Do you find that in the current business environment you are fighting fires more often than usual? The coronavirus pandemic has placed companies in unfamiliar territory. With the worldwide situation affecting the way people worldwide live and work, it’s tempting to deal with immediate crises only. This approach will keep you busy, but it doesn’t help to deal with the underlying problem. Business process automation solutions can help you get to the bottom of an issue and resolve it.Read More »
Anyone running a business knows that some degree of uncertainty is normal. Evaluating risks is simply something that owners and managers have to do regularly. The COVID-19 pandemic has created an economic crisis that is unlike anything seen in recent history. It has forced manufacturers to make swift and dramatic changes to adjust to the new reality. Production and inventory management software offers multiple benefits, including full visibility over your entire operation, so you can make the best decisions in these unprecedented times.Read More »
Right now, some companies are finding their typical supply chain management solutions aren’t working. Global and local disruptions due to airport closures, border closures, or other problems, thanks to the global pandemic, are making it difficult for some suppliers to get goods through to their customers.Read More »
If you’re running a small manufacturing company, it may feel as though supply chain management is one of the most challenging aspects of the business. On one hand, you need to keep it flowing smoothly to keep orders filled and cash coming into the business. On the other hand, you may not always find it as easy to deal with your suppliers as larger companies. Small manufacturers can take the initiative and use supply chain management solutions to improve operations and help grow their business.Read More »
When shopping for barcode scanner software, it’s important to take into consideration both current and future needs.Read More »
Are you interested in barcode scanner software for your business? Taking this step will increase your team’s productivity. It will also virtually eliminate counting and data entry errors that inevitably result from trying to track inventory using spreadsheets. Before you make a final decision about buying a scanner program, you’ll want to make sure it has your company’s needs and priorities covered.Read More »
Part of warehouse inventory control is figuring out creative ways to move unsold items. We all know those items. They’re the items that gather dust in the gloomy corners of the warehouse. These are the items everyone shoves to the back of the shelf, pretending they don’t exist.Read More »
It's no secret, physical counts or cycle counts can be a daunting task. Manual physical counts can be very time consuming and tend to yield a lot of errors. Historically, these counts take place once a year while consuming a lot of resources. Typically conducted with pen and paper.Read More »
Zombie stock isn’t the name of the next major health issue that you and your employees need to be concerned about. It may sound like the next low-budget summer creature film that will be featured at theatres this summer. Even though the name may seem amusing, it describes a common business problem that should be taken seriously. Zombie stock has the potential to cause havoc for your business. You can protect yourself with the right warehouse inventory control software.Read More »
Your inventory tracking system is much more than software you pull out annually to conduct warehouse-wide inventory. It’s a system that can help you keep tabs on your inventory throughout the warehouse, from receiving to shipment.Read More »
Is dealing with inventory an ongoing issue for your business? Is controlling inventory flow and improving warehouse efficiency high on your list of priorities? These are common issues for many business owners and managers. If you don’t have a good plan for managing inventory as it moves in and out of the warehouse, then the chances of something falling through the cracks are much higher. The results are lower efficiency, higher stress for your entire team, more product returns, lower customer satisfaction rates, and more. Take control with an inventory tracking system and turn these issues around.Read More »
If you’re shopping for a warehouse management software system, you’ve got a checklist of things you want in your new software. Among these, cost-effectiveness is probably at the top of the list. Cloud-based warehouse systems offer the best ROI and provide an excellent method of managing your inventory.Read More »
At one time, the only option available when buying software was installing it on your computer. You’d have to install updates as they became available and you were responsible for making sure you had the latest version of the programs you were running. Keep in mind that these updates needed to be installed while (hopefully) causing a minimum of disruption to your day-to-day operations. Around this time, updating to a cloud-based warehouse management software system sounds like a really good idea.Read More »
If you’re looking for supply chain management solutions for some common issues facing your company, barcode scanners may be the answer. Barcode scanners have been used for decades to improve the shopping experience as well as inventory management. They can also be used to manage the supply chain.Read More »
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If you’re busy working in your business and you already know you want solutions, it may seem a little frustrating to go back to the beginning to think about the issues you are having. Unless you have a clear idea of where your supply chain is running into difficulty, then you won’t know precisely which features and benefits of offered make the most sense for your business.Read More »
A good inventory tracking system does more than count the goods on your shelves or in your bins. It can help you meet common challenges—and overcome them.
It’s surprising that, in 2020, some companies still lack a smart inventory tracking system. They continue to rely on paper and pencil, clipboards, and spreadsheets to track their most valuable asset.Read More »
Given the current outbreak of COVID-19 and the impact the virus is having on our global communities, customers, employees and families, we would like to take a minute to share our Business Continuity plans with you.
