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Case Study: Improve Productivity by 20% with Janam XG3

Posted May 22, 2019

Improve visibility in your workflow with Janam XG3 rugged mobile computer.

American Nutrition Implements Barcode Scanning & Mobile Computing Solution that Markedly Increases Productivity and Efficiency

Application: Barcode Scanning & Mobile Computing Solution

Executive Summary

American Nutrition, a leading manufacturer of pet food and treats for branded companies and retailers. In search to simplify their workflow, they want to find a warehouse management solution (WMS) to track their products across their three facilities . Barcodes identified an optimal barcode scanning and mobile computing solution, the Janam XG3-ER mobile computer, that provided a solution to connect their existing lot tracking, process control, and shipping software under one management platform.  By utilizing the Janam XG-ER our customers increased visibility into inventory and process control, enhanced employee productivity, and run their proprietary WMS on an Android operating system.

The Business Challenge

Warehouse employees need access to secure information right away. The current method of relying on their memory to keep track of the products’ physical location in the warehouse was not working. It was taking workers too long to access the data they needed to perform their jobs effectively and efficiently. There were also issues with the human memory error that slowed down processes. To address these concerns, American Nutrition would need to invest in a barcode scanning and mobile computing solution capable of providing workers with inventory and product information in real time. They needed solution that can scan pallets stored on top level racks, accept both touch screen data and keyed data, as well as have an open operating system to future proof their business.  Investing in this solution would allow the manufacturer employees to work more efficiently and eliminate the human error associated with memorizing product and inventory information.

Solution

Barcodes recommended the Janam XG3 Rugged Mobile Computer. The Janam XG3 provides a warehouse ready rugged mobile scanner, with a scan range of 15 inches to 50 feet, touch screen and 57-key keypad for data entry. In addition, the XG3 has the ability to run their proprietary WMS on an Android operating system. This allowed American Nutrition to manage and track all items in an effective and efficient manner and add a new layer of accountability to their process.

Benefits

Barcodes deployed forty-five Janam XG3s in three US facilities in a short amount of time. American Nutrition’s business expectations continue to be met and exceeded. Not only do employees know where all their inventory is from receiving raw goods to shipping finished product, but they have seen measurable increases in productivity and efficiency. In addition, they have eliminated the human error associated with memorizing inventory information.

Contact Barcodes, if you have any questions or need a warehouse solution. We can find a solution that fits your business needs and budget.

Zebra MC9300 Ultra Rugged Android Mobile Computer

Posted May 14, 2019
When the volume of your order increase, ensure that your operation remains fast and efficient to keep up. Boost productivity and efficiency in the toughest environments of your warehouse with the Zebra MC9300 Ultra Rugged Android Mobile Computer. Built on the modern Android platform, with access to Zebra’s Mobility DNA apps you can manage, secure, and future proof your technology. Advanced data capturing technology of 1D and 2D barcodes from your warehouse to other extreme environments like cold storage. Empower your employees with the Zebra MC9300 Ultra Rugged Android Mobile Computer to capture your edge.
Boost productivity and efficiency in your workforce with the Zebra MC9300 Ultra Rugged Android Mobile Computer.

AML Scepter Rugged Mobile Computer

Posted April 18, 2019

When it comes to working in a warehouse or distribution center, you need a device that is designed with industrial users in mind. The AML Scepter features an Android operating system, barcode scanner, and a 5 inch gorilla glass screen that helps you to advance in your operations. This industrial-grade mobile computer provides excellent performance for applications such as inventory counts, receiving, stock put aways, order pricking, and work in progress tracking. Access from a remote desktop to control applications and run processes via remote desktop connection. Track raw materials through the manufacturing process and know what stage in the manufacturing process it is.

Features:

  • Powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system
  • 5″ LCD with capacitiy touchscreen
  • 47- key backlit alphanumeric backlit keyboard
  • Multiple Barcode scan engine options to scan 1D or 2D (QR) barcodes
  • Available with or without the pistol grip
  • Dual band Wifi and Bluetooth 4.0
  • Integrated flashlight
  • Optional 5 MP Camera

Upgrade your handheld mobile computer to improve warehouse operations! Contact Barcodes today and learn how the AML Scepter mobile computer can help you increase efficiency and productivity on your floor.

