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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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Moving from flawless to intelligent fulfilment

Posted by Maria Casu February 21, 2018 at 4:15 AM

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When it comes to supply chain management, an efficient warehouse is essential for the smooth-running operation of a business. This is not just in the sense of ensuring products are stocked and logged, but that they are easy to locate within a warehouse, and can be dispatched as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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Topics: EMEA, Warehouse Management

Security comes first with Zebra

Posted by Marie-France Dequeker February 8, 2018 at 4:12 AM

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Do you want to ensure your mobile teams are working efficiently, whilst increasing their safety? Leading global Security services company Securitas does – which is why Zebra Technologies TC75 Touch Computers are recommended across its group as the future-proof, rugged Android device of choice for its patrol guards.

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Topics: EMEA, TC75, Field Mobility, Securitas, Indicium, OneCare, AirWatch, Android

Getting a Big-Picture Vision of Clinical Mobility Considerations

Posted by Wayne Miller February 7, 2018 at 10:57 AM

Clinical Mobility 

Implementing a clinical mobility solution is great way to improve clinician efficiency and support better patient care. With real-time access to patient data, the ability to collaborate with peers on a moment’s notice and the capability to effectively manage patient alarms, a mobile clinician is an empowered clinician.

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Topics: EMEA, Healthcare, Barcodes, Patient Identification

How to optimise your return process

Posted by Maria Casu January 4, 2018 at 5:26 AM

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Dealing with returns has become an essential customer service function in recent years.

The rise of online shopping in particular has led to an increase in the number of customers buying items over the internet – especially during sales – without being totally sure about the purchase with the expectation they can return them once they’ve arrived.

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Topics: Warehouse, Warehouse Management, Services, Customer Experience, Supply Chain, EMEA

Tapping the productivity well: Mobile computing for oil, gas & petrochemical companies

Posted by Hannah Moule December 21, 2017 at 8:56 AM

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Even in the petroleum industries, Jean Paul Getty’s recipe for success – rise early, work hard, strike oil – is by no means enough to achieve it. ‘Efficiency, effectiveness, productivity’ isn’t as pithy, but nowadays it’s more apt.

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Topics: EMEA, mobile computing

Mobile technology in the retail industry: Top apps retailers are using

Posted by Steve Northcott November 28, 2017 at 6:24 AM

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As giants like Amazon continue to revolutionise the shopping experience online, traditional retailers are constantly looking for new ways to enhance the in-store customer experience.

The growth of online retail presents numerous advantages over offline shopping – personalised experiences, product suggestions, reviews, detailed information, FAQs and much more. As a result, retailers are looking at how they can evolve their stores to keep them relevant – and mobile technology in the retail industry is one such method that’s quickly gaining popularity.

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Topics: EMEA, Retail, Customer Experience

The Future of the Retail Customer Experience

Posted by Steve Northcott November 28, 2017 at 5:44 AM

The future of the retail customer experience

As consumers, we have been enjoying the benefits of online shopping for years. The ease of shopping when it suits us, availability of customer reviews, personalised offerings and product suggestions based on our past purchase behaviour are only a few of the perks that can make online shopping more appealing than shopping on the high street retail store.

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Topics: EMEA, Retail, Customer Experience

How technology can help deliver a great experience in-store

Posted by John Wyer November 24, 2017 at 8:33 AM

How Technology delivers a great instore experience
Despite our increasingly busy lives, shopping remains popular. In Australia 95% of sales take place in-store , in the US it’s 91.5% and in the UK it’s 90%. With these figures in mind, predictions that ultimately stores will be redundant are being replaced by a recognition that they provide valuable point of differentiation. This said, with online sales set to climb, enhancing the shopping experience, and making the most of the direct connection with customers, is imperative.
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Topics: mobile computing, EMEA, Retail

SMART INSIGHTS AND FLAWLESS FULFILMENT: ZEBRA NAMED A TOP LOGISTICS BRAND BY LOGISTIK HEUTE

Posted by Maria Casu November 20, 2017 at 10:37 AM

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The demands on T&L companies are greater than ever. Customers expect faster and flawless deliveries (at lower cost), regulations continue to change, and leaner, digitally-driven start-ups are ramping competition – particularly over the last mile.
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Topics: EMEA, transport and logistics

Making it easier to donate to charity

Posted by Hannah Moule November 16, 2017 at 8:15 AM

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Companies – and indeed individuals – often have great intentions of cutting waste and donating to charity.  But it’s easier said than done. The practicalities can be daunting and time-consuming.

That’s where Zebra ISV partner TAAP comes in. TAAP has developed a Food Donation Service, which allows supermarkets and grocers to, effectively and accurately, record and sort food for charitable donation.  The app has been developed in consultation with major retailers – it’s easy to use and it works.

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Topics: EMEA, ISV, Partners, Store operations