UPDATED* April 15th, 2020
Due to an unprecedented spike in demand, we are unfortunately experiencing delays and slower response times from our Customer Care team. We’re still operational and our aim is to respond to as many issues as possible. We recommend referencing our ever-expanding knowledge base at http://knowledgebase.scanco.com for self-help assistance.Read More »
E-commerce companies were all over the news in 2019. They dominated numerous stories, with many of them focused on rising sales figures. The jump in orders for products forced e-commerce companies to move their operations to larger warehouses to keep up with customer demand. Bigger floor space and quality inventory tracking systems go hand in hand. At this operating level, it is imperative that inventory control run smoothly and efficiently.Read More »
Using barcode scanner software for cycle counting makes perfect sense. After all, it’s expensive to shut the warehouse down for a day (or even a night) and have everyone conduct a physical inventory once a year. Instead, cycle counting enables you to break stock-taking up into smaller increments.Read More »
Does taking inventory make your team want to let off a collective groan? There’s no question that it disrupts the daily activities in your warehouse. Physically counting items is a method that is prone to human errors, and accuracy is the goal in this case. Implementing cycle counting with barcode scanner software gives you a two-step method for measuring inventory accuracy.Read More »
Your business has many choices available when it comes time to select inventory management software. Web-based inventory software offers the most benefits for your money. When it comes to inventory management, web-based inventory software provides up-to-the-minute information on stock counts, shipments, and more. It’s a great tool to improve customer satisfaction by providing accurate and fast answers to their order questions.Read More »
Your warehouse is an important part of the supply chain. For this reason, you want to ensure it is running as safely and efficiently as possible. No one sets out to deliberately make mistakes in business, but that doesn’t mean everyone automatically avoids all the potential pitfalls when managing a warehouse. When trying to keep track of orders coming in and going out and ensuring they reach the correct destination, it is entirely possible mistakes may be made. Failing to keep up with technology like web-based inventory software is one example. There are other mistakes you definitely want to steer clear of as well.Read More »
It doesn’t matter how big or small your manufacturing business—there’s an inventory management software system available to meet your needs. Scanco offers several that can help you improve warehouse management and inventory control.Read More »
As a business owner, you may be spending your time “in the trenches” focused on its day-to-day operation. There may be little time to think about how well your systems are operating or if there are any ways you can improve efficiency when you are spending a good part of your time at work “putting out fires.” An inventory management software system can improve your business by reducing the amount of time between receiving an order from a customer or a retailer and getting it delivered. If you are currently working with spreadsheets and manual processes, consider this upgrade to increase efficiency and trim costs.Read More »
You probably thought an article about warehouse inventory control was going to talk about the importance of frequent inventory counts or using the right software to track inventory. Both those things are important, but they won’t help if your warehouse is a mess.Read More »
Ideally, your inventory control system is going to optimize your inventory storage. It will ensure your business has inventory at the appropriate levels to fill orders. Ultimately, the purpose of inventory control is for your brand to keep “just enough” stock available to meet customer demand without having to tie up too much of the company’s cash flow or having a severe effect on customer satisfaction. Before you introduce a new system or upgrade the existing one, you’ll want to get some important questions answered.Read More »
Improve inventory accuracy with the right manufacturing software: barcode software. With Sage 100/JobOps (MFG100) software that’s compatible with Sage 100 (2018 version or higher) you can automate warehouse and inventory updates. Instead of guessing at how many products are in the warehouse or whether you need to reorder, inventory counts can be looked up right in the ERP system, providing you with up-to-date counts and values.Read More »
Inventory is one of the most substantial investments made by any manufacturer. When you make smart inventory management decisions, you can maximize your profits and make a difference between a business with a healthy balance sheet and one that is struggling. The right manufacturing inventory software is a valuable tool that can make a difference.Read More »
Manufacturing inventory software can help companies address several challenges in the new year. For example, an Industry Week special report indicates that among the top 10 challenges facing manufacturers, cost hits the top 2, 3, and 4 respectively: materials and labor costs as well as price reduction pressures. All of this boils down to the fact that customers want to pay less for the same thing.Read More »
The business world has always been a competitive one. More than ever, all types of companies, including manufacturers, need to rely on accurate data. The modern world is a constant flow of messages. Having access to data quickly means business owners and managers can increase efficiency, improve scheduling and maintain better levels of inventory control. Manufacturing inventory software gives you the power to make real-time monitoring a reality—your superpower directly at your fingertips!Read More »
With the right production management software, you can gain valuable insights into your supply chain which allow you to cut costs without cutting corners.
The manufacturing industry has seen a cooling period that began in 2019 and shows no sign of stopping. According to Deloitte’s 202 Manufacturing Industry Outlook, soft job growth, tariff uncertainties, and lowered consumer optimism make for a lean time to come.Read More »
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The year 2019 began with promise for manufacturers in the US and other parts of the world. Many of them were riding a wave of growth and expected it to continue. Recently, though, that growth has slowed down as part of a global trend. Manufacturers are now challenged to use the tools at their disposal, including production management software, to stay nimble in the current business climate.Read More »
A supply chain management system can greatly enhance customer satisfaction. The Logistics Bureau states that 79% of companies with high-performing supply chains achieve growth above average; only 8% of companies with less-than average supply chains report strong growth. A good supply chain management system is the backbone of any manufacturing businessRead More »
It’s no secret the warehouse industry has been experiencing a significant talent shortage. At the same time e-commerce sales are booming, it’s proving challenging for companies in the industry to attract and retain talent. Are you facing the problem of trying to do more with fewer employees? Is the lack of talent holding back your plans for expansion? This is the time to work with technology, such as your supply chain management system, to help fill in the gaps left by the worker shortage.Read More »
If there’s one thing that adds a major benefit to your business, it’s a smart device inventory scanning system. These systems transform any smart device, such as a phone or tablet, into a handheld scanner, thanks to a simple app. Download and install the app, then use the device’s camera feature to scan barcodes. The data feeds instantly into the main system, transforming inventory counts into real-time data.Read More »
As we step into a new year and start a brand-new decade, it is the perfect time to take stock of your business. Turning over a new page in the calendar seems to signal the need to take a look back at accomplishments as well as things we can learn from. We make plans and set goals. If one of your goals for 2020 is to upgrade from a paper-based to a mobile-device-based inventory scanning system, there are a number of good reasons for making the move now.Read More »
Curious about Sage 100cloud pricing? This is a software package that’s definitely worth the price tag. Sage 100cloud packs more into one license than most software packages, and offers great support, too.Read More »
If you are operating a small or medium-sized distribution or manufacturing business, growth is expected and encouraged. You know our current accounting practices (manual or a basic software program) aren’t going to be robust enough for this growth. At some point, an update to an automated system will be needed. Before you make any decisions in that regard, consider whether a proposed option has the features you need. We are confident that once you look at the combination of Scanco Apps for Sage 100cloud pricing and features, you’ll agree it brings a lot the table which can benefit your business.Read More »
A production inventory system helps you manage the quantity of materials and supplies you keep on hand for the manufacturing process. It can be challenging to keep a manual inventory (clipboard and scratch count or spreadsheet) of all of the materials you have on hand. If a customer calls up and asks if you can make the items for them, looking up multiple spreadsheets or counts and mentally calculating the quantity on hand versus the possible order quantity can be a real nightmare.Read More »
In the early days of your manufacturing business, you no doubt put in long hours to make your initial idea a reality. As sales levels increased, you realized the hard work was starting to pay off. Around this time, the level of inventory you have to carry to keep up with orders likely took a jump as well. You may also be running into some common problems which are clear signs it may be time to consider a production inventory system.Read More »
Did you know that improving inventory programs also improves efficiency? According to a US retailer survey conducted by Celect called Revealing the Hidden Costs of Poor Inventory Management, off-target merchandising decisions and too many markdowns are two of the biggest challenges retailers face.Read More »
There’s no question the retail industry is growing exponentially. Customers are embracing the idea of ordering online and having products of all kinds delivered directly to their door. The idea of having more options is no doubt very attractive to them. For retailers, this monumental growth comes with a warning: Customers can be fickle, and it’s important to have the right inventory available at the right time, in the right quantities. Retailers are being challenged to use inventory programs to their advantage to make the best decisions for their business.Read More »
Once considered “nice to have,” inventory ERP software is now considered a “must have.” Why? Because if you want to remain competitive, you need the powerful data and analytics capacity that inventory ERP software adds to your business. Here are three reasons why inventory ERP software has become an essential business software package for successful companies.Read More »
Are you considering adding inventory ERP software to your business in 2020 but aren’t certain it’s right for your company? Before you commit to any tool, it’s important to understand why it will benefit your business. Many companies find ERP gives them an edge over their competition they wouldn’t be able to achieve otherwise. Once you have a chance to discover the benefits of this powerful option, you’ll discover how it can help your business improve analytics and reporting, inventory tracking, increase efficiency, and more.Read More »
A production inventory system helps you track the raw materials needed for production. By keeping optimal levels of raw goods in the warehouse, you’ll be able to manufacture items for customer orders without undue delays.Read More »
It doesn’t matter what type of product your business is manufacturing; if you don’t have an effective system in place to manage your inventory, there are going to be problems. Some companies are trying to track their stock manually, using spreadsheets. This method is inefficient and has a high likelihood of human error. Accurate data is essential to your company’s success. A production inventory system is a good way to keep orders flowing and customer satisfaction rates high.Read More »
Do you have automated inventory programs? If so, you may have a benefit that attracts great talent to work for your company.
