Asset Management Simplified: The Power of Asset Tags and Labels

Asset tracking solutions are vital in helping organisations effectively manage their assets, reduce costs, and improve operational efficiency. Asset tags simplify the process of asset management by minimising human error and speeding up the process. Before digital asset management systems advent, organisations relied on paper-based systems and spreadsheets. GSM Barcoding can offer you an asset tracking software solution to meet your specific business needs that integrates seamlessly into your existing systems.

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Why is asset management important?

Asset tracking ensures that businesses have accurate and up-to-date information about their assets. By closely monitoring the movement and location of assets, companies can quickly identify and address instances of loss, theft, or damage. This is particularly important with the rise in remote working, as resources may no longer be confined to designated workspaces.

Accurate asset data provided by asset tracking solutions allows businesses to make informed decisions about maintenance and replacements, minimising the time spent looking for “missing” equipment. It also simplifies the auditing process by creating real-time reports without taking employees away from their work to compile and review the data.

Asset tags and asset labels

Asset tags and asset labels are physical labels or tags affixed to assets to identify and track them within an organisation. Asset tags can be used for monitoring assets held within the business and loaned items to be returned to the business. These tags and labels contain unique identifiers such as serial numbers, barcodes, QR codes, or RFID tags, giving each asset a unique number which allows the tracking of that particular item.

There are a host of different types of materials and adhesives that can be used to develop tags depending on budget, usage, environment, and security requirements. We can supply polycarbonate, anodised aluminium, paper, polyester, vinyl and tamper evident labels.

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The next innovations in asset tracking

Asset tracking continues to evolve with technological advancements, driving innovation and introducing new capabilities to improve efficiency, accuracy, and reliability. Some of the next innovations in asset tracking include:

Blockchain Integration: Blockchain technology can enhance asset tracking systems’ security and integrity by providing a tamper-proof and decentralised ledger for recording asset transactions and movements. By leveraging blockchain technology, organisations can ensure the immutability and transparency of asset records, reducing the risk of fraud or data manipulation.

Edge Computing: Edge computing involves processing data closer to the generation source, such as IoT sensors or RFID tags, rather than relying solely on centralised servers or cloud platforms. By performing data processing and analysis at the edge of the network, asset tracking systems can reduce latency, improve real-time visibility, and optimise bandwidth usage, particularly in environments with limited connectivity or high data volumes.

Zebra Savanna connects your business hardware, software and databases to deliver operational automation and the digitisation of your business.  By using data collection at the edge, the Savanna platform provides real-time workflow insight, feeding applications by gathering and analysing real-time data for useful worker knowledge and actionable productivity improvements.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: AI and ML technologies enable asset tracking systems to analyse large volumes of data to identify patterns, predict asset behaviour, and optimise asset utilisation. AI algorithms can detect anomalies in asset movement or usage patterns, flagging potential issues such as theft, maintenance needs, or operational inefficiencies. ML algorithms can also improve the accuracy of asset tracking by continuously learning from historical data and adapting to changing environmental conditions.

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality: AR and VR technologies offer innovative ways to visualise and interact with asset tracking data in immersive virtual environments. By overlaying digital information onto physical spaces or providing virtual simulations of asset movements, AR and VR applications can enhance situational awareness, facilitate remote monitoring, and support training and troubleshooting activities.

Smart Sensors and IoT Devices: The proliferation of smart sensors and IoT devices enables organisations to track assets with greater precision and granularity. These sensors can collect a wide range of data, including location, temperature, humidity, vibration, and usage metrics, providing valuable insights into asset conditions and performance. Integrating smart sensors into asset tracking systems allows organisations to monitor assets in real-time, detect issues proactively, and optimise maintenance schedules.

Ready to optimise your asset management with GSM Barcoding labels and stickers? Explore the range of solutions offered for asset tracking solutions at GSM Barcoding and revolutionise your workflow today!

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The Evolution of Industrial Printers: Basics to Advanced Features

Industrial printers have evolved significantly from basic mechanical devices to sophisticated machines with advanced features like digital integration, 3D printing capabilities, and smart technology, enhancing efficiency and productivity for businesses worldwide. Industrial printers contribute significantly to the efficiency, accuracy, and agility of manufacturing and production sectors, and technological advancements provide innovative solutions to the challenges facing these industries. GSM Barcoding are experts in the latest printer technology.

