CipherLab Scanners Sink Competition at Sierra Marine
Sierra Marine, with headquarters outside of Chicago in Litchfield, Illinois,has been the leading manufacturer and supplier of marine engine and drive parts for more than 35 years. The company is a manufacturing division of publicly traded Teleflex Marine, and distributes more than 6,000 products to stores worldwide. Recently, the company s rapid expansion of its warehouse created difficulties for its employees. As the floor space grew, employees could no longer manage inventory in real-time due to the short wireless range of their old handheld scanners. As a result, data had to be manually uploaded to a database when the scanners returned within range of the server. The problem was exacerbated by the age of Sierra Marine s handheld equipment, which began to fail on a regular basis.