Warehouse Management - Stories About Barcoding and Inventory Control

Warehouse GlenlivetWarehouse management is one of the most important uses for barcode and RFID technologies. Take a look at how this important technology is revolutionizing warehouse management practices.

RFID Pallet Tracking in Real Time - Accord Carton, a third-generation carton manufacturer, found an RFID zone reader to track pallet movement in its Alsip, Illinois distribution center. The solution from Barcoding, Inc. was installed in three warehouse zones and integrated with the company's ERP and WMS databases. As pallets are moved from production line to receiving area, the RFID reader automatically updatets the finished goods inventory without a need for human intervention. For Accord, accuracy has improved while warehouse management costs have gone down. 

The Need for Automated Tracking Systems in Warehouse Management - Why has barcode and RFID technology become so critical to warehouse management and inventory control? To stay competitive, warehouse managers are embracing RFID and barcodes to address issues like count accuracy and inventory movement. The head of a company specializing in transparency for warehouse managers provides an explanation for the growing trend.

What to Look for in a Vehicle-Mount Mobile Computer - Vehicle-mount warehouse management tools are showing up at facilities everywhere. What are some of the key capabilities and characteristics a high-functioning vehicle-mount mobile solution should have? Read about how two solutions are addressing some of the most critical warehouse management technology needs. 

How Bar Code Labels Solved Issues With a Growing Inventory - A building foundations distribution center had a problem: the lack of an effective inventory management solution that could scale as its inventory expanded. It was experiencing picking issues that led to unfilled orders because parts and equipment were not easily located and processed. The company implemented a bar code label system which provided human-readable and scannable code. The handheld readers allow workers to scan bar codes up to 30 feet away. 

Rugged RFID Performs in Extreme Conditions - Manually tracking parts, equipment and supplies that require audits or inspections in industries such as oil and gas, mining, and construction can lead to errors, down time or, worse, accidents. Holland 1916, Omni-ID and Ekahau are three rugged RFID providers who have answered the call for tags that can withstand extreme temperatures and damaging conditions while making inspections more efficient.

Cold Storage Barcode Labels Enhance Warehouse Management - For warehouse managers storing goods in cold containment, the need for a durable, temperature-resistent barcode label is sizable. Three barcode label suppliers provide labels that can withstand temperatures of up to -40°F. Another one provides cryogenic barcode labels that can handle temps as low as -80°F. These barcode label solutions can withstand moisture and maintain tackiness in the most extreme cold storage.

Handheld RFID Readers Help Manage Warehouse Inventory Efficiently - Did you know that RFID tags can be placed on almost any product, pack or warehouse storage container? And did you know RFID readers have gained the capabilities of a mini computers? RFID has been solving error problems and reducing count times for companies with warehouse management systems for a while now. Are you familiar with some of the key warehouse management practices that can be improved with the use of RFID technology

Barcoding a Warehouse - Have you wanted to know the most effective way to implement bar code labels? Dasko Labels has released a free book to help you understand how to barcode your warehouse. Find out how to get this valuable resource for warehouse managers.

Floor Bar Code Labels Make Stock Location a Breeze - For warehouse managers looking to designate and manage storage areas with floor-mounted bar code labels, one solution is proving to be durable under the heaviest traffic. The Duracode labels resist peeling and scratching from vehicles and foot traffic. And they can be scanned by forklift-mounted readers for ease and efficiency.

27 Reasons Why an Enhanced Warehouse Management Solution is Critical to Your Success - Barcode and RFID warehouse management solutions have no shortage of benefits. They prove vital in areas such as receiving and put-away, replenishment, picking, packing, and shipping. Check out these 25+ reasons to adopt an enhanced warehouse management system

Honeywell Releases New Warehouse Management Barcode Technology - At the 2014 Pack Expo International, Honeywell unveiled two inventory control solutions, one a wearable scanner and the other a vehicle-mount computer designed for forklifts and other warehouse vehicles. The mobile warehouse management products were designed to provide maximum mobility, durability and ease of use.

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