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Digital transformation and the supply chain

We have talked a lot about the need to automate processes within manufacturing and supply chain management. When we step further into business processes across all businesses and find ways to automate or digitize the work, we are moving into a digital transformation in the supply chain and throughout organizations. “Digital transformation is the integration […]


RFgen’s Mobile Development Studio

Need customized workflows in a pinch? Need a mobile app but don’t have the resources for a high-tech spend? Our partners at RFgen can help. Their Mobile Development Studio enables you to “create engaging user experiences through modern design concepts. Build, modify, deploy, manage, and remotely support mobile apps without interrupting your business processes.” The […]


RFID improves inventory management

RFID or radio-frequency identification technology continues to be an important aspect of inventory control management due to its automation capabilities and data collection. RFID can improve inventory accuracy, resulting in better management and a positive bottom line. There are two types of readers: Fixed readers: these are installed in a specific location where RFID tag […]


Mobile devices vs. dedicated barcode handhelds

We frequently talk about labeling software, but many manufacturers must also consider their hardware just as closely as their software. Manufacturers must ask themselves questions like, “Will a consumer-grade mobile device be a better option than an industrial-grade dedicated barcode handheld? What is the device’s lifespan and is it compatible with my operating system and […]


Implementing a New Barcode Solution

The adoption of any new technology within an organization can be tedious and overwhelming. “With 80% of organizations planning to invest in a new enterprise technology”, the thought is downright harrowing. Implementing a new barcode solution shouldn’t be daunting. We will provide some specific ways to make it go smoothly. Having a comprehensive implementation plan […]


Unlocking efficiency and cost savings with cloud-based labeling

In today’s fast-paced global marketplace, businesses are continuously seeking ways to improve efficiency and reduce costs throughout their supply chains. Integrated supply chain labeling has emerged as a powerful solution to achieve these objectives. By streamlining labeling processes and leveraging cloud-based technology, businesses can unlock unprecedented efficiency gains and drive down operational costs. In this […]


The A-Z glossary of medical labeling

In the medical field, names and terms can be a bit overwhelming, from elaborate pharmaceutical names to medical diagnoses.  Medical labeling is almost as complicated, so Loftware has put together an A-to-Z glossary for medical labeling. “The world of regulated label management has its share of highly specialized and technical language.” This article provides links […]


Revolutionizing warehouse operations

RFgen, a leader in mobile barcoding and data collection, revolutionizes warehouse operations by identifying some key elements to optimize efficiencies and reduce labor costs. They looked at four areas to achieve these improvements: strategy and planning, warehouse layout optimization, process improvement, and labor management. Strategy and Planning – U.S. labor costs have risen 5.1% year […]


Loftware supports UBS APLINK production line printers

Supporting United Barcode Systems (UBS)’ APLINK production line printer is new to the labeling solutions that Loftware offers its customers. The APLINK LCX Series is a new-generation High-Resolution Inkjet System, specifically designed and developed to code on porous, secondary cases.  This new solution allows users to design messages, codes, and complex barcode label templates for […]


Barcoding: Past, Present and Future

It seems that the technology of barcoding has been around for quite a while but surprisingly, barcoding is a recent invention. The idea for it came many years before the practice was put into place. The idea of barcoding was first discovered by Joe Woodland in 1948 when he “moved to Miami Beach to invent […]