Challenge: Improve the product replenishment process for a local cable and internet company. Solution: Custom web browser application. Story: A local cable company was on the hunt for someone to solve the product replenishment problems that were occurring. During their search, they came across EMP Technical Group. They have the hardware and software knowledge needed […]
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Supply Chain Issues, Marketing at EMP, Tracking Solution, and Much More!
The automotive customer wanted to implement an inventory tracking system throughout their entire shop floor. They knew EMP had the team on staff to get the job done right.
New hires, Will TE Live Forever?, Fixed Scanning of Multiple Barcodes, HELP! Windows Updates Broke My Printer, and EMP Scan and Print. Read More…
Challenge: Design a quality inspection system to ensure that the correct label and quantity of labels in present in each package. Solution: A Vision solution complete with a 31MP GigE camera, Cognex VisionPro software, smart vision lighting, custom conveyor, Cognex Dataman, and control box with PLC. Story: A label manufacturer produces unique, pressure-sensitive labels that […]
Managing mobile devices in your warehouses and plant floor keeps getting more complicated. One factor is the more rapid updates to Android. The other factor, frankly, is ransomware!
Marketing is a mysterious thing, particularly when compared to sales. When you sell, you either win or lose and the results are obvious. Marketing has many more shades of grey; success is not always clear, and the proper method is not always obvious. EMP has struggled with marketing. We live in a niche industry, and […]
The folks from Newcastle Systems were in our office a few weeks back. We were discussing successful applications for their mobile power carts. Ones where the customer was really seeing benefit from purchasing the mobile carts. The same application kept coming up again and again, using the mobile power carts as a printing station to […]
4-to-6-month lead times. That is what we are facing on some of the most common items that we sell; mobile printers, mobile computers, even labels! Almost 30% of our annual sales are on backlog right now. It is actually bankrupting some businesses, not being able to get hardware to ship. Fortunately for us here at EMP, […]
We have been beefing up our Technical Services group lately. This team is at the heart of our company, doing the work that it takes, to make the hardware that we sell, work in the customer’s environment. Sometimes that is simply maintaining label printers. Sometimes that is running a large project that includes custom programming, […]
We are both delighted and confused by how much Terminal Emulation is still used on handheld devices in the warehouse. We also have lots of customers still running legacy AS/400’s or iSeries machines. We delight since we know how it works and can still support these customers. But we are confused since this technology is […]
Read all about Robots in the Warehouse, Mobile Powered Workstations for the Visually Impaired, and our latest Matchcode product. Click to see the full newsletter!
Not a new topic for this part of our newsletter, but Scan and Print is the hottest EMP product that we sell. We have some good YouTube videos that get attention from all over the world. And we mean all over the world, we recently sent several systems to a very large company in Germany. Several systems […]