- Our Approach
- About Us
We help companies become more efficient, accurate and connected not just by what we do, but how we do it.
The role of the CIO is changing, and there's more to do than ever before: pressure to understand new technologies and their impact; managing labor shortages; ensuring successful software implementations; and keeping equipment up and running (and up-to-date), just to name a few.
Alleviate some of that stress and free up resources by engaging Barcoding:
As the industry shifts, it’s not just a smart move to upgrade to Android-based mobile scanning devices—it’s imperative. Android as an operating system introduces a host of benefits and is far more secure than legacy Windows Mobile (which is now end-of-life).
Research shows that 77% of IT and Operations leaders agree they need to modernize their warehouse operations...but admit they have been slow to implement new technology. This is a major opportunity for companies that aren’t afraid to change—and we’re here to help make the process as simple and smooth as possible.
Barcoding will help you map out a “crawl, walk, run” approach to technology migration and modernization—you don’t have to do it all at once, or on your own. The best way to get users excited and seeing what’s possible with Android-based devices is to put a device in their hands—let ‘em start playing around with it. Soon you’ll have the feedback you need to start a full migration.
The Android operating system is secure.
Android updates more frequently than Windows Mobile.
Android is highly flexible and will allow your developers to create more applications to drive the business.
Android feels familiar to your users—they can do basic troubleshooting without IT.
No matter which platform you’re on, you need to have a mechanism for ensuring that your mobile devices receive the required updates. How often you perform this update is under your control.
Android is an evolving operating system and, as such, it is continually being enhanced with new features and bug fixes. Google releases both OS updates and OS patches on a regular basis. Additionally, device manufacturers also maintain their unique OS and device-level hardware support requirements with an additional layer of updates and patches. While not every update may be required, it is highly recommended that these items are reviewed on a regular basis and important updates and patches are installed.
“Android in and of itself, the devices that Android uses, and the use cases for Android are ever changing. Almost day to day, it seems there's something that changes, whether it be security changes, full OS changes, or application updates. Sometimes, it’s a decision maker in the business wanting some new functionality or a new application to be accessible or available. It's just always changing, and I think that's really going to be a big challenge for customers going forward. Companies that don’t work with a partner like Barcoding are going to struggle staying ahead of those changes and being able to react to them as needed.”
Brian Harvey, Barcoding, Inc.
Android devices do not require an MDM solution; however, investing in an MDM tool can save you significant time, money, and risk by evaluating and implementing the required updates and patches that are released by Google and the device manufacturer.
As your device population grows, you will want to invest in an MDM solution to avoid manual updates. MDM significantly reduces the time associated with update installation and ensures that the same process is followed every time.
A better question might be, “What’s not?”
Your job requires an unrelenting laser focus on things like productivity, process efficiency, enterprise implementations, minimizing downtime, surviving labor shortages...and most of all, keeping the customers happy.
The right technology and processes—and the right partner—can reduce the stress and uncertainty in all these areas.
Let us help be an extra resource for your operations.
*Courtesy of our partner Zebra Technologies
Coming out of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations had to rethink worker safety. Social distancing, sanitizing practices, and the ability to work remote/virtual are all now part of normal business.
A good place to start is by reviewing your mobile strategy with Barcoding. We can help you make the most of your mobile investment with your users top-of-mind. Today’s devices can support on-device training, contact tracing, and more.
We support optimization in all warehouse and logistics processes.
Receiving Operations: We can help increase the speed and accuracy of receiving by implementing technology to rapidly reconcile advance ship notices (ASNs), to quickly sort materials and accurately locate each piece of a shipment. This area of the business is also one of the first places we look to automate because the effects are felt downstream. This is also a logistics process that is prime for Iot and RFID to add speed and accuracy.
Returns Management Operations: According to Zebra, 81% of warehouse leaders have plans to expand their returns management operations in the next five years, which 40% say is fueled by consumer demand. Upgraded technology (mobile and printing) and the use of RFID can help your users drive productivity.
Put-Away Operations: In this area of the business, it’s critical to eliminate errors that will impact picking and replenishment. Long-range scanners are key as well as vehicle mounted computers and tablets for forklift operators. Our team of supplies experts can assist with warehouse location signage and printing consumables like labels and ribbons.
Cross-docking Operations: Every minute counts in cross-docking and that’s why a good partner is essential. Mobile technology and data capture solutions can make sure that the right shipments are put on the right trailers in the right order at the right time. The goal here is to deliver better operational visibility to help orchestrate the movement of goods, equipment, and workers in a very busy area.
