3 Ways Automation Enhanced Worker Safety on the Production Floor

3 Ways Automation Enhanced Worker Safety on the Production Floor

Rising shipping and delivery demands require businesses to implement automation solutions that can redefine warehouse operations. This is because the right automation solutions can revolutionize supply chains with real-time visibility and improved productivity, even during labor shortages. Studies indicate that nine in 10  decision-makers expect to seek outside resources to help identify and execute warehouse optimization and automation solutions. Implementing automation solutions can also significantly enhance worker safety, as studies estimate that 84%  of decision-makers feel it would be safe to have warehouse associates work alongside robotics solutions. It’s even more important to enhance worker safety during labor shortages, but with increasing challenges for social distancing, real-time alerts, and faster workflows, it’s virtually mandatory. Shortages prevent faster workflows and real-time alerts which causes workforce safety and productivity to decline. To combat this, warehouses are turning to asset tracking solutions like RFID and wireless connectivity solutions.


Ensure safety and productivity with Bar Code Depot and Zebra.

Enhancing safety on the production floor starts with a more connected workforce with real-time visibility into operations. This is achievable by implementing RFID solutions and wireless connectivity solutions. That’s why Bar Code Depot and Zebra partner to bring innovative RFID and wireless connectivity solutions that implement real-time alerts and faster workflows to help ensure worker safety and meet the demands of labor shortages. Bar Code Depot and Zebra’s hands-free technology solutions enhance worker safety on the production floor with…


  1. Redefined team decision-making and streamlined connectivity – Empowering your production floor with real-time communication access wherever and whenever they help connect the workforce to stay safe. Equip your workers with secured messaging and push-to-talk capabilities that achieve this with Zebra’s Workforce Connect. This solution unifies different departments onto a single platform for easier data access to help them make informed decisions.
  2. Improved accuracy and visibility with enterprise-class printing – Tracking your assets in real-time with RFID technology helps distributors avoid unnecessary errors and reduce out-of-stocks to improve productivity and safety on the production floor. This can be ensured with reliable label and tag printing options, like Zebra’s ZT600 RFID industrial printers, that deliver real-time data to your workers and help them accurately print and encode RAIN RFID labels, tags, and cards where and when they need to. This helps simplify warehouse management and reduce distribution expenses.
  3. Reliable data capture capabilities and flexibility – Implementing best-in-class RFID read performance, like Zebra’s MC3330xR RFID reader, helps redefine inventory management with a new level of efficiency and accuracy. Faster capture and an expanded range for reading barcodes help improve social distancing, create smoother workflows, and give workers real-time data access. Empowering a more efficient data capture process with handheld RFID readers boosts safety and productivity on your production floor because workers are more aware of and capable of completing tasks.


Enhance production safety with automation solutions that deliver smoother workflows and real-time data access. Contact Bar Code Depot to keep your workers safe.

Hands-Free Technology Has Become Crucial for Successful E-commerce Fulfillment. Here’s Why:



Hands-Free Technology Has Become Crucial for Successful E-commerce Fulfillment. Here’s Why:

As e-commerce continues to reshape supply chains, distributors are tasked with meeting shipping demands while managing product shortages. Increasing demands for products amidst cyclical labor shortages have increased the prevalence of surprise out-of-stocks in today’s warehouses and manufacturing plants. Without seamless accessibility to inventory counts and incoming orders, the workforce simply cannot keep up with demands, which leads to reduced customer satisfaction.



To combat these challenges, supply chains are ensuring they implement real-time visibility into operations. Real-time visibility helps maintain an effective inventory and a staff that is more aware and prepared for product shortages. Solutions that reliably implement real-time visibility and improve productivity help warehouses satisfy their customers.


Enable effective inventory management with Barcode Depot and Zebra.