With the US unemployment rates at historically low rates (3.5 percent in September 2019), businesses, especially warehouses and retail/e-commerce businesses, struggle to find good help. Seasonal needs also increase the demand for temporary workers but, with low unemployment rates, it can be difficult to attract them.Read More »
With US unemployment rates at historically low rates (3.5 percent in September 2019), many businesses continue to struggle with attracting and retaining warehouse workers. Some jobseekers may be reluctant to apply for available positions in warehouses and distribution centers due to concerns about risks of on-the-job injuries. Show potential hires your company is proactive about embracing modern inventory programs and other technology to keep operations running efficiently and reducing risks of workplace hazards of all types.Read More »
Okay, so there are probably more than three things your supply chain management system must have … and what it must have can vary according to your business needs. There are, however, a few things that we believe every supply chain management system should have in order for your business to get the most for its money.Read More »
Your supply chain system is an integral part of your business. When the activities of purchasing, operations, and logistics all work together, the expectation is that your customers’ needs will be met. Ideally, everything would move up and down the supply chain smoothly and without incident, since even one mistake could prove to be very expensive. When thinking about how well your supply chain management is working in your company, there are certain tools and features that you’ll want to make sure you have at your disposal to create more value and reduce the likelihood of errors.Read More »
Did you know that inventory control software can help you reduce inventory shrinkage? Shrinkage plagues even the best-run warehouses. With these three tips and the right inventory control software, you can greatly reduce shrinkage and money lost.Read More »
As your business grows and you have more inventory coming in and going out of your warehouse, it becomes more likely that some items will become lost or damaged. Inventory shrinkage happens to companies of all sizes and takes a bite out of your profit margin. There are steps you can take to reduce the occurrence of this type of threat, and inventory control software is an important part of that solution.Read More »
Inventory management remains a crucial business process regardless of manufacturing needs. Inventory may be classified differently based on where it stands in the manufacturing or production cycle, but it still must be counted, maintained, and managed accordingly. Without the right inventory management tools in your business, you’ll continue to suffer losses—big and small—due to inefficiencies.Read More »
As a manufacturing business, your company runs differently than either a retailer or a distributor. Instead of selling finished goods, you are buying raw materials and putting them through your manufacturing process to convert them into the product line or lines that you sell to your customer base. Inventory isn’t simply a matter of moving goods into your warehouse and then shipping them out when orders are placed, which means you need to have a good inventory management plan to ensure that you keep track of it with the right technology.Read More »
A warehouse control system is a sophisticated management application that enables your business to manage and direct the real-time activities in a warehouse or distribution center. These systems provide a single interface for multiple systems.Read More »
When you’re thinking about or planning to automate your warehouse, you may hear the terms warehouse control system and warehouse management system being discussed. They may also come up when you are doing your own research on the subject. Since they sound similar, it’s easy to think they are interchangeable, but they refer to different systems with different functions within your facility. Understanding the difference between them will make the task of automating your warehouse a much easier process.Read More »
Handheld scanner software and other warehouse improvements can make your business safer and more cost-efficient. These scanners work with typical smartphones, tablets, and other equipment, so there’s a relatively small learning curve for employees to learn how to use them. Best of all, they integrate easily with Sage 100cloud, streaming information on your inventory directly into your ERP system.Read More »
If you’re planning to move your warehouse in the foreseeable future, it’s a good time to review the way your business currently operates. Think of the move as a type of fresh start, no matter how long your company has been up and running. If there are areas where your company is already doing well with keeping costs down, then you’ll want to continue with them at the new location. Some improvements can be introduced before the move, such as introducing handheld scanner software, so your team will be familiar with them by the time you get to your new address.Read More »
Inventory automation makes many aspects of your business more efficient. It also makes warehouse management easier.
Manufacturers invest heavily in their inventory whether it’s mass-produced goods or raw materials destined for customers’ orders. Because inventory represents a major investment, it makes sense that managing it well is a priority for your company. Without proper inventory management, you could be wasting money.Read More »
The manufacturing industry has always been a competitive one. Manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to achieve higher levels of efficiency without compromising quality. Modern technologies provide real-time data on machine production, performance, tracking sales, inventory, and more. The data can be used to make decisions in the warehouse, on the shop floor, when dealing with distributors, and in the executive offices. Inventory automation is another option for manufacturers looking to increase accuracy and efficiency.Read More »
A good supply chain management system enables customers to check their order updates. It provides real-time updates so customers can immediately see where their items are in the shipping process.
Think about tracking packages via UPS or USPS. It’s comforting to see your niece’s birthday present moving from the warehouse to the first step on its journey. The updated delivery dates let you know that it will arrive in plenty of time for her birthday party.Read More »
As a business owner, you would have spent time developing a core strategy for your company. These are the words or phrase that you have selected to define the way you do business. More than ever, it’s important that your supply chain management system reflects your business strategy. When making choices about implementing a new system, do so with your company’s core values in mind.Read More »
Small business inventory software enhances your competitive advantage by providing you with the same or similar tools as the “big guys” use.
Consider enormous retailers like Amazon and Wal-Mart. Chances are good they don’t have a single employee walking the warehouse with a spreadsheet printed on a clipboard checking off items using stick counts.Read More »
If you’re operating a start-up, your goal likely isn’t for your company to remain a small business for very long. More than likely, you’ve been thinking about, planning, and dreaming of starting your own venture for some time. Modern technology has been good for small business owners by allowing them to compete on a more level playing field with larger companies. You can use it to your advantage by embracing tools like small business inventory software that can help your business run more efficiently and make it look bigger more quickly.Read More »
Answer this question: An inventory management system is …
- The manager walking around with a clipboard, pen, and paper
- Any way we manage to fit all the boxes into the warehouse today
- A computer system to track inventory levels, orders, sales, and locations
- A headache!
