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Cold chain storage and inventory management are crucial to keeping many food and beverage products moving and safe for consumption. They’re also vital for safe storage of numerous pharmaceutical products, including vaccines, biotech specimens, samples and more. One of the primary challenges of cold chain management is that many mobile computing and tracking technologies don’t hold...
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  With assets ranging from vehicles and firefighting equipment to mobile devices and medical supplies, managing assets and inventory is critical to the operation of every Fire/EMS agency. At a minimum, a breakdown in an agency’s inventory system will lead to wasted money and lost time. And, in the worst-case scenario, the result can literally be life-threatening.  So, it’s...
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  General Data Company, Inc., a leading manufacturer and provider of labeling, packaging, barcode identification, data management and equipment service products and solutions, has announced a new strategic partnership with Varcode of Chicago, IL, a developer of affordable digital collection, recording, tracing, and reporting for supply chain compliance and logistics monitoring....
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      General Data is honored to be your service provider, and we pride ourselves on keeping your printers, scanners, equipment and instrumentation available so your operations can continue running as smoothly as possible. We are here and ready to help, nationwide, for all your onsite, depot, printer and scanner repair needs, along with refurbished and rental equipment to get you...
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  General Data Company, Inc., a leading manufacturer and provider of labeling, packaging, barcode identification, data management and equipment service products and solutions, has announced a new strategic partnership with Silent Partner Technologies of Tampa, FL, a developer and integrator of RFID asset and inventory management solutions. Silent Partner Technologies combines...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many existing liabilities and susceptibilities in company supply chains and warehouse operations. Some are examining and changing their processes and business models, some are discovering growth opportunities and future competitive advantages.  The pandemic has exposed that warehouse operations are generally not equipped to accommodate large...
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Beginning in 2012 when the OHSA announced their final rules, chemical manufacturers started to implement their plans to comply with the Global Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals; commonly referred to as GHS. In addition to complying to the GHS initiative, many chemical companies are required to comply with BS5609 for the marine shipment of chemicals....
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Did you know that the average U.S. warehouse wastes 6.9 weeks a year on unnecessary motion? All this waste ends up costing the industry $4.3 billion, or 265 million hours of labor annually, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Unnecessary motion is often difficult to recognize. It’s entrenched in our habits, and many times it’s challenging to appreciate how it indicates a...
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Today’s blog post will cover one of the most common questions regarding the Firebug EXT solution – how can you use Firebug EXT to record fire extinguisher inspections. The old paper & pencil system required a lot of unnecessary work and time to record the location, device and status of each fire extinguisher - not to mention the potential for missed devices, documentation errors...
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Too often we see both warehouse and manufacturing customers using consumer-grade devices (iPhones, etc.) for barcode scanning and mobile computing functions. And too often these customers end up regretting their choice. Yes, consumer-grade devices may carry a lower purchase price.  But can they stand up to the rigors of being used in a warehouse or manufacturing environment? While...