Infographics

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Changing Food Supply Chain

Dining habits, desire for convenience, and demographics have changed. The patterns upon which the supply chain was built are changing and so must today's food supply chain. Consumers dining and dietary habits have changed and they have become more health...

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[Infographic] HTML5 Benefits and Features

HTML5 is the latest version of Hypertext Markup Language, which is the code that describes web pages. There are many reasons why HTML5 is better, the first being browser capability. HTML5 is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox,...

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Top 7 E-Commerce Platforms in 2018

According to inc.com, the top seven e-commerce platforms in 2018 are Shopify, Magento, yo!kart, Bigcommerce, Ticktail, WooCommerce, and VTEX.   Shopify: Provides users with the option to have abandoned cart recovery. It has tons of themes, plugins,...

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Smart Shelf Technology Infographic

Learn how Smart Shelf Technology is reshaping the retail industry with this detailed infographic. Smart shelves are electronically connected shelves that automatically keep track of inventory in a retail store. This has become a major challenge in the...

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EDI Transactions Infographic

ANSI ASC X12 EDI Transactions for supply chain and transportation logistics. This infographic includes transactions broken down into categories such as order and financial series, transportation air and motor series (TAM), Transportation Ocean Series...

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Express Carrier Association (ECA) Infographic

Express Carriers Association is forging transportation relationships. The mission of the ECA is to foster business relationships through innovative networking between local/regional carriers and national shippers or vendors in the transportation industry,...

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Battle of the Zebra Scanners: LI3608 vs. MT200

  The Battle of the Zebra Scanners has begun! In one corner we have the Zebra LI3608 Ultra-Rugged Scanner weighing in at 13.6 ounces. In the other corner, we have the Zebra MT200 Mobile Terminal Scanner weighing in at 13.5 ounces. The Zebra LI3608 has unstoppable...

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Retail Analytics Technology

Merchants are reinventing their supply chains with upgrades that enable automated, real-time inventory visibility via IoT, such as RFID. This can boost inventory accuracy levels to as high as 95%. 73% of retailer’s rate managing Big Data as important or critical....

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Holiday Returns Infographic

  According to the 2017 UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper, Holiday returns and different return policies affect the supply chain in many ways. 79 percent of online shoppers considered free returns shipping as an important factor when deciding to purchase from an...

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5 Hardware Devices Used in the Healthcare Industry

    This infographic shows 5 Zebra Technologies healthcare hardware devices used specifically in the healthcare industry. The first device is the Zebra HC100 Wristband Printer. This is the only printer specifically designed for wristband printing which is...

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Blockchain in Supply Chain

According to the 2018 3PL Study, Blockchain technology is making it way into supply chain and logistics industries. 67% of shippers and 62% of third party logistics providers said they don’t know enough about blockchain to rate it at this time. Currently, majority of...

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Internet of Things (IoT) in the Retail Industry

This infographic takes a look at how the Internet of Things (IoT) is impacting the Supply Chain Retail Industry. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the Internet of things (IoT) is the interconnection via the internet of computing devices embedded in everyday...

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Labor Management Strategies in the Warehouse

According to the LABOR management strategies in the warehouse study conducted by Peerless Research Group (PRG) on behalf of Logistics Management for Kane Is Able, labor costs in the warehouse account for 50 to 70 percent of the average company’s warehousing budget....

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GO Zebra Trade-In Program

  Boost your business with Zebra Technologies GO Zebra TradeIn Rebate Program. You can upgrade your outdated mobile computers, mobile printers, and Zebra batteries to next-generation Zebra printers and mobile devices. You can even trade-in old competitors models...

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Reinventing Retail Supply Chain Technology

Zebra’s 2017 Retail Vision Study shows how shopper expectations and technology advancements have evolved causing a shift in retail operations in the global retail industry. Retailers cited the technology trends that will shape the future. 70% of retailer respondents...

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Omnichannel, Consumers, & the Supply Chain

Omnichannel and consumers are effecting the supply chain as we know it. The average percentage of internet users who say they are addicted to their digital media devices is 59 percent. The data shows 76 percent of 14 to 24 year olds are addicted to their digital media...

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Mobile Technology Used in the Cold Storage Warehouse

Upgrading your technology is easy with GO Zebra. Click here for more information There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to mobile technology used in the cold storage warehouse. Will your workers be able to quickly enter data with gloved hands? Are...

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3PL Cold Storage Warehouse Infographic

3PL cold storage warehouse have been steadily increasing their capacity in the U.S. and worldwide over the past few years. U.S. cold storage warehousing capacity has been increasing since 2013. Growth in 3PL cold storage from 2013 to 2015 was an increase of 1.9...

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Ransomware Facts & Figures

Ransomware is the #1 security concern for businesses. Attack frequency is at an all-time high and so are the demands. There have been more than 4,000 ransomware attacks occurring every day since the beginning of 2016. This is a 300% increase over 2015, in which 1,000...

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5 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing a Barcode Printer

Before purchasing a barcode printer, you should ask yourself a few key questions to ensure you get the right printer for your business’s needs. There are many different types of barcode printers that have different capabilities. Choosing the wrong printer can...

