Challenge: In 2017, a global third-party logistics provider’s more than 400 distribution sites and warehouses were purchasing labels and other consumables from multiple sources — often incurring excessive shipping costs and chargebacks due to poor-quality, unscannable labels. The company needed a cost-effective solution to contain increasing costs, plan budgets, ensure consistent quality and improve customer satisfaction.
Solution: The company turned to Zebra Technologies and Barcoding Inc. to develop a single-source solution for purchasing consumables. Working together, they launched a strategic labels initiative that provided all participating sites with pre-negotiated volume pricing for Zebra Certified Supplies, free replacement printheads and managed label inventory.
Results: By consolidating purchasing and providing volume pricing, the company saved more than $100,000 in consumables in 2017 — with total savings in freight and printhead replacement estimated at $273,340. By standardizing the purchase of Zebra labels, the customer virtually eliminated unscannable labels and chargebacks by receiving locations.
About the Solution Provider: Barcoding is a supply chain automation and innovation company that helps organizations be more efficient, accurate and connected. With extensive expertise in data capture, labeling and printing, and mobile computing, we are trusted to build and manage solutions for some of the best IT and operations teams in the world. Founded in 1998, Barcoding is headquartered in Baltimore, with offices across North America (Chicago, Houston, Seattle, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver).
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