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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.

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  • 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
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Using track and trace to keep pace with change in manufacturing of electrical-based goods

Posted by David Stain December 19, 2016 at 7:05 AM

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In hi-tech manufacturing environments, change is the only constant. Whether it’s fridges sending out text messages if they’re too warm, or food mixers operating to pre-configured speeds and settings for given recipes, retailers are constantly finding new ways to use the technology available. New sensing capabilities and communications protocols lead to intuitive devices that increase user convenience.

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Topics: RFID, Barcodes, Manufacturing, EMEA, process compliance, IoT, hi-tech, track and trace

Knowing what’s what (where, when and how): ensuring process compliance in food and beverage

Posted by David Stain December 1, 2016 at 7:05 AM

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Food scares and brand reputations have led to more rigorous processes across the food and beverage industry. Manufacturers have tightened up the management of their ingredient providers, with the focus firmly on the traceability and authenticity of foodstuffs. Trace ingredients back to the farm of origin, sometimes even the field, and there’s a hugely powerful and positive story to tell consumers. The less clarity around provenance, the more likely that goods will be rejected.

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Topics: Manufacturing, EMEA, Food Safety, Wi-Fi, process compliance

Manufacturing in Aerospace: Navigating the complexities in a heavily certified environment

Posted by David Stain November 29, 2016 at 7:05 AM

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Business globalisation means that the market for air travel continues to grow, and there are more aircraft on the move across the world. At the same time, economic growth in specific markets including the Middle East and Asia means that more people can afford to travel by air.

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Topics: Supply Chain, RFID, Barcodes, Manufacturing, EMEA, OEM, aerospace

5 ways to improve inventory management

Posted by Gareth Aitken November 17, 2016 at 4:14 AM

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Topics: RFID, Retail, Printers, EMEA, Inventory Management, mobile devices, Barcode Scanners

Why modern demand chains are a tightrope for tier 2 automotive suppliers

Posted by David Stain November 1, 2016 at 10:17 AM

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Nothing is ever simple. This is especially true in manufacturing environments, complex in even their most basic forms. In the automotive sector today, managing product assortment has become central to fulfilling contracts and running a successful business. The term ‘On Time In Full - OTIF’ is the nirvana.

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Topics: Manufacturing, EMEA, automotive, Enterprise Asset Intelligence, just-in-time, track and trace

Prescription labelling is transforming efficiency and quality

Posted by Gareth Aitken October 20, 2016 at 3:12 AM

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Prescription processing is a huge operation within the healthcare sector. Every year there are approximately one billion prescription items and payments exceed £9billion in the UK alone. As pressure grows on healthcare providers to process an increasing number of prescriptions, healthcare services must strive to achieve efficiency gains in order to satisfy demand, while also maintaining safe delivery of medicines.

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Topics: Healthcare, Printers, EMEA, labelling,, prescription

Visibility that’s Visionary – See What Can Happen, When You See it All

Posted by Zebra Global September 29, 2016 at 8:30 AM

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Ever wonder how much more productive your business could be if you had visibility into all aspects of your operation? In today’s world everything is becoming more and more connected and it’s happening at an exponential rate.  In order to stay ahead of your competition, it’s imperative that you see into every corner of your operation from a vantage point that delivers a clear advantage. 

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Topics: APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA, Visibility that's Visionary

Offering the Best Wi-Fi Service

Posted by John Wyer September 28, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Wi-Fi is one of those things that a business simply cannot have enough of: whether it’s running applications on professional mobile devices or offering free public access to customers, from the hotel, to retail store, to warehouse, Wi-Fi is a ‘must-have’ with employees and guests relying on fast and uninterrupted services.

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Topics: EMEA, Wireless LAN, mobile computing, Field Mobility, mobile devices, Mobile Applications, Mobile, Wi-Fi

Visionaries in Visibility: Beyond Big Data

Posted by Zebra Global September 22, 2016 at 8:30 AM

We’ve all heard the buzz phrase “big data.” It refers to the practice of collecting information on customers, operations and other key data sets in your business. But what many companies forget is that in order to benefit from big data, you can’t just collect the data – you need to be able to analyze it and act on it to improve your business. Until recently, this has been no small task. 

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Topics: APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA, Visibility that's Visionary

DPD Austria: Delivering Convenience

Posted by John Wyer September 19, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Home delivery has made shopping far more convenient – unless, that is, you’re out when the courier calls. While missed first-time drops are a nuisance for consumers, for courier companies they’re a serious issue as delivery costs sky-rocket. And with internet sales growing – warehouses believe they’ll ship 83% more items by 2020[1] – delivery firms are looking for new ways to get orders into people’s hands more quickly and cost-efficiently.

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Topics: Retail, Printers, EMEA, labelling,, mobile devices, TC55