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The Visible Value Blog

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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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Driving man and machine in smart manufacturing

Posted by David Stain September 13, 2016 at 11:10 AM


The modern manufacturing environment requires flexibility to meet the needs of consumers who expect products customised to their preferences. With such variability in production, the need for collaboration between humans and smart manufacturing technology is essential. Working side by side on a daily basis, process compliance plays an integral role in ensuring both the safety of workers and the quality of the final product meet the necessary standards. These standards are driven by legislation, regulatory bodies and company/product specifications. Adhering to defined expectations in the manufacturing of large quantities of product presents a significant challenge, and forms the basis for the technological opportunity.  



Topics: Manufacturing, Technology, process compliance, EMEA

Do You Count on Accurate Inventory Reporting?

Posted by John Wyer August 9, 2016 at 12:00 PM

What do you do if you run a successful business and yet have to rely on consultants to tell you how much stock you have at any particular moment in time? Prénatal Moeder & Kind B.V, the leading Dutch maternity products distributor and retailer, was in such a position, employing an external company to run automated inventory counts across its 19 megastores and 40 city stores throughout the Netherlands.



Topics: Retail, EMEA, MC40, mobile computing, Technology, Point of sale

Why technology should play a central role in sample collection

Posted by Wayne Miller June 28, 2016 at 4:58 AM


Despite best efforts, errors in taking samples from patients are difficult to fully eradicate. Wards are extremely busy places and a crisis can happen at any moment, diverting the attention of staff. Added to this are the difficulties associated with the handwritten labelling processes many hospitals still use. Illegibility can cause serious problems when it comes to patient identification and specimen collection, putting patient safety at risk and taking up valuable staff time.


Topics: Healthcare, Technology, EMEA, Printers, Mobile Printing

How technology can help deliver truly joined-up care

Posted by Zebra EMEA June 13, 2016 at 6:08 AM


The healthcare journey for a patient involves passing through various boundaries within and between facilities. From the bedside to the pharmacy to the home, care is provided and patients expect this to be a seamless, joined-up process. Yet in reality the process is often disjointed and inefficient, leading to frustration for the patient as well as for healthcare staff.


Topics: Healthcare, EMEA, Technology

Taking the Pulse of Healthcare Technology Investments

Posted by Ahmed Fahmy January 14, 2016 at 9:49 AM


Imagine a hospital where patient data, hospital staff and equipment are all connected in real-time. Imagine if this made the patient experience visible from the time they were admitted to the hospital to the time they are discharged.  Waiting time would be limited, patients would be aware of exactly when a doctor or nurse will arrive, when a procedure will start and when their test results will be ready. 


Topics: Healthcare, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA, Technology

The Art of Techspresso

Posted by Zebra Global May 1, 2015 at 9:15 AM


What do you get when you combine coffee, creativity and colleagues? At Zebra, you get Techspresso!

Techspresso was created by Zebra’s Enterprise Technology Office leader Tom Bianculli as a way to encourage open innovation and discussion amongst our employees. 


Topics: APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA, Technology, Collaboration, Innovation

HIMSS15 Preview: Technology Changing the Healthcare Landscape

Posted by Andy Tippet April 10, 2015 at 7:50 AM


Zebra Technologies Corporation is proud to exhibit at HIMSS15. This year’s event takes place Sunday, April 12 through Thursday, April 16 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

In addition to showing unique, comprehensive solutions within the Intelligent Healthcare Pavilion (booth #6566) and at our booth (#2619), Zebra is presenting on several new technologies at this year’s HIMSS Conference. 


Topics: Healthcare, APAC, North America, Latin America, EMEA, HIMSS, Events, Technology