Digital scanning systems are an integral part of any warehousing business. These devices have the ability to capture and convert printed items into a digital format. Some businesses avoid the use of scanners due to potential issues and maintenance costs or needs. However, scanning has so many advantages that it is worth the investment. These can include lowering costs for materials and saving valuable time for your business.
No matter what size of business you have, some technologies are necessary to make warehousing processes more seamless. As your company grows, you’ll need to keep up with its changes and technology becomes even more significant. At Rellius, we have a variety of scanning systems to suit the specific needs of your business.
What kind of scanners should you use?
When you require more inventory and your warehousing solutions get more sophisticated, investing in more technologies will only benefit your company. Here are some of the most common technologies that companies use:
- Barcode Systems
- RFID Scanners
- Bluetooth or USB Connected Scanners
A barcode system functions by transferring data electronically from your inventory’s products. These types of items can range from handheld scanners, mobile or web apps, and printers.
There are many models to choose from – the one you decide to use will depend on your company’s specific needs. If you are unsure what will work best, you can always ask our expert team at Rellius, as we are well-versed in the world of scanners.
RFID Scanners (Radio Frequency Identification)
When you utilize an RFID scanner, these devices have microchips that are placed on your inventory. They provide all the essential data about the specific product. That information is then sent to an RFID scanning device, making it easier to track each product in your inventory.
One significant benefit of RFID scanners is that they scan various items at once and over a small amount of time.
Bluetooth or USB Connected Scanners
Bluetooth or USB connected scanners function by scanning codes that result from UTF8 characters from an electronic device (like a computer or mobile device, for instance).
Since many teams are keeping up with the latest technology and are using their smartphones or apps with warehousing processes, it’s easier to track receiving, picking and packing, as well as shipping. Bluetooth is a convenient technology that allows you to manage your processes at any time.
Scanning services are an excellent way to enhance your warehousing practices and increase efficiency. If you think that scanning services would be beneficial to your company, our friendly team at Rellius can guide you through the process. We are continually educating ourselves with the latest technologies when it comes to warehousing solutions and can help you utilize these practices. Give us a call at 416-202-6621, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out the information on the contact form on our website.