Wherever there is a label on a food good or product, there is a potential need for printer applicators. These products need to be tracked to their final destination or retail shelves. With bar coding and radio frequency identification (RFID) mandates dictated by major retailers, the decision to use printer applicators over a hand labeling “slap-and-ship” method for high volume or high value items is an easy one, especially when unreadable bar codes or incorrect label placement can result in retailer chargebacks.
Supply chains never catch a break. When economic times are tough, they struggle to keep costs down, while maintaining the flow of product to depressed markets. When times are good, they scramble to ramp up manufacturing and secure enough capacity to handle the surge. But what do they do when their problem is all of the above?
2022 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Top Supply Chain Project award featuring Peak’s work with Saddle Creek Logistics.
Private equity-backed systems integrator buys up 7th and 8th firms since 2021, extending its reach into Europe.
Sole Source Capital is headquartered in Dallas, Texas with offices in Santa Monica, California. Under Sole Source ownership, Peak Technologies has been rapidly expanding, acquiring 6 companies in one year. These acquisitions have grown Peak’s geographic footprint, diversified its portfolio and expanded its end markets.
The cold chain market requires specialized solutions for optimal productivity and profitability. The rise in consumer demand for perishable food items, increase in international trade and expansion of the organized food retail industry are all contributing factors heating up the cold chain market. Each year, billions of tons of fresh food products are lost.
B2M Solutions today announced an expansion of its commercial partnership with Peak Technologies to bundle Elemez as part of the company’s new Peak Mobile Insights managed service offering for enterprise customers.
DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sole Source Capital LLC, an industrial-focused private equity firm, today announced that its portfolio company, Peak Technologies, a leading full life-cycle system integrator and provider of digital supply chain, retail and mobile workforce solutions, acquired Avalon Integration Inc (“Avalon”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Barcode Systems, ERP, Internet of Things (IoT), Inventory Control, Mobile Technology, Predictive/Prescriptive Analytics, RFID, Routing and Scheduling, Security Solutions, Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Systems Integration, Transportation Management Systems, Warehouse Management Systems, Wireless Technology
Today’s global supply chain operations face multiple, unprecedented challenges and constraints. Mobile devices are critical tools helping to keep today’s supply chain operations running at an optimal level. However – overseeing, maintaining and updating mobile devices can place a serious burden on IT teams.
Users with fleets of Windows embedded CE 6.0 handheld devices and other equipment with outdated Windows embedded operating systems will have to migrate to a new OS or risk devastating security threats.
The Women in Supply Chain award honors female supply chain leaders and executives whose accomplishments, mentorship and examples set a foundation for women in all levels of a company’s supply chain network. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!
Collaboration remains strong for 2021 top supply chain projects award winners.
Cyberattacks and security breaches are on the rise as hackers are becoming increasingly sophisticated at obtaining company’s valuable data. Every endpoint connected to the internet is a threat, including networked thermal printers as Zebra’s Mike Millman pointed out in this blog post. But maintaining enterprise security without disrupting workflow can be a challenge.
Sole Source Capital LLC, an industrial-focused private equity firm today announced that its portfolio company, Peak Technologies, a solution provider of barcoding and data collection solutions to customers across North America, has acquired Bar Code Direct.
Every day, warehouses and supply chains experience technology issues that grind production to a halt and deal major blows to bottom lines. In such fast-paced environments, where demands are constantly evolving and productivity is everything, there is no room for downtime caused by technical issues.
Barely a month after being purchased by a private equity firm, the barcoding and data collection provider Peak Technologies has made an acquisition of its own, buying Inovity Inc., a vendor of automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) labels, media, and hardware.
River Valley Foods is a full-service grocery distributor providing a diverse line of specialty food products to retail stores throughout the Northeast. The family-owned company carries over 8,000 unique stock keeping units (SKUs) in the specialty, natural, ethnic, gluten-free, snack and frozen categories.
The people behind the supply chains are really the driving force that help them succeed. Please join Supply & Demand Chain Executive in congratulating the winners of 2021’s Pros to Know award.
Peak’s service organization selected for their commitment to serving customers especially during COVID.
Peak Technologies, Inc., a provider of digital supply chain and mobile workforce solutions, has announced a partnership with ShipTrack, a cloud-based logistics management platform for business use cases in last mile, postal parcel delivery, regulated goods, pharmacy, mailroom, agents, contractors and partners.
What’s on the Managed Print Horizon? – XAAS Journal
More solutions will leverage IoT and AI, more businesses will opt for Print as a Service, and more companies will build managed print into their sustainability programs. Read the full article here…
As the demand for real-time data, transparency, optimization and mobility increases among enterprises today, Peak Technologies helps performance-driven companies leverage mobile technologies to their advantage as a single end-to-end solutions provider.
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7 Outstanding Women in Supply Chain and Logistics – Inbound Logistics
Juliann Larimer, President and CEO, Peak-Ryzex: “Build your knowledge base and invest in yourself. Make time to learn through every interaction or experience. Challenge yourself to think outside your specific role.”
