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Improve Warehouse Operations with Quick and Accurate Product Data
How a retail chain used dimensioning data to optimize storage space and improve operations.
Next-Generation Data Capture Technology Emerges
New types of “edge” technologies promise new options for real-time location insights - learn how these emerging forms of data capture might supplement traditional AIDC as well as the importance of software platforms, analytics, and applications that take advantage of...
Boost Efficiency in your Retail Distribution Center with RFID
RFID technology offers a long list of proven benefits to retailers seeking to enhance their supply chain.
Ensuring RFID Optimization and Bottom Line Payoff
If a company’s RFID system today is still the original “slap and ship” system adopted to simply satisfy the requirements of a supply chain partner, it may as well be slapping dollar bills onto those cartons and pallets.

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How to Implement RFID to Track RTIs - Part 2
There are different tracking technologies with their strengths and weaknesses, but which one is best suited for efficiently...
Why Use RFID to Track RTIs - Part 1
In this whitepaper, you will learn how different identification technology can be assigned to RTI's and how to...

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When 99% Just Isn’t Enough: Benefits of Improved Read Rates in Logistics Scanning
The pressure for distribution centers to increase productivity and reduce labor cost has never been greater. One way distribution centers are helping to meet this goal is by upgrading from mature laser-based scanner technologies to newer digital reader technology that provide increased read rates.

40 Years Later, Barcode Data Everywhere!
Starting at the Universal Product Code, bar code technology is now used in IDs, hospitals, human bodies - What's Next?

Image-based Barcode Readers Transforming the Logistics Industry
The high volume and frequency of orders placed over the Internet combined with a multitude of available products from retailers make automated scanning at logistics centers more important than ever. This paper will analyze the current state of barcode scanning applications and investigate potential for improvement, focusing on the most common applications performed by distribution centers today.

A Guide to Barcode Symbology for the Logistics Industry
Barcode technologies provide fast reliable data collection to ensure item or package traceability, and enhance customer service.

Behind the Zebra - Motorola acquisition
Zebra gains instant access to complimentary technologies. But first, it needs to integrate a former partner that is 2-1/2 times its size.

Zebra Technologies to Acquire Enterprise Business from Motorola Solutions for $3.45 Billion
Transaction strengthens Zebra’s asset tracking portfolio to create a global leader in Enterprise Asset Intelligence for the Connected Age.

Cognex In-Sight Vision Systems
Since the inception of Cognex over a quarter century ago, we’ve recognized that the true test of a vision system is that it works under real world conditions on the factory floor.

RFID Implementation and the Price of Failure and Benefits of Success
Despite JC Penney’s $28 million mistake upon RFID implementation, RFID is here to stay. Retail industry leaders like Wal-Mart and Target have introduced RFID implementation mandates to suppliers.

Wyoming Liquor Division Streamlines Operations with Voice Picking Technology
Tourism and population growth drives Wyoming Liquor Division to upgrade alcohol distribution services with Knighted order fulfillment solution

Honeywell Debuts New Scanning And Payment Accessory For iPad Mini
Honeywell announced the debut of the Captuvo SL62 enterprise sled, an encasement that transforms an Apple® iPad mini into a customer engagement tool for retail, hospitality and field service associates, at the NRF 2014 Expo.

RFID Implementation in Retail Industry: Current Status, Issues, and Challenges
In this paper we study the current status, drivers, benefits, challenges, and strategy to adopt RFID in retail industry via content analysis. We develop an integrated framework of RFID adoption to lead our analyses and interpretation.

Taking Stock of Your Inventory
Today's technology empowers you to focus on your business while simultaneously ensuring that you maintain the right amount of inventory, office supplies and repair parts without over- or under-investing.

The Logistics Behind the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
From a logistical standpoint, the Winter Olympics is one of the largest freight and shipping nightmares to happen on a global scale. There will be packages, parcels, and pallets of goods shipped from other countries to one central location -- en masse -- for the athletes, spectators, media representatives, and workers.

Keeping the City of Dallas Secure with MobileAsset
Wasp's asset tracking software, MobileAsset, helps the City of Dallas track items like armored SWAT vehicles, police radios, GPS systems, and laptops -- ensuring that items essential to the city's security can always be located. Using MobileAsset, the City of Dallas can quickly access asset tracking reports and comply with audit requests.

