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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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Significantly boosting warehouse productivity with Zebra Technologies

Posted by Alessandra Curzi March 2, 2018 at 6:07 AM

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Italian wire and cables manufacturer, General Cavi, has boosted its warehouse productivity by 15% since deploying Zebra Technologies TC8000 Touch Mobile Computer. 

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Topics: EMEA, Warehouse, Warehousing, TC8000, mobile computing

Asics sprints towards smarter warehousing

Posted by Maria Casu November 15, 2017 at 4:17 AM

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Leading premium sports and lifestyle brand ASICS trusts in Zebra Technologies and Dalosy, its Enterprise Mobility partner of over ten years, to increase productivity and efficiency at its European warehouses.

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Topics: EMEA, Warehouse, Warehousing, TC8000, OneCare, Omnichannel, Software, Mobility

RAISING THE BAR ON WAREHOUSE PRODUCTIVITY

Posted by Joanne Pearn November 15, 2017 at 3:08 AM

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It’s a competitive market out there. Distributors need the most efficient practices and a first-class supply chain in place, so they can fulfil customer orders accurately and fast, whilst remaining profitable.

Madison – the largest supplier of bicycle parts and accessories in the UK – has just deployed Zebra’s TC8000 Touch Mobile Computers in its Milton Keynes warehouses with two key aims:

  • To drive warehouse productivity
  • To have a single reliable handheld device that can be used for all warehouse processes
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Topics: EMEA, Warehouse, Warehousing, TC8000

turn your zebra tc8000 into a laser tag GAME

Posted by Hannah Moule October 24, 2017 at 3:31 AM

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Turning the Zebra TC8000 into a laser tag game? Sounds pretty awesome right? It sure is!

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Topics: mobile computing, TC8000

STREAMLINED BARCODE CAPTURE HELPS TC8000 TO WIN DESIGN AWARD 

Posted by John Wyer October 16, 2017 at 6:30 AM

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When it comes to the warehouse, time’s money. Whether workers are logging deliveries, putting away, picking or packing, you need them to work as accurately, efficiently and quickly as possible.

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Topics: mobile computing, TC8000

Get Revolutionary Growth In Warehouse Productivity

Posted by Amanda Honig April 28, 2016 at 7:00 AM

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How do organizations judge the success of their warehouse and distribution center operations? They judge them on how streamlined work processes combine with fast and accurate worker output to meet and exceed customer expectations in today’s highly competitive, high-volume omnichannel marketplace. In other words, they judge them on productivity. 

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Topics: North America, Warehouse Management, TC8000, Warehouse, Productivity

The Right Angles For Increased Warehouse Productivity

Posted by Amanda Honig April 25, 2016 at 7:00 AM

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To succeed in today’s global economy, businesses have to play all the angles. For retailers striving for sustainability in the fast-evolving marketplace, there are a number of angles that are key to enhancing productivity and increasing revenues and profitability. 

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Topics: North America, Warehouse Management, TC8000, Warehouse, Productivity

How Human Factors Affect Warehouse Productivity

Posted by Amanda Honig April 21, 2016 at 7:00 AM

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It’s all in the wrist. It’s a phrase you often hear said about professional tennis players or really good major league hitters. Hank Aaron and the late Ernie Banks come to mind. Its meaning is basically that you can achieve the result you want—acing a serve or hitting a home run—using less strength and more control.

It’s also a phrase that has much to do with maximizing worker productivity in today’s retail warehouses or distribution centers. Addressing worker productivity challenges requires a thorough understanding of the science of human factors in warehouse operations. 

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Topics: North America, Warehouse Management, TC8000, Warehouse, Productivity

Tilt! What Pinball Can Teach Us About Warehouse Productivity

Posted by Amanda Honig April 18, 2016 at 7:00 AM

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Have you seen the television show “American Pickers?” It features a couple of guys who travel around the country looking for cool stuff— ranging from old advertising signs to 1930’s toys to Indian motorcycle parts—in old barns, stores and collectors’ lairs. Some of the most prized “finds” are old arcade pinball machines, like a 1946 Fastball Wood Rail Pinball Baseball Game or a 1954 Williams Spitfire Wood Rail Machine. 

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Topics: North America, Warehouse Management, TC8000, Warehouse, Productivity

The TC8000: The ergonomic way to find new efficiencies – part two

Posted by John Wyer April 14, 2016 at 11:53 AM

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In this, my second blog on the design innovations in our all-new industrial computer, the TC8000, I’m looking at five key objectives that our design team set to help ensure the device is easier and more comfortable to use for long periods.

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Topics: EMEA, Warehousing, TC8000, Retail, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, mobile devices