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Warehouse logistics made easy

June 4th, 2019

Individual labelling schemes are more sought-after than ever before. They optimize workflows, save costs, reduce errors, and provide the required transparency within the production and throughout the complete supply chain. This has been demonstrated impressively by a unique auto ID solution developed by a reseller of TSC printer...

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Improve efficiency at logistics centres with 3D mapping and voice navigation

June 4th, 2019

Large amounts of packages are received or shipped by logistics centres every day. The main issue with today’s ever-growing e-commerce is that warehouses need to try and fulfil their services. Especially when 1-day deliveries have become so popular. In conventional warehouses, the warehouse employees need to manually pick every i...

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The benefits of a unified platform

June 4th, 2019

Today, many organizations have disparate devices in multiple form factors for many uses, a myriad of applications for different tasks, and complex IT infrastructure. If your customers are still wondering whether they should combine all these separate devices into one unified hardware and software platform, we present you the fou...

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Online buyers expect accurate inventory, give it to them!

June 4th, 2019

Knowing a product is in stock is a major influence for online buying decisions. Inventory accuracy comes to e-commerce systems and supply chains systems from information provided by hand held bar code devices used by warehouse workers. These workers operate in a scan intensive environment that taxes hand held scanners and mobile...

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3 Top tips on Social selling for ISVS and VARS

May 24th, 2019

What is social selling?   Social selling is the process of creating an online relationship and supporting potential customers on various social platforms, with the purpose of directly helping individuals to purchase your product. The biggest key in being successful in the last part of the sales funnel is through social selling. ...

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How R you securing your device?

March 25th, 2019

For many years now Microsoft systems have been ruling the computing world. However, lately, Google’s Android platform has taken over as the standard operating system for enterprises. But the battle between the two is not even close.

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Modernise the Warehouse

March 25th, 2019

E-commerce is currently growing rapidly, and it is expected to continuously grow 3 times the industry rate and make 4.5 trillion dollars in sales globally by 2021. This e-commerce growth goes together with the increased expectations of the customers for product availability and service, meaning that there should be many products...

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A 3D mapping and voice navigation system to improve efficiency at logistics centres

March 25th, 2019

Organisations, challenged with running large IT infrastructures with limited resources, are becoming aware of technologies such as radio frequency identification (RFID) and their capability to ensure asset optimisation and enhance profitability. Many companies are turning to technology to handle the extra workload because it ena...

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Digital Workplaces and ISVs

March 25th, 2019

Will software applications remain as relevant as the digital workplace evolves? This is a question that many ISVs find themselves asking as we push forward in the digital age. As a demand for updated software and hardware solutions is heightened in the workplace, ISVs will need to find ways to allow end-users to conduct business...

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Successfully migrate mobile apps to transform your organisation

December 5th, 2018

Migrating mobile apps to next-generation platforms is an essential process all organizations need to undergo, to meet modern enterprise demands. However, the move is filled with complexity. To begin with, let's discuss the driving force behind this revolution; the changing enterprise technology landscape.

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When it comes to warehousing do it like Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

December 5th, 2018

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Middle East FZE knows the way in the warehouse environment and operations.  Fiat Chrysler Automobiles includes automotive brands such as Jeep, Dodge, Fiat, Chrysler, RAM, Alpha Romeo, and more. FCA Middle East is responsible for supplying partner accessories to eight different countries in the mid...

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The bare necessities of label printing

December 5th, 2018

Selecting a warehouse printer can be rather difficult as such a printer needs to meet various requirements. Below we present the most essential traits of a warehouse label printer, which you can keep in mind when you are looking for a new warehouse printer. 

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How to build a smart city: The case of smart Santander

December 5th, 2018

Before going into how a smart city can be built, let’s first try and explain what a smart city is. Although there is no precise definition of a smart city, there are some components that are vital for one. A smart city first and foremost should engage the society. There is no smart city without an engaged citizen. A smart city a...

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Android: The big migration has started

October 31th, 2018

“When creating solutions, always keep in mind that everything is and should be connected. That is what takes the customer experience to the next level. We, in Google, are creating an Operating System, partners are creating the devices, and the key in this solution is how these can be used together to be able to deliver better ex...

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The future in the warehouse is with Android

October 31th, 2018

For years, Microsoft systems ruled the computing world. But Google’s Android platform is taking over as the standard operating system for enterprise computing nowadays.

