Supply & Demand Chain Executive recognizes Zebra’s RFID solution deployed by Hunt Country Components to automate, optimize, streamline and improve the supply chain
LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. – June 22, 2023 – Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a leading digital solution provider enabling businesses to intelligently connect data, assets, and people, today announced it was named a 2023 Top Supply Chain Projects Award recipient. Presented by Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the award recognizes the most innovative customer deployments that improve their workflows across the supply chain.
Through a fully integrated RFID solution consisting of fixed readers, mobile computers and software, Zebra and Valutrack – a supplies, location and tracking specialist and Zebra PartnerConnect Solution Partner – helped a national office furniture and components manufacturer, Hunt Country Components (HCC) resolve its operational challenges by implementing real-time visibility through every stage of its supply chain process. The solution provided HCC the ability to track items continuously from the initial customer order through tracking workers’ labor hours, to staging and final delivery. HCC optimized efficiency, workflows and accuracy, while reducing time spent on payroll and improved the customer experience.
“It’s become more challenging than ever to create a supply chain with the visibility needed to connect assets, people, processes, and inventory for real-time accuracy. In fact, 69% of decision-makers in Zebra’s Warehousing Study cite operating with real-time guidance as one of the most desired outcomes,” said Mark Wheeler, Vertical Strategy Lead, Supply Chain Execution, Zebra Technologies. “Being named as one of the Top Supply Chain Projects for 2023 illustrates our focus on working with businesses globally, such as Hunt Country Components, to provide a fully integrated RFID solution to help optimize operations to deliver results along with the speed, accuracy and real-time tracking they expect.”
With Zebra’s RFID solution, Hunt Country Components has increased the efficiency, accuracy and visibility of its supply chain operations. As a result, workers have been freed up from walking miles searching for products to fulfill customer orders to better focus now on higher value projects, payroll processes have been streamlined, and costs have been considerably reduced. Even more importantly, the RFID solution has given HCC the ability to compete effectively with much larger competitors, objectively leveling the playing field.
“From demand planning and forecasting to implementing the ultimate in warehouse automation, the past 12 months has seen companies within the supply chain and logistics space upgrade, enhance, adopt and adapt in order to achieve greater efficiency along the chain,” said Marina Mayer, Editor-in-Chief of Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Food Logistics. “That’s why it’s important today’s supply chains run on collaboration – companies partnering to implement each other’s software and technology work smarter, together.”
- Zebra Technologies was named a winner of Top Supply Chain Project Supply award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive.
- The Top Supply Chain project award recognizes the best customer success stories demonstrating a solution that automates, optimizes and streamlines their supply chain.
- Zebra Technologies and ValuTrack provided Hunt Country Components, an office chair and component manufacturer, with an integrated RFID solution to optimize its supply chain, boosting visibility, efficiency and customer satisfaction.
ABOUT ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES
Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) helps organizations monitor, anticipate, and accelerate workflows by empowering their frontline and ensuring that everyone and everything is visible, connected and fully optimized. Our award-winning portfolio spans software to innovations in robotics, machine vision, automation and digital decisioning, all backed by a +50-year legacy in scanning, track-and-trace and mobile computing solutions. With an ecosystem of 10,000 partners across more than 100 countries, Zebra’s customers include over 80% of the Fortune 500. Newsweek recently recognized Zebra as one of America’s Most Loved Workplaces and Greatest Workplaces for Diversity, and we are on Fast Company’s list of the Best Workplaces for Innovators. Learn more at www.zebra.com or sign up for news alerts. Follow Zebra’s Your Edge blog, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, and check out our Story Hub: Zebra Perspectives.
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