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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
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Is your warehouse OS matching consumer level connectivity?

Posted by John Wyer October 18, 2018 at 10:14 AM

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Topics: EMEA, Warehouse, Warehouse Management, Wearables, Omnichannel

Wake up and smell the coffee – it’s time to modernise the warehouse

Posted by Mark Jolley August 30, 2018 at 8:14 AM

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Technology and logistics are moving at a phenomenal pace, yet the warehouse work culture is still stuck in the past. Compared to the modern day office and spotlight on well-being, the warehouse is archaically depressing. Granted, it’s an industrial hub and not exactly a creative ad agency, but that doesn’t mean a welcoming and stimulating environment should be curbed. The warehouse team are responsible for shifting items from A to B on behalf of global brands so it’s important they are looked after just as much as the office-based departments at logistical giants and online retailers. That next day delivery the customer has been promised is partly in the hands of the warehouse employee scanning, swiping and screen tapping for hours on end.

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Topics: EMEA, Warehouse, Warehousing, Warehouse Management

How MHE equipment has transformed the modern forklift

Posted by Maria Casu June 4, 2018 at 12:21 PM

How MHE equipment has transformed the modern forklift

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Topics: EMEA, Warehouse, Warehouse Management, Supply Chain

The evolution of the modern forklift equipment

Posted by Maria Casu May 30, 2018 at 4:10 PM

The evolution of the modern forklift equipment

Forklifts are a key part of warehouse efficiency and the supply chain as a whole.

Historically thought of as a ‘dumb’ piece of equipment in that they were totally reliant on the operator, forklifts have recently come to symbolise the digital transformation within warehouse operations.

The rise of ‘intelligent forklifts’ has completely revolutionised workflows: reducing material handling costs, improving fulfilment rates and streamlining stock management and tracking processes – all while driving better safety standards.

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Topics: EMEA, Warehouse, Warehouse Management

Five reasons why you need to modernise your warehouse and supply chain communication

Posted by Maria Casu April 6, 2018 at 11:51 AM

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The modern nature of warehouses and the need for fast, slick processes to meet shorter turnaround means that the idea of a manager just sitting in their corner office, only answering questions when workers come to the door, is a long way from reality.Managers now must be able to communicate with warehouse operatives one to one, at any time, as well as with multiple workers – in multiple parts of the warehouse – at once.

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Topics: EMEA, Warehouse, Warehouse Management, Supply Chain

Moving from flawless to intelligent fulfilment

Posted by Maria Casu February 21, 2018 at 4:15 AM

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When it comes to supply chain management, an efficient warehouse is essential for the smooth-running operation of a business. This is not just in the sense of ensuring products are stocked and logged, but that they are easy to locate within a warehouse, and can be dispatched as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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Topics: EMEA, Warehouse Management

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

Our number one tip to optimise picking performance

Posted by Maria Casu September 6, 2017 at 4:04 AM

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Has any industry undergone such rapid change in a short period as warehousing? From being seen as a line item cost, businesses now look to warehouses to create a competitive edge by improving the quality of customer service, and the speed and accuracy of deliveries. What’s more, innovation is necessary as the sheer volume and challenge of warehousing work is changing. Our customers tell me that orders are more complex, SKUs are rising fast, peaks are ever more extreme and new workflows need to be introduced (e.g. for proof of delivery and processing returns).

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Topics: Warehouse, Productivity, mobile devices, EMEA, Android, Warehouse Management

Getting your seasonal workers up to speed quickly

Posted by Maria Casu August 9, 2017 at 10:27 AM

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Warehouses are predicting a 42% increase in SKUs and 70% increase in volume of items shipped by 2020[1]. And with customers demanding ever fast delivery and flawless fulfillment the pressure is on to deliver. Temporary workers are crucial to ensuring that warehouses can cope – especially around peak times that are becoming ever more extreme. Some of our larger customers can employ hundreds and sometimes thousands of workers at these times.

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Topics: Warehouse, Productivity, mobile devices, EMEA, Android, Warehouse Management, Warehousing

5 benefits of long-range barcode scanning technology in the warehouse

Posted by Maria Casu January 23, 2017 at 11:04 AM

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With the capabilities of technology continually increasing, along with escalating levels of consumer demand, warehouses are undergoing a period of unprecedented change.

It’s a fact: people want access to their goods faster - that will never change. But in order to meet that demand and facilitate the provision of an efficient service, warehouses are being restructured and incorporating more cost effective and efficient technology to accelerate and expand business operations.

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Topics: EMEA, Warehousing, Warehouse Management, Scanners, Barcode Scanners, Barcodes