Your people trust in our technology – from nurses scanning test samples, to couriers collecting signatures, to warehouse teams tracking items – our mobile devices, printers, and tracking technology must work reliably all day, every day. That’s why our design teams work in the field alongside our customers. They shiver in cold stores, watch clinicians at work, help refuse teams collect rubbish, assist delivery drivers deliver the goods – and much more.
Topics: Touch computing
Well, now it can be a doddle. Or should we say Doddle makes it a doddle. It’s all in the name. Doddle can now serve you – the customer – quickly and efficiently with a tiny technological footprint – all thanks to Zebra Technologies.
Do you find it a pain picking up or returning parcels?
Topics: Click and Collect
Our 2017 Manufacturing Vision Study has highlighted emerging key trends, including how manufacturers worldwide are connecting their operations to gain greater visibility and improve quality assurance.
Has any industry undergone such rapid change in a short period as warehousing? From being seen as a line item cost, businesses now look to warehouses to create a competitive edge by improving the quality of customer service, and the speed and accuracy of deliveries. What’s more, innovation is necessary as the sheer volume and challenge of warehousing work is changing. Our customers tell me that orders are more complex, SKUs are rising fast, peaks are ever more extreme and new workflows need to be introduced (e.g. for proof of delivery and processing returns).
With online giants such as Amazon and budget discounters like Aldi dominating the retail landscape, it is increasingly important for retailers to find new ways to differentiate themselves from their competitors.
Warehouses are predicting a 42% increase in SKUs and 70% increase in volume of items shipped by 2020. And with customers demanding ever fast delivery and flawless fulfillment the pressure is on to deliver. Temporary workers are crucial to ensuring that warehouses can cope – especially around peak times that are becoming ever more extreme. Some of our larger customers can employ hundreds and sometimes thousands of workers at these times.
Today’s retail market is tougher than ever before. With hard discounters on one side, making it nigh on impossible for retailers to compete on price, and giants like Amazon on the other, dominating the online retail market, how can retailers gain a competitive edge?
The workforce mobility revolution is here to stay. And its beating heart is AndroidTM.
- Imagine you are running a busy café – it’s a demanding job. And customers want to be served quickly and efficiently. They also want to be correctly informed of any ingredients they might be allergic to
- On the other side of the counter, managers want their catering teams to work productively and concentrate on preparing food and serving customers, not on time-wasting, repetitive administrative tasks
- And a third factor to throw into the mix is the legislative red tape that every food establishment needs to adhere to. One such regulation is the Food Information for Consumers (FIC) Regulation, which the EU has recently introduced; restaurants, cafés and catering companies now have to legally provide details of products that contain any of the 14 allergens it has specified, such as egg, milk, peanuts and sesame seeds
With the revolution in workforce mobility the idea of having a single workplace is rapidly disappearing. Today, more and more of us don’t just have one workplace, but many. In fact, at least part of the time, 6 in 10 workers1 now work outside the office.