Today’s brick and mortar retailers must tackle myriad challenges in an era of industry
transformation, increased customer expectations and a highly-competitive landscape.
The vast majority are facing these hurdles head-on, with particularly dogged
efforts toward reaching omnichannel excellence: For example, according to Zebra
Technologies’ 2017 Retail Vision Study, 90% of retailers plan to have an omnichannel
practice in place by 2021, through options such as Buy Online, Pick Up in Store (BOPIS)
or Click & Collect.
It has become clear, however, that for these omnichannel efforts to succeed, inventory
visibility and accuracy (ideally 90% or more, according to the Retail Vision Study) is
more important than ever — to provide consumers with the easiest path to purchase and
retailers with the most efficient way to fulfill. Accurate inventory is the foundation upon
which all the other pillars of retail can be built, so retailers can react quickly and make
smart decisions about their busines
IoT describes a system where items in the physical world, and sensors within or attached to these items, are connected to the Internet via wireless and wired Internet connections. These sensors can use various types of local area connections such as RFID, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Zigbee. Sensors can also have wide area connectivity such as GSM, GPRS, 3G, and LTE.
The Internet of Things may be a hot topic in the industry but it’s not a new concept. In the early 2000’s, Kevin Ashton was laying the groundwork for what would become the Internet of Things (IoT) at MIT’s AutoID lab. Ashton was one of the pioneers who conceived this notion as he searched for ways that Proctor & Gamble could improve its business by linking RFID information to the Internet. The concept was simple but powerful. If all objects in daily life were equipped with identifiers and wireless connectivity, these objects could be communicate with each other and be managed by computers.
Using Zebra printers, The Bargain! Shop (TB!S), was able to reduce their price marketing costs between 25% and 40% as well as increase work efficiency. Read this case study to find out more about TB!S and what Zebra can do for you and your business today!
Using Zebra's Technologies, supermarket chain Wegmans was able to increase their production rate and improve their read rate. Read this case study to find out more about Wegmans and what Zebra can do for you!
In this white paper, find out how mobile transaction systems provide a way for retailers to reduce checkout lines, and the time customers spend standing in them, without adding expensive checkout counters or staff.
Re-pricing products in the store has become a strategic tool that retailers apply to increase traffic and sales. This white paper explains how retailers are profiting from mobile markdown printing and how stores can leverage different printing applications to create more value.
Retailers face enormous pressure to gain ROI from their business processes. Achieve the most value with RFID technology by ensuring accuracy, while shrinking the reoccurring costs of label media. This document from Zebra Technologies discusses the benefits of item-level tagging, and how on-pitch printing and encoding solutions can boost RFID's value beyond the supply chain.
This white paper outlines the requirements for kiosks - optimizing design, placement and component selection - in order to help you and your business meet specific use cases, various environments and goals.
Wireless bar code and radio frequency identification (RFID) label printing is widely recognized by major retailers globally as an essential technology for enhancing store operations. The pages that follow detail the far-ranging benefits of wireless bar code and RFID printing, and present innovative wireless printing solutions from Zebra.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Mar 23, 2018
Die Zukunft für den Serviceaußendienst
Kevin Ashton, Technologieexperte aus Großbritannien, begründete am Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) das Auto-ID Lab, in dem Pionierarbeit auf dem Gebiet der RadioFrequency Identification (RFID) und anderen Sensoren geleistet wurde.
Im Zuge seiner Tätigkeit prägte Ashton im Jahr 1999 erstmals den Begriff des „Internet of Things”, kurz IoT, um die Vernetzung alltäglicher Gegenstände und Geräte sowie deren Übermittlung von Daten und Informationen zu beschreiben. Kevin Ashton gilt deshalb heute als „Vater” des IoT-Konzepts. Ende des Jahres 2015 war Kevin Ashton als Referent auf einem europäischen Kongress zum Thema Kundenservice geladen. Seine These: Das Servicemanagement im Außendienst sei die erste Branche, die mit dem Internet of Things eine grundlegende Transformation durchlaufe.
Your mobile device is speaking to your garage door. Your alarm is telling your coffee maker you are up and it’s time to get that caffeine kick going. Your car is dropping your thermostat a message, telling it to keep the house warm before you step in. This isn’t a quote from an Issac Asimov novel, it’s the reality of how the Internet of Things is making a difference to our lives.
Most of us are consciously making the shift to a connected world, while at home or at work. While this has caught the public imagination, enterprises are chasing to fulfil their Internet-of-Things-ambitions and transform their customer experience.
In this e-book we aim to address the 5 fundamental questions that one should not hesitate to ask about your foray into the world of Internet of Things, while telling you how it can reshape your business.
We all have an intuitive idea of what an event is. However, when it comes to the use of the term "event" within a business context then it is easy to get confused. This papers seeks to explain what events are, whey they are important to your business, and what the options are for processing and managing these events (depending on their type and volume).
This eight-page overview highlights Zebra’s portfolio of solutions for the healthcare industry, including asset tracking, inventory management and access control. Harnessing the potential of cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT), and combining technologies such as barcoding, RFID and mobile computing, Zebra’s advanced healthcare technology solutions go beyond standard machine-to-machine communication to create a seamlessly integrated solution that facilitates best practices.
Zebra offers forward-thinking manufacturers unparalleled visibility into goods, assets, people and transactions that help maximize output, ensure quality assurance and traceability and increase operational flexibility with a smarter, more connected plant floor.
Zebra Technologies commissioned a global study to analyze trends and challenges that impact manufacturing companies. The survey asked 1,100 executives from automotive, high tech, food, beverage, tobacco and pharmaceutical companies for their insights on adopting technology on the plant floor to increase their competitive position.
Near-perfect inventory visibility is critical to transforming the customer experience and competing in the retail revolution. Yet inventory accuracy across retail sectors hovers at around 60%. That shortfall causes retailers to lose out on potential sales and puts customer loyalty at risk.How do retailers address this issue? RFID—or radio frequency identification—is 10 times more efficient at cycle counting and can increase inventory accuracy across the supply chain by up to 99.5%, enabling retailers to truly compete in the highly competitive omnichannel world. Launch a successful RFID technology pilot program in your retail operation with our free How-to Guide: Five Steps to Piloting RFID for Unprecedented Inventory Visibility. This guide takes you from Step 1 (a KPI checklist) to Step 5 (execution and monitoring), so you can launch a pilot program and effectively measure its ROI before moving to full deployment. Download the free Guide today.
Published By: Smartling
Published Date: Jul 17, 2014
Using Smartling’s robust translation management system and turnkey Global Delivery Network, NiceLabel, a leading developer of barcode and RFID labeling software, has seen a 45% increase in website leads and more than doubled its translation return on investment. In this case study, you’ll learn how NiceLabel used Smartling’s cloud-based solution to simplify, streamline, and accelerate all of its translation projects.
Unique serial numbers must now be applied to individual bottles of drugs and the cases that carry them in California, due to new tracking requirements. Read this white paper to learn how the IBM Serialization Pilot Kit with TAGSYS RFID is helping companies achieve compliance in less than a year.