Adafruit’s inventory, shipping and production systems are moving to touch based interfaces. For many device types we have at least one of each for all the testing we need to for our products like the Mintyboost, because of this we have been testing some new web applications we are developing for touch screen devices to increase our efficiency and make things easier for our staff. Here’s Tom, he’s entering in the specific locations easily with an iPad of some of our products.
When an invoice prints out, it not only has the item, photo and unique ID, it has the specific location in the Adafruit factory. We’ll be experimenting with QR codes and RFID later but some of the recent improvements lets us ship 10 to 15% faster, and we usually ship same day for many orders now. The new improvements helped us grow from 200 items to over 600 items in a matter of months, at the current rate we’ll have over 2,000 items by the end of 2012, but that’s just a projection – we only like to stock things that has the Ladyada seal of approval (she has tested them), that are best quality and have value for our customers.
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