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The Visible Value Blog

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When you think Zebra, you may think of printers, but we're so much more than that. A leader in developing solutions that feature barcode, RFID and RTLS technologies, Zebra converts the physical into the digital to give assets, people and transactions a virtual voice. When you have more visibility, you can drive more value.

In this blog, we will:

  • Break down the basics of the Internet of Things (IoT) and how our connected world is making a big impact on how we work and play
  • Cover all the latest trends in visibility technology, like barcoding, RFID and RTLS, across many industries
  • Give you a closer look at the latest news and solutions from Zebra

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WHY CHOOSE ZEBRA AS YOUR OEM PARTNER?

Posted by Hannah Moule October 31, 2018 at 5:24 AM

An increasing number of original equipment manufacturers are selecting devices from the Zebra Technologies OEM portfolio for their products.

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Topics: EMEA, Manufacturing, T&L, Printers, OEM

Optimise ecommerce through supply chain visibility

Posted by Mark Jolley October 24, 2018 at 6:19 AM

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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.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Warehouse, Warehouse Management, retail study

The evolution of wearable warehouse technology

Posted by John Wyer October 24, 2018 at 6:05 AM

Employee uses wearable warehouse technology for picking

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Topics: EMEA, Warehouse, Warehouse Management, Wearables, Omnichannel

Is your warehouse OS matching consumer level connectivity?

Posted by John Wyer October 18, 2018 at 10:14 AM

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Topics: EMEA, Warehouse, Warehouse Management, Wearables, Omnichannel

ZEBRA TOUCH COMPUTERS CAN SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE YOUR DISPATCH EFFICIENCY

Posted by Marie-France Dequeker October 17, 2018 at 10:08 AM

Customers expect fast deliveries.

Customers expect accurate deliveries.

And customers of the leading Dutch car parts distributor, Sator Holding, get just what they expect.

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Topics: EMEA, Warehousing, Supply Chain

Zebra Technologies recognised as a Visionary for Indoor Location Services

Posted by Steve Mulroy October 12, 2018 at 5:56 AM

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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).

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Topics: EMEA, Retail, Yard, Asset Management, Material

Driving delivery management to a whole new level

Posted by Maria Casu October 4, 2018 at 6:55 AM

Suomen Kaukokiito Oy  is Finland’s leading private logistics company. It manages 3.5 million shipments annually.

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Topics: EMEA, T&L, Warehousing, Barcodes, Printers, Services

The Evolution of a revolution in Mobile computing: the mc40 and beyond

Posted by Archana Khetan September 19, 2018 at 11:34 AM

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.

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Wake up and smell the coffee – it’s time to modernise the warehouse

Posted by Mark Jolley August 30, 2018 at 8:14 AM

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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.

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Topics: EMEA, Warehouse, Warehousing, Warehouse Management

Your users aren’t disabled? Think again.

Posted by James Morley Smith August 29, 2018 at 11:27 AM

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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. 

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Topics: EMEA