RF-SMART Blog

Choosing a Service Plan for your RF Scanner

November 27, 2019 by Chuck Iten in Hardware
Barcode Service Plan RF-SMART
It’s not uncommon for our hardware team to hear the question: Does a service contract like Zebra OneCare or Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions make sense to purchase along with mobile devices? The price of a Service Plan might not seem worth it initially, but even the most rugged scanning ... Continue Reading

Automation Tips for NetSuite Manufacturing Customers

November 4, 2019 by Casey Rebman Walker in NetSuite
RF-SMART IOT Automation Mobile WMS
With trends like Digital transformation, Internet of Things (IoT), and Industry 4.0 leading the manufacturing industry, many discrete manufacturers are implementing technology and moving their operations to cloud-based business systems, like NetSuite. Moving to the cloud also means a shift from ... Continue Reading

How to Develop a Cycle Count Process

September 30, 2019 by Casey Rebman Walker in Best Practices
Cycle Count Process ABC Analysis
Maintaining accurate inventory is mission-critical for today’s modern supply chain. Exact on-hand quantities are needed for inventory and production planning and to execute an efficient fulfillment process. One way to maintain that accuracy is to implement a cycle count process. What is Inventory ... Continue Reading

Mobile Scanners: Should I Move to a Touchscreen Device?

September 20, 2019 by Chuck Iten in Hardware
Hardware Mobile Scanner Touchscreen
With the impending Windows End of Life coming up (December 2019), many customers are exploring new handhelds. When working with customers on upgrading their legacy mobile scanners, the question often comes up: should they be using a mobile scanner with or without a keyboard?  There are pros and ... Continue Reading

PAR Inventory Management Best Practices

August 30, 2019 by Casey Rebman Walker in Oracle Cloud Healthcare
Healthcare Inventory Management PAR
It is no secret that healthcare supply chain costs continue to rise while hospital profits fall. Materials costs are poised to eclipse labor next year. Supply Chain and Materials Management departments must find a way to reduce costs while still maintaining PAR levels for exceptional patient care. ... Continue Reading

What You Don't Know About Warehouse Wireless Coverage

August 27, 2019 by Dan Taylor in Hardware
Wireless Coverage Warehouse Hardware
Your new WiFi router arrives in the mail, and after spending an hour on the phone with your service provider, you realize that the signal doesn’t reach the other end of your house. Maybe your connection starts to lag when your kids are streaming on their tablets at the same time you’re trying to ... Continue Reading

NetSuite Inventory Control Advice: Setting up Inventory

August 21, 2019 by Casey Rebman Walker in NetSuite
NetSuite Inventory Management Setting Up
With an ever-growing customer base, we’ve heard a lot of advice on what our customers did (or wish they did) when it comes to setting up inventory in NetSuite. Moving away from excel sheets to the Cloud takes some serious thought and planning. And this is even more true if you're looking to replace ... Continue Reading