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How Mobile Data Collection Helped a Military Electronics Manufacturer Reduce Costs by 25 Percent

by Meagan Douglas on Mon, Nov 24, 2014

 

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Topics: Mobile Data Collection

Does Wearable Technology Fit in Field Service or Warehouse Management?

by Robert Brice on Fri, Nov 21, 2014

Wearable technology has come a long way. Live video feeds from your glasses; email on your watch; once considered science fiction, these capabilities are now available from devices you can buy on Amazon. A lot of the attention surrounding the use and benefit of these digital tools has been in the consumer market. For example, Google has garnered significant publicity as technology lovers and adventurers alike post videos of their experiences using Google Glass. They’ve also attracted a lot of scrutiny around safety, security and privacy.

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Topics: Field Applications, Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Data Collection, Voice Recognition Software

What Should Manufacturers Consider When Selecting a Mobile Data Collection Solution?

by Meagan Douglas on Wed, Nov 19, 2014

Using mobile technology in manufacturing environments has a complicated back story. According to Automation World, tablets were introduced into production and distribution facilities roughly 10 years ago and the reception wasn't entirely warm. In many cases, manufacturers utilized these devices in scenarios involving production management and maintenance, but it took a lot of time and convincing for users to get used to integrating them into their workflows. Even today, a significant number of manufacturers still depend on manual, paper-based procedures for multiple aspects of their processes, including picking, transfers and inventory management.

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Manufacturers Need Barcoding to Improve Warehouse Management

by Meagan Douglas on Tue, Nov 18, 2014

Competition is what drives modern commerce. A recent article on the Harvard Business Review blog looked at some of the most powerful forces that influence the strategies businesses put in place. As outlined by the article, these factors include customers, suppliers, potential newcomers to an industry and innovative products that replace existing ones. In the manufacturing sector, all of these forces influence the daily operations to different extents and effects.

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Topics: Inventory Management

Having Trouble with Variability? Get a Better Handle with Automated Data Collection

by Meagan Douglas on Mon, Nov 17, 2014

Data collection software often enters the discussion when manufacturers begin considering ways to create more efficient processes. However, the conversation needs to go into detail and eventually be put into action. The reality facing many companies is the inefficiencies in current data capture methods and lack of integration with centralized systems like ERP software. According to Quality Magazine, manufacturing enterprises can't make sound decisions without access to accurate and up-to-date data.

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Topics: Mobile Data Collection

Manufacturing Activity Hits Three-Year High: Supply Chain Management More Important than Ever

by Meagan Douglas on Mon, Nov 10, 2014

The American manufacturing environment remains in a strong position, even though other countries aren't doing as well. The New York Times recently reported the manufacturing industry hit a three-year high point in October, citing data from the Institute for Supply Management. This news contrasts the latest information coming out of Europe and China, where manufacturing activity has slowed.

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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution

See How Automated Data Collection Helps Spirits Makers Manage Inventory

by Meagan Douglas on Thu, Nov 6, 2014

Alcohol manufacturers and distributors face a number of issues. On one hand, there are legal restrictions and regulations that influence production. On the other, there are challenges in managing inventory levels, similar to any other manufacturer of food and beverages. Two situations demonstrate the need for better data collection solutions to ensure alcohol producers are working at maximum efficiency.

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Topics: Inventory Management

How Focusing on Traceability Technologies Can Improve Productivity by 35 Percent

by Meagan Douglas on Tue, Nov 4, 2014

In spite of increased regulations, food traceability continues to be a major issue for many manufacturers and distributors. When organizations are able to track and trace products, they regularly see improvements in their inventory management, which leads to less waste and lower overhead costs. Concepts as straightforward as accurate labeling and product identification are major influences on both the quality of products and consumer satisfaction.

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Topics: Voice Recognition Software

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Digital technology is disrupting traditional operations and now every business is a digital business. The impact on supply chain management is particularly great. The digital supply network is more connected, intelligent, scalable and rapid.

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