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1 Dimensional vs. 2 Dimensional Barcodes

A barcode is a machine-readable representation of data that describes the object it is attached to. There are two different types of barcodes, 1 dimension and 2 dimension. 1 dimension barcodes hold the data for specific objects in the width and spacing of the parallel...

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Last Mile Delivery Basics

Last mile delivery is defined as the movement of goods from a transportation hub to the final delivery destination and the final destination is usually a residence. 81 percent of recently surveyed retailers have reported that their supply chain is not prepared to...

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Selecting a Warehouse Site

Selecting a warehouse site can be a highly complex decision that will impact the success of your business both short and long term. In this guide we briefly review some of the top factors to consider when selecting the best warehouse site for your business. These...

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Major Retailers Adopt Omnichannel Strategy

As shoppers become more tech-savvy and demand that retailers offer a more mobile, cross-functional shopping experience the retail industry as a whole has undergone a variety of drastic changes. In prior years traditional brick and mortar retailers saw steep declines...

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How to Design a Flexible Distribution Center

Designing your distribution center to be flexible in not only space utilization, but operational processes, requires planning in multiple stages. The nature of distribution center operations has evolved with omni-channel retail and e-commerce growth. Evaluating your...

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Supply Chain Track and Trace Beginner’s Roadmap

Inventory track and trace throughout the supply chain is a more critical function than ever before. Each year more and more cases of consumer sickness and death are reported due to contaminated food and pharmaceutical products. Regulatory agencies such as the FDA have...

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Last Mile Logistics Trends

The last mile logistics industry has evolved over time due to a variety of influencing factors, one of them being the popularity of e-commerce in consumer retail spending. Each year more and more sales typically made in brick-and-mortar stores are shifting to online....

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What are Inventory Carrying Costs?

Supply chain businesses are constantly evaluating their operations to identify inefficiencies, process improvements and cost saving opportunities. The one area supply chain operators consistently identify as the best opportunity for improvement is the management of...

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2015 Order Management Concerns

As omni-channel becomes an industry standard, rather than a trend, many supply chain businesses are increasing in complexity. Most omni-channel retailers and their supply chain partners manage an average of three separate sales channels. The movement of inventory...

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Supply Chain Labor Pool Issues 2015

The supply chain has increased in complexity and size in recent years which is affecting who and how the industry hires and how they train their employees during the onboarding process. These changes are due, in large part, to the adoption of omni-channel retailing,...

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Order Fulfillment Expectations

As omni-channel retail networks become more complex and customer’s demands advance it is important to understand both your customer’s expectations and how your supply chain business performs the functions necessary to meet those expectations. Understanding retail...

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Infographic- Why Choose EDI?

Many supply chain operations are opting toward eliminating communication methods of the past such as fax, email and mail for placing orders, sending invoices and much more. This is where electronic data interchange (EDI) comes in. As more and more tasks are outsourced...

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Manufacturing Outlook 2014- The Future of Manufacturing

The state of the manufacturing industry is constantly evolving to adapt to customer demand, technology advancements and a variety of other factors. To effectively handle the changes in the marketplace manufacturing businesses are making changes to their operation. In...

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3PL IT Capabilities

In an industry where customer service is key it is critical to focus on factors that affect your ability to service customers effectively. This is what the third party logistics industry has turned its focus to in recent years. While 69% of 3PLs think that their...

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Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

Due to increasing pharmaceutical regulation, competitive drug prices and the proliferation of off brand pharmaceuticals the industry as a whole is going through significant change. The pharma supply chain has encountered added pressure and has made many adaptations to...

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Hardware in Warehousing

Automated data collection technologies have been gaining popularity in the warehousing, distribution, 3PL, manufacturing, retail and many other industries with physical inventory. Industry leading supply chain hardware vendor Motorola Solutions performed their study...

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Barriers to a Strong Omni Channel Retail Strategy

As an omni channel retail strategy has become the industry standard, retailers are making significant changes in their supply chains and technology to ensure they can properly meet consumer expectations. The main aspect of omni channel retailing is the ability to...

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Online Buyer Behavior

Consumers have begun to leave the retail stores and started to go online. This forces retailers to adapt to the changes in buyer behavior, focusing more resources to online retail channels as well as their current brick and mortar retail channels. This has transformed...

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Retailer Capabilities

The retailing industry is making an extreme strategy change from that of even a few years ago. Due to the boom of mobile technology retailers have learned the hard way that they can no longer satisfy shoppers with the one single retail strategy or even multiple that...

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Retail Fulfillment Expectations

Online consumers are attempting to find differentiating factors between retailers now that the market has become so saturated with similar products or the same product offered by multiple retailers. One way consumers are choosing where to buy online is by the...

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Retail and Social Media

As the omni channel retail strategy is becoming more and more prevalent retailers are trying to determine the best tools to reach their customers. Their tech savvy consumers make up a larger portion of their target market than ever before. These consumers are taking...

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Holiday Retail Sale Fluctuations

Most retailers see a high fluctuation in activity during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons each year. This high activity period typically begins the day after Thanksgiving, known as Black Friday, and continues on through the week of Christmas. Many retailers have...

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Changes in In-Store Shopping Behavior

While many retailers have seen a strong shift to online shopping rather than in store purchases, those that have truly developed and implemented an omni channel retail strategy have seen more consumers returning to their stores. One in three consumers bought more...

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