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Bluetooth barcode scanner compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod?

Bluetooth barcode scanner compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod?

Posted on Jan 10, 2011 in Barcode systemSoftware

Bluetooth barcode scanners were mentioned in my discussion on iPhone, iPod and iPad inventory management in the warehouse. I concluded that a Bluetooth barcode scanner would be the minimum requirement to make an iPhone or similar device a suitable replacement for a mobile computer in the warehouse. The reason for this is the barcode scan [...]

Barcode Solution Boring, Basic, But Brilliant?

Posted on Dec 29, 2010 in Barcode systemGeneral

Every week, these issues come up with companies we meet who are looking to implement a barcode solution for the first time. 1. Your people keep picking the wrong things. Your warehouse operation is getting faster and pressure is on to get things out the door on time. When people are rushed they make more [...]

Excel inventory spreadsheets? Your warehouse deserves better.

Excel inventory spreadsheets? Your warehouse deserves better.

Posted on Dec 24, 2010 in Barcode systemSoftwareWarehouse Management

In the last year I have walked into at least 10 warehouses that are using Microsoft Excel inventory spreadsheets. Each company had an annual turnover of more than £10 million and their warehouse operations sat at the heart of everything they do. For the majority of warehouse operations their inventory is the largest asset in [...]

2D barcode boarding pass globally implemented

Posted on Dec 19, 2010 in Barcode systemGeneralSoftware

Some 10 years ago, when working at Symbol Technologies (now a division of Motorola Enterprise Mobility Solutions), I was involved in projects with a few airlines from Malev Hungarian to SAS in the Nordics. Main aims: speed up check in and go paperless. As a person doing some 150 flights per year, sometimes I did [...]

Happy Stock Taking!

Posted on Dec 2, 2010 in Barcode systemGeneralWarehouse Management

Happy Stock Taking! It is that time of the year for so many businesses – the annual Christmas stock taking fun. For many businesses it is the one time of the year when trading slows down enough to shut the warehouse and pull in extra staff for an all hands on deck approach; paying overtime [...]

I don’t have a barcoding project – but my company needs one!

I don’t have a barcoding project – but my company needs one!

Posted on Nov 30, 2010 in Barcode systemGeneral

Who should be read this: Operations and Warehouse managers who are currently using a manual, paper-based system to run their warehouse and recognise the benefits that a barcoding project will bring to their company. Complete a return on investment calculator Look at the cost of errors from a mis-shipment, not just the number. Try to consider the less-tangible [...]

Crazy statement “we don’t need a barcode inventory system – our warehouse operators can read”!

Posted on Nov 9, 2010 in Barcode systemSoftwareWarehouse Management

For Immediate Release: (www.peoplevox.co.uk) November 9th, 2010 Crazy statement of the week from one prospect: “We don’t need a barcode inventory system – our warehouse operators can read.”   Warehouse operators often get the fear at first, then do an about turn after 48 hours When we are discussing implementing a system to help run [...]

Is the iPad barcode scanner a scan away from your warehouse

Posted on Oct 29, 2010 in Barcode systemSoftware

For Immediate Release: (www.peoplevox.co.uk), October 29, 2010   Is the iPad barcode scanner combo a scan away from your warehouse? Despite recent trends and examples of the iPad being used for industrial applications, it fills me with fear for our Clients to use an iPad in a warehouse environment with, “Consumer product unsuitable for industrial [...]

Can I take a photo with barcode scanner?

Posted on Oct 15, 2010 in Barcode systemSoftware

For Immediate Release: (www.peoplevox.co.uk), October 15, 2010 Can I take a photo with barcode scanner? The simple answer is yes – if the barcode scanner that you have has what is known as a 2D (two dimensional) imager as its scan engine. Barcode scanners come with two different types of scan engines. The first type [...]

Automatic data capture really is easy as ADC.

Posted on Sep 27, 2010 in Barcode systemGeneralSoftware

The UK market for automatic data capture systems, which includes solutions like barcode systems and inventory management software, continues to hold strong at about £200m of value per year. Why? Most implementations save the customer money with a quick return on investment – perfect for a recession. The market remains remains strong, led by suppliers [...]

SSCC labels on pallets – what are they?

Posted on Sep 16, 2010 in Barcode systemSoftwareWarehouse Management

Has your Customer asked you to add SSCC labels to the pallets you send to them – what are they and how do I fulfil this request? Most inventory management systems have the capability to produce barcode labels. This includes multiple formats, one of which is SSCC labels. Below is a checklist of what is [...]

Medical document management system deployed at Phlexglobal

Posted on Sep 7, 2010 in Barcode systemGeneralSoftware
Solution implemented: DocuVox (part of AssetVox suite) medical document management system for document tracking using barcode scanning. With this software, Motorola barcode readers were deployed in the UK and US. These were the MT2090 scanners on a wireless network.
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