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
Read this white paper by Don Tapscott and explore the criteria best-in-class retailers use for selecting business intelligence solutions. Companies that effectively harness the vast quantities of information that IT systems generate - both within the corporation and outside its walls - are poised to gain competitive advantage.
Perfect order fulfillment requires companies to have seamless integration of all supply chain execution (SCE) including, logistics processes from manufacturing, transportation, warehouse, global trade to mobile and RFID. Recent research from Gartner reveals that most supply chain organizations continue to operate as functional silos – warehousing, transportation and manufacturing – with minimal, if any, process integration and synchronization between execution silos. The Gartner Research report provides key insights into how supply chain and IT leaders can transform logistics by breaking down functional silos, and designing business processes that span, optimize and synchronize across traditional functional domains.
Published By: Intermec
Published Date: May 07, 2009
For companies that are evaluating mobile computers, several key considerations should drive the decision. Among these are whether the solution fits now, whether it will fit in the future and whether it will pay for itself in the short term.
Published By: Intermec
Published Date: Aug 01, 2008
Find out how each aspect of perfect order performance (On-Time Delivery, Complete Orders, Damage-free Delivery, Accurate Invoicing and Documentation) can be improved through enhancements to data collection processes and technologies including RFID, speech, imaging technology, and GPS.
Published By: Intermec
Published Date: Jun 02, 2009
The process of choosing the right mobile computer for your business can seem like a daunting task. Yet with a little guidance you can select the computer best suited for your environment and workforce.
Published By: Intermec
Published Date: Mar 14, 2007
Smart printers are a smart investment. They eliminate the need for computers dedicated to controlling them, can act as PLCs to run other devices on production lines, enable fool-proof and error-proof bar code printing, and provide investment protection with advanced features like XML printing and RFID label encoding.
This white paper addresses business and technical decision-makers for ambitious companies in which product distribution and transportation play key roles in daily operations and profitability. It describes how the comprehensive, integrated management solution represented by Supply Chain Execution for Microsoft Dynamics AX can help build an integrated logistics solution.
The CPG manufacturing industry is large and thriving; however, margins are slim and competition is furious. There are hundreds of product categories, and to compete, firms must constantly innovate. How can the small-to-medium CPG manufacturer survive in the face of the same external pressures and fewer resources?
This paper introduces various supply chain concepts and explains their importance. It describes initiatives being undertaken by the largest retailers and reviews what small and mid-size firms need to do to compete.
Published By: RF Code
Published Date: Sep 03, 2014
In the coming months, RF Code will launch the first of its planned new software tools, which the company says will enable users to add data relating to the physical datacenter to any number of other applications. Click here to get a preview.
Today, data is constantly flowing in and out of organizations from electrical and mechanical sensors, RFID tags, smart meters, scanners, mobile devices, vehicles, live social media, machines and other objects. Did you know that a modern plane with more than 10,000 sensors just in the wings is expected to generate more than 7 terabytes a day? And Bain predicts that by 2020 annual revenues could exceed $470 billion for the internet of things (IoT) vendors selling hardware, software and comprehensive solutions.
Analysts believe that all of this data will drive a new type of industrial revolution – one that’s driven by highly accurate, real-time analysis, alerts and actions. Increasingly, machines will automate decisions and simply notify humans with instructions. Consider the promise of the IoT, where any object can be connected to the internet and continuously send and receive data. Gartner says that by 2020, 21 billion IoT devices will be in use worldwide.
This paper includes a comparison between using RFID and barcoding for asset management as well as real-life examples of how RFID technology is being used by enterprising organizations today to gain significant time savings and enable better asset and maintenance management.
Wherever there is a label on a product, there is a potential need for printer applicators. Download this whitepaper now for a thorough analysis of the complete labeling requirement, from part production to end user application, which must to be completed to determine the correct printer applicator.
It is well known that the adoption of RFID is happening around the globe. But where are the success stories and in which market sectors? One industry that has realized the benefits of RFID technology for several years is the Livestock industry.
Learn how manufacturers today can leverage RFID technology to help them run more efficient operations that help minimize production down time, optimize material and parts inventories, improve and maintain optimal labor output.
Institutional (academic) libraries and public libraries face growing challenges in managing the assets of their collection and maintaining or improving service levels to patrons. Learn how libraries can leverage RFID solutions to save time, reduce cost, and increase productivity.
Barcodes, magnetic stripes, and proximity readers all rely on the user to either make contact or place the badge very close to the reader. In addition, bar codes can only be read one at a time and the respective embedded information cannot be updated. Find out how an RFID access control system can provide an easy and efficient solution.
The applications for the healthcare industry are multiple, including asset tracking, patient tracking, staff location, baby monitoring, blood bank distribution, and more. Learn more in this overview by GAO RFID.
Efficient fleet maintenance is absolutely necessary given today's high equipment costs and climbing operating expenses. Whether you are involved in LTL, cartage, courier, direct store delivery (DSD) or field service operations, an integrated and cost effective fleet maintenance program is a prerequisite to increased profitability.
Railroads face a complex set of economic and operational challenges like competitive freight pricing, asset utilization and competition with trucking, capital expenditure levels, industry consolidation and debt management. Learn how RFID technology can help railroad professionals address these challenges.
GAO RFID has launched an intelligent parking control management system, integrating RFID technology, automatic control technology and applications software. Learn how the implementation of RFID technology can improve conditions and potentially increase revenues for your parking facility.