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Small errors become big problems

The phrase “garbage in, garbage out” couldn’t be more true when it comes to good data practices, and many manufacturers have quickly found that small errors with data become big problems in the supply chain if left unaddressed. Our partners at RFgen look at ways bad data sneaks into data collection processes and how businesses can reduce […]


Using AI to combat manufacturing waste

When looking for manufacturing efficiencies, we often seek to simplify steps, cut costs, or reduce materials waste. In this article by Manufacturing Business Technology, we see how AI is combatting manufacturing waste and improving warehouse efficiency. Companies are looking for ways to gain efficiencies and operate more leanly, whether that be Just in Time (JIT) […]


Farewell to lost luggage

Barcoding has been the technology of choice for tracking luggage for some time, but the International Air Transport Association (IATA) recommends an RFID solution. While most travelers only see the same old barcode that they hope won’t result in their bag ending up in the wrong zip code, many actually “carry a tiny UHF RFID […]


Understanding the four types of inventory

“In today’s fast-paced supply chain, it is crucial for companies to efficiently manage their inventory.” RFgen shares the four main types of inventory that require individual management and oversight: raw materials, work-in-progress inventory, finished goods, and safety stock. Understanding the importance of tracking and monitoring these will result in strong supply chains and in-stock products. […]


Labeling solutions for transportation and logistics

The transportation and logistics industry is constantly changing. Loftware provides a “standardized end-to-end labeling platform that makes goods more traceable, enables consistent branding, reduces regulatory costs, eliminates data redundancy, and improves overall efficiencies.” Some of the benefits to the transportation and logistics industry that Loftware offers with their labeling solution are: Save time and money […]


Banana Boat Recalls Sunscreen Spray

Summer is well underway and the first thing we do before hitting the beach or lake is lather up the sunscreen. This product has come under scrutiny for containing benzene, an ingredient found to “cause cancer with repeated exposure”.  The maker of Banana Boat recalls one of their products due to trace amounts of it […]


The ins and outs of supply chain management

The ebb and flow of organizations’ production and delivery have been hard to predict over the last few years and chief supply chain offers (CSCOs) have had some unique challenges.  Gaining efficiency while also being nimble “leaves them faced with the immense pressure of investing in and implementing, new technologies.” Our partners at BarTender help […]


Probe into electric vehicle batteries

Automobile recalls have been a common occurrence for many years. While most are minor or more of a precaution, they are an important safety practice for consumers. With the growing interest and focus on electric vehicles, there has been an increase in recalls and probes into electric vehicle batteries. A new inquiry by the National […]


The critical role of labeling for vaccines

  “Vaccine supply chains are fast-changing, complex, and vitally important to society, and nowhere is this more evident than with COVID-19.” So often when we think and talk about the supply chain, we envision everyday consumer products like household items, clothing, and food and beverages. We forget that medical supplies including vaccines are also part […]


Mobile barcoding best practices

We often focus on labeling solutions that highlight the end process to the consumer, but part of that process ensures the manufacturer has accurate inventory controls in place. One of those processes may involve the use of mobile barcoding. Our partners at RFgen, leaders in mobile data collection solutions, share 3 mobile barcoding best practices […]