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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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SHOP FLOOR STAFF EQUIPPED WITH MOBILE DEVICES CAN PROVIDE CUSTOMERS WITH A SERVICE-DRIVEN, PERSONALISED IN-STORE EXPERIENCE

Posted by Steve Northcott November 26, 2018 at 3:00 AM

These days we all do things – like ordering the groceries, setting a date with the plumber or advancing the heating – on the go. Whether we like it or not, our personal life is truly mobile.

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Topics: EMEA, Retail, Services, Mobility, Omnichannel

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

YOU CAN EMPOWER YOUR MOBILE STAFF WITH ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES

Posted by Hannah Moule July 18, 2018 at 5:02 AM

Q-Park in Sweden has empowered its parking attendants, equipping them with Zebra TC75x Touch Computers and Zebra ZQ510 Mobile Printers, along with various charging and clip & carry accessories.

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Topics: EMEA, Field Mobility, Printers, Mobility, Services

SUPERMARKET CUSTOMERS EXPECT WELL-STOCKED SHELVES

Posted by Hannah Moule June 25, 2018 at 7:55 AM

So supermarkets need an efficient ordering and inventory management system.

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Topics: EMEA, Retail, Supply Chain, Services

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

WHY MDM MAY NOT MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR MOBILE DEVICE INVESTMENT (AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT)

Posted by Nick Sawyer October 25, 2017 at 11:07 AM

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Let’s start with some good news. It’s considered best practice when deploying mobile devices, such as handheld computers and printers, to install Mobile Device Management (MDM) toolsets in parallel. MDM is essential in increasing efficiencies to configure and deploy mobile devices, update associated software, enable triage (to cut the length of service desk calls), support remote repairs and find common faults – all of which, over a typical three-year device life cycle, cut ownership costs.

But, here’s the kicker.  

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Topics: EMEA, OVS, AVS, MDM, mobile devices, Services

How Whirlpool Enhances Performance with Proactive Mobile Device Management

Posted by Nick Sawyer March 31, 2017 at 8:00 AM

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In my previous blogs I showed how a lack of visibility over mobile devices can lead to incidents of loss and theft, reduced lifecycles, longer service desk calls and an increase in total cost of ownership. I also explained that while Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions can help, many of our customers find it hard going to extract the data from them to improve device performance. In fact, 79%[1] of companies want their asset management solutions to give them proactive recommendations to enhance device performance. 

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Topics: mobile devices, MDM, Asset Visibility Service, OVS, Services

GAINING VISIBILITY OVER YOUR MOBILE DEVICES

Posted by Nick Sawyer March 24, 2017 at 9:52 AM

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In my last blog I explained that, for every 1% rise in device failure rates, TCO grows by 23%[1]. So how can you build on your investment in mobile technology, enabling high device availability aligned to business-critical workflows and ensure your mobile computers and printers deliver the anticipated benefits?

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Topics: EMEA, Visibility, Asset Management, mobile devices, Asset Visibility Service, operational visibility service, Services

The #1 Move to Get the Most From Your Mobile Devices

Posted by Nick Sawyer February 6, 2017 at 12:39 PM

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While selecting mobile technology, such as handheld computers and printers, for your organisation is an important decision as the number of users and dependant workflows continue to expand, the way you manage devices post deployment is as critical to your investment in delivering the expected returns.

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Topics: EMEA, Mobile, mobile devices, Asset Management, Services

Zebra Application Services: Modernizing Mobile Environments 

Posted by Zebra Global September 18, 2015 at 9:31 AM

It should come as no surprise that 15 million mobile computers have been sold and deployed since 2010. But would you believe that 99 percent of those are on an Operating System that will no longer be supported by 2020? That means twelve billion dollars worth of mobile computers will need to be refreshed over the next four years! 

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Topics: Services, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA