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Webinar: How to Automate Supply Chain Processes with RFID

Posted February 13, 2024

About this Webinar

How to Automate Supply Chain Processes with RFID

Thursday, February 22 1:00 – 1:45pm CT

Presented by:

Tom O’Boyle, Principal RFID Solutions Architect, Levata

John Cooke, Director of Software Development, Smart Label Solutions (SLS)

Easily Scale RFID Technology with SLS Integration

RFID is revolutionizing shipping and receiving in a more scalable fashion than ever before. Purpose-built RFID solutions are improving order to delivery time and shipment accuracy across the supply chain while reducing labor intensive manual counting.

Watch this 30-minute webinar and discover the advantages of RFID for your organization: 

  • How to improve your supply chain visibility by automating your shipping and receiving functions using RFID through improved read accuracy to the item level and sub-second event alarming
  • Why using professional grade software is an essential component of your RFID Solution, providing real-time visibility into the movement of assets and products, whether that be at a dock door, a tunnel or with a mobile device
  • How RFID is easy to scale and deploy through rapid plug and play integration

Webinar: AMRs Work Best WITH People, Featuring Vecna Robotics

Posted November 28, 2023
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About this Webinar

Thursday, November 16, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM CT

Presented by:

Anthony Moschella, SVP – Product, Vecna Robotics

Manthan Pawar, Product Manager – Robotics and RFID, Barcodes Group

AMRs Work Alongside Humans in the Warehouse to Enhance Productivity

We aren’t close to fully automated, or “dark” warehouses where robots do it all from start to finish with little-to-no human direction. Where we are right now is on the cusp of recognizing the power of humans working WITH robots to drive better, faster results. The opportunity to evolve the warehouse as a workplace is ripe. 

In this insightful webinar, industry experts will share key takeaways: 

  • Workflows > Robots: Discover how a holistic approach to automation can boost performance and satisfaction. 
  • Automation with Human Touch: Learn how automation can enhance, not replace, the human workforce, prioritizing safety, well-being, and efficiency. 
  • Human-in-the-Loop Technology: Explore technologies that troubleshoot, problem-solve, and optimize solutions using real-time data. 

Watch the Full Vecna Robotics Webinar

Webinar: How to Use Lean Six Sigma Methodology to Identify Wasteful Processes and Implement Innovation

Posted October 18, 2023
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About this Webinar

Wednesday, October 25th, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET

Presented by:

Cameron Shaheen, LSSBB Strategic Product Manager, DTG

Anthony Antonuccio, SVP Product & Marketing, DTG

In today’s competitive environment, organizations need to be laser-focused on eliminating waste. Over-production, unneeded movement of materials and poor facility layouts all contribute to activities that don’t add value to the product or customer.

During the 30-minute presentation, DTG explains qualitative and quantitative techniques to drive process improvement, reduce waste, and improve efficiency and productivity. This is be illustrated with several use cases for mobilizing technology in the warehouse, manufacturing, and hospitality verticals.

Watch this webinar and leave with the following takeaways:

  • How to identify wasteful processes in your organization
  • What areas to focus on for mobilizing technology
  • How to leverage Lean Six Sigma Methodology to build a case for adding innovative technologies

Watch the Full Lean Six Sigma Webinar

The Connected Associate (Webinar)

Posted October 2, 2023

About this Webinar:

The Connected Associate: Accessing the Wealth of Data and Work Effectively Any Place, Any Time

Thursday, October 12th, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Central

Presented By:

Rocky Rickard – Director of Business Development

Scot Sinnen – Strategic Channel Accounts, Samsung

What to Expect from the Samsung Connected Associate Webinar

From retail workers in stores to logistic drivers on the road and healthcare professionals in hospitals to technicians in the field, associates struggle to access the wealth of available information and communicate effectively with each other. Frontline workers far too often still rely on outdated technology and, therefore, outdated data.

During this webinar, Samsung will share how to empower your team by democratizing data, increasing their productivity and job satisfaction. The speakers will also cover how to provide busy field workers who are constantly on the move with familiar walkie-talkie experience while using a smartphone.

Key Takeaways:

  • What to do to keep teams agile in various verticals, including transportation, warehousing, retail and healthcare
  • Why rugged devices designed to withstand rough environments don’t need to be more expensive, less powerful and bulkier than consumer smartphones
  • How the Galaxy XCover6 Pro push-to-talk technology allows workers to initiate two-way or group conversations with a single press, even when wearing gloves

Watch the full recording below. If you have any questions about what a push to talk solution might look like in your organization, do not hesitate to contact us.

Exploring Autonomous Mobile Robotics Success Stories

Posted August 15, 2023

Exploring Mobile Robotics Success Stories with Locus Robotics

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

1:00 PM CT

This webinar covers how autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) have transformed industries, boosting productivity and efficiency. With inspiring success stories from businesses that have already reaped the benefits of AMR, there is a takeaway here for everyone curious about the ROI of robotics in the supply chain.