U.S. Pet Food Manufacturer Implements Barcode Scanning & Mobile Computing Solution that Increases Productivity & Efficiency by 25%

Posted July 5, 2018

dog-waiting-eatExecutive Summary
A large pet food manufacturer was in search for a warehouse management solution (WMS) to keep track of their product across their three US facilities and increase visibility into their inventory and process control. They were looking for a solution that could connect their existing lot tracking, process control, and shipping software together under one warehouse management umbrella. Barcodes identified an optimal barcode scanning and mobile computing solution that provided increased visibility into their inventory and process control, enhanced employee productivity and had the aptitude to run their proprietary WMS on an Android operating system. This allowed the pet food manufacturer to streamline their processes and add a layer of accountability to their methods.

The Business Challenge
Warehouse employees need access to secure information right away. The current method of relying on their memory to keep track of the products’ physical location in the warehouse was not working. It was taking workers too long to access the data they needed to perform their jobs effectively and efficiently. There were also issues with the human memory error that slowed down processes. To address these concerns, the pet food manufacturer would need to invest in a barcode scanning and mobile computing solution capable of providing workers with inventory and product information in real time. They needed a solution that can scan pallets stored on top level racks, accept both touchscreen data and keyed data, as well as have an open operating system to future proof their business. Investing in this solution would allow the manufacturer employees to work more efficiently and eliminate the human error associated with memorizing product and inventory information.

Solution
Barcodes recommended the Janam XG3 Rugged Mobile Computer. The Janam XG3 provides a warehouse ready rugged mobile scanner, with a scan range of 15 inches to 50 feet, touchscreen and 57-key keypad for data entry. In addition, the XG3 has the ability to run their proprietary WMS on an Android operating system. This allowed the pet food manufacturer to manage and track all items in an effective and efficient manner and add a new layer of accountability to their process.

Benefits
Barcodes deployed forty-five Janam XG3s in three US facilities in a short amount of time. The pet food manufacturer’s business expectations continue to be met and exceeded. Not only do employees know where all their inventory is, from receiving raw goods to shipping finished product, but they have seen an increase in productivity and efficiency by 25%. In addition, they have eliminated the human error associated with memorizing inventory information.

Tech Tip Tuesday the End of Legacy OS Support: Are You Prepared?

Posted April 24, 2018

Charts_RKMMost ruggedized handheld devices are powered by legacy operating systems. The problem, the extended support for legacy OS is quickly approaching its end. For infrastructure and operations leaders responsible for mobile and endpoint strategies it’s recommended to stop buying equipment with legacy OSs and begin planning their migration strategies.

In Gartner’s report, Revisit Your Ruggedized Strategy Before You’re Hit by the End of OS Support,  industry analysts, Leif-Olof Wallin and Stephen Kleynhans go in depth on how to overcome key challenges and their recommendations for planning a strategic migration. Their research is based on a large number of inquiries with clients, as well as discussions with technology vendors.

Kleynhans’s and Wallin’s expert research:

  • Explains what to stop buying and where to focus planning.
  • Evaluates the business case for ruggedized equipment, based on actual requirements and a fully loaded total cost of ownership calculation.
  • Outlines when to standardize versus when to diversify the ruggedized device portfolio.
  • Describes how to protect current investments in software and systems with application virtualization technology.

To download and read the full Gartner report please click HERE.

Any questions concerning the end of legacy operating systems please contact our dedicated account managers.

 

Zebra’s TC25 Rugged Smartphone: The Smart Choice For Small Business

Posted March 9, 2018

When there’s so much to do and such little time, it’s important to have the right equipment to help with daily tasks. The TC25 has all the features you need to get more done and satisfy more customers on a daily basis. With a rugged design the TC25 can survive multiple 4 ft (1.2 m) drops to tile over concrete. Durable enough to work in the cold, heat, rain, and snow. Battery life is important when needing a device to last all day, well there’s no need to worry just snap on the unique PowerPack extended battery to give you all day power guaranteed.

Zebra has outdone themselves with this mobile computer, knowing full well that smartphone cameras aren’t built for barcode scanning. The TC25 delivers the same scanning technology that drives many of the world’s field service teams. Get instant and effortless point-and-shoot capture of any electronic or printed barcodes in virtually any condition. Allowing you to get tasks done faster, more accurately, and more efficiently. What makes the TC25 such a viable option is the ease-of-use. Most of us use a smartphone day in and day out and the TC25 has the same familiar gestures that you already use on your personal smartphone. Allowing you to get comfortable with your new device quickly.

