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The Visible Value Blog

Welcome to a place where you can connect and learn.

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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The new mobile warehouse: rising to meet the challenge of today’s changing logistics

Posted by Steve Northcott June 23, 2015 at 10:05 AM

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The customer has always been king. But thanks to the rise in online shopping, he or she is now an absolute dictator. If their order is not fulfilled perfectly and delivered, ideally, next day, they will soon take their business elsewhere.

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Topics: APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA

Making Seasonal Technology an Operating Expense With MLM

Posted by Mike Maris June 19, 2015 at 10:18 AM

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The first in a series of blogs discussing how innovative new mobile technologies and services are transforming the transportation and logistics industry.

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Topics: Services, North America, T&L, logistics, MLM, transportation

The Barbeque Buying Experience and Store Mobility

Posted by Paul Milner June 12, 2015 at 12:34 PM

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Since summer is on the way, I recently made a trip to the garden centre.

After choosing a few smaller items, I went to choose a new barbeque. A member of staff guided me through the various models and even showed me a demo video from his personal iPhone. I made my decision and was asked to go to the till to check the stock and pay. 

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Topics: Mobility, Retail, EMEA, mobile computing, One Store, enterprise

Complimentary Webcast: IoT Platform – A New Category of Enterprise Software

Posted by Zebra Global June 12, 2015 at 8:05 AM

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IoT Platform – A new category of Enterprise software
—What to look out for and how to choose?


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Topics: Supply Chain, RFID, Retail, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Government, Location Solutions, Sports, Internet of Things, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA, T&L, Field Mobility

Introducing OneCare and OVS

Posted by Zebra Global June 10, 2015 at 8:30 AM

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Earlier this week, Zebra introduced Zebra OneCare, a portfolio of support services and Operational Visibility Service (OVS), a new managed service that provides a platform and dashboard for at-a-glance visibility into Zebra mobile device asset performance and operational business performance. 

Every day, your Zebra products help you improve overall operational efficiency and accuracy, drive down the cost of doing business and increase workforce productivity. As a result, availability of these products is key to the success of your business and the return on your Zebra investment. 

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Topics: Services, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA, OVS, onecase, operational visibility service

Zebra Employees Donate and Raise $58K for Nepal Earthquake Relief!

Posted by Zebra Global June 3, 2015 at 10:30 AM

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When a devastating earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, many Zebra employees around the world expressed a desire to help. Although Zebra does not have offices in the affected area, in today's connected world, a disaster of this magnitude affects us all.

Zebra Community Relations sprang into action and launched a global matching gift program to support rescue and recovery efforts in the Himalayan nation. The campaign was extended following the powerful aftershock on May 12. 

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Topics: APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA, giving, community relations, donation

How to calculate the Total Cost of Ownership of your mobile device

Posted by David Stain May 29, 2015 at 5:22 AM

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Consumer smartphones increase Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by up to 50 percent compared to enterprise grade devices, according to our research, so it’s vital that you are able to calculate an accurate TCO when selecting a mobile device. This blog offers our expert advice on how you can ensure your TCO calculations accurately reflect your costs over time so that your field devices will deliver the return on investment that you need.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Mobility, Manufacturing, EMEA, T&L, Field Mobility

Changing Perceptions: How Global Healthcare Standards Help to Treat Patient Unease

Posted by Franck Riout May 28, 2015 at 10:12 AM

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Just over one in every four respondents to a European Commission Survey published this year had experienced an adverse event while under hospital care. Whilst this should be cause for concern in its own right, there has also been a significant increase in the proportion of adverse events reported, rising from 28% in 2009 to 46% in 2014.

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Topics: Patient Safety, Barcodes, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA

IDC Survey: Nine Out Of Ten Manufacturers See Plant Floor Visibility As Central To Business Growth

Posted by David Stain May 27, 2015 at 8:49 AM

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Manufacturing tops the European Commission strategic agenda

In the past 10–15 years, the manufacturing industry has taken a back seat to allow other financial and services sectors to flourish. However, the troubled development of the world economy has proved to be a turnaround for the industry, and it is today considered a critical source of wealth and investment for some of the world’s most advanced economies.

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Topics: EMEA

What Do You Need To Put Into Your Warehouse To Achieve Flawless Fulfilment?

Posted by Steve Northcott May 22, 2015 at 9:55 AM

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What you put into your warehouse is what you get out of it. So put in old-fashioned, ineffective and isolated technology, and you’ll get out inefficiency, inaccuracy, delays and dissatisfied customers. As the scale of the warehouse grows, the scale of the problems grows too. Bigger, busier warehouses need bigger, more productive technology, if they are ever to achieve financial payback.

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Topics: Supply Chain, RFID, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA