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Zebra Uses Own Technology to Track Its Own Assets

Zebra Technologies has put its own real-time location system (RTLS) technology to work at two of its warehouses - one in Vernon Hills, Ill., and a second in Heerenveen, the Netherlands. The solution saves time employees previously spent locating the proper place for loads of picked goods (approximately three minutes per load), says Gary Meekma, Zebra's senior manager of warehouse operations, while also reducing the amount of space required to stage each load by about 40 percent.

Zebra Technologies employs an Oracle warehouse-management system, along with Zebra's own ultra-wideband  Dart RFID sensors (readers) and tags. By reducing the amount of time workers spend searching for the proper location to gather together goods within the warehouse's staging area, the company reports that it saves 451 man-hours per month.

Zebra also utilized its new software tool, known as System Builder, to help it design the warehouse's RTLS deployment, by identifying the best placement of Zebra Dart UWB devices for the purpose of tracking assets.

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Zebra Technologies employs an Oracle warehouse-management system, along with Zebra's own ultra-wideband  Dart RFID sensors (readers) and tags. By reducing the amount of time workers spend searching for the proper location to gather together goods within the warehouse's staging area, the company reports that it saves 451 man-hours per month.

Zebra also utilized its new software tool, known as System Builder, to help it design the warehouse's RTLS deployment, by identifying the best placement of Zebra Dart UWB devices for the purpose of tracking assets.

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