Inventory management is a process that is used to ensure a business always has the products it needs available. It also strives to keep the costs of these products as reasonable as possible. An inventory management system uses technology and processes to monitor and protect stocked items. These items include raw materials, supplies, finished products to be shipped to customers, and company assets.Read More »
Your business’ inventory management solutions may include the practice of keeping safety stock. Safety stock refers to that little bit extra you keep on hand for rush orders or if a supplier can’t get more items to you quickly.
Marking safety stock in your inventory management systems is a smart way to ensure you never have to say “No, I’m sorry, I’m out” to your best customer when they call with an order.Read More »
As a business owner or manager, you know that keeping inventory on your shelves ties up cash. Until those raw materials can be converted into orders, you don’t have a way to recoup that money. In the meantime, you have to store and keep track of the inventory until needed—without running short. The right inventory management solutions and including some safety stock in your overall planning mean you can keep your inventory lean while being able to meet current and future demands.Read More »
Are you thinking about taking the plunge and implementing a web-based inventory software system into your business, but you are still on the fence wondering whether it’s the right choice? Obviously, you want to be sure that any software program you introduce is going to give you enough return on investment to make it a wise decision. This is a situation where you need to gather information to ensure that this is the best option.Read More »
Web-based inventory software offers many benefits, but did you know about these three surprising ones?
Helps You Compete With the “Big Guys”
So, you don’t think you compete with Amazon and Walmart? Think again. Every company that your customers come into contact with while they’re shopping changes their expectations of your business. In that regard, everyone is a competitor. With the right web-based inventory software, you can keep tabs on your inventory, maintain stock levels, and fulfill orders just as quickly as these big players in the e-commerce market.Read More »
When buying inventory control software, your first inclination is to talk to your IT team. That’s natural; after all, you’re buying software. The IT team should be involved.
But the person whose feedback is most valuable for the process is the purchasing manager.
The purchasing manager is the team member who knows whether the system under consideration “plays well” with your current systems. That’s absolutely essential when adding inventory control software to an existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, for example.Read More »
As manufacturing facilities become more technologically advanced, we are seeing more and more companies implement interconnected systems and networks. Past and real-time data is made available to users within the manufacturing plant itself, along with outside workers, such as sales representatives and service technicians. The data from the network would also be shared with customers and suppliers, which means having the right inventory control software is very important for today’s businesses.Read More »
Warehouse operations are, according to Nick Finill, Principal Analyst at ABI Research, the “engine room” of the supply chain.
Last year’s Amazon Prime Day and Cyber Monday saw record-breaking sales over $4.2 (Amazon) and $7.9 billion (Cyber Monday.) According to Supply Chain, online retailers are increasingly seeking warehouse operations software to improve their speed to fulfillment and manage overall inventory more effectively.Read More »
Warehouse owners and operators are in an interesting situation: On one hand, business is booming, which everyone would agree is a great position to be in. However, companies are still having trouble attracting (and retaining) employees. The talent shortage is having an impact on how employers are looking to change the way workers perform their warehouse jobs, but not necessarily in the way you may think. Savvy employers are looking to upgrade warehouse operations with some automation to improve efficiency and productivity, while keeping the human involvement in the equation.Read More »
With the demand for warehouse space outstripping supply, many companies secure warehouses outside of their normal business zones. They may find themselves juggling two, four, or more warehouses just to obtain the lowest possible rent and contain costs. That’s where small business inventory software can help.Read More »
The 1989 film “Field of Dreams” includes the famous misquoted line, “If you build it, he will come.” (It’s often misquoted as “If you build it, they will come.”) The same logic seems to apply to the current boom in warehouse construction. Companies are being forced to get creative to ensure they have the warehouse space they need for today and as they grow. The right small business inventory software can be a key component in controlling costs now and moving forward.Read More »
Manufacturing tracking software does more than chart the course of raw materials from the warehouse to the factory floor. Scheduling, production performance, and production order tracking can all be improved with the right manufacturing tracking software.Read More »
Manufacturers face many tough issues when trying to complete orders today. One of the most challenging ones has to do with getting parts through the shop floor quickly and efficiently. This problem is tied directly to customer expectations of a fast turnaround time as a given for each and every job run. It doesn’t matter which industry you are discussing; customers want to get their orders completed and shipped out as quickly as possible. If a customer can’t get the level of service they expect, many of them will simply move on. If you’re in this type of situation and your shop floor is moving slowly, manufacturing tracking software can provide the solutions you’re looking forRead More »
Did you know you can avoid the nightmare of poor customer service by using the right inventory control software?
“But you said it was in stock …”
“How long do I have to wait for that?”Read More »
Any business owner will tell you that building customer loyalty is something that is a key component to success. At one time, offering value by offering quality products at fair prices and having attentive employees was a good way to foster this type of loyalty. Now, brand loyalty may matter less to buyers who are expecting a combination of low prices, free (or low-cost) shipping, and next-day delivery. Inventory control software is a valuable tool that gives you real-time data and improves the customer service experience.Read More »
Inventory automation receives a great deal of press attention lately, and with good reason: it’s the next big thing in the world of warehouse and distribution management. An automated inventory system helps employees pick, pack, ship, and restock with ease. Although you can probably imagine many benefits, these three may surprise you.
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As the e-commerce industry grows, warehouse owners and managers are being faced with a problem. On one hand, consumers are embracing the ease and convenience of ordering products of all kinds online. They spent $517.36 billion at US merchants’ websites in 2018. At the same time, it’s become more challenging to attract and retain warehouse employees. In this situation, it makes sense to look to technology for solutions. Inventory automation offers several benefits worth considering.Read More »
Are you confused about how to use your supply chain software solution? Have questions about the digital terminology rampant in news articles today?
Then consider “reverse mentoring,” a new term that taps into the knowledge of the younger generation to assist the experienced workers with learning new technology.Read More »
The world of work has changed. It’s no longer an environment where knowledge flows down an established chain of command. Now, younger people in the workplace have a familiarity and comfort level with technology that is missing from the previous generation. When introducing a supply chain software solution into your business, you want to find a way to deal with the skills gap from mature workers while keeping younger team members engaged. Reverse mentoring is an excellent way to accomplish both goals.Read More »
Warehouse tracking software offers you the ability to tighten up various processes to make them more efficient. The first step to making any process or system more efficient is to measure it. Then, after you measure what you currently achieve with the existing processes, you can make tweaks and changes, measure the difference, and decide what works.Read More »
The e-commerce industry is on fire. It’s growing at a tremendous rate, with retailers and distributors opening warehouses at an unprecedented pace to keep up with the demand for orders. Consumers expect to receive the items they order online as soon as possible, which means each order must be picked, packed, and shipped without delay.Read More »
Warehouse management software (WMS) can make a big difference in how smoothly your warehouse operates. This software automates many common processes, tracks inventory, and takes the guesswork out of many common warehouse situations like stock counts and order history.
