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How Bar Codes Can Optimize Data Recording and Information Analysis
Bar code technology allows users to analyze information to develop more accurate maintenance, personnel, and financial planning. In particular it can hasten the

bar codes  Bar Codes Can Optimize Data Recording and Information Analysis Introduction Traditionally, bar code technology is used in product distribution, courier services, and point of sales (POS). However, it can also be particularly useful in maintenance processes, though its application in some industries, such as aerospace is not as well known, especially in Mexico and Latin America. In order to better understand the application of bar code technology in maintenance processes, we must first understand that

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Error Proofing with RFID


Carefully tracking components and assemblies throughout the manufacturing process can prevent costly production and sequencing errors, but executing these procedures can be difficult. While bar codes provide accurate, efficient product identification, they are not viable in many common industrial processes. Specialized RFID tags, however, are optimized for use on or around metal, and are an effective and viable alternative.

bar codes  can be difficult. While bar codes provide accurate, efficient product identification, they are not viable in many common industrial processes. Specialized RFID tags, however, are optimized for use on or around metal, and are an effective and viable alternative. Read More

Top 10 Supply Chain Technology Trends


You can’t pick up a business or IT magazine today without seeing numerous articles about the growth of mobile and wireless technologies. Why are these technologies so trendy? The answer is simple: developments in mobile computing, wireless communication, bar codes, and other data collection and communications technologies help businesses extend visibility and control over the operations that really matter to them.

bar codes  improved optics allow 2D bar codes on paper to be read at greater distances (over 50 feet) than 1D bar codes on retrorelective labels? Read on to learn more about how these and other developments are helping make production, distribution, service and other supply chain operations more eicient. Connectivity The various forms of wireless connectivity – Bluetooth for personal area networking, 802.11 wireless local area networking, and cellular wide area wireless networks for voice and data communication Read More

RFID Workbench: Understanding the Basics


Radio frequency identification (RFID) helps actualize the perfect integration of logistical and commercial chains and its use is rising in the US and Europe among large companies; government departments; and industries. Setting up RFID requires a validation test on a defined perimeter that involves the processes that have the most direct impact on your activity to see how RFID will affect your environment.

bar codes  RFID, in areas where bar codes reach their limitations. The limitations of bar codes are well known: Around 10% reading error Linear reading (one code follows another), therefore slower than a broadcast reading The reading often requires human intervention (moving and orienting the object for scanning etc.). The need for the bar code to be visible The impossibility to apply a bar code in a problematic environment (dust, mud, vapour etc.) and to reduced size objects or to those with improper shape for Read More

3M Wraps Up HighJump, While Retalix Shops OMI International Part One: Recent Events


It appears that instead of a direct intra-market consolidation, some smaller, but profitable, undercapitalized, and undervalued warehouse management and supply chain execution vendors have lately found a shelter under wealthy, more visible parent companies with complementary products.

bar codes  processes to utilize RFID, bar codes or both, depending on their individual customer requirements, and at multiple points within the supply chain through the following HighJump solutions: Warehouse Advantage: HighJump has extended its warehouse management solution to include RFID compliance as well as workflows that support RFID, so that all HighJump customers now have the option of selecting which activities they want to perform with RFID, bar codes or both. Compliance Advantage: This solution allows Read More

MEMS: The New Class of Bar Code Scanner


What is compact, lightweight, ergonomic, and power-friendly? A microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)-based scan engine—an innovative scanning technology that provides outstanding reliability and performance. When it comes to supply chain laser scanning, the advantages MEMS scanners have over traditional lasers are unparalleled. While MEMS is not a new technology, it does provide a new option for bar code scanning.

bar codes  The New Class of Bar Code Scanner What is compact, lightweight, ergonomic, and power-friendly? A microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)-based scan engine—an innovative scanning technology that provides outstanding reliability and performance. When it comes to supply chain laser scanning, the advantages MEMS scanners have over traditional lasers are unparalleled. While MEMS is not a new technology, it does provide a new option for bar code scanning. Read More

Inductance Calculations with PerMag


This white paper illustrates how to use finite-element codes to calculate inductance. The calculations address transmission lines in the limit that the radiation wavelength is long compared to the transverse dimensions of the structure. The paper also shows how to set up solutions with two-dimensional PerMag code (for static magnetic fields) to get useful information for both the low and high-frequency limits.

bar codes  Calculations with PerMag This white paper illustrates how to use finite-element codes to calculate inductance. The calculations address transmission lines in the limit that the radiation wavelength is long compared to the transverse dimensions of the structure. The paper also shows how to set up solutions with two-dimensional PerMag code (for static magnetic fields) to get useful information for both the low and high-frequency limits. Read More

Voice Self-Service Leverages the Knowledge Base to Improve Customer Interactions


Deploying voice self-service (VSS) is undeniably attractive to enterprises because it improves the speed, consistency, and convenience of information sent to customers, and decreases costs. Knowledge bases play a key role in helping enterprises achieve greater return on investment because they link web- and speech-based self-services together. In particular the emergence of VoiceXML has truly shifted speech and IVR platform hosting options.

