3 Ways Barcoding Technology Benefits Warehouses and Increase Efficiency

In an age of faster shipping and delivery times brought on by retail giants like Amazon, efficiency within warehouses has become increasingly important. One tried-and-true method of warehouse organization is barcoding technology. With this process, as new inventory comes in, it’s labeled with individual plate numbers and then added to a digital list of the warehouse’s inventory. Once labeled, warehouses can track inventory on a micro-level, increasing efficiency throughout.

There are many of benefits to organizing a warehouse both for the customer and the company. Below are three main ways using barcoding technology can help:

  1. Collecting Internal Data

Similarly to how tracking personnel hours at a company provides useful insight to where time is being spent and therefore where money is going, tracking inventory using barcoding technology offers warehouses useful metrics on how the company is running. Barcoding technology provides insight into what areas of the warehouse are frequented most, which products are available and how many, and when it’s time to order more of something. Knowing these details can help a company run more efficiently and provide customers greater transparency.

  • Increases Employee Productivity

Without proper technology and organization, warehouses are susceptible to human error. Adding a barcoding system decreases human error because it removes the need to memorize numbers or codes of products and replaces it with a scanning technology. It also allows employees to locate specific machines or parts without even entering the warehouse, decreasing the amount of time running around searching for a product solely based on its make or model.

  • Increases Customer Satisfaction

There are two main ways that barcoding technology increases customer satisfaction. One way is by decreasing human error and therefore increasing the speed of getting products into customers hands. A second way is by creating transparency. In the past, warehouses without barcoding technology lacked visibility. Today, customers have their own dashboards where they can log in and check on the status of their purchase. Think: Dominos’ pizza delivery app that shows where your pizza is in its process.

If you’re looking to update your warehouse technology, consider barcoding your inventory. Though the process may take some time and hard work on the frontend, the benefits of easy tracking and quick processing will become apparent soon after. Reduced human error and expanded possibilities for tracking products make barcoding technology an integral asset to warehouse management.

Tattoo Removal: An Unlikely Source of Community Service

We recently followed up with the folks at CleanSlate, who we donated a Palomar Q-Yag 5 laser to last year. Read more about that here.

Since American rapper, entrepreneur, and community activist, Nipsey Hussle’s death this past March, there has been a resurgence of peace discussions among gang members in Los Angeles and an increase in community awareness surrounding the issue. Throughout his career, Nipsey (born Ermias Asghedom), was outspoken about his gang affiliation, his vision to end the violence and his commitment to supporting his local LA community. Nipsey was true to his word – providing employment opportunities by investing in local real estate, building science and tech learning centers for teens, and setting a meeting with LA Police Commissioner Steve Soboroff to discuss the efforts. Days before this meeting, Nipsey was tragically murdered. Nipsey’s legacy lives on and in a march honoring his passing, LA gangs experienced the largest ceasefire in their community since 1992 (the year of the Rodney King riots). 

But despite Nipsey’s endeavors, gang violence remains a visible part of the Los Angeles landscape. For many trying to leave behind their gang ties, this visibility runs skin deep. In the gang world, simple tattoos – a certain star, a spiderweb, a teardrop, or series of numbers, can have big meanings. Tattoo removal has become an unlikely source of liberation. Patients who have gotten rid of unwanted tattoos have reported feeling like their dignity and self-esteem has been restored. The removal also offers them a broader range of opportunities as they enter the job market, greatly increasing their chances of employment. 

Though tattoo removal can be a major step in the recovery of former gang members and victims of human trafficking or abuse, for many it is an arduous, costly process to take on. The aesthetic laser community is changing that. At the center of this undertaking is CleanSlate, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit with a mission to empower individuals in-need to rebuild their lives. Located in the hub of Hawaiian Gardens gang territory, CleanSlate’s low-cost tattoo removal program serves approximately 150 people per month. Sentient Laser saw CleanSlate and Hawaiian Garden’s need for a high-quality laser and in 2018, donated a refurbished aesthetic laser (the Palomar Q-Yag 5 laser).

By updating their resources, CleanSlate has been able to double their impact on the Hawaiian Garden community. In just six clinics, CleanSlate serviced 216 people in need of a fresh start, the organizations biggest tattoo removal accomplishment yet. When asked about this record-breaking number, the staff said the efficiency of the laser is what helped cut their time in half.  One practitioner explained how Sentient’s donated laser “works wonderfully and hits much harder at the same settings as our previous laser.” Sentient Laser is a proud supporter of CleanSlate’s mission and their commitment to providing the LA community with both a high-quality procedure and a true clean slate for the next chapter in their lives.  

