Scan & Print Without PCs on the Shop Floor
A leader in the display industry—manufacturing video sytems and
digital signage—approached Coridian for a solution to challenges
tracking their Work in Process (WIP). Dealing with a wide variety of
components that are manufactured, stored, and assembled
on-site, they use duplicate labels in order to match components
successfully. Prior to implementing Coridian’s solution, they were
printing large batches of labels in duplicate, matching them by hand,
and hand-applying them to the components. When the wrong
duplicate label was selected, the mismatch could take up to 5 manhours
to rectify—increasing labor costs, interrupting workflow, and
affecting inventory counts and traceability.
Coridian completed a full assessment of the manufacturer’s
processes and needs, then developed a unique solution, including
writing a custom scan and print application utilizing Zebra’s ZBI-Developer
programming. Coridian’s in-house Application Specialist
designed the software to allow label data to transfer directly from
scanner to printer, eliminating the need for a PC at every station.
This also eliminated the need for manual data input and printing large
batches of labels to be matched by hand, effectively reducing the
opportunities for mismatches.
This display manufacturer has implemented Coridian’s
solution to at least 12 of their printers, removing multiple
steps from their process—reducing production time by 10-15 seconds per label. As a large company with hundreds of
printers, thousands of labels are produced every day.
Coridian’s ability to understand their unique needs and
produce an efficient solution in-house saved the
manufacturer a significant number of man-hours spent
correcting errors and improved traceability within their WIP.
The customer was able to improve processes, reduce
production time, upgrade hardware, and consolidate
suppliers—now coming to Coridian for their
hardware, consumables, and professional services
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