Just as the holiday season got underway just over a month ago, NASA’s InSight Mars Lander became the latest successful attempt by we earthlings to explore our universe a bit more. The scenes of the landing and the operation of the Lander itself were inspiring. And the mission – dedicated to investigating the deep interior of Mars – is ambitious, even though just getting there may have seemed ambitious enough. But have you ever thought about one of the unsung hero details of this operation? There are actual LABELS on Mars now!
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On a recent visit to a global metalworks facility on the East Coast, our team discovered something that forgers and steel operations, which are known for a work environment dealing with extreme heat, have in common with cold storage and frozen operations.
At first glance, you would assume that there is nothing these two environments have in common. After all, no one packs a bag the same way for a ski vacation and a beach vacation. And if challenged to identify a common solution between an ice cream storage facility and a rolled steel mill, we’d probably be hard-pressed to think of one. But there is a big one.
What they have in common is Gloves.
As we all know by now it’s past time for everyone to migrate off your Windows OS into an Android environment. (Click here to know why.)
While devising a plan for replacing most of the more common devices is straightforward, there are a couple of additional factors to consider regarding your rugged devices when making your transition to Android.
A Gartner Report from last year is a good guide that we will summarize today.
If you are somehow NOT yet planning your migration to Android, please read this article before continuing!
As we’ve noted on multiple occasions in this blog, there are some big advantages that businesses are starting to discover about Voice Collection. While we have walked through a lot of the potential processes that can be improved and the “how to” of how it works, it is perfectly reasonable that many of our readers have asked “Does it really work like that?” or “Is it REALLY that easy?”
While initially underwhelming the logistics world in the 90’s, RFID has been growing exponentially in the last five to seven years. With good reason, it has led to many businesses taking a second look at the technology and wondering if it has indeed, reached a point where it should be replacing barcodes.
Go Fish? Not so fast!
In 2003, investigators in Australia solved an illegal poaching operation using RFID chips. The fish (which were already caught and on shore) had RFID chips inserted into them, and when the unsuspecting fish-burglars took the bait and made off with the “catch,” they soon found themselves up to their gills in legal trouble.
While this early innovation was a creative way to use RFID on a fish, since that time others have been looking at more positive ways that have a more productive objective, though with the fish remaining as in demand as ever.
Today we are sharing a recent interview with Jim Donahue, Advanced Mobile Group’s resident expert on Voice Collection, who has some thoughts about trends we should expect to see in 2018.
When it comes to some areas in your warehouse, big improvements are often hard to come by. This is especially true for typically labor-intensive areas like picking, or other areas where the work is irregular in timing and cumbersome, like Receiving.
Wireless Goes Where the Hardhat Doesn’tConstruction Site Safety
Construction jobs are inherently dangerous. The mixture of heavy machinery, deep holes, extreme heights, concrete, steel beams, chemicals, etc. is always going to create the potential for all types of injuries and even fatalities. In 2014 in the US alone, there were nearly 5,000 fatal occupational injuries, of which construction led with 17% of the total despite employing only 6% of the workforce in the evaluation. The most common worksite hazards for construction workers were workplace falls, electrocution, being struck by objects or being caught between two objects.