Zebra Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ZBRA)
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Zebra MotionWorks® helps leading businesses turn location
intelligence into improved performance
Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), the market leader in rugged
mobile computers, barcode scanners and printers enhanced with software
and services to enable real-time enterprise visibility, today unveiled
the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of business-class location
solutions for the manufacturing and transportation and logistics
senses the location of assets and inventory, helping improve employee
safety, streamlining production lines, and delivering actionable
insights to increase productivity and efficiency.
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Zebra MotionWorks is based on Zebra’s industry-leading RFID technology.
For example, the company is the “Official On-Field Player Tracking
Provider” for the NFL which demonstrates how Zebra delivers real-time
visibility insights via RFID for organizations from the goal line to the
assembly line and everywhere in between. Earlier this year, Zebra
Technologies was recognized as a Visionary in Gartner, Inc.’s first-ever
2018 Magic Quadrant for Indoor Location Services, Worldwide1.
According to the report, “(clients) are looking for a vendor that can be
a trusted advisor to provide a single framework that integrates multiple
technologies to solve multiple location issues while eliminating
redundancy and providing a lower overall cost.”
Powered by SavannaTM,
Zebra’s data intelligence platform, MotionWorks is a portfolio of
flexible and customizable, end-to-end solutions that integrate
operational and edge data from multiple sources – including
Ultra-Wideband (UWB), UHF RFID tags, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons
and cameras – to create insights that mobilize action to solve business
needs. The portfolio includes innovative options such as the MotionWorks
Asset solution, the MotionWorks Material solution and the MotionWorks
KEY USE CASES FOR MOTIONWORKS AND RFID
Asset solution allows businesses to track and manage important
assets with detailed, on-time information about the location,
condition, and state of their enterprise resources. Automated asset
tracking saves time and money, making operations more efficient by
ensuring assets are available when and where they are needed.
An aviation manufacturer saved nearly $1 million in replacement
costs and improved productivity by using this solution to improve
the visibility of their parts and significantly reduced the time
spend searching for assets.
Material solution helps manufacturers manage and automate the flow
of material for their business. With seamless integration into other
plant floor and enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications, it
provides valuable insights into smarter material usage and helps
ensure just-in-time delivery, creating operational efficiencies and
A European automotive manufacturer saved $750,000 in inventory
carrying costs, improved labor productivity by almost 20 percent
and decreased on-hand inventory from local suppliers from seven
days to two days with this solution.
Yard solution facilitates the continuous flow of material and
goods between transportation
systems, distribution centers, and manufacturing
plants. It also increases gate transaction speed, improving switcher
productivity and ensuring the right trailer arrives at the right door
at the right time.
This solution has helped a North American retailer reduce
the average trailer check-in time by 80 percent – decreasing labor
costs and dwell time while improving yard efficiency and
conserving fuel costs. By getting the right trailer to the right
dock door at the right time, the retailer has improved supply
chain velocity and enabled faster product movement to the retail
Using the Savanna Location Engine, Zebra’s MotionWorks solutions
provide enterprise-level scalability that can support thousands of
sites and users, and hundreds of thousands of tracked resources, as
well as the capability to locate Zebra® mobile devices. These
solutions provide data to other enterprise applications and include a
user interface and console that can manage the system and offer
reports, events, alerts and actions at the enterprise resource level.
As part of the MotionWorks announcement, Zebra is also introducing
three new RFID
fixed combination reader/antenna solutions, designed to track items as
they travel into, through and out of a facility.
Matt Seltz, General Manager of Location Solutions, Zebra Technologies
“With its global reach, Zebra offers the industry’s most comprehensive
portfolio of location solutions ranging from simple beacons on packages
to the most complex tracking of athletes in real time, helping turn edge
data intelligence into business value. Zebra MotionWorks helps
manufacturers and transportation and logistics companies know the exact
location and condition of their assets, people and goods to make
smarter, faster decisions that improve operational efficiency, enhance
business processes, identify new avenues for revenue growth and meet the
market’s shifting demands.”
1 *Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant Indoor Location Services,
Worldwide," Tim Zimmerman, Annette Zimmermann, 8 January 2018.
With the unparalleled operational visibility Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA)
provides, enterprises become as smart and connected as the world we live
in. Real-time information – gleaned from visionary solutions including
hardware, software and services – give organizations the competitive
edge they need to simplify operations, know more about their businesses
and customers and empower their mobile workers to succeed in today’s
data-centric world. For more information, visit www.zebra.com
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