bar codes  plan. Today, the technological barriers between web and voice self-service channels are dropping. Voice self-service has now aligned with web architectures and the tools from companies such as RightNow can leverage content across both channels. Consider all voice self-service deployment models. Hosted voice self-service continues to mature and provides a viable alternative for enterprises to outsource asset and staff management while retaining sufficient control, management and security of data. Read More

Fixed Assets Management: What You Need to Know


When managing fixed assets, you must follow Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for financial statement reporting, and you must follow the IRS tax codes and regulations for income tax reporting. Each has its own set of rules and requirements. This e-book explains the differences between GAAP principles and IRS regulations for fixed assets management, and provides a list of best practices to follow.

bar codes  Assets Management: What You Need to Know When managing fixed assets, you must follow Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for financial statement reporting, and you must follow the IRS tax codes and regulations for income tax reporting. Each has its own set of rules and requirements. This e-book explains the differences between GAAP principles and IRS regulations for fixed assets management, and provides a list of best practices to follow. Read More

Navigator Business Solutions Navigator One for SAP Business One (v88) for Accounting Certification Report


Navigator One for SAP Business One (v88) is now TEC Certified for online comparison of accounting software in TEC's Evaluation Centers. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

bar codes  etc.); and as menu bar that can have multiple tabs, with an easy-to-navigate hierarchy. The right mouse button can be used to open lists of options in certain areas of the interface. Navigation : Multiple tabs for different sections of the system can be used, minimized, or maximized, with straightforward navigation between them. Visual indicators for mandatory fields, drop-down lists, and different colors for active and inactive fields make accessing screens fairly intuitive, even to users who are not Read More

Raising the Bar on Mobile Workforce Security with Integrated Data Protection and Strong Authentication


The growing adoption of laptops and other portable devices is changing the foundation of traveling and telecommuting. Laptops have overtaken desktops as the computer of choice for business users. While endpoint protection has been traditionally associated with solutions like antivirus and firewalls, these technologies don’t adequately protect data against theft, loss or unauthorized access. Learn more. Download this white paper now.

bar codes  the Bar on Mobile Workforce Security with Integrated Data Protection and Strong Authentication The growing adoption of laptops and other portable devices is changing the foundation of traveling and telecommuting. Laptops have overtaken desktops as the computer of choice for business users. While endpoint protection has been traditionally associated with solutions like antivirus and firewalls, these technologies don’t adequately protect data against theft, loss or unauthorized access. Learn more. Read More

Leveraging Technology to Maintain a Competitive Edge During Tough Economic Times--A Panel Discussion Analyzed Part Four: RFID Software Issues


Logically, radio frequency identification (RFID) deployment will be a far cry from a minor development project that can be completed in a few months or weeks. It will take months and years to assess how RFID will affect manufacturing and shipping operations and IT systems. It will take time to bring software up to a pilot stage, and after that, years of fine-tuning and IT system development will be needed to fully realize the gains in operational efficiency that the technology promises.

bar codes  a mixed environment of bar codes and RFID tags; and optimizing business practices benefit from an identification technology that does not require line-of-sight, while dealing with materials and environments that will interfere with RFID signals (such as metal and liquid products, cold storage). Although many vendors have demonstrated success in reading multiple tags in close proximity (so-called stacking ), the misread rate or collision of tags is still a potential problem in real world situations. So Read More

Solving Enterprise Problems: The Fully-integrated Solution of IQMS


Though superficially, IQMS, a small, quiet ERP provider, may be similar to its competitors, by offering fully-integrated applications and services that are typically expected from larger tier one vendors, IQMS has truly differentiated itself in the market.

bar codes  This can be a barrier to future changes as modified code needs to be further revised which is notoriously time consuming, costly, and risky. Moreover, these concoctions can also have a different look-and-feel across the range. For a more detailed discussion see Integrated Solutions: Look before You Leap . Furthermore, the enterprise applications market (EAI) market is still nascent and fragmented, burdened with difficulties despite the advent of service-oriented architectures (SOA) and Web services Read More

The Three Rs of RFID: Rewards, Risk, and ROI


Prominent organizations and retailers, such as Walmart and the US Department of Defense are taking advantage of radio frequency identification, which promises real time tracking of products from the manufacturing floor to the checkout terminal. Despite the typical risks associated with adopting any early-stage technology, the competitive advantage and bottom-line business benefits of RFID are significant to both retailers and suppliers. It can significantly decrease warehouse, distribution, and inventory costs; increase margins; and enhance customer service.

bar codes  universal product code (UPC) bar coding, which RFID promises to replace, RFID proactively transmits information, eliminating the manual point-and-read operations needed with bar coding. This enhanced visibility could significantly decrease warehouse, distribution, and inventory costs; increase margins; and enhance customer service. Several of the most prominent suppliers and retailers are already taking advantage of this new technology; Wal-Mart and the US Department of Defense (DOD) are the most Read More