Zebra Technologies

<p>Erik Rodriguez, director of supply chain (left) and Jonathan Hart, director of physical flows (right).</p>

By Bob Trebilcock · March 1, 2016
Like many global companies, L’Oreal is facing new demands from its customers in a dynamic market. Robotic layer picking and slotting software are two of the tools the health and beauty leader is using to stay competitive.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 1, 2016
Marshall Retail Group packed a lot of automation into a compact space to replenish a network of 160 retail locations. The result: lower fulfillment costs, faster inventory turns and room to grow.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 1, 2016
At 64,000 square feet, MRG’s Las Vegas distribution center uses processes and automation typically associated with much larger facilities.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Josh Bond · October 1, 2015
Deadlines, data and finding solutions for each are pushing the end-user and supplier communities to adapt.
By Roberto Michel · October 1, 2015
RFID can automatically capture item-level inventory data without extra handling, leading to improved visibility for many types of goods. Here’s a look at how companies are looking to make the most of that visibility.
By Josh Bond · October 1, 2015
Customized mobile software helps integrate production, shipping and other business functions.
By Sara Pearson Specter · September 1, 2015
Remote monitoring services aren’t just for big, integrated installations anymore; these applications are emerging in subcomponents all around the warehouse/DC.
By Josh Bond · August 25, 2015
83% of surveyed manufacturers either already have IoT implementations in place or plans to deploy within a year.
<p>Smart glasses can speed up order picking by allowing hands-free operation and keeping pickers focused on value-added picking tasks.</p> By Roberto Michel · August 1, 2015
Data collection devices for the warehouse have long been RF enabled and mobile, but heavily focused on simple data capture routines. Now tablets, smart phones and other devices are supporting richer apps and management activity, while wearable, wireless printers give warehouse workers the capability to perform efficient, on-demand printing.
<p>Automated order verification stations use singulating belts and fixed position scan technology to efficiently check and document outgoing shipments.</p> By Roberto Michel · June 1, 2015
Chain of custody initiatives in health care supply chains face new FDA mandates, and compliance isn’t simple. Here’s a look at some of the considerations and systems involved.
By Josh Bond · June 1, 2015
Rapid improvement suggests the lift truck could be among the most important things in the Internet of Things.
WHITE PAPER
By Charlie Tanner · April 6, 2015
Trends and realities continuously challenge warehouse operators increasing the pressures to operate efficiently and deliver optimal service levels. Add omni-channel retailing strategies, more discerning customers, and the need to replace aging equipment and platforms to the mix, and it's clear that warehouse and DC managers really do have their work cut out for them.
<p>Mark Wheeler, director of supply chain solutions.</p> By Sara Pearson Specter · March 25, 2015
Zebra Technologies (Booth 1552) announced the launch of the new ZQ500 mobile printer series for field-based applications.
WHITE PAPER
By Charlie Tanner · January 19, 2015
For retailers and manufacturers, the pressure is on to deliver anything, anytime, from anywhere—and the need to improve service skyrocketing. Welcome to the new world of omni-channel fulfillment, a place where mobile technology, wireless networks, and e-commerce capabilities have collided to create a new slew of challenges for warehouse and distribution center (DC) professionals.
<p>George Tsogas, vice president of international distribution and logistics (left) and Steve  Berube, senior vice president of global distribution and logistics.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · December 1, 2014
The yoga wear retailer’s new multichannel DC is speeding up time to market, streamlining e-commerce processes and reducing freight costs. Flexible automation is the key.

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