An increasing number of original equipment manufacturers are selecting devices from the Zebra Technologies OEM portfolio for their products.
When it comes to online delivery, customers want it all yesterday. "Fast and free" is the new norm, mainly owing to retail pioneers constantly raising the bar with offers like Amazon Prime and even same-day delivery. To keep customers delighted and to provide the best ecommerce experience, end-to-end tracking through supply chain visibility is essential. This not only identifies errors (and culpability) in good time, but also takes advantage of real-time opportunities. Products arrive intact and on schedule, keeping customers informed without squeezing profit margins. Let’s take a look at how technology is enabling supply chain visibility, from plant to warehouse to final destination – and back again, in the case of returns.
Customers expect fast deliveries.
Customers expect accurate deliveries.
And customers of the leading Dutch car parts distributor, Sator Holding, get just what they expect.
In the recently released Gartner Magic Quadrant for Indoor Location Services, Worldwide report, Gartner positioned Zebra Technologies as a Visionary, based on our completeness of vision and ability to execute when delivering and implementing Real-Time Location Solutions (RTLS).
Suomen Kaukokiito Oy is Finland’s leading private logistics company. It manages 3.5 million shipments annually.
When leading any new transformative initiative, the end is unclear and the journey is always an adventure. At Zebra we embarked on such a journey in 2012 when we launched MC40, the first Android Enterprise Rugged mobile computer. As we publish the End of Service notice for this flagship product this week, let's take a moment to take a look at the history of the MC40 and its place in the industry.
Technology and logistics are moving at a phenomenal pace, yet the warehouse work culture is still stuck in the past. Compared to the modern day office and spotlight on well-being, the warehouse is archaically depressing. Granted, it’s an industrial hub and not exactly a creative ad agency, but that doesn’t mean a welcoming and stimulating environment should be curbed. The warehouse team are responsible for shifting items from A to B on behalf of global brands so it’s important they are looked after just as much as the office-based departments at logistical giants and online retailers. That next day delivery the customer has been promised is partly in the hands of the warehouse employee scanning, swiping and screen tapping for hours on end.
All too often, a technical product is designed and tested based on a person bearing little resemblance to the intended end user. The solution may be deemed a success under test conditions, aesthetically pleasing and ‘on brand’, yet in practice the user experience can be frustrating, dysfunctional or even dangerous. With this in mind, I advocate that designing for disability should be the starting point for all great design, rather than an after-thought.