Be it in Retail, Manufacturing, Shipping, or Healthcare, every business or organisation is constantly looking for ways to save time and increase productivity. Efficiency and profitability go hand in hand. Being able to manage, trace and track assets in real time is fundamental at each stage of the supply chain. More and more, companies are finding that smart data capture solutions (DCS) using cutting-edge scanning technology is the way forward. Meanwhile, too many still maintain a degree of manual tracking, and are feeling the pinch as a result… lags in delivery times, human error, unnecessary costs. The lesson couldn’t be clearer. Get the right tech, or get left behind.
It’s all in hand
Handheld barcode and RFID scanners are keeping supply chains moving, customers happy and businesses more efficient than ever. To maximise business advantage and operate at optimal cycles, handheld scanners and their associated technologies, such as printers, software and applications, are a must for your customers. For resellers, selling the dream couldn’t be easier. You only have to look at some of the leading players in logistics, for example, to prove the model. Handheld scanning technology is at the heart of such sectors. In fact, they live or die on their ability to track and trace effectively.
And yet, in 2017, a study by Zebra technologies (“Quality drives a smarter plant floor: Manufacturing vision study”), showed that approximately 62% of manufacturing business still rely on manual processes for inventory control and tracking. In doing so, they are losing out on unifying operations and gaining clear visibility of process and timing.
When traceability is everything
Consider sectors such as pharmaceuticals, food and drinks, electricals and electronics, and even the automotive industry. They often need to be able to quickly and efficiently trace product history in order to meet legal obligations and secure customer confidence. This is where scanned RFID and Barcode data really shines. It eliminates human error and provides accurate information when it’s needed most. Time is saved. Data is effectively managed and maintained. And products can be tracked and traced with ease and confidence.
Zebra – Leading the Global Market in DCS
Our partner, Zebra Technology, specialises in all aspects of data capture. A trail-blazer in this sector, Zebra is trusted by businesses and organizations across the world, including almost all of the world’s top 500 companies (Fortune 500).
Zebra’s award-winning Human Factors and Research team continuously studies how workers use scanners in the field and develops new ways to maximise efficiencies. The result is a smarter workplace where data scanning is faster and more accurate than ever.
Zebra handheld scanners provide non-stop performance. Whether you drop, soil, sanitise or expose them to cold-room temperatures, they are designed to withstand the most demanding of working environments.
Productivity is in Zebra’s DNA
In fact, each Zebra scanner is preloaded with DataCapture DNA – highly advanced tools designed to simplify the entire scanning process. With DataCapture DNA, your customers will capture more than just data… they’ll gain an unrivalled performance advantage. This intelligent suite of software, applications and utilities reduces complexity throughout the process, thereby cutting total cost of ownership from integration, to management, to usage.
Every tool for the job
Zebra has created a ‘toolbox’ that will ensure efficiency at every stage of the data capture journey. Development Tools ensure that app development and integration within systems is effortless. Management Tools have been developed to drastically simplify the deployment and maintenance of any fleet size. Meanwhile, the Visibility Tools provide the foresight to enhance performance and improve the total cost of ownership. There are also Productivity Tools that enable your customers to maximise efficiencies with features such as the ability to scan multiple barcodes with a single trigger pull. And last, but by no means least, is Zebra’s Configuration Wizard (among the simplest in the industry). It’s packed with time-saving features and effortlessly leads you through the deployment of any number of scanners.
Let’s scan the solutions
Zebra General Purpose Scanners
When every worker in a business needs a scanner, in any working environment, these scanners are ideal. The reality is that while tasks may differ, the expectations of workers do not. They need data capture in an instant, with 100% accuracy and 0% error. Zebra has a vast range of scanners that confidently meet these criteria – fit for purpose and designed to please.
Zebra Healthcare Scanners
This range of scanners is redefining patient care. Healthcare, probably more than any other environment, relies on certainty. There’s zero room for error. With a Zebra healthcare scanner, caregivers are able to simplify the way they interact with patients, accessing vital data at critical moments and automating administrative needs to free up extra time for quality patient contact.
Zebra Specialty Scanners
Zebra has developed an intelligent range of scanners that, uniquely, get to know your business. Zebra’s product designers will work in close contact with business owners and key personnel to better understand how scanners play a role in their enterprise. Be it a retail outlet, a manufacturing plant, a warehouse or research facility, the insights gathered are invaluable. Zebra is able to adapt technology to meet the day-to-day demands of any business – elevating productivity, smoothing out workflows and creating smarter modern workplaces.
For more information on Zebra DCS or its full scanner range, along with how Ingram Micro can support your sales, please contact our DC POS team on 0371 973 3699 or email email@example.com