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The Importance of Quality in Barcode Labels and Stickers

Barcode labels and stickers can streamline business operations, improve accuracy, and enhance customer experience, making them essential tools for modern businesses across various industries. But all of these advantages fall by the wayside when companies don’t have good quality, clear and legible barcodes. GSM Barcoding supports businesses in getting the most from their barcode systems by ensuring crisp results to streamline their working practices.

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Streamlining Workflow With RFID Solutions From GSM Barcoding

RFID, or Radio Frequency Identification, is a technology that uses radio waves to read and capture data stored in a tag attached to an object.

The RFID system comprises two key components: the RFID tag and the RFID reader. The tag houses the data, while the reader scans the tag to capture this information. Read on to discover how RFID revolutionises business operations and what opportunities RFID solutions provide.

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Spotlight on SureMDM: Streamlined Device Asset Management

Running smooth operations feels like a tall order when your organisation heavily relies on mobile devices and various portable assets. Through our customers, we know how daunting it can be to constantly manage a large collection of scanners, smartphones and other portable equipment vital to your operations. But what if you had a software tool at your disposal that not only simplifies device management but also centralises the entire process?

Today, we’re introducing 42gears’ SureMDM. This recent addition to our broad collection of asset tracking software is the lifeline your organisation needs for effective and reliable device and asset management.

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Chemical-Resistant Labels at GSM Barcoding

Chemical-resistant labels, as their name suggests, are specifically designed labels that withstand harsh chemical environments and as such they’re extremely suitable as lab sample labels. Unlike their standard counterparts, these labels resist corrosive substances, extreme temperatures, and physical abrasion.

These labels showcase a unique feature set – durability, water resistance, and ultraviolet resistance, among others. They can endure acidic, alkaline, or solvent-based exposures, providing a long-lasting labelling solution where most standard labels fail. Read on to explore why many organisations will choose these reliable labels over standard ones.

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BarTender Label Printing Updates with Microsoft Dynamics 365

Maintaining efficient label printing is paramount as businesses explore automated methods to enhance productivity. By integrating existing labelling solutions with ERP systems or databases, businesses will successfully automate processes, eliminate manual entry, and improve overall efficiency without losing accuracy.

At GSM Barcoding, we understand the value of accurate labelling and automating business processes. That’s why we have chosen BarTender software as the best solution for efficient and accurate label printing at our customers’ businesses. Read on to discover how this software will help your processes, including the latest integrations update.

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A Guide to Specialist Labels

Every application has unique requirements, and not every label design suits all. That’s where specialist labels come in. Specialist labels are designed to meet varied applications’ specific demands and ensure organisations use reliable labels that will withstand harsh conditions. Don’t settle for inadequate generic labels.

Read more about our specialist labels below and discover their superior performance and the challenges they overcome. 

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Why Intelligent Edge Solutions Are the Future of Asset Tracking

Intelligent Edge Systems are a combination of mobile devices and computer systems connected at the edge of an existing network. These seemingly futuristic systems are available for organisations to significantly increase business efficiency and accuracy in various sectors and industries.

So if you want to improve operational efficiency, reduce downtime, and stay ahead of the competition, look no further than our intelligent edge solutions as the future of asset tracking. Read on to learn how intelligent edge solutions assist businesses with increased accuracy and productivity worldwide.

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5 Proven Methods to Increase Warehouse Throughput

Within the highly competitive commercial warehouse sector, warehouse managers face a range of challenges. Firstly, the constant pressure to optimise operational efficiency poses a significant hurdle. Warehouse managers must develop strategies to maximise productivity while minimising costs, which requires careful coordination of resources, equipment, and personnel.

In our latest blog, we will discuss several improvements that are proven to increase the throughput of a warehouse. Whether your warehouse’s focus is a fulfilment centre, bulk storage or a link in a supply chain, increasing throughput is always a beneficial goal.

Understanding this concept is vital for businesses aiming to optimise operations, reduce costs, and enhance customer satisfaction. Below, we have collected five proven improvements to improve your business’s productivity without sacrificing task accuracy.

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