TracerPlus Blogs and Articles

MCA Tile Raises the Roof on RFID ROI with TracerPlus

In its sunny California location, MCA Tile blends old world wisdom with modern technology to produce a broad array of exquisite roofing tile. Their inventory spreads across eight acres which created a growing problem for inventory control. Using a manual method of scanning barcodes, it took the MCA Tile crew of eight people about three days to do a full count of all the inventory on the lot. With older inventory that had been sitting for months or years, labels had faded or fallen off, making it impossible to count.

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Bridging the Mobile App Gap

Off-the-shelf apps, custom development, and the third mobile application option you may not know about

When companies make the decision to go mobile, enlisting enterprise mobile apps for asset tracking, inventory management, or a host of other uses, the next step is researching options. This research often follows a well-worn path of discovery.

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Tools for every need

TracerPlus resources help you build the ultimate mobile app for your business

Whether you’ve just made the decision to use TracerPlus, or you’re deep into app development, TracerPlus provides a host of free tools and resources to help you get the most from the tool and your mobile app. In this article, we examine common needs and questions during the mobile app development process, and identify TracerPlus tools that can help.

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Solving business problems with mobile applications

A closer look at the benefits of going mobile

In business, the best technology innovations help companies identify, automate, and simplify. Put another way, they help people and organizations solve problems. Mobile applications are a prime example of this. These applications help companies across industries track assets and perform other key tasks by easily scanning barcodes and RFID tags.

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Bar Codes or RFID? Which One Should I Choose?

If you’re in the warehouse/manufacturing industries, then you’ve probably wondered if embracing RFID is a good idea for your company. While bar codes offer a lot of advantages and have certainly proven their worth, newer RFID technology also comes with a lot of benefits.

Read on to find out which is best for you

Mobile Printing & Labeling Solutions for Warehouse Operations

The efficient tracking and movement of components, raw materials and finished goods through warehouse operations from the receiving dock to the shipping dock has become more complicated as of late, due to a push toward lean manufacturing and close-cut processes and the huge growth of outsourcing for key components utilized in manufacturing. Inaccurate or misplaced tagging of received components and materials can create seriously production cycle interruptions.

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Should My Company Use Consumer or Rugged Devices?

The above is a question that everyone company asks itself at some point in time. In the past, durability wasn’t a much of a factor when it came to data collection technologies. Most technologies sat on a desk, and their rugged counterparts were used in warehouses and manufacturing for data collection. Today, it’s important to ask this question because you want to know that your workers have the mobility to have the right tools when they need them, where they need them.

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