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Warehousing: A supply chain necessity

October 31th, 2018

In a perfect world, the supply chain wouldn’t need warehousing. But since that perfect supply chain doesn’t exist, the warehouse is an excellent solution to make a company more profitable. But how can you make sure that your warehouse moves along with increasing demand? 

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Learn how to find the correct warehouse printer

October 31th, 2018

Working in a warehouse means printing big amounts of labels in a harsh environment. Printers used in a warehouse need to perform high volumes of work whilst still being hard-wearing, long lasting, and simple to operate with minimal user training. At the same time, they need to be cost-efficient and be small in size in order to s...

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Choosing the right label printer can cut the cost of the reverse logistics

October 18th, 2018

Did you know that worldwide online retail sales are expected to hit $4.058 trillion in 2020, representing 14.6% of all retail spending that year?

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How to improve the speed and accuracy of warehouse operations

October 18th, 2018

Developments in today’s technology has led to many warehouse businesses transitioning to devices built on Android and from keypad-centric devices to full touch screen.

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Sense and Connect: The ultimate IoT Experience

October 18th, 2018

The idea of Internet of Things, or more widely known IoT, can be summarised as everything is connected through the cloud, providing constant monitoring to all the data. Although this concept can be perfectly understood, what is important to grasp is the business opportunities generated from IoT. Pedro Pina, Domatica’s VP of Busi...

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Label faster with mobile printing

October 18th, 2018

Having a reliable printing solution in a warehouse environment is essential to ensuring a smooth and efficient operation. Combined with wireless hand-held terminals, BlueStar partner SATO’s lightweight PW2NX mobile printers print both picking labels and shipping labels to improve the picking and checking operations in the wareho...

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Enabling the Smart Warehouse

October 18th, 2018

The growth of omnichannel shopping and demand for faster deliveries is redefining how warehouses operate. A shift in how consumers buy from multiple sources — from desktop computers, mobile devices and in-store — has created the need for smart warehouses to serve today’s connected consumer.

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What you need to know about intrusive interstitials?

October 18th, 2018

Like any company, Google continually changes and updates the way it functions and ranks websites. The Google algorithm, sacred and highly secret, is the key to creating quality SEO organically, but there’s always an air of uncertainty to it. Some changes come along because they are improving their techniques. Some are because th...

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How do TSC printers help Panalpina to optimise warehouse and logistics?

October 18th, 2018

Barcode printers provide a significant advantage to users in the warehouse and logistics sectors. Not only do they replace the manual handling of data, removing the risk of human error and improving logistics flexibility, but they also offer users immediate control of stock and shipping – from cargo withdrawal to delivery – by l...

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Will 2018 be the year of mobile operating system transition?

October 18th, 2018

There has been a shift in the mobile operating system landscape over the last few years, and it’s clear that the transition from legacy Windows is well underway. While there remains several distinct choices on the roadmap, the trade-offs and compromises associated with each have become clearer.

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Are barcodes and RFID better together?

October 18th, 2018

You probably already know that barcodes are the primary tool used by enterprise to track and trace assets all over the world. It’s the global standard for companies worldwide, regardless of size, industry, or location. Government, hospitality, retail, wholesale, logistics, manufacturing, security, transportation, utilities, and ...

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What is a smart city, and why should I care?

October 18th, 2018

Each new day often brings a new buzzword, so it’s important we fully understand new terms as they quickly become part of our language and used on a daily basis. One such term that has joined some of the big buzzwords like IoT and Big Data is ‘smart city’. But what does a smart city actually look like?

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Rising to meet today's logistics challenges

October 18th, 2018

The role of the warehouse is changing. But operating across multiple channels – retail, catalogue and Internet – creates a new set of logistical challenges. No longer just a space to store inventory, today’s warehouse operation is fast-paced and often decentralised. Inventory turns faster than ever as retailers and manufacturers...

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Can the visual warehouse and iPicking change logistics?

October 18th, 2018

If your partners have been wondering how they can harness the power of the IoT in their own business, the Visual Warehouse could be the solution they have been waiting for. In fact, you may have heard of SATO’s Visual Warehouse - a virtual warehouse director that fully streamlines storage, picking and route navigation for enhanc...

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The evolution of wearable technology

October 18th, 2018

Wearable devices being used in a business environment isn’t anything new. In fact, it’s been going on for more than 20 years. These handy devices are usually deployed to enhance employee effectiveness in the warehouse. They allow users to move around hands-free and pick product quickly and effectively.

