VDC Research

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.
SPECIAL REPORT
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
SPECIAL REPORT
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.
By Lorie King Rogers · March 1, 2012
Modern’s 2012 outlook finds that overall market uncertainty has slowed materials handling spending and has increased facility consolidation and engineered process improvements. Cost containment has returned as the most important issue of the day.
<p>Asset management systems keep track of reusable plastic containers, minimizing loss.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · January 1, 2012
Today’s asset management solutions do far more than tell you what you have and where it’s located.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Bridget McCrea · December 1, 2011
Supply chain professionals are certainly moving toward mobile applications to improve overall operations, but just how fast is it happening?
By Bob Trebilcock · October 1, 2011
After a challenging 2009, the ADC market bounced back in 2010 and looks strong moving forward.
By Bob Trebilcock · October 1, 2011
Modern spends 60 seconds talking with David Krebs at VDC Research.
By Bob Trebilcock · November 4, 2010
Reality bites, and in 2009, the automatic data capture business was bit hard. The total market for industrial automatic data capture (ADC) solutions came in at roughly $15.2 billion in 2009, according to Massachusetts-based VDC Research Group, down about 15.5% from the more than $18 billion spent on industrial ADC in 2008.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 21, 2010
Could managed services be the new business model for RFID? That’s one of the questions being asked by the industry, according to VDC Research Group.

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