Presented By:

Jason Lum, Senior Strategic Alliance Manager, Locus Robotics

John Wells, Sales, Locus Robotics

Manthan Pawar, Product Manager for Autonomous Mobile Robotics, Barcodes, Inc.

Key Takeaways from the Robotics Webinar

  • Barcodes is a system integrator and installation partner for Locus Robotics
  • Industries served include manufacturing, distribution, supply chain, logistics, hospitality, retail, healthcare, government, education
  • AMRs help address labor shortages, ecommerce fulfillment demand, and overall flexibility incorporating automation in the supply chain

In this webinar, we speak in great detail about real-world AMR applications that have already proven successful. Watch the full recording of the webinar below:

Full transcript in progress. Check back soon for a full summary text.

Exploring Mobile Robotics Q&A

Can Locus Robotics integrate with Epicor Eclipse? Yes. We’ve got quite a few customers on Epicor, other older warehouse management systems, and even homegrowns. So as long as the database can communicate with us via SOAP, REST sockets or a few other protocols, we can integrate with that solution.

What are some of the hiccups and issues with robotics deployment that you have had to deal with in the past? One thing we find is what we put into operation on go live, day one doesn’t always look the same on subsequent days. Our team stays there, designs, develops, and changes onsite to make it work even better. Many of the issues arise from peer training. Users don’t always understand how to work with our bots. So we will spend a lot of extra time on training. Another aspect is is warehouse hygiene- making sure the warehouse has clean floors and organized aisles for AMRs to pass through. Things of that nature.

How Involving Clinicians in Supply Chain Management Improves Patient Outcomes

Posted July 5, 2023

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In healthcare, it’s no secret that successful patient outcomes depend mainly on the nurses, lab techs and other frontline clinicians at the center of patient interactions. And it’s no mystery that positive results also depend on having the necessary supplies at the place and time they are needed.

What is a mystery, however, is why many hospitals, long-term care facilities, and ambulatory surgery centers fail to involve frontline staff in supply chain management fully. In fact, many healthcare organizations treat inventory management as an administrative task that’s largely separate from hour-to-hour, minute-to-minute clinical operations.

When results depend on what happens on the frontline, doesn’t it make sense to integrate supply chain management right into healthcare workflows?

The answer, of course, is an emphatic “Yes!” and is the topic of a recent healthcare webinar hosted by Barcodes, Inc., with featured guests from Zebra Technologies and Christus Health.

Step One: Involve Frontline Nurses and Clinicians in Inventory Management

When the COVID pandemic hit in March 2020, many healthcare organizations learned how resilient or fragile their supply chains actually were. COVID-related responses tested the entire healthcare system, with workforces strained to — or even beyond — their limits.

It’s safe to say that every healthcare organization dealt with inventory problems during COVID. And it wasn’t just PPD that was affected; just about every critical asset or inventory item was in short supply at one time or another. Organizations with good visibility into inventory on the frontlines had more flexibility to adapt, moving supplies where they most needed them and keeping on top of essential stocks. However, for organizations that did not have supply chain management integrated into frontline operations, every aspect of inventory management was an ongoing struggle, with patients and frontline staff bearing much of the burden.

For many healthcare leaders, this was a lesson in the importance of integrating supply chain management into the routine workflows of every clinician, especially the nurses and lab techs whose effectiveness depends on the availability of supplies.

There are two key takeaways here. First, it is critical to ensure frontline staff has the tools to access and update inventory information as a routine part of their activities without interrupting caregiving. Second, instead of relying on separate and manual inventory processes, inventory data needs to be captured and acted upon automatically in real time because nobody can make time to take inventory when staff is working double or triple shifts.

Step Two: Put Technology to Work

The good news is that the tools needed to integrate inventory processes and supply chain management into routine healthcare workflows are easily attainable. Just about everything necessary to gain real-time inventory visibility can be captured with the mobile devices already being deployed to improve clinician communication and collaboration.

The key is to ensure that mobile devices have data capture capabilities that can be integrated into existing ERP systems. With this capability, every time supplies are moved or used, the action is seamlessly recorded with a handheld mobile computer or tablet in real time.

Integrating inventory data capture links every process to inventory management. Suddenly, nurses and other clinicians become a routine part of supply chain management — without disrupting their usual workflows. The result is that frontline personnel can see what is available, and administrators receive the real-time information they need to make data-driven inventory decisions.

With this simple step, the need for manual inventory processes is significantly reduced, and supply chain management is greatly simplified — even automated. And, because fewer out-of-stock situations mean supplies are available when nurses and other clinicians need them, patients receive better care.

It’s even possible to use the same approach to streamline billing, capturing supplies usage in patient electronic medical records.