Read and download our "Warehouse Automation Guide" for more information on how barcoding and automation work hand and hand!Read More »
Is automating your WMS solution something that is a priority for your business? It can be tempting to want to take this step right now. There are several shiny new things available on the market to attract your attention, but that doesn’t necessarily mean these offerings are the right choice for your business.Read More »
Small business inventory software can help you manage your expenses better, avoid inventory redundancies, and use a smaller operational capital base. Inventory always represents a big investment for most businesses; even small businesses must invest a portion of their budgets into keeping goods in stock. Without merchandise to sell, you’re going to be hard-pressed to fill orders, or late getting orders out the door. That leads to unhappy customers and lost opportunities.Read More »
No matter what size warehouse you are currently operating, the choice to invest in small business inventory software is the right one. Many entrepreneurs are making the decision to use some type of cloud technology in their operations, and it’s not because they are jumping on some type of software bandwagon! This option offers several advantages that can put you on the road to future warehousing success.Read More »
Production management refers to the planning, controlling, and organizing of all activities surrounding the production process. One activity that may not be on your radar that deserves attention is improving labor tracking.Read More »
It may seem as though tracking employee attendance is a thankless job at times. It can be very time-consuming; however, it’s crucial to the success of a business to keep accurate records. Thankfully, there are some things you can do to improve your labor tracking to make your production management functions run more smoothly.Read More »
Inventory control software can help you increase warehouse efficiency. With inventory control software, you can maintain appropriate and adequate stock levels. You can reduce stock outages, order lag time, and more.Read More »
Warehouse space is very expensive real estate in your business, and you want to ensure that every bit of it is being used to advantage. This doesn’t mean you want to keep the premises stocked to overflowing, though. If the warehouse is too full, then overall efficiency will drop.Read More »
Inventory tracking, whether through RFID tags, scanners, or other devices, helps you keep track of all of your inventory. Even the slow movers (turtles) in your backstock area can be tracked to help you make decisions about their fate.Read More »
It’s a fact of life that not everything you have in inventory is going to turn into a best-selling item. Every company is bound to have some items that didn’t perform as well as expected even though the market pointed to being able to move them easily. Some items in this category represent customer returns that sit in the warehouse and haven’t been able to be sold to another buyer, while others are surplus or getting toward the end of their shelf life.Read More »
Inventory control software offers more than just a way to help you maintain accurate stock counts. It’s also a great tool to help streamline your return area. If handling returns is last on the list of tasks to get done at your warehouse, it’s time to change that.Read More »
In a perfect world, customers would take delivery of their orders and there would never be a problem with the quantity or quality of the items they received. The customer would never reach out to say that something wasn’t quite what they were expecting or that they had extra stock left which needs to be returned within your stated policy parameters. As we already know, real life rarely behaves in the way we anticipate it will.Read More »
Developed for the Sage 100cloud Manufacturing framework, Sage Production Management 2019 & Tech Dashboard benefit from many additional capabilities, significantly improving the production environment and field service industries.Read More »
If you own or manage a warehouse or distribution center, you may have had cause to pause over the past few months when you’ve read headlines that have been focused on the number of retail closures slated for 2019. While it’s true U.S. retailers have already announced nearly 5,000 stores will close since the start of the year, it doesn’t necessarily mean there will be an inevitable crisis in warehouse operations. The changing retail landscape can lead to higher sales if we dig a little deeper.Read More »
Scanco Warehouse for Acumatica is a cloud-based inventory management system that can make your entire business better. That’s a big claim, but we’re behind it. Why? Because Acumatica is a terrific ERP system, Scanco makes great products, and we know the cloud is better than any other method of data transference and storage around.Read More »
When you are considering a WMS (warehouse management system) to improve the efficiency of your distribution operation, you want to find one that will lead to improvements in productivity, accuracy, and overall efficiency. Choosing a cloud-based WMS like Acumatica offers you some distinct advantages that makes this model worth considering.Read More »
Scanco Warehouse for Acumatica makes automation easier. Your warehouse represents one of your biggest corporate investments, both in square footage and in inventory costs. If you’re not managing it well, you may be losing money, time, customers, or all three. To improve warehouse management, use technology such as Scanco Warehouse for Acumatica to automate many warehouse functions.Read More »
When you stop to think about it, your warehouse is a key piece of real estate in your business. It takes up a significant amount of physical space, and it’s where stock is received and stored, picked and shipped. The inventory and equipment represent a considerable investment in the business, and it’s important to keep accurate counts of what is coming and going from the premises. It’s important to choose a warehouse management system (WMS) that’s the right fit for your business.Read More »
Among inventory management solutions, voice picking is the latest in a long line of innovations that have helped change how warehouses operate. But what is voice picking, and is it right for your business?
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Voice picking, or voice-directed warehousing (VDW) is a paperless system that uses speech prompts to direct warehouse operators to specific picking locations. This hands and eyes-free inventory management solution instructs team members in picking tasks.Read More »
Inventory software doesn’t sound like a sales tool, but did you know that you can use it to boost sales?
Depending on the seasonality of your business, this may be a busy time of year or it may be a slow season. If it’s busy, your inventory software can help you keep popular items in stock to maximize sales. And if it’s a slow season, you’ll be able to move sluggish items by identifying them for special sales and clearance events.Read More »
As temperatures start to warm up with the arrival of spring, it seems natural to want to put some time and effort into cleaning up after the winter months. Your business goes through distinct sales cycles throughout the year, where certain types of products are more popular than at other times. As you gear up for the warmer months, take time to spring clean your inventory to get the most out of this time of year. Your inventory software is a powerful tool to help you get organized, dispose of slow sellers, and manage your stock levels.Read More »
Are you confused by the proliferation of inventory management solutions on the market today? It’s easy to see why. Warehouse management, warehouse control, inventory management, RFID technology, barcode technology—it’s starting to get crowded out there among the sea of solutions.Read More »
When it comes to warehouse operations, businesses often value various best practices differently. To one business, using inventory for quality assurance is their primary concern, while for others, inventory control to cut costs is important.
