COVID-19 Resources for the logistics sector
We are compiling resources that could help those in the transport and logistics sector to navigate the current COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll continue to update resources in this blog post and in this thread on Twitter. First, we shared a post on the blog last week about COVID-19 in the logistics sector. You can read the […]
Barcode Scanning in Stream
Dave Pickburn #StreamTeam Update | 04 March 2020 | Barcode scanning Introduce barcode scanning to your logistics operation for accurate traceability through the order to delivery process. In regulated sectors, like pharmaceuticals or alcohol, barcode scanning can prove compliance with mandatory traceability requirements. In lower-risk environments, barcode scanning can reduce the risk of errors, […]
Barcode scanning & driver mental health
Dave Pickburn #StreamTeam update | 17 May 2019 Hi! Welcome to this weeks’ Stream update. I’m Dave and this is coming to you from outside our offices in Leeds, its a nice day today. We’ve had a couple of new sign-ups this week, including quite a big new customer for us. One of our new corporate customers […]
Are eCommerce & on-demand leading the way in workforce mobility?
How ecommerce is driving the need for ever faster field operations Zebra Technologies this week released their latest vision study which looks at how leading organisations are using mobility and innovative technologies to meet ever increasing service expectation demands from consumers. After surveying 2,000 organisations, Zebra’s The Future of Field Operations Study outlines predictions for […]
How to use barcodes with delivery tracking software
For small businesses with a lighter delivery load, barcode scanning may seem unnecessary. But what happens as those small businesses grow, expanding to multiple product lines and various routes each day? When deliveries are going smoothly, and you have a tracking system in place, delivery management can still be simple at scale. But what happens when a […]
What is the requirement for Proof of Delivery?
What is Proof of Delivery? Proof of Delivery (also known as POD) shows that an item has been delivered. BusinessDictionary.com has defined Proof of Delivery as a: “Receipt signed by a consignee or recipient, confirming delivery of a shipment in good order and condition“ So what does that mean in practice? Proof of Delivery gives […]
What is the Difference Between a Touch Mobile Computer and a PDA?
When the time comes around to replacing or upgrading the hardware in your business, the options can seem endless. We’ve discussed some of the key considerations when upgrading driver phones; the merits of using Android, over other OS (operating systems); and what makes enterprise-grade devices stand out over consumer smartphones. Both the STREAM Mobile Driver […]
What Makes Zebra’s OS Stand Out Over Consumer Smartphones?
Android is the most popular mobile operating system (OS), with 70.1% of people using Android(compared to 21% on iOS) worldwide and in the UK, with 55% of people using Android in (compared to 42.3% on iOS). Despite its’ popularity and great capabilities as an OS, however, Android alone isn’t perfectly suited to business use. In […]
Why the Zebra TC56 is the Best Device for Logistics
Chosing a phone for logistics staff, like drivers and warehouse operatives, can be a daunting task. Which device has all the features needed to reduce downtime, make your logistics process more efficient and productive, and improve customer service? Zebra‘s TC56 is perfectly suited to the transport and logistics industry. When you’re delivering goods in your […]
How to Increase Productivity for Commercial Drivers
Our partners at Zebra Technologies are experts in increasing workforce productivity by using the right hardware for the job. What exactly the right hardware is, will depend on your business, your budget and your priorities. Increasingly, companies are choosing to purchase consumer-grade smartphones for their drivers. In some cases, some businesses are adopting a ‘bring-your-own-device’ […]