Picking Operations: From our partner Zebra, picking operations can account for almost 50% of warehouse labor and is often an area with frequent turnover—as high as 30% annually! For these reasons, picking is a great logistics process to optimize with modern mobile devices. You’ll want to leverage devices on the Android platform to help accelerate onboarding.
Packing Operations: Packing is the last chance to verify order accuracy. By digitizing this part of your operations, you’ll be able to confirm that each item matches the pick list. Digitization also means your system will be able to tell the user which carton to use and will print the right address label. Our supplies team can help consolidate costs around the printing and labeling function in packing.
Staging Operations: You don’t want parcels ending up on the wrong trailer because of improper staging. With advanced data capture and mobile technology, you’ll be able to confirm that goods are properly organized. You’ll quickly be able to find any missing pallets to ensure all orders are complete. This is a great process to add real-time locationing to automatically verify staging accuracy.
Loading Operations: With increasing demands, rising volume of packages, and shrinking delivery schedules, there is no room for error or delays. Using modern vehicle mount computers, scanners, and beacons, it’s possible to optimize trailer space, meet shipment times, and reallocate labor through efficiency gains.
Inventory management is one of the biggest areas of focus for any operations leader. According to our partner Zebra, warehouse leaders report that their average item-level inventory accuracy is about 86.5%. This equates to approximately 15 out of 100 locations missing stock or lower quantities than reported in the WMS.
Barcoding is here to help. With our expertise, there are opportunities to:
We help companies manage inventory with the right technology for your environment and workflow:
We highly recommend employing regular cycle counting practices that best fit the size and volume of your business to keep a close eye on inventory. Mobile technology and new data capture solutions can help make sure your cycle counting practices keep you prepared for the velocity of both expected and unexpected order volume.
Want to get ahead and stay there? Barcoding’s team of service experts are here to help you deliver operational excellence.
No one likes surprises, especially Finance.
One of the many benefits of working with Barcoding is that we help you plan. Mobile computing, scanning, supplies, etc. expenses can be made more predictable. We help you work with the OEMs and distributors to forecast payments/projects coming down the pipe.
Mobile Device Purchasing
Our goal is to work with customers’ finance teams to help align the purchasing cycles of technology to cash flow management. Today, more than ever, it’s vital to link device lifecycles and budget cycles together to ensure:
Aligning device lifecycle and budgeting lends itself to a monthly financing plan. Monthly financing allows us to remove the “hockey stick” spends that often occur with mobile device refresh spends.
When it comes to supplies, we help organizations strategically centralize and consolidate their spend. Many companies don’t realize the money they could save by reviewing their supplies spending and creating a plan. We review things like shipping costs, volume discounts, and printing consumables to see where we can save you money.
For example, long-time customer DHL Supply Chain’s strategic labeling initiative with Barcoding streamlines ordering, optimizes printer performance and virtually eliminates chargebacks. Read the full case study here.
“We’ve saved more than $100,000 in purchases of consumables in 2017, with total savings in freight and the costs of printhead replacement estimated at $273,340.”
DHL Supply Chain
New applications, new support tools, system modifications: when devices reach their end of life, it can take a lot of time and effort to keep your essential technology running as it needs to. Most organizations handle this one of two ways:
With both options, Barcoding’s OnePay™ financing program is a great way to get much-needed flexibility.
Whether you’re financing, leasing, or renting from Barcoding, you have a single provider for a monthly, all-inclusive product/service program. One price can include hardware, software, accessories, support, and help desk services for the life of the system.
We can finance your entire solution, including data capture equipment, software, services, and more—no down payment and soft costs included.
Monthly payments don’t affect your established line of credit and cash reserves or require a compensating deposit balance.
Cash Flow Flexibility
Tailoring payment terms and structures to match unique needs, such as seasonality, expansion plans, or revenue cycles, lets you get more out of your budget.
As costs go up over the term of your contract, you pay the same rate as when you began.
Balance sheet considerations, such as OpEx versus CapEx, are important decisions. We help you design a financing solution that best fits your accounting and tax requirements.
You can own your solution with a $1.00 purchase option. Or with a true lease, you have the option to own or return the equipment at the end of the term, with an affordable payment during the term.
With any of our options, you can add to your Barcoding solution at any time with a simple increase to your monthly payment.
Learn about the latest Supply Chain Trends, Technologies, and Best Practices on Barcoding’s Geek Speak blog!