To say the supply chain has been a bit of a mess lately is a bit of an understatement. Since the COVID pandemic, the supply chain has been extremely volatile, if not downright chaotic. While we can hope for things to improve sooner than later, we should all plan for disruptions and challenges to continue on over the next couple of years.
Data capture and its associated technologies — barcodes, QR codes, RFID, and others — are critical pieces of the data gathering process that is intrinsically valuable to all businesses. However, the world of logistics — from manufacturing floors to warehousing, distribution centers, transportation hubs and more — is particularly well-served by strong data capture and handling techniques.
A global shortage of computer chips is causing auto makers to cut production just as consumers are flocking back to dealerships as the demand for cars rises. With fewer models on lots, dealers are raising prices in order to keep bottom lines healthy. While consumer demand is still healthy, sales volume is on the decline due to inventory shortages.
In April 2020 alone, there were an astonishing 37 data breaches affecting 500 or more records each, falling close to the 2019 average of 41.9 data breaches each month.
As more companies move toward a digital environment, wily hackers are increasingly focused on industrial targets and businesses that use programs such as AutoCAD, making cybersecurity for engineering a critical — and essential — element to deterring industrial espionage.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought significant changes to both work and home environments, with more people working from home than ever before — and many families considering moves to less crowded areas of the country.
The hospitality and entertainment industry faces constant disruption. Understandably, entertainment companies want to leverage new technologies to streamline their operations, considering the labor involved in their previous processes. One way entertainment organizations can deliver an enhanced experience to customers and reduce costs is by implementing a document management solution.
Travel agents rely on vivid printed materials to communicate the splendor of their destinations. There was a time when some agents thought the end of travel flyers was near. This proved to be false as travel agent marketing materials still find wide-scale adoption in the industry. What has changed is the ability of agencies to produce these materials internally, saving on production costs and enabling them to restock promotional flyers on the fly.
Most companies operate under constant cost pressures. The world is speeding up, and companies need to keep up with their competitors. To achieve new efficiencies and increase productivity in the office, companies should adopt a managed print services (MPS) strategy. This can help them save money by outsourcing document output operations to an external service provider.
The world is depending on front line healthcare workers now more than ever. While these brave professionals put their lives on the line every day, they need access to support systems that help them to accomplish their tasks accurately and efficiently. An area where most hospitals and healthcare facilities usually lag is their printing fleet and document management processes.