Inbound Logistics | May 2022


SOLVED Supply Chain Challenge?

Future-Proofing Tomorrow’s Warehouses Bar Code Direct modernized and optimized a large Fortune 500 retail warehouse, taking a three- pronged approach that yielded dramatic speed and productivity gains.

We took a three-pronged approach: • We installed a new wireless backbone with a WAN failover connection. • Brought in new hardware including tablets, wearables, handhelds, scanners, and GUI- based terminals. • Developed a customized enterprise software solution to help everything work together seamlessly.

THE CHALLENGE Running a large retail warehouse has many challenges. Efficiency is critical. But as the years go by, it becomes diffi- cult to keep up with the latest technol- ogy and processes to stay ahead of the curve. At Bar Code Direct we recently partnered with a longstanding interna- tional retail client to modernize their distribution facility, train their people to be more efficient, and streamline their operations. THE APPROACH To accomplish this, we began by doing a comprehensive site analysis and discov- ered that the facility was running several different systems concurrently that were not designed to work together—including non-automated, paper-based systems and technology that was simply inefficient for the task at hand.

“We helped increase speed and productivity by over 20%. Also, by arming the warehouse workers with a simplified, yet more powerful system we were able to help them increase their pick rates, and improve their bonus levels. Downtime was reduced by over 40% and the corporation’s upward growth trajectory continued to accelerate to record levels.” —Pete Grimes, V.P. Sales & Marketing and Chris Richardson, V.P. Customer Solutions, Bar Code Direct


• Zebra ET57 • Zebra WT6000 • Zebra TC77 • Zebra MC9300 • Zebra VC83 • Zebra DS3608 Scanners • Soti • Wavelink software

To learn more: 800-343-1750

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