Read and download our "Warehouse Automation Guide" for more information on how Data Collection, Physical Counts and more of your warehouse operations can be automated!
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With modern technology changing so quickly, it sometimes gets easy to lose sight of the basic (some would even describe them as “old fashioned”) methods necessary for achieving business success: Keep an eye on costs, since they eat into your bottom line. Customer satisfaction is always a priority; all customers have the potential to become repeat ones. You can accomplish both goals by adopting some of these best practices for improving warehouse operations.Read More »
With retail distribution companies increasingly focusing their attention on improving efficiency and increasing speed, having the right warehouse management software is imperative. Customers are expecting to receive their shipments as soon as possible. If the option to receive orders the same day were offered, you can bet that there would be customers that would be willing to pay for that option.Read More »
Inventory management solutions may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you’re considering how to improve your direct-to-consumer (DTC) business, but successful e-commerce companies know that managing a hefty investment like inventory means good business management. With the growth of the DTC model over the past few years and companies like Glossier, Away, and The Honest Company skipping the intermediary step of bricks and mortar retail, it pays watching the growing field of DTC and its relationship to inventory management solutions.Read More »
There’s little doubt that the retail landscape across the US and worldwide has changed. Technology has given consumers more options when shopping, and they are no longer limited to products available from local businesses. Now they have access to goods made anywhere in the world with a few clicks in their favorite browser.Read More »
Today’s inventory barcode software works on devices that fit in the palm of your hand. That’s a far cry from the origins of the barcode scanner. Do you remember old scanners? Some warehouses had big rolling carts just to carry them around the warehouse. And if they broke? You were out of luck until a new shipment of scanners arrived.Read More »
If you try to keep track of inventory manually, you’ll find the process a time-consuming one. No matter how carefully someone tries to input the data, it’s also more likely to include errors. Inventory barcode software is an effective tool that can help you avoid a number of pitfalls which can take place if you try to rely on manual processes.Read More »
Does your warehouse management software deliver on its ROI promises? How about inventory barcoding software—are you getting your money’s worth?Read More »
Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) bring warehouse functions together and give you greater control over inventory, which makes the entire warehouse operation run more efficiently. In deciding whether this is something that makes sense for your company, you’ll need to mull over whether the software will help increase efficiency, as well as its effect on the cost to run the warehouse and the total cost of logistics.Read More »
I don’t know about you, but when it comes to manufacturing and inventory, good news sometimes seems in short supply. Far too often, pundits predict lost jobs due to technology innovations, or jobs moving overseas.
However, we’ve got some great news to share. The future looks bright for manufacturing and inventory jobs, and here’s why.Read More »
Scanco will celebrate its 30th year of helping Distribution and Manufacturing companies automate complex manual tasks with its pioneering mobile app technology.Read More »
The numbers for the US job market are in, and the numbers are excellent. The big winner as far as adding jobs in December, 2018 was the manufacturing and inventory sectors. The job market is running on all cylinders, wages are up, and the unemployment rate is down.Read More »
San Antonio, TX: Automated Rental Management (ARM) is pleased to announce the compatibility with Sage 100 Manufacturing (formerly known as JobOps) delivering manufacturing and job shop management capabilities to its rental software users. ARM is already built on the Sage 100 accounting platform existing as a module that allows users to track equipment across a string of locations to provide easy access to available machinery and scheduling of their use among renters or availability to potential purchase customers. Like ARM, the manufacturing component also exists as a module. The new compatibility allows both modules to exist in the same system.Read More »
Let’s test your knowledge about inventory management systems! Do you know the difference between inventory management and warehouse management systems?
Answer “True” or “False” to each of the following, then add up your answers.Read More »
As your manufacturing business grows, the challenges and rewards will multiply. One of the challenges you will encounter is managing the number and quantity of items for sale. If you are at the point where you know you need help, how do you decide between an inventory management system and a warehouse management system?Read More »
When you think about it, your sales team is the backbone of your business. Without them to generate income, the company wouldn’t be able to sustain itself for very long. One of the benefits of investing in an inventory tracking system for Acumatica is that your sales team will be able to gain access to the most up-to-date information about stock levels. Armed with this advantage, your sales representatives and sales managers can make better decisions which will boost sales and lead to increased customer retention rates.Read More »
So, you’re looking for a new inventory management app this year? Good for you (and good for your business). Inventory management is one of the most often overlooked aspects of financial management. Your business inventory represents a considerable investment of capital. If you want to manage your business’ finances, you need to track your inventory.Read More »
If you’re in the market for an inventory management solution for your business, you need to spend some time thinking about the types of features that are most important to you. Once you have a clear idea about what you want the inventory management app to do for you, it will be much easier to know when you have found the right one to suit your needs.Read More »
Web-based inventory software offers many benefits, but one benefit we particularly love is how easy it is for all workers to learn to use it. That includes older workers.
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It’s a New Year, and a fresh start on the calendar for your business. If introducing web-based inventory software is on your list of “To Do’s” for this year, you’re taking an important step forward that will ultimately increase efficiency and customer service in your warehouse.Read More »
These warehouse management tips and tricks offer time-saving ideas for a busy warehouse. After the holiday rush and end of year inventory, you might want to make a few changes in your warehouse management routine to improve efficiency. Adding barcode scanners is the best tip we can offer you to improve warehouse efficiency.