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Podcast: Current and Emerging Trends in Supply Chain and Logistics – Tim Wills, Peak Technologies
In this podcast episode, Tim Wills, CMO for Peak Technologies, talks trends in the supply chain with Kevin Lawton, host of the New Warehouse Podcast.
Listen to the full podcast here…
The annual list recognizes outstanding executives whose accomplishments offer a roadmap for other leaders looking to leverage the supply chain for a competitive advantage.
See the 2019 Pros to Know here…
CRN honors women across the channel for their unique strength in its Women Of The Channel list. Juliann Larimer, CEO, Peak Technologies and Vicki Pillsbury, VP Operations / Corporate Projects Named to List.
The Women of M2M and IoT list is comprised of some of the most powerful, smart, tech savvy, and successful women in the technology sector. These women are selected because they each bring a unique lens to their respective companies that helps push connected technologies forward.
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Robotics Automation and Industry 4.0: Striking the Right Balance – Packaging Technology Today
The packaging supply chain industry is feeling the pressure to assimilate Industry 4.0 into production, with the goal of networking machines and products through the Internet of Things (IoT). The challenge lies in determining which future-ready packaging technologies should be merged with more conventional practices to increase productivity and optimize performance.
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With technology advancing every day, and customer demands driving an extremely competitive environment, we are challenged to find new and better ways to think about how much faster and more effeciently we may be able to handling moving items through the supply chain.
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Android mobility platforms in the enterprise space – Xplore Technologies
Mobility platforms in the enterprise space are currently undergoing a major transition for a number of reasons. Peak Technologies System Consultant Thomas Heitman was asked to guest blog for Partner Xplore Technologies. Read the full blog here…
Retail Transformation: Strategies to Make “Fulfill From Store” A Reality – MultiChannelMerchant.com
Brick-and-mortar retail is far from dead—but the role of the retail location must change to maximize its value. Read Peak Technologies’ blog here…
Peak Technologies Announces Executive Appointments and New Senior Management Team
– Industry Today
Peak Technologies, Inc., realigns leadership team with the creation of several new top-level appointments to help further integrate the company on a worldwide and deliver a world-class customer experience. Read the full blog here…
Peak Technologies, Inc., Named a “Supply Chain Solutions Partner of the Year” by Ivanti Supply Chain, formerly Wavelink – FieldTechnologiesOnline.com
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GHS Labeling Requirements Learning Curve, Then and Now –Processing Magazine
Tips to Ensure Your UDI Labeling Program Will Pass an Audit –Medical Design Technology
Smooth Compliance – Considerations for UDI Label Solutions –NASA Tech Briefs
Smooth Compliance – Considerations for UDI Label Solutions –Medical Design Briefs
Steps to Take When Choosing a Bar-Code Scanning System –Inbound Logistics
Preventing Package Printing Panic –Chem.Info
How to Comply with the Latest GHS Labeling Guidelines –Processing Magazine
A New Era for RFID –VSR, Technology Insight that Builds Business
Manufacturers Strive to Automate, Welcome Millennial Workers –IWCE’s Urgent Communications
State-of-the-art label management –Packaging Digest
Golden Artist Colors uses a dynamic database to manage labeling updates for nearly 10,000 SKUs. The faster, more secure and less expensive process virtually ELIMINATES LABEL PRINTING ERRORS and improves regulatory compliance.
Don’t Ignore The Value Of Mobile Printers –Field Technologies Magazine
The North American produce industry is about to unveil a swift, efficient system for electronically tracing individual cases back through the supply chain. And it all starts with the humble label. –DC Velocity
Labeler is a sweet solution for ice cream maker –Packaging Digest
New label printer/applicator helps Joy Cone, an ice-cream-cone manufacturer, modernize its case labeling and warehouse management operations, streamline its production and increase its productivity.
Bar-code Labeling Upgrade Improves Inventory Control –Packaging World Magazine
Wireless Solutions Boost Productivity In the Warehouse And on the Road –Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies, November 2007
10 Tips for Managing Warehouse Labor Costs –Inbound Logistics, November 2007
RFID & Barcode After the Hype –Automation World, September 2007
Do You Recall? –IndustryWeek, February 2007
If you manufacture a product – any product – chances are good you may have a product recall in your future. Implementing best practices during a recall will help ensure consumer safety and company longevity.
How Technology is Improving the Retail Supply Chain –Supply Chain Management Review, January/February 2007
New Solutions and major upgrades to existing technologies are helping the retail supply chain reach new levels of productivity and efficiency.
The Retail Sector: Beyond Wal-Mart –TechIQ, Winter Issue
Smaller retailers are looking to invest in IT up and down the supply chain.
PEAK Upgrades SAP Software in Solutions Center –RFID Journal, Sept 2006
SAP Qualifies PEAK RFID Software –RFID Journal, Sept 2006
PEAK Delivers Real Time SAP Inventory Visibility For York International –Data Collection Online, April 2005
SAP Inventory Visibility for Data Collection online in US & Mexico Plants… Simultaneously. In Real Time.