The Significance of Asset Tracking and Labelling Solutions: A Leap from Traditional Office Print Technology

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The Significance of Asset Tracking and Labelling Solutions: A Leap from Traditional Office Print Technology

In the vast landscape of business operations, efficiency and accuracy are paramount. The rise of asset tracking and labelling solutions has revolutionised the way businesses manage their resources, offering substantial advantages over traditional office print technology.

Asset tracking solutions allow businesses to monitor their physical assets and manage their lifecycle, from acquisition to maintenance, usage, and disposal. This technology uses barcodes, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags, Global Positioning System (GPS), or Internet of Things (IoT) sensors to track assets in real-time. The primary goal is to streamline operations, reduce costs, and maximise asset utilisation

Unlike traditional office print technology that generally provides hard-copy documentation, modern asset tracking solutions offer digitised, easily accessible, and up-to-date information. This means that businesses can keep an accurate inventory, reduce lost or misplaced assets, and even automate maintenance schedules.

On the other hand, labelling solutions add another layer of efficiency to asset management. They go beyond the simple labels generated by traditional office printers, offering detailed and customisable information such as barcodes, Quick-Response (QR) codes, or RFID tags. These advanced labels can hold a wealth of data, including the asset’s history, location, maintenance schedule, and more. Such technology will become invaluable in the coming years as the European Unions’ Green Deal and one of its core tools, the Digital Product Passport (DPP) comes onstream from 2027.

This technology streamlines the data collection process and mitigates the chance of human error associated with manual labelling or pen and paper. Furthermore, these labels can be scanned using mobile devices, making the data readily available whenever needed.

Comparatively, traditional office print technology often falls short in the face of these innovative solutions. While office printers can produce physical labels and documents, they lack the ability to track assets in real-time, automate data collection, or offer detailed, customisable labels. 

Therefore, the shift towards asset tracking and labelling solutions is not just a technological upgrade; it’s a strategic move towards efficiency, accuracy, and cost-saving. By adopting these solutions, businesses can optimise their operations, make informed decisions, and ultimately, drive growth and profitability. 

A printer for every occasion

In today’s dynamic business environment, the need for a printer that can adapt to a variety of tasks and work in different settings is paramount. Zebra Printers and Supplies stand out as the ultimate solution for organisations across a broad spectrum of industries, including, but not limited to, manufacturing, retail & hospitality, transport & logistics, government, healthcare and education.

Manufacturing is a sector where precision, durability, and efficiency hold the essence of smooth operations. In this arena, Zebra’s industrial printers and print engines shine by producing high-quality, durable labels that can withstand harsh conditions. From product identification to shipping, these printers ensure a seamless production flow and accurate traceability of items, integrating with modern automation and production lines. Whether you’re dealing with heavy machinery or delicate components, Zebra printers offer the reliability you need to maintain high standards of quality and safety.

Moving to the bustling landscape of retail and hospitality, the need for speed, efficiency, and accuracy takes center stage. Zebra’s barcode and mobile printers are designed to meet these demands, enabling businesses to deliver personalised experiences, manage inventory and guest services seamlessly, expediting checkout processes, and turning every customer interaction into a unique experience that boosts satisfaction and drives sales.

In the realm of transport and logistics, the ability to deliver real-time information is critical. Zebra’s comprehensive range of mobile, desktop, and industrial printers support this need by providing solutions for efficient tracking, delivery, and logistics management. With Zebra printers, companies can ensure that goods are always in the right place at the right time, enhancing customer satisfaction and operational efficiency. Furthermore, with the added deployment of Zebra’s Environmental Sensors you empower your customers with the ability to monitor temperature-sensitive products with visibility and data insights on environmental conditions across industry applications.

When it comes to government operations, the requirements for robust, secure, and reliable printing solutions are non-negotiable. Zebra rises to this challenge with printers that ensure high-quality, secure output for everything from asset tracking to identification cards. These printers enhance the efficiency of government services, ensuring citizens receive the quality they deserve.

In healthcare, where precision and reliability can literally be a matter of life and death, Zebra’s healthcare printers are invaluable. They produce durable, easily scannable labels and wristbands that improve patient safety, streamline operations, and ensure compliance with regulations. With Zebra, healthcare professionals can focus on what they do best – caring for patients.

Educational institutions also benefit from Zebra’s versatile printing solutions. From producing student ID cards to managing library resources, Zebra printers deliver high-quality output, easy integration, and enhanced security features. Zebra’s commitment to creating a safe, efficient learning environment makes them a trusted partner for schools, colleges, and universities.

Sustainable and secure

But Zebra’s innovation isn’t limited to its versatility across industries. Many printers are Energy Star certified, reducing energy costs and carbon footprint. This commitment to energy efficiency aligns with Zebra’s broader focus on sustainability, with commitments to circular economy and recycling programs, validated science-based targets (SBTi) with 50% reduction in GHGs by 2030 (scopes 1 and 2) and a new Sustainability Partner Recognition Program, through which Zebra Partners can be rewarded for their expertise, investment and success in helping customers achieve their sustainability goals. 

To further enhance the user experience, Zebra offers the ZipShip solution for supplies. It provides a convenient way to order and manage printer supplies, from labels to printheads. With ZipShip, keeping your Zebra printer operational is as simple as clicking a button, with over 650 products on the shelf, ready to order, with a minimum order quantity of just one box. Add to this the breadth of options which span everything from receipt paper to RFID, labels, wristbands and ZeroLiner linerless solutions.

In today’s digital age, data security is a major concern, especially for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Zebra’s Print Secure feature addresses this need, enabling businesses to control who can print and what they can print. It safeguards sensitive information, preventing unauthorised access and ensuring peace of mind for businesses.

In conclusion

Asset tracking and labelling solutions stand as the new vanguard of efficient business operation, leaving traditional office print technology in its wake. The digitisation and automation they offer are not just conveniences but necessities in the modern business world.

Zebra’s printers and supplies stand out as a versatile, efficient, and secure solution for diverse industries. With their commitment to sustainability, energy-efficient products, and innovative features like ZipShip and Print Secure, Zebra is the go-to choice for all your printing needs. No matter the occasion, Zebra delivers.

To get started, Zebra has an award-winning Partner Program, where Zebra Partners can benefit from a wealth of support, including access to programs and incentives such as the Printer Trade Up Program. To register your interest to become a Zebra Partner, simply visit the PartnerConnect Program page on https://www.zebra.com/gb/en.html.