For Most, Auto ID Doesn’t Come Naturally
Everyone wants Auto ID, but no one is exactly leaping out of their seats to take responsibility for implementing it because it means coordinating with so many facets of the organization. Why is it that most organizations don’t naturally gravitate to Auto ID? Clearly, everyone wants to leverage the reliable, precise item data that can be captured and stored in a database using barcode and RFID technology. What’s getting in the way?

The Internet of Things: See More. Do More.
Many new technologies seem to arrive out of nowhere – and then, suddenly, everyone is talking about them. That’s the case with the Internet of Things (IoT).

Considering the Advantages of Voice for Your Forklift Fleet?
This white paper explains why using voice technology and multifunction forklift-mounted terminals and scanners does not have to be an either-or decision.

2013 Top 20 Automatic Data Collection Suppliers
Last year, the global market for automatic data capture solutions (ADC) used in factories, warehouses and logistics applications reached $11.264 billion in sales, according to VDC Research Group. The ADC market includes handheld and stationary bar code scanning and imaging devices, bar code printers, RFID solutions for the supply chain and ruggedized mobile computing solutions for the factory and warehouse.

Could barcoding save healthcare?
In health services, the first duty of care is to the patient. People need to be treated as individuals, and their needs must be addressed in relation to their respective and possibly unique conditions.

Building Value from Visibility
The term "Internet of Things" (IoT) was first used nearly 15 years ago. While there’s been no single standard definition of IoT solutions since the possibilities of Internet of Things was first discussed, a variety of technologies are used in implementation (e.g., RFID tags, barcodes, and GPS technologies).

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Motorola Solutions
Motorola Solutions is a leading provider of mission-critical communication solutions and services for enterprise and government customers. Through leading-edge innovation and communications technology, it is a global leader that enables its customers to be their best in the moments that…
Arviem solves the challenges of obtaining visible and intelligent trade by offering real-time end-to-end cargo monitoring services. As the only full-service provider for real-time cargo monitoring on the market, Arviem provides exceptionally accurate location and quality condition monitoring of cargo…
Camcode manufactures identification and barcode labels that enable asset or inventory visibility, and facilitate 100% data accuracy in your database.
Barcoding Inc
Barcoding is a supply chain automation and innovation company that helps organizations be more efficient, accurate, and connected. With extensive subject matter expertise in data capture, labeling and printing, and mobile computing, we are trusted to build and manage solutions…
Avery Dennison RFID
Avery Dennison delivers an array of field-proven RFID solutions that can work to reduce costs, gain efficiencies, enhance customer experience, authenticate asset pedigree and help increase sales and profitability. We deliver integrated RFID solutions for apparel manufacturing and retail applications…
Xterprise Inc., founded in 2002, provides radio frequency-identification (RFID) software, services and complete solutions to brand suppliers and retailers worldwide. The company helps enterprises implement RFID within manufacturing plants, supply chains and retail stores. The company serves two primary clients: retailers –…
RFID Research Center University of Arkansas
More than 30 industry-leading companies joined forces to found the research center with the University of Arkansas to support a multidisciplinary, neutral, third-party research and testing facility. The RFID Research Center officially opened its first laboratory on June 10, 2005, after receiving $2 million…
SICK is a leading manufacturer of factory, logistics and process automation technology worldwide. With more than 1,000 patents for its products, SICK continues to lead the industry in new product innovations. The diversity of its product line allows SICK to offer…
DENSO ADC is among the world’s largest manufacturers of mobile data capture systems. The company, which pioneered CCD technology and invented the revolutionary QR Code®, offers a wide range of advanced-technology, including handheld 1D and 2D terminals and scanners,…
Cognex Corporation
Cognex Corporation is the world’s leading provider of vision systems, vision software, vision sensors and surface inspection systems used in manufacturing automation.  Cognex is also a leader in industrial ID readers. Typical applications for machine vision include detecting…
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Becoming a Shipper of Choice
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Rapidly Improve the Performance of Your Warehouse Logistics
Rapidly Improve the Performance of Your Warehouse Logistics
The Rapid Performance Evaluation identifies opportunities and potential improvements in every aspect of warehouse logistics operations; performance, productivity, service, quality, and systems.
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Resource Management System (RMS): How to Effectively Leverage Your Assets
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Sustainable Supply Chain Insights From PITT OHIO
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