Barcodes and Christus Health

Barcodes, Inc. worked closely with Christus Health to deploy a range of Zebra mobile devices throughout their clinical operations. They chose Zebra devices because they’re specifically engineered for healthcare usage, with rugged materials that withstand frequent disinfection, and because they deliver proven barcode scanning tools that make it easy to integrate inventory management into healthcare workflows.

To learn more about how Zebra devices can streamline supply chain management, watch the replay of our webinar or contact your Barcodes, Inc. representative.

Addressing Modern Business Challenges with Wearables (Webinar)

Posted July 5, 2023

About this Webinar:

Addressing Modern Business Challenges with Wearables

Thursday July 13th 1:00-1:30pm Central

Presented by:

Glenn Aspenns – Product Marketing Manager, Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions

What to Expect: Honeywell Wearables Webinar

Your business is under increasing pressure to increase productivity. To meet workers’ expectations, you are looking to equip them with intuitive technology and create a safe work environment. Wearable mobile devices and technologies can enhance a company’s ability to meet these challenges head on.

This discussion will cover market conditions, application areas, and potential solutions to some of the most common productivity challenges.

During this 30-minute webinar, you will learn to:

  • Identify key pain points in warehousing, transportation, retail and manufacturing
  • Detail opportunity areas to make rapid and substantial improvements
  • Discuss hands-free solutions ready for scalable deployment

Watch the Full Wearables Webinar

Navigating the AMR Landscape: Determining the Best Solution for Your Business Goals (Webinar)

Posted June 8, 2023

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Webinar Details

Navigating the Autonomous Mobile Robotics (AMR) Landscape

Tuesday, June 20th 2023

1:00pm Central

Presented By

David Lin – Product Manager, Robotics Automation at Zebra Technologies

Manthan Pawar – Product Manager – Robotics and AI at Barcodes, Inc.

Why AMR Matters for Your Organization

Join our roundtable discussion with industry experts, thought leaders, and fellow manufacturing/warehousing professionals to delve deeper into the rapidly expanding robotics industry.

Gain valuable insights and discover crucial strategies to help you make an informed decision on whether AMR solutions are right for your business.

This webinar will answer the following questions:

  • How can you identify the right AMR solution amidst the crowded marketplace?
  • What are the key factors to consider to ensure a successful deployment?
  • How can AMRs be leveraged amidst budget constraints and what are the long-term cost savings associated with the implementation?

Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in an interactive panel discussion and have your pressing questions answered by our distinguished robotics panelists.

Watch the Full Robotics Webinar Recording

How the Healthcare Supply Chain Impacts the Patient Care Experience

Posted June 7, 2023

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Connecting the Dots: The Impact of Healthcare Supply Chain on the Patient Care Experience

Thursday, June 22, 2023

11:00 AM CT

Join us for an insightful webinar led by Zebra’s Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, Rikki Jennings, featuring leaders from CHRISTUS Health, Zebra, and Barcodes Inc.

This panel discussion will explore how an efficient and optimized supply chain can elevate the way patients receive care, ensuring improved outcomes and enhanced satisfaction.

Presented By:

Rikki Jennings, Zebra Technologies, CNIO

John Wirthlin, Zebra Technologies, Industry Principal

Steve Beno, Barcodes, Director of Healthcare Sales

Tim Tassone, Barcodes, Principal Solutions Architect

Featured Speakers:

Susan Pustka, RN, CHRISTUS Health, Director, Infor ERP Services – Technical

Curt Evans, CHRISTUS Health, Director, Infor ERP Services – Supply Chain Management

Key Discussion Points in the Webinar:

Our panel of healthcare supply chain technology experts will address these key topics:

  • Importance of supply chain management and its impact on patient care
  • Bridging the gap between supply chain and clinical care by involving nursing leadership in the discussion

Watch the Healthcare Supply Chain Technology Webinar

How RFID Increases Shipment Accuracy

Posted May 24, 2023

Webinar Details

How RFID Increases Shipment Accuracy

Thursday June 8th

1:00pm – 1:45pm Central

Presented By

Tom O’Boyle – Principal RFID Solutions Architect – Barcodes Group

Nat Hillary – Solutions Engineer for Strategic Accounts, Impinj


Shipments sent to the wrong location, missing items, or containing the wrong items cost time, money and erode customer trust.

Placed on points of transition, RFID technology can identify thousands of items per second, and is capable of achieving a read accuracy above 99% percent.

And it delivers powerful insights into traffic patterns and service level metrics to further optimize your operations.

Discover the Advantages of RFID for Your Organization:

  • Automate tracking of shipments moving in and out of dock doors without direct line-of-sight, reducing the need for human intervention and manual scanning
  • Read tags on pallets, cases, or items
  • Alert teams when a shipment is incomplete, contains the wrong items, or is loaded on the wrong truck
  • Experience repeatability and scalability with an easy installation process (no matter the size of your business)

That means RFID tags placed on individual items, pallets, or containers will be read accurately to ensure that the right goods are on the right truck – every time

Watch the Full RFID Webinar Recording

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