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The Barcoding, Inc. “Innovator of the Year” award recognizes a team within a company who has implemented a mobile or automated data capture solution that has greatly impacted the business’s efficiency, accuracy, and connectivity.
We are so thrilled to recognize the work of Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority as our 2021 Innovator of the Year, an organization that has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to being more efficient, accurate, and connected. This year, we announced the winner live at our Barcoding HQ in Baltimore, MD. Learn more on our blog.
Virginia ABC is an independent political subdivision that generates revenue for the commonwealth. With almost 400 stores, Virginia ABC is a retailer, wholesaler, and regulator. All inventory is stored in a 300,000-square-foot warehouse that receives and ships approximately 23,000 cases of distilled spirits each day. All liquor in Virginia, whether being consumed at home or in a restaurant, originates out of this facility.
As we all know, many businesses were faced with incredible disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic response. Virginia ABC faced challenges at every angle, but they had to focus on gaining daily inventory visibility at each store and facilitating new sales channels to support their customers.
In one of the toughest years ever for retailers and restaurants—Virginia ABC was able to accommodate a dramatic increase in the number of online orders by implementing a new ecommerce solution. Virginia ABC partnered with Barcoding and Zebra to support the new processes with the latest in technology and automation.
We are thrilled to recognize the work of Schneider as our 2020 Innovator of the Year, an organization that’s demonstrated an exemplary commitment to being more efficient, accurate, and connected.
Schneider is a premier provider of transportation and logistics services and has been delivering exceptional experiences for over 80 years. Offering one of the broadest portfolios in the industry, Schneider’s solutions include Regional and Long-Haul Truckload, Expedited, Dedicated, Bulk, Intermodal, Brokerage, Warehousing, Supply Chain Management, and Port Logistics.
In a highly disrupted year, Schneider rose to the challenge and delivered for communities around the country through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Our award committee selected Schneider, in part, for their exceptional efforts in keeping the supply chain moving. The IT and Operations teams at Schneider National leveraged their partnership with Barcoding to quickly adapt to changing requirements.
Schneider truly embodies the spirit of a Barcoding Innovator of the Year, as the company strives to maximize its investment in technology, increase efficiency, and boost productivity. We wish them continued success in the future.
We’re delighted to recognize the work of Fleet Farm as our 2019 Innovator of the Year, an organization has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to being more efficient, accurate and connected. This year, we announced the winner at our Open House event, where we unveiled our new headquarters in Highlandtown, a neighborhood in the south eastern part of Baltimore City.
Fleet Farm has been in operation since 1955 as a retail chain with 44 stores across the Midwest. Their locations supply customers with everything they need for the jobs and joys of daily life, including outdoor products, auto parts, home improvement goods, and more.
Last year, Fleet Farm became a Barcoding customer. We were able to provide them with a mobile hardware refresh, including new technology at 37 stores, as well as a new distribution center. They provided Zebra TC51/52 handheld devices for store employees, ET50 tablets in gate huts, and mounted Zebra MK3090/3190 price check kiosks in store aisles. With this new equipment, they were able to improve their employees’ effectiveness and customer experience. Plus, all of the devices are managed with a SOTI enterprise mobility management application.
However, Fleet Farm didn’t stop there. They took the extra initiative to seek out new applications to maximize their investment and create a stronger partnership between store team members and the corporate IT and operations staff. It is this kind of attention to detail and dedication that we look for in our Innovator of the Year, and we are so glad to be a part of their story.
With our help, the Center for Comparative Medicine at Northwestern moved from a paper-based system to our Operational Management System. We created a scanning system and RFID software interface that worked with their existing systems and communicated over their Wi-Fi network to create RFID smart applications, providing the lab with real-time results.
Background: Azteca Foods, Inc., is a family-owned and operated leader in the Mexican foods category.
Challenge: Azteca sought a way to track pallets of goods moving throughout its warehouse by assigning unique identification numbers to pallets as they come off the line.
Solution: Barcoding’s barcode scanning system comprising handheld computers, a customized mobile software application, an internally hosted web service, and network extenders.
Result: Achieved full traceability of pallets moving into its finished goods warehouse, eliminated time-consuming manual data entry processes, and increased accuracy.
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