What do you have when physical and digital worlds converge in today’s supply chain? The answer, according to Gartner and several of the worlds leading companies, is a bimodal supply chain. During the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Summit the term bimodal has been a constant theme as analysts and companies describe the impact that the digital world has had on supply chains and how living in a hybrid world between digital and physical processes has become the norm.
Organizations that want to leverage investments in their SAP systems are recognizing that labeling plays a critical role in the production and distribution of their products as well. Barcode labeling solutions, which today entail much more than just the printing of barcodes, can be fully integrated with key SAP processes to effectively and efficiently manage labeling across the supply chain, and throughout the product lifecycle. Done correctly, labeling plays a big part in helping an organization meet customer and regulatory requirements, increasing time to market and cutting costs.
Counterfeiting continues to be a huge problem for electronics manufacturers as they lose upwards of $168B annually in potential revenue. There are also public health and safety risks with products using counterfeit components. How can you fortify your electronics supply chain and preserve the integrity of your products every step of the way?
Day one at Gartner’s Supply Chain Executive conference included a fascinating keynote by Chris Tyas, Senior Vice President Global Head of Supply Chain at Nestlé.
All along the supply chain, consumers are demanding shorter delivery times. Companies are responding by investing heavily in their warehouses.
The future of manufacturing productivity belongs to robots. Across the world, rising labor costs are forcing firms to explore the benefits of automation. In both developing nations and first-world countries, thousands of human workers are steadily being replaced by machines.
Today Loftware announced Loftware Spectrum 2.8, the latest release of the only 100% browser-based solution designed to meet complex, high volume customer and regulatory labeling requirements across global enterprises.
VDC recently published a report focused on Mobile Barcode Scanners. The following blog highlights some of our thoughts on this market and its potential.
Topics: barcode scanners
Loftware's third annual Top 5 Trends in Enterprise Labeling Report outlines the recent shifts in barcode labeling that impact global supply chains.
In the developing world, apparel manufacturing is poised to employ millions of people in the coming years. But growing firms have a number of hurdles to overcome in a complex and competitive global marketplace.
The world of retail is in a strange spot. On the surface, a reasonably strong economy helped many businesses boost sales numbers throughout 2015. However, many challenges lie just over the horizon - most notably the continuing rise of ecommerce spearheaded by Amazon.
Medical errors are silent killers. When people think about the leading causes of death in the United States, they typically cite heart disease or cancer. While it is true that these are the two factors most responsible for deaths in this country, fewer people realize that medical errors are now in third place - and may be getting even more common.
Ready or not, the race to digital transformation is on. Manufacturers are pressed to deliver information
rapidly, on demand, and in a variety of formats. At the same time, global regulations are requiring the tracking and tracing of materials throughout the supply chain. Barcode labeling plays a critical role in this process. Do you have the strategy in place to exploit new technologies and keep pace with your competitors?