Features and Benefits:

  • Ergonomic smartphone-like form factor that is small enough to fit in your pocket, yet powerful enough to multi-task, manage inventory, price check, and preform back of store applications.
  • A top performing scan engine to meet Small Business needs with the Zebra SE4710.
  • High capacity 3000 mAh internal battery designed to support a full shift plus an optional snap on PowerPack for continuous use.
  • Pre-installed Workforce Connect Push-To-Talk express communication solution.
  • Ambidextrous scan buttons on left and right side of the device.
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat) OS at launch with the ability to support OS upgrades in the future.
  • Extensive accessory eco-system, including 1-Slot cradles for charging and data communication, 5-slot cradles for large charging deployments, a field detachable trigger handle and a unique snap on PowerPack.

For any questions or a quote on any of your mobile computing needs contact us at Barcodes, Inc.

Honeywell’s CN75: Ultra- Rugged Mobile Computer

Posted November 28, 2017

Do you work in a warehouse or a harsh environment? Do you need a device that can provide you mobility and enough power to last a full work shift?  When working in a tough environment you will need a tough mobile device to help you on your daily tasks. Providing the choice of a Windows or Android operating system, the Honeywell’s CN75 and CN75e offers a wide range of flexibility with future proofing capabilities for application migration. It is specially designed for mobile field service workers who needs the ruggedness and accessibility while on the go. With smart battery technology that provides enough power to last a full work shift, there will be no down time during your operation.

Key Benefits:

  • Flexible OS Support- Supports Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 and Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating systems for flexible application support and migration.
  • Broad Network Coverage- Flexible network technology provides optimal network coverage and a superior solution for implementing least-cost routing strategies
  • Withstands 2.4m (8ft) drops to concrete IP67
  • Powerful, Integrated Barcode Scanning- Advanced barcode imaging technology with motion tolerance for snappy scanning
  • Broad Enterprise Compatibility- Full compatibility with printers, software, communications

Great for any types of operation from pick pack and ship, inventory, warehouse management, field services, transportation, and data collection.

For any questions or a quote on any of your scanning needs contact us at Barcodes, Inc.

 

 

Janam’s XT2: Ultra Rugged and Compact Mobile Computer

Posted November 7, 2017

Mobile workers often times are seeking the most rugged device that can enable better communication to help them do their jobs more effectively and efficiently. Made for today’s road warriors, Janam’s XT2, engineered with the right features at the right price. Start the video below and check out the features of the XT2.

For any questions or a quote, contact us at Barcodes, Inc.

 

Honeywell’s Next Generation CK75 Mobile Device for Increased Productivity Across Supply Chains

Posted March 8, 2017

Honeywell’s new CK75 is an ultra-rugged, lightweight device, is optimized for demanding warehouse, distribution center and manufacturing environments. When workload demands shift unexpectedly, the CK75 mobile computer gives workers the flexibility to quickly transition to tasks that require near or far scanning, speech, voice and image capture, without wasting time finding and reorienting themselves on unfamiliar devices.

Because the CK75 mobile computer supports Honeywell wired or wireless headsets and voice software, customers have the option of traditional or voice-enabled workflows. With a dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n WLAN radio, the CK75 mobile computer delivers rock-solid performance and consistently fast response times, even in areas where you might experience low signal levels or intermittent connections.

  • Supports Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 and Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating systems for flexible application support and migration.
  • Withstands 2.4 m (8 ft) drops to concrete, 2,000 1 m (3.3 ft) tumbles and has an IP67 seal rating against water and dust.
  • Industry’s fastest and farthest imaging engine delivers superior motion tolerance and barcode read performance.
  • Optional Cold Storage version includes touch screen and scan window heaters to support use for extended periods in freezers as well as transitions into and out of freezer areas.

Introducing the Scepter – AML’s Most Versatile Mobile Computer

Posted January 23, 2017

The Scepter is AML’s most capable mobile computer offering to date. Designed specifically for rugged environments, the Scepter boasts the largest display available on a pistol-grip handle device, sizing up at 5”. Powered by Android running on a Quad Core 1GHz processor, the Scepter has no shortage of power, performance or resources. The dual band 802.11abgn WLAN radio and BT BLE 4.0 radio provide wireless connectivity for inside-the-four-walls environments. A wide variety of barcode scan engines are available along with an optional 5MP camera.

The Scepter brings together proven technology with contemporary innovation – an enterprise-grade mobile computer that will excel in virtually any task, delivering the performance and reliability demanded by today’s industrial user.

  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (AOSP)
  • Rugged 5″ LCD with Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Multiple Barcode Scan Engine Options
  • 47-key Backlit Alphanumeric Keypad
  • Dual-band Wi-fi and BT BLE 4.0
  • Integrated Flashlight
  • Optional 5MP Camera
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