laboratories, retail stores, and many other facilities, NB Series Mobile Powered Workstations from Newcastle Systems save labor and improve productivity. These patented, ergonomic carts can carry computers (desktops, towers, or laptops), label printers, scales, barcode scanners, and most other small electronic equipment to wherever they are needed. An on-board battery can power up to four devices simultaneously for 8-10 hours of normal use. Adjustable shelves can hold up to 75 pounds each.

NB Series workstations eliminate unnecessary foot travel and paperwork. Instead of walking back and forth from a deskbound computer to printers and other devices used in tasks such as inventory management, process control, on-demand label printing, product testing, order picking, cross-docking, weighing, scanning, etc., all necessary equipment can be brought to where the work is taking place. An operator can have real-time access to WMS, ERP, and automated data collection.

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