Barcoding Inc.

June 11th, 2014

Alban Cat Ultimate Warehouse Makeover

Last summer, our partner BlueStar announced the winner of their inaugural Motorola Solutions’ Ultimate Warehouse Makeover Giveway. Barcoding, Inc. had nominated Alban Cat, a Caterpillar parts distributor in Baltimore, to receive the $50,000 technology makeover, and they were selected!

With their winnings, Alban Cat worked with the Barcoding, Inc. team to use the right technology to achieve their mission — delivering the right parts to the right people at the right time.

The video case study below illustrates how Barcoding was able to utilize rugged mobile computers and WLAN solutions from Motorola Solutions at BlueStar to deliver 95% accuracy on a daily basis.

May 20th, 2014

Save an Average of $875,000 by Improving Workflow Processes

Honeywell recently released a report that reveals how improvements in workflow process could save field service organizations an average of $875,000 annually.

The report polled 260 decision makers from organizations across the globe to discover service processes and gauge areas of improvement. The survey revealed 75 percent of respondents have conducted a process review in the past month—meaning 25 percent have not. And of that 25%, 63% have not conducted a process review in over five years!

The largest opportunities of improvement were daily schedule management and communication, clock-in and clock-out processes, parts lookup, and resolution information and knowledge lookup, planning and forecasting, scheduling, call and appointment management.

“The good news is field service leaders are chomping at the bit to capture savings when simple process changes across the entire field organization can drive these big bottom line results”, said Tim Eusterman, senior director of industry marketing, Honeywell Scanning & Mobility.

Learn more about Honeywell’s report, and view the infographic below for a visual view of the findings!


May 8th, 2014

CaptureTech Key Management Solution

Barcoding, Inc. is now offering CaptureTech’s Key Management Solution for effectively issuing and collecting keys.

Barcoding, Inc. recently announced the availability of the CaptureTech Key Management Solution. This system uses RFID and barcode technology in order to effectively manage keys, ideal for valets or any organization that issues and collects keys on a regular basis.

The CaptureTech Key Management Solution consists of:

  • KeyCop: A tamper-evident UHF RFID-enabled seal that keys attach to.
  • Key Management Software: Modular software application for easy key data management, including registration of in and outbound keys and inventory. Provides full reporting for easy audit trail
  • KeyConductor: Electronic Key Cabinet that holds 12 key positions. Allows authorized users to log into the system via integrated keypad and display.

“While typical electronic key cabinets provide security, our RFID-enabled key management system adds a new level of accuracy and efficiency to the process. With use cases in a wide range of industries, including facility management, healthcare, government, and transportation, the Key Management Solution provides users with a cost-effective, easy means of tracking and tracing keys and offers the peace of mind that only authorized personnel have access to particular items or areas,” said Maarten Anderson, CEO, CaptureTech.

“The beauty of the Key Management Solution is its flexibility. Every implementation begins with the KeyCop, but from there, we are able to use our systems integration and automated data capture expertise to build a unique solution that meets clients’ needs,” said Jay Steinmetz, CEO, Barcoding.

Learn more about CaptureTech’s Key Management Solution and watch the video below to see it in action!

March 31st, 2014

Healthcare Logistics from Zebra Technologies

With ever-changing regulations, logistics is crucial to the success and efficiency of the healthcare industry. Thankfully, with a line of products and solutions that provide real-time visibility into healthcare organizations’ patients, clinicians and assets, Zebra Technologies is there to help.

Zebra Technologies offers:

  • Mobile Specimen Collection
  • Positive Patient ID
  • Laboratory Samples/ Medication Administration
  • Pharmacy Script Protection
  • Device Management
  • Health System Efficiencies

“Hospitals are under increased pressure to optimize staffing, improve business intelligence, control costs, and achieve higher levels of electronic health record (EHR) implementation. In all of these areas, Zebra provides solutions to help hospitals meet their needs,” said Andy Tippet, healthcare vertical manager, the Americas, for Zebra.

Learn more about how Zebra is bringing technology to the healthcare industry.

March 24th, 2014

Zebra Technologies: Driving Innovation

Zebra Technologies, a long-time partner of Barcoding, Inc., was recently featured in Daily Herald’s Business Ledger for driving innovation.

Zebra was founded in 1969 and now has 50 offices worldwide, with its innovation incubator in Chicago’s Greek Town neighborhood. While headquarters will remain in the suburbs, this entrepreneurial environment focuses on innovation. While most manufacturers who use a separate space within a corporate structure will spin off into a separate company, Zebra wanted to create an innovation hub that could still easily reach out when resources are necessary.

Since the new staff isn’t tied to the pioneering days of Zebra, they have a lot of freedom to think outside the box. We recently discussed Zatar, which began as an idea about four years ago for wanting to give companies a “digital voice.”

Since the usage of cloud computing has increased greatly over the past few years, connecting devices to sensors has also become more appealing and cost effective. Zatar, Zebra’s new cloud-based platform for enterprises that sees your devices and connects them to the Internet, has greatly expanded Zebra’s product offerings and creates a pathway to the future.

Read the full article on how Zebra’s innovation incubator has helped to pave the way for Zatar and other innovations.