Blog by author Reginald

Pete Laplanche

Out in warehouses and back offices, barcode printers remain the unsung heroes of the supply chain. Board director of Datatrade, Peter Laplanche, has spent 30 years communicating the importance of these mission critical devices, from early matrix printers to the latest mobiles. The brave new world of omni-channel requires even greater visibility and agility in track and trace, and label barcoding is…

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All I want for Christmas…

When 'next day' delivery isn't soon enough what are the implications for delivery service providers?

Don’t move; improve!

While the industry trend is moving towards more digital solutions sometimes it pays to look after the devices you have while you decide on the best strategy for business.

Smartening up goods in

More needs to be done to streamline and improve processes around inventory control and management as it's costing both time and money.

Manufacturing ‘curate’s egg’

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Smart delivery or dystopia?

How does industry really feel about the cloud, big data, IoT, smart devices, do they see them as an opportunity or a threat?

Plug and play printers?

Some marcomms materials lead you to believe you can just take a printer out of the box to replace one that has reached the end of its working life. But there's many things to consider, particularly if it's a mission critical device.

Could line matrix printers help revive supply chain profitability?

In the rush to embrace laser printers, few organisations realised that TCO could be six times higher than line matrix technology. Is it time to rethink choices?

Taking a Lean approach in 2016

We’re not talking Christmas excess, we’re talking Lean thinking beyond the warehouse door. Managed Print Services (MPS) is widely used in front offices to reduce both cost and waste yet few enterprises have considered it for their back office machines.

Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas deliveries; what can possibly go wrong?

Black Friday 2014 will be forever remembered by those retailers and manufacturers who ran hugely successful promotions generating increased sales but who failed to have the appropriate supply chain logistics in place.

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