Read and download our "Warehouse Automation Guide" for more information on how barcoding and automation work hand and hand!Read More »
You’ve been struggling through the holiday rush for a while now. First you had those B2B orders, now you’re working through those D2C orders and, at this point, you and your workers are starting to feel exhausted. Soon, you’ll start wondering if Santa Claus and his elves feel this tired every holiday season—and you’ll also start begrudging Santa the nearly year-long vacation that helps him prepare for the next holiday season.Read More »
If you’re one of the 4,000+ customers who use Acumatica Cloud ERP, you were probably drawn to the solution because of its anywhere / anytime access, flexible deployment models, and unlimited user availability, which helps you connect to your suppliers, vendors, customers, and partners with ease. All of these are typically big selling points for manufacturers who come to Acumatica from older ERP systems.Read More »
Supply chain software solutions are available to help you better manage your business. These solutions encompass better inventory management, greater insights into your business. and more. With barcode scanners, for example, you can maintain tight control over stock levels. Real time data lets you know exactly what you have on hand to fulfill orders land what you need.Read More »
You’ve already upgraded your ERP to the latest version. The new functionality is helping your distribution business deliver more in less time and your business is growing.Read More »
In 2018, WMS underwent many changes and challenges. Scanco was at the forefront of the dialogue around warehouse management systems and where they’re headed. Let’s take a look back at some of the highlights:Read More »
The Scanco Warehouse application is recognized as an “Acumatica-Certified Application” by the Cloud ERP company
Sarasota, FLORIDA — December 5, 2018 — Scanco, the leader in mobile warehouse and manufacturing automation solutions today announced that its software has been recognized as an Acumatica-Certified Application (ACA).Read More »
Phew! It’s been one heck of a ride this year, hasn’t it? The economy has reached incredible heights, there’s big news seemingly every day, and the pace of life is moving faster all the time. This means business is booming across the board and you’re probably seeing record numbers at your company as your WMS and manufacturing software struggle to keep up with the load.Read More »
If you already own Sage 100cloud / Sage 100 (MAS 90) automation software, you know you have a robust software package that helps with all aspects of manufacturing automation. However, you can get more from your MAS 90 (Sage 100cloud / Sage 100) system, boost manufacturing efficiency, and manage information better with additional tools from Scanco.Read More »
When you first got your Sage 100cloud / Sage 100 (MAS 90) ERP, you were probably amazed by how much faster your business suddenly became. Since your front office could connect with your back office—and both could connect with your shop floor—you were finally able to get instant answers, instant updates, and full 360-degree insight into your production.Read More »
Supply chain management always evolves and improves. Now, supply chain management just got even better with Acumatica. Acumatica provides you with the data you need for better insights into your business so you can respond faster to opportunities, needs, and challenges. It’s a flexible, adaptable, and powerful enterprise resource planning system that offers a lot of power in one package. When paired with Scanco’s barcode solutions, the resulting data offers a competitive edge to help your business move forward.Read More »
Whether you’re a manufacturer or distributor, one thing holds true about your business: your supply chain has been growing steadily longer over the past few years. This is both a good thing and a bad thing.Read More »
Barcode solutions make warehouse automation possible for all size warehouses but especially for small to mid-sized businesses. Although you may not have the budget or order flow of an Amazon, Walmart, or another e-commerce giant, you can still use tools and technology that make your workflow as efficient as your competitors.Read More »
We recently published part 1 of “The Busy Business Owner’s Guide to Barcode Solutions,” which outlined the growing challenges in the distribution industry and included suggestions to combat these challenges. In part 2 of the article, you’ll get a list of the five questions you need to ask yourself before you begin your search for your new barcode solution.Read More »
If you haven’t considered barcode solutions for your warehouse, you might want to rethink that in light of the holiday rush. Each day that passes marches your business one step closer to the last day items can be shipped before Christmas. Barcode scanners can make inventory management so much faster, easier, and better considering the increased pressure on your warehouse team.Read More »
‘Tis the season! At your busy warehouse, you’re probably scheduling double the hours, employing double the laborers, and making double the profits that you do the rest of the year. The trouble is, at the end of each day you’re exhausted.
Barcode solutions can help alleviate your exhaustion while maintaining your productivity, which means they’re a business saver you need to know about immediately. That’s why this month we’re offering this all-new, two-part, in-depth guide for business owners, all about choosing the right barcode solution for your needs.Read More »
Printed tags are one of many ways in which manufacturers can track their inventory. Methods to track inventory include printed tags for barcodes, RFID, and NFC technologies.Read More »
Do you need barcode hardware? Are you shopping around for upgrades?
Two decades ago, retailers embraced scanners the size of shoeboxes (and about as easy to handle). It wasn’t uncommon to see a rolling cart packed with gigantic scanners and all the accoutrements rolling through the warehouse and receiving dock as a harried worker scurried to ensure everything had a barcode label slapped on it before it went onto the retail floor or into the warehouse.Read More »
Whether you run a make-to-order (MTO) operation or a make-to-stock (MTS) company, your manufacturing business sure has a lot of items to track every day. If you track these items effectively using either a simple printed tag system or a more in-depth technological solution, you’ll be better prepared to ensure customer satisfaction, even in the most rushed of orders. However, if you’re ineffective in tracking these items, you risk falling behind your production schedule because you didn’t realize your stock levels were low.Read More »
Bar scanner software helps improve productivity throughout your warehouse. Did you also know that it can help keep employees, especially Millennial employees, engaged, interested and motivated?
Employee engagement is a hot topic these days. As the economy improves, unemployment rates decline. When unemployment rates decline, the job market becomes a “job hunters” market with potential employees having the pick of the available jobs.Read More »
Ready to try out barcode hardware and software at your distribution company? Or perhaps you’re looking to upgrade those old-fashioned, ruggedized solutions you’ve been using for years? Whatever your reason is for wanting new barcoding tools at your business, you’ve come to the right place. This article has got you covered with 3 tips for choosing barcode hardware and software.Read More »
Have you noticed that the experts seem to be having a hard time deciding how the manufacturing industry is doing? One week they tell us that job growth is up—the next week they tell us that robots will steal all our jobs. One week they tell us that manufacturing is the strongest it’s been in 13 years—the next week they tell us that manufacturing is over for America because of China.Read More »
Barcodes software helps you train younger workers faster. Younger workers, raised with software, cell phones and technology, find it easier to use barcodes, software and scanners. They take to it quickly and need less training time on how to use the software.Read More »
Tracking inventory is critical for manufacturing success. Here at Scanco, we know the importance of inventory tracking. We’ve been helping companies manage inventory and improve tracking since 1989 with cutting-edge tools and solutions.Read More »
According to a recent report from Randstad US, there are now more generations than ever in the workplace. The blend of Baby Boomers, GenX-ers, and Millennials creates unprecedented opportunity for well-rounded productivity, but it can also create unexpected challenges … unless you use the right barcodes & software.Read More »
Barcodes are ubiquitous and a barcode label designer can help you create barcodes that scan easily and impart enough data to boost your system. Barcodes provide a scannable series of digits that link data on the barcode with data in the centralized system so you can track inventory, products, and information with the touch of a barcode reader.Read More »
Excuses are a drag. You don’t want to hear them from your employees, you don’t want to hear them from your suppliers, and you don’t want to hear them from your clients. But, are you accepting excuses from yourself?Read More »
For the 2nd Year in a row, Scanco Software Appears on the Inc. 5000 list.
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You probably have an inventory control system in place for your warehouse, but have you considered using it in other parts of your business?
Inventory controls systems aren’t just for warehouses anymore. They can be used for tracking equipment and assets, as well as for tracking scrap in and out of the shop floor. This reduces waste and improves efficiency.Read More »
Today’s wholesale distribution industry faces more pressures than at any other time in history. Margins are tighter, deadlines are shorter, and stakes are higher than ever before. Essentially, if you can’t deliver a product faster, better, and cheaper than your competition—your competition will win.
