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By Roberto Michel · July 1, 2016
ADC device technology continues to advance, but suppliers increasingly emphasize continuous monitoring and IoT-type sensing and analytic solutions as much as new hardware. The goal is better decision support as data capture evolves.
By Bridget McCrea · June 8, 2016
The race is on to close the last mile delivery gap, cut costs and improve customer service.
By Josh Bond · October 1, 2015
Deadlines, data and finding solutions for each are pushing the end-user and supplier communities to adapt.
By Bridget McCrea · May 1, 2015
As automatic data collection (ADC) technologies become affordable and ruggedized, a wider swath of logistics operations are turning to a range of equipment and software to gain efficiencies and meet the growing demands of their customers.
By Bridget McCrea · January 1, 2015
The quest to improve worker productivity and enhance order accuracy in an omni-channel distribution environment is pushing more warehouse and DC managers to increase investment in warehouse mobility solutions. According to market thought leaders, not only has mobility arrived, but users are pushing for the next generation.
By Josh Bond · October 1, 2014
Whether struggling or flourishing, suppliers are working to differentiate their products and services to keep pace with rapid changes across the industry.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 18, 2014
Zebra gains instant access to complimentary technologies. But first, it needs to integrate a former partner that is 2-1/2 times its size.
By Roberto Michel · April 1, 2014
Camera-based bar code scanners are a must for 2D codes, but today’s payoff mainly ties to improving 1D code processes, ergonomics and read rates. Here’s a look at how this versatile tool is helping to transform fulfillment accuracy in dynamic distribution environments.
By Bob Trebilcock · October 1, 2013
It’s early in the game, but the materials handling industry is looking at new ways to use Big Data to maintain equipment, deliver services and manage processes.
By Josh Bond · October 1, 2013
The ADC market grew incrementally in 2012 amid changing customer interests and stiff competition.
By Bob Trebilcock · October 1, 2013

By Maida Napolitano · April 1, 2013
With suppliers jumping on the RFID bandwagon and more deployments looming on the horizon, the future of RFID remains promising. Here are the market drivers that continue to push ADC/RFID adoption and examples of facilities that are putting it to work.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 16, 2012
With the $600 million deal, Honeywell adds RFID and voice to its portfolio
By Bob Trebilcock · October 1, 2012
The ADC market continued to rebound, posting solid numbers once again in 2011.
By Maida Napolitano · April 1, 2012
Proponents have changed the conversation and have started tagging at the item level in what the industry is now calling a “source-to-store” approach.

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