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Adopting machine vision is a great way to minimize the time, labor, and potential errors that are frequently a problem with manual visual inspections done with the naked eye. And it’s arguably one of the fastest and easiest ways to improve product quality almost overnight.
If you’re in the manufacturing, logistics, or packaging business, there’s a good chance you’re looking for ways to automate more processes and ensure traceability along the way.
Industrial-grade devices are always a best bet for a warehouse, manufacturing floor or distribution center, but the actual life expectancy of your device will be highly dependent on exposure to elements, cleaning regimen, and how the device is used.
Visibility is all about the data – and how that data is used to accurately supply and deliver. This key part of supply chain operations supports functions such as transportation, fleet, and warehouse operations. Here are three ways in which visibility into operations supports supply chain processes:
Tablet computers are commonly used in warehouse operations not only for workers on the floor, but also on vehicles such as forklifts. Warehouse conditions require tablets to be rugged and durable to survive the rigors of a fast-paced operation. In addition, the rugged tablets need to be designed in a way that promotes movement and mobility throughout the warehouse floor. Typically, tablets are mounted on the warehouse vehicles which means they need to be tough enough to handle the vibrations from the vehicle and easy access for removal and quickly placed back on for transport.
Barcom provided the company a total solution that included a barcode-based data transaction suite that offers real-time visibility and accuracy. The solution included Honeywell mobile computers, handheld barcode scanners, Barcom’s Transaction™ software, and more. Once implemented, the results were evident almost immediately.
Warehouse workflows benefit from the VC8300’s simplified Android touch screen mobile computing. The touch screen makes using business apps and completing mobile tasks as easy as tapping a button on the screen, and the integrated keyboard ensures that operators still have the option to enter data via a virtual on-screen keyboard or a physical keypad.
If you’ve purchased enough products over the years, at some point you’ve probably received a shipment or opened a package and discovered that a key part or user manual was missing. Using RFID technology, we helped this client eliminate packing errors and unhappy customers.
This article is the first in a series of customer case studies, highlighting the challenges they faced and how Barcom helped them automate manual processes and improve operational efficiency. Our first is a manufacturer of water meters for commercial and residential markets. The company was seeking to resolve an on-going issue associated with the wrong product being delivered to customers.
Barcoding has long been the standard for labeling items to automate inventory control and track items as they move through business processes. However, barcoding has given way to RFID in certain applications due to several unique advantages that RFID provides. In this article, we explore RFID’s major advantages and a great example of how it can completely revolutionize inventory and business processes.
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