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

Squeezing the Most from your Mobile Devices

Posted by John Wyer March 24, 2016 at 11:54 AM

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As computer games titles are to consoles, movies are to 4K TVs and music to the hi-fi – so are apps to your mobile devices.

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

The TC8000: The ergonomic way to find new Warehousing efficiencies

Posted by John Wyer March 17, 2016 at 7:14 AM

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When developing the TC8000, our new all-touch industrial mobile computer, our design guys spent a lot of time observing teams in warehousing and logistics operations. Based on those observations, they set themselves a number of objectives.

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