AUTOMATED PRINT AND APPLY LABELING SYSTEMS
Print and Apply Systems
QMI provides labeling systems as both standalone and fully integrated systems. The labor associated with hand labeling provides a solid opportunity for greatly increased efficiency and order accuracy in this process.
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Benefits of Print and Apply Systems
Print and apply systems are extremely beneficial in the shipping and manifesting process as well as other places in the warehouse. Typical systems include a barcode scanner to identify the particular parcel, a print/apply machine, conveyor for inducting, labeling, and discharge, a verification scanner to read the printed label, software to merge data, and communicate with the host system, and shipping software as required.
Print and apply systems are not limited to shipping applications. Many companies have products that are time stamped, serialized, or require a variation in every label that is applied to the product or shipping box. Any of these scenarios is easily resolved with automatic printing and application of the label.
Many big box retailers and industry specific applications require compliance labeling. Compliance often consists of a label size, particular placement of the label, ability to read the barcode with an ANSI A or ANSI B quality score, and how boxes are stacked onto a pallet for easy scanning.
QMI Services provides systems to comply and integration that require Advanced Shipping Notices (ASN), UCC128 compliance, and EDI interfaces.
Compliance labeling systems may be provided as standalone systems or fully integrated with existing conveyor lines.
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Labeling Software and Control
One of the key ingredients to a successful labeling system is how it communicates to a host system or shipping software package. Many “hardware only” suppliers fall short of providing a full solution when it comes to controlling parcels on a conveyor system and integrating data to and from a host system. QMI is extremely strong in this area. Qbit-IMS and Qbit-TNT are designed for in-motion applications where data must be acquired, merged, and integrated to various systems. This includes interfacing with a host environments as well as shipping software packages such as ConnectShip, CMS, ProShip, and many other multi-carrier packages.