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You may not give a lot of thought to your supply chain software, but it can make a big difference in your company’s efficiency and pricing if it’s up to date. Supply chain software enables you to track all the inputs into the supply chain, so you can see at a glance where they are—in transit or in the warehouse—and plan jobs accordingly. Knowing this information may mean the difference between fulfilling customer expectations and exceeding customer expectations.Read More »
Modern manufacturers are finding that inventory control is no longer simply a task for the warehouse. It’s now useful on the shop floor, as well, helping to improve scrap tracking for less waste and ensuring a more efficient procurement process with up-to-date material stock levels.Read More »
Each week, journalists publish brand-new reports about all the sea changes happening in the logistics and distribution industry. The rapid pace of change is brought about by the recent increase in affordable, highly effective warehouse technologies, including new software for warehouse management and the myriad devices that form the backbone of Industry 4.0.Read More »
Sage 100 mobile can save your company considerable time. As a mobile barcode app, you can use it to scan items into receiving, out for shipping, and even use it to track physical property, such as trucks or equipment in your plant. It synchronizes easily with Sage 100 cloud so that every time you swipe, the cloud updates the data in real-time. There’s no need to print reports and key inventory back into the system; it’s there when you want and need it.Read More »
Running a small to midsized manufacturing company? Those naysayers can say what they will, but manufacturing is still one of the staples of the American economy; your job is critical to our success as a nation.
However, for you to succeed in your job, your business needs to excel. With the ever-increasing pace of global competition, that means you need to be more efficient and productive than ever before. One of the best ways for you to stay efficient is to use an inventory control program.Read More »
Software for warehouse management; it’s what sets the elephants apart from the ants.
Did you know that Amazon is considering shipping appliances? Their solution is software for warehouse management. It’s not just available to the big guys, either. Small to mid-sized manufacturers can also find accessible, useful tools for better warehouse management, too.Read More »
Remember when you first implemented Sage 100 / Sage 100cloud? Like most distributors using the system, you probably debated for a long time about your options, the costs, and whether it was really worth it to connect your front office to your warehouse and shop floor. Then, after you made your decision and got up and running with your new ERP, you saw how much time the new system saved you and how much business growth was suddenly available to you.Read More »
RFID stands for “radio frequency identification” tags. These tags are tracking devices composed of a small antenna, a microchip, and sometimes a battery. With the ability to hold larger amounts of data than a one-dimensional barcode, RFID can provide an extremely accurate picture of your inventory’s numbers and locations with very little labor required.Read More »
Last month, we shared the fascinating history of barcodes but now it’s time to move on to the future. Today’s article will be all about what you can expect in years to come with the barcode—but, in truth, it’s not really about “barcodes” at all; it’s about sharing information in the most effective, efficient way possible.Read More »
It’s not a question of ‘if’ your competitors will use manufacturing automation software, but when. What do you plan to do to stay ahead of the curve?
Manufacturing automation software is changing how companies produce goods and fulfill orders. If implemented properly, it can transform your entire operation.Read More »
Last month, we talked about the importance of an effective track and trace method for supply chain management and we covered one of today’s most cutting-edge solutions: NFC technology This month we’re continuing the series with a detailed post that explains all the pros and cons of another high-tech solution called RFID tagging.Read More »
Barcode labels have experienced very little change since they were first introduced in the 20th century. The 12-digit UPC code, which is the series of numbers with lines of varying thickness that you scan with a barcode scanner, is the industry standard, and usually referred to as “one-dimensional barcodes” because they’re read with a one-dimensional laser line.Read More »
Often, when manufacturers talk about manufacturing automation software, they’re imagining some futuristic product that will be released in a futuristic time but recent news reports have proved that a manufacturing automation future isn’t coming; it’s already here. Manufacturers that aren’t ready to implement this new technology may be in danger of falling behind their competitors.Read More »
As we all know, an effective track and trace system is critical for supply chain management activities, but with the increased pace of recalls and reporting that today’s busy distributors have to deal with, it’s now more important than ever for your warehouse to have accurate information available at all times.Read More »
Have you ever looked up the history of barcodes and barcode scanners? It’s a story filled with school drop outs, tough competition, a few false starts, and a stunning success at the end. In fact, it’s got all the makings of a tense tech thriller just like the Steve Jobs story – and yet very few people have heard how barcodes were invented.
We assure you, it’s worth a read.Read More »
Barcode scanners seem ubiquitous, but for those of us who worked in retail, industry, or wholesale in the days before barcode scanners, we know the pain of sore fingers from keying in hundreds of orders an hour. Barcode scanners save companies so much time today that it’s almost impossible to remember a day when they weren’t available to businesses. But they were only invented after World War II and became a common business tool much later.Read More »
It’s a commonly held misconception that only distributors need inventory barcode software. This couldn’t be further from the truth, and modern manufacturers who choose not to use inventory barcode software risk falling behind their competition.Read More »
Since Scanco is a company that sells handheld scanners and barcode tools, you may be surprised by the title of this post. After all, shouldn’t we be telling you that barcoding is the best thing ever and encouraging you to buy 1 million barcoding tools in the next 15 minutes, so we can throw in a free gift? (wink)Read More »
You can improve efficiency in your manufacturing warehouse using the Scanco Manufacturing Automation suite. It is a single, integrated system that can handle all your manufacturing and warehouse needs, effortlessly.
Scanco Manufacturing Efficiency automates work order creation and sub-assembly generation to streamline your data entry and processing. You can combine it with wireless scanning tools on the shop floor, powered by WOScan, to provide real-tie insight into inventory levels.Read More »
Handheld scanner barcode systems were the next big thing—20 years ago. Today’s handheld scanners and barcode systems do not require an investment in the big, clunky tools of yesterday. Instead, using cloud-based software and mobile apps, you can transform your mobile phone or tablet into a scanner. These newer scanners work with ERP systems such as Sage 100 to radically transform information sharing between warehouses and corporate offices.Read More »
Tired of searching for multiple solutions that you must cobble together so you can handle both your manufacturing and your warehouse operations in Sage 100? Sick of all those “temporary” workarounds you’ve been using for years? We hear you—and that’s why we decided to offer Scanco Manufacturing Efficiency and the Scanco Manufacturing Automation suite.Read More »
Today’s businesses have a lot to manage. Sage mobile apps help you bring all the aspects of your business together, including your sales, field service, shop floor, warehouse, and office, so you can gain full insight and plan for your strategic, tactical, and operational advances.Read More »