RailCare is a Swiss transportation provider that acts as a full subsidiary of Coop Group Cooperative, one of Switzerland’s largest retailers. The company offers combined transport of all kinds of goods, both for Coop and for third-party customers. RailCare deals with a dynamic logistics environment. Rapid changes in shipment volumes and customer needs require quick adaptation. Yet the company found itself dealing with cumbersome, paper-intensive processes that no longer fit the...

Retailers can obtain a wealth of real-time enterprise data with mobile barcode scans. Following is a brief overview of how mobile data capture helps retailers transform processes and tasks related to the use cases of clienteling, mobile POS (mPOS), mobile shopping (mShopping), order entry, self-checkout, inventory management and proof of delivery (POD). Clienteling Mobile apps provide store associates with real-time access to vital information at the point of customer interaction. By scanning a...

Interline Brands is one of the largest wholesale distributors and direct marketers of direct maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products for non-industrial businesses in the U.S. The Florida-based company employs more than 4,300 workers with annual revenues of $1.4 billion. Primary Interline customers include processional contractors, hardware retailers, facilities maintenance operators, and independent contractors such as locksmiths, plumbers and electricians. In summer 2015, Interline partnered with a third-party developer to launch proprietary,...

Seamless retail depends on real-time, enterprise-wide inventory awareness and customer engagement. To adequately meet consumer expectations across all channels, retailers need to understand their shoppers more intimately than ever before. Download our new white paper to learn more. At every point in the omnichannel retail enterprise, from the customer home to the store to the distribution center to the initial source, retailers need ready access to accurate product data. Mobile data capture...

Enterprises have two basic options for storing product data for mobile capture: barcodes and RFID tags. Every organization has a unique situation with specific needs. But in most circumstances, barcodes will prove to be a more cost-efficient and viable option for data storage than RFID. The biggest advantage of barcodes is cost. Virtually all products across all industries come pre-labeled with barcodes. On the supplier side, labeling products with barcodes is...

Leading health care services company Cardinal Health distributes wholesale pharmaceutical and medical products to more than 100,000 locations. Providing affordable, reliable scan-based product ordering for its numerous clients has historically proved challenging. With a widespread client base including more than 75% of the hospitals in the U.S., Dublin, Ohio-based Cardinal Health encourages pharmaceutical customers to place orders online. To that end, the $102.5 billion company offers an online pharmaceutical portal called...

Through the deployment of mobile data capture solutions, retailers can gain a wealth of real-time operational data and insight. On the front end, consumer barcode scans provide enterprises with valuable insights into shopping behavior and help to strengthen consumer relationships. On the back end, mobile barcode scans provide retailers with real-time snapshots into how products move through their supply chain. Real-time supply chain information such as current stock levels and location...

Enphase Energy is a leading global provider of home and commercial energy management technology. The Enphase Home Energy Solution includes a microinverter system for the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry and an energy storage system. Field service technicians performing microinverter installations had no automated means of collecting and transferring information from the job site. This required them to transfer installation data manually. Several problems resulted. For example, technicians were unable to confirm...