Mobile data capture technology is a serious investment requiring careful assessment. Fortunately, the following 45-second test will answer the foundational question of whether mobile data capture can improve your business operations. Provide a simple yes or no answer to each of the following six questions. 1. Can your employees and customers get real-time inventory data by scanning the barcode on an item? 2. Can you report where any item is in your supply...

Mobile data capture enables retailers to easily track and trace items at any point in the supply chain. The capability to find items in real time, from source to shelf, is crucial for success in modern retail. Products now move seamlessly from initial source to centralized warehouses to regional distribution facilities. From there, they may pass through a brick-and-mortar store or online purchase pickup location, or be directly delivered to the...