4 Technology Trends Every Manufacturer Needs to Remain Competitive

June 6, 2017

We are seeing some exciting trends in the automatic data capture space that can help your business improve productivity and profitability. Let Coridian help you explore these technologies and see how they can move your business forward.

Here are the trends:

  • Transition from 1D to 2D Scanning
  • Mobile Operating System Migration – From Windows to Android
  • Device Management
  • Printing and Supplies Optimization

Click here and complete the simple form for a link to learn more about each component in our new ebook Future Proofing your Operation

Why You Should Choose WLAN for Your Warehouses, Part 2 of 3

January 8, 2016

In our last blog Part 1, we spoke about a few of the efficiencies WLAN could bring to your warehouse. Let’s dive into a few more advantages of WLAN.

Inventory Management

All companies must periodically perform the task of inventorying the items that ‘live’ in their warehouses, store shelves, libraries, equipment rooms, etc. Wireless bar code scanners can bring significant time savings and improved accuracy to these endeavors. For example, if you were inventorying hundreds of items in a large department store, using paper and a clipboard would be extremely inaccurate and inefficient.

With such an old-school way of working, the clerk would need to read the stock or part number of each item and mark the presence of this item on his/her clipboard. Can you imagine how many errors he would make? Many companies have realized 200-300 percent time savings when they’ve switched from manual-based paper systems to wireless bar code-based systems to complete their inventory tasks.

Utilizing a wireless network instead, the same clerk could scan the item’s label or bar code to record the number of items present. This way to inventory items is much easier to perform and all but eliminates human error. It also allows for the quick creation of inventory reports to show the number of items and uncover any discrepancies.

Order Fulfillment

Before he ever ships items from the warehouse to the customer, a warehouse clerk must locate and physically collect that item—a process called picking.

Using the power of WLAN for picking enhances both accuracy and efficiency of the operation—benefits which are evident because a wireless handheld data collector can provide the clerk with instructions and lead him to the item’s correct location. It also allows the clerk to account for the physical picking of the item after its bar code is scanned.

Some wireless systems can even automatically generate an optimally ordered pick list based on the clerk’s location in the warehouse. Using this sort of location-based service significantly reduces the route and length of time to pick items.

WiNG 5 Wireless LAN from Zebra Technologies, as provided by Coridian, is your answer to greater efficiencies. Let Coridian help you make the most of your wireless tech and move your business forward. Contact us today.


August 31, 2015

DD6196_Coridian_Banner_180x90To be competitive in today’s world you need to have the latest equipment to keep you on the leading edge.  That is were Coridian and Zebra Technologies GO Mobile Trade In program comes in.  This program allows you to receive rebates for each older Motorola Solutions, Symbol, Telxon or comparable manufactures brand equipment you trade in towards the latest Zebra Technologies model. To learn more about the program and see what models qualify click here (pdf)

Get up to a $500 rebate with each new Zebra printer purchase

February 7, 2011

You can now get up to a $500 rebate per printer when you trade in any Zebra or other bar code or card printer for the latest generation models.  To learn more click here

Get a 360° bird’s eye view of your medical facility

August 31, 2010

One of the best ways to solve challenges is to take a giant step back from your problem and view it broadly from 30,000 feet—or from all angles or 360 degrees.

When you’re engulfed in the day to day operations of your medical facility, whether it’s a large city hospital or a small town clinic, you tend to focus on the here and now, simply because you need to treat patients and get the job done. But are you effectively collecting their information or storing your medical supplies? Are the nurses in your office wasting time searching for tongue depressors only to realize that your office is out of stock? Do you send a patient from your office to the lab for a blood draw but when the patient arrives at the lab, the information on his paperwork doesn’t match what is in the hospital’s system? Whether it’s during admissions, in the lab or pharmacy, or even bedside, information collection and then the process in which it is stored should be running smoothly with a consistent, accurate flow. Yet we continue to hear that this is one of the biggest challenges that healthcare facilities face today.

Our job is to help you to see your triumphs as well as your challenges from all angles, so we can see how systems and departments interconnect—or could—and ensure the greatest efficiencies and accuracy in your equipment, networks, and process. Then, we work together to create a holistic approach to creating a results-centered plan for your entire automated information and inventory management system. We recommend the best technology for the job, but we go beyond the hardware with extensive support and knowledge, making sure our solutions integrate easily into your network. Check out The Coridian 360° Review and then email us for your review today.

Patient wristbands are the critical link to patient safety

June 3, 2010

We see them all the time on patients’ wrists in the hospital—the little plastic bracelet with some sort of coding or writing on it, typically with the patient’s last name, a first name, and then a bunch of jargon that only a medical person or a computer can understand.
But have you ever looked closely at many of these wristbands? The ink is fading, sometimes the patient’s name is smudged and the information is hard to read. What would happen to that patient during a time of critical need, when accessing the patient’s vital stats and diagnosis was the difference between life and death? This can happen if you’re not employing the best technology to not only produce the wristbands from the onset, but to also make sure that the information within the bar code on the wristband successfully connects to your overall medical records department or patient information system. Creating a clear, legible wristband requires the ability to fit the important data into the bar code and the bar code onto the wristband. These are probably two of the biggest challenges facing healthcare providers today when it comes to wristbands. The solution lies in selecting a direct thermal printer that optimizes the print quality specifically for wristbands and automates as much as possible, including changing wristband size and the amount of information printed onto the wristband. Check out Zebra Technologies’ HC100 Patient I.D. Solution, which uses the industry’s only antimicrobial-coated wristbands. This printer and the Z-Bands may just be the solution you need.

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