Kress Corp produces forms and labels to run their company, but felt the costs associated with it were "outrageous!" They decided to test both of TL Ashford's products - TLAForms and Barcode400. Not only did the products meet or exceed expectations, but resulted in saving several thousand dollars each year!
Star Lumber was spending too much time manually collating their statements and invoices after printing them on two different dot matrix printers. They chose TLAForms to solve the problem, and, while they were at it, redesigned their forms to make them more readable, and saved money by using standard laser printers. The owner of Star Lumber was so happy with the improvement, she thought it worthy of giving out hugs.
PHD, Inc required a Signature, in blue, on their international shipping forms. Their previous IBM i forms solution could not do the job. TLAForms cured their blues. Using the TLAForms graphical designer, they were able to add a blue signature within 10 minutes, and they found TLAForms so easy and powerful, they are converting all of their forms. “The GUI interface to design the form is so much easier than our previous designer,” said Ed Waldschmidt, IT Project Manager.
H-P Products was using traditional IBM i spool files to output their forms for A/R Statements, Pack Slips, quotes to customers, customer statements, shipping manifests, invoices and checks. They used TLA Forms to convert these forms into full-color, high quality forms eliminating their preprinted forms and the headaches associated with managing pre-printed forms. "For as powerful as this thing (TLAForms) is, the price is more than fair."
When the team at Robbins decided it was time to upgrade their IBM i OS level to V6r1, there was no upgrade available for the checking printing software. So they had to go shopping. The requirements for the replacement software were that it utilize data from their existing files, integrate into the ERP LX system, preferably print to their existing HP printer using a MICR toner cartridge, and they wanted the application to remain on the IBM i. Chuck Fieger, the project manager for implementing the new check software said, “We definitely wanted to stay on the System i (IBM i). We could have uploaded and downloaded files, but that wouldn’t have been as efficient.”
ILPEA's strategic use of T.L. Ashford's Barcode400 software has increased the speed of its production processes, lowered costs by reducing keying of data, decreased the number of data entry errors, and added to the company’s bottom line without impacting personnel resources.
When patients check into a hospital, the last thing that should concern them is the efficiency and accuracy of the hospital's pharmacy. Yet, at some hospitals, what the doctor prescribes doesn't always get to the right patient. That's why Bay Area Hospital in Southern Oregon invested in a solution that reduces prescription errors and streamlines the collection of patient data. By automating the data collection processes at the time the prescription is delivered, Bay Area Hospital can verify that the correct medication is being administered to the appropriate patient. In other words, they are making certain the patient gets what the doctor ordered.
As a retailer specializing in grocery and general merchandise, Bigg’s recognized the need to update its printing environment. With the help of both its SUPERVALU parent and T.L. Ashford, the company that for almost 20 years has supplied its barcoding software, Bigg’s is saving money while significantly reducing its paper usage.
To you, it’s a scrumptious pear. To Duckwall-Pooley Fruit Company, it’s definitely that, but it’s also inventory that must be carefully managed. The company accomplishes that goal with the help of T.L. Ashford’s Barcode400 Labeling Software that runs on IBM i.
Mistakes in labeling can be costly, and the labeling need are huge. Thousands are printed per day, on different printer types spread across a wide area. It’s vital that both the interface from the EDI to the production line and the complex printer routing occur seamlessly. NAL chose Nutech Systems and TL Ashford for its labeling and inventory tracking needs.
If you offered T.L. Ashford a penny for its thoughts about barcode implementation, it could give you a whole mint. The Royal Canadian Mint, that is. That's because in Ottawa and Winnipeg, Canada, the Royal Canadian Mint has found new and exciting ways to implement barcode software in nearly every aspect of its production, using T.L. Ashford's iSeries barcode software. In fact, the Mint's creative use of barcodes has enabled it to cut production costs and improve productivity while better controlling inventory and streamlining the capture of job labor statistics.
Barcode labeling is now standard practice for producers of most goods, but that wasn’t always the case in the meat packing industry 10 years ago. Back then, some products arrived at meat distributors with barcode labels, but others didn’t. What’s more there was no universal standard as to how the labels were printed. To improve the efficiency and accuracy of its operations in this environment, Wolverine Packing went looking for a barcode labeling product that would run on the IBM i.
What do you do when the mission-critical technology infrastructure that runs your company begins to erode beneath the daily workload? Do you scrap everything and begin anew? Or do you tough it out and pray for a miracle? That's one of the challenges Bob Reckers faced at TOPICZ when the barcode infrastructure started to go south. But using common business sense and T.L. Ashford's resilient Barcode400 software, Reckers was able to implement an incremental reinvestment plan that could rescue TOPICZ's infrastructure while decreasing cost and increasing system performance.