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An ISVs guide to navigating the channel

October 18th, 2018

If you’re an ISV and have decided that it’s time to broaden your business opportunities and grow your business then you’ll no doubt be considering the channel. The channel is a great way to look for new business through dedicated partnerships, and can bring great long-term success.  But it is highly competitive so it’s important...

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Connected solutions with scanners, printers, and wearable components

October 18th, 2018

Businesses today face unrelenting pressures to reduce operating costs, better manage the workforce and deliver perfect customer service. But did you know, for example, that 54% of the average distribution centre’s workforce is consumed in the picking workflow? This makes workflow performance gains in picking very valuable to war...

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A warehouse operation success story

October 18th, 2018

Here’s how Russian business Fissman significantly optimised its warehouse operations and increased transparency with the Falcon X3 mobile computer. Fissman, a leader in glassware and household items, had a history of carrying out warehouse operations on a paper-based system. Storage locations were not indicated, causing numerous...

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Are stand-alone barcode printer stations the future?

October 18th, 2018

Simple and extremely cost-efficient, stand-alone barcode stations can provide an effective solution to increasing productivity whilst driving down costs. That’s why BlueStar, in cooperation with German Software company MSC, has developed a stand-alone barcode station capable of copying an existing barcode onto a new label. The s...

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Are you selling secure tablets?

October 18th, 2018

Did you know that enterprises are set to make up 18% of tablet purchases in 2017, according to the Global Business and Consumer Tablet Forecast? For some, it may not be a surprise to hear that tablet use in enterprise markets is on the rise. After all, the settings in which tablets are used are often just as varied and unique as...

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Rugged printers go beyond expectations in the warehouse

October 18th, 2018

Having a reliable printer in the warehouse is a necessity for most modern businesses that value flexibility and efficiency. But the latest printers have gone a step further. SATO’s next generation of thermal printers offer advanced support for barcodes, character sets and RFID encoding. The NX Series incorporates value-added fea...

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How can increased visibility lead to warehouse efficiency?

October 18th, 2018

Logistics is big business. Did you know, for example, that in the US it accounts for 8.2% of GDP and 15-20% of finished product cost? At the core of this trillion-dollar sector is the warehouse, where minor missteps can have a major impact on the supply chain. Today’s warehousing professionals are looking to new technologies to ...

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The easy way to create mobile applications for warehouse environments

October 18th, 2018

To appeal to the individual needs of warehouse managers, resellers need the ability to create new applications for mobile devices in short spaces of time and without the need of a technical expert. Why are mobile apps needed in the warehouse environment?

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IoT: what to expect when we connect

October 18th, 2018

The internet changed the world; It touches all aspects of our lives. It allows us to connect on social media, video chat with friends and colleagues and even read this blog right now. Now, there is a push to connect every device to the internet. While this provides new functionality and convenience, there are also some potential...

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From dock to stock: connected solutions boost warehouse flow

October 18th, 2018

In most warehouse environments, the speed and accuracy of receiving and putting away goods makes all the difference to workflows downstream.

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Barcode Scanning in the Modern Warehouse: Long Range Scanning

October 18th, 2018

Space is a major issue for modern warehouses. Order patterns, volumes and speed of delivery have all gone through rapid changes in the last five years and older warehouses may struggle to keep up unless they utilise every inch of available space as efficiently as possible. 

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Use BlueStar services to grow your business

October 18th, 2018

BlueStar Services offer another significant opportunity for our partners to improve margins and gain a competitive edge on hardware sales.

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Selling recurring media: A guide to growing profits

October 18th, 2018

Every business student knows about the ‘blade and razor’ model - the idea that when you’re selling razors, you can just about give away the handle because you make your real money on the blades.

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Aim, trigger, decode - the Powerscan range delivers up-to-the minute accuracy

October 18th, 2018

All warehouse managers know that speed and reliability when managing goods and tracking merchandise can help to improve efficiency while reducing costs.

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How to revitalise your outbound workflows

October 18th, 2018

All of your warehouse customers know that when it comes to outbound workflows, much like inbound workflows, it is vital to keep the flow of material on the dock fluid and moving.

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Service levels for every business and every budget

October 18th, 2018

Choosing the best mobile devices to fit a specific business is a task which can take months of careful planning and review, often including testing different models and gaining user feedback.

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Three trends that are impacting business in 2017

October 18th, 2018

Every year, there are new trends to examine, new ideas to consider, and fresh perspectives that can affect a business. 

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