To streamline operations and implement real-time visibility, Barcode Supply partners with Zebra to bring innovative, wearable technology solutions that can enhance productivity, streamline checkout, and adapt to supply chain challenges like product shortages. Barcode Supply and Zebra’s hands-free technology solutions reinvent operations with…


  1. Enhanced flexibility and functionality in your warehouse – Rugged, wearable technology can provide reliable hands-free scanning that is crucial to maximizing productivity in your e-commerce operation. Choose flexible and functional technology like Zebra’s RS5100 Bluetooth Wearable Scanner that pairs with practically any Bluetooth-enabled devices, can instantly pair with NFC, comes equipped with an advanced removable battery, and delivers near-instant data capture scanning for your needs. Also, its design is tiny and practically weightless, yet comes with a rugged design to deliver low TCO. These versatile features make it easier for your workforce to keep your warehouse organized.
  2. Simplify and speed up shipping operations – Implementing purpose-built technology can speed up the distribution process because it gives your workers access to hands-free technology and intelligent imaging. Hands-free mobility with technology like the WT6300 wearable computer helps simplify inventory management with new features that drive productivity and accuracy. Picking, receiving, packing, inventory management, and replenishment can be significantly improved with an optional keypad and faster processor. This helps your business optimize order fulfillment and stay on top of e-commerce demands.
  3. Maximized workforce collaboration and mobility – When your teams don’t have access to relevant information, the rest of your facility is forced to waste more time and energy completing tasks, which can diminish operational efficiency. To prevent this, businesses choose to implement wearable mobile computers that can connect your workforce to empower your warehouse workers with better access to the information they need. Wearable mobile computers, like Android’s WS50, are equipped with push-to-talk capabilities and task management applications to enable real-time collaboration to resolve issues faster. The WS50 also comes with a SE4770 imager for advanced barcode scanning to enable wearable data capture. A connected warehouse that instantly captures data is more prepared for shifting e-commerce demands.


Equipping your operations with capable technology solutions can help it prepare for shifting demands. Contact us at Barcode Depot to streamline warehouse efficiency.

Bar Code Depot Local Pickup Map

As of May 1st, 2021 Bar Code Depot now offers local pick-up and drop-off of repairs and new equipment to new and existing customers within a 30-mile radius from our office location (60 E Jefferson St. Hoschton, GA 30548). If your site is within the red circle then you are eligible for this free service. If you aren’t sure about your eligibility for this service give us a call at 706-654-9090 x1006 or email Cliff at cliffh@bcd4rf.net and we’ll be more than happy to assist you.

We look forward to serving you in the future!

Essential Services: Bar Code Depot and the American Supply Chain

Man scanning box for shippingHave you ever stopped to think how much work is done globally to ensure goods reach their destination? Nearly $19.5 TRILLION in goods were exported globally in 2018. And that’s just in trade. Once those goods are shipped to one destination, they then must be scanned, accounted for and then the bulk separated into smaller volumes to ship to distributors, retailers and sometimes directly to the consumer. During the holiday season alone, USPS scans 20 million packages a day. So, if you consider the volume of items scanned, labeled and accounted for – the volume is incredible.

We at Bar Code Depot are honored to be part of that effort here in the United States. We work with clients at various stages of the supply chain, from large volume producers like P&G and Georgia Pacific – to massive shipping companies like DHL – as well as small local companies providing refrigeration space to the food and poultry industry here in Georgia. So whether its ensuring your homes are receiving cleaning chemicals, food, toilet paper or just your order from an online retailer – we’re glad to be part of it.

We’ve also been named essential services for some of our major customers so we can continue to provide them (and you) with the repairs, refurbishments, leases and equipment they need to continue to get essential products to consumers and healthcare providers.

And, given everything that is happening right now with COVID-19, we know the importance of ensuring that all of customer’s equipment is functional and working on an efficient basis. We provide fast service, quality repairs and refurbishments and love to serve our customers.

We continue to pray for those impacted by this horrible virus but also want you to know that we are with you and will continue to help each of our customers continue to operate their businesses in these uncertain times.

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