If you are a former gang member, domestic violence survivor, felon, or have a tattoo that no longer describes who you were at the time of application CleanSlate wants to assist with the changing of the package while providing support in the process of self-understanding and acceptance.  You can contact CleanSlate at (562) 945-9111 or visit their website at www.cleanslatela.org

Sentient Lasers Relocates Corporate Headquarters to Accommodate Growth and Elevate Workflow Effectiveness

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 Sentient Lasers Relocates Corporate Headquarters to Accommodate Growth and Elevate Workflow Effectiveness

New 14,000 Square Foot Space in Park City Doubles Inventory Capacity, Improves Organization and Offers Live Video Streaming Capabilities

 PARK CITY— September 01, 2018Sentient Lasers, the leading solutions company for the aesthetic market which specializes in Service, Sales, Procurement, Leasing and Warranty, announced today the relocation of its corporate headquarters to a new business industrial park in Park City, Utah. The newly-developed site will serve as a launch pad for making it possible for Sentient Lasers to be involved in Park City’s fast-growing business community. In addition, the move enables the company to create a first-of-its-kind, high-tech facility within the aesthetic laser industry to open and support service centers through the United States. The company recently moved from Kamas, Utah to the new 14,000 square foot facility in September 2018.

Located at 4383 N Forestdale Dr., Park City, UT 84098, Sentient Lasers’ new open layout warehouse offers a fully customizable space which permits the company to create a more effective workflow. Sentient Lasers experienced over 100 percent revenue growth and nearly a 50 percent increase in its equipment sales in the past year. Its new facility will accommodate for continued growth in 2018, doubling the storage capacity from their previous location allowing the company to house more than 300 aesthetic lasers at a time and provide its customers a wider selection of products. The new space also offers an unparalleled transparency into the operations and products housed within the warehouse, as it is equipped with high-tech features such as live feed video cameras throughout all areas including executive offices and the parts and services department. This allows Sentient Lasers to showcase its products to potential and existing customers through virtual demonstrations, answer questions and provide support on live video, a first for the aesthetic laser industry.

Paul Weimer, Chief Operating Officer at Sentient Lasers, said, “The investment in the new facility will allow Sentient Lasers to benefit from operating efficiencies and process improvement advantages that haven’t been available to the company on such a scale in the past. This will allow us to better serve our customers and continue our rapid growth as an industry leader.”

Founded in 2009, Sentient Lasers delivers the highest quality, most reliable pre-owned aesthetic lasers to physicians and med spas around the world. The company buys, sells, and services aesthetic lasers as well as IPL and RF devices that are designed for laser hair removal, tattoo removal, microdermabrasion, and laser vascular treatments.

“We want to deliver the highest quality aesthetic lasers, which is why we made the decision to invest in a new facility that’s revolutionary for our industry,” said Chris Cella, CEO of Sentient Lasers. “The new space is 50 percent larger than our previous location, allowing us to double our laser inventory, and give our customers an inside look into our facility, the people who work here, and the lasers we sell through virtual demonstrations and live streaming. No other company in the aesthetic laser space has offered such transparency before, and as we consolidate this industry, transparency is imperative. We believe that this underscores our commitment to the industry and our customers.” Cella added, “The new office space truly brings our organization’s vision and progress to life and gives our customers the confidence that they’re buying from a company they can trust.”

The company recently announced the launch of its proprietary Blue Dot Certification® , a 20-point inspection created to ensure quality, longevity, transparency and safety for aesthetic lasers. The certification is designed to set a standard for the industry, guaranteeing that customers receive the best and safest possible product, following a rigorous refurbishing process. Sentient Lasers has recently created strategic alliances with industry partners including TheLaserTrader.com®, DirectMed® and MedPro®, all of which have adopted Blue Dot Certification to provide their customers with equipment they can trust.

For more information on Sentient Lasers and its Blue Dot Certification, visit www.sentientlasers.com.

 

About Sentient Lasers

Founded in 2009, Sentient Lasers is a leading company in the pre-owned aesthetic laser industry that delivers the highest quality, most reliable pre-owned aesthetic lasers to physicians and med spas around the world. Sentient Lasers buys, sells and services aesthetic lasers as well as IPL and RF devices. The company is revolutionizing the pre-owned laser industry with its proprietary Blue Dot Certification®, a rigorous 20-point inspection and refurbishing process that ensures quality, longevity, safety, and clinical efficacy for aesthetic lasers. Based in Kamas, Utah but relocating to Park City in a couple of months, Sentient Lasers focuses on providing the best customer experience available, making it easier for businesses to diversify their practice and help other physicians gain market share in the fast-growing space. For more information, visit www.sentientlasers.com

 

Sentient Lasers Promotes Eric Graham to Vice President of Sales

Sentient Lasers Promotes Eric Graham to Vice President of Sales

PARK CITYDecember 1, 2017Sentient Lasers, the leading pre-owned aesthetic laser company that buys, sells, warranties, and provides service contracts for aesthetic lasers and devices, announced the promotion of Eric Graham to Vice President of Sales. In his role, Graham is responsible for leading the sales team, collaborating with leadership and key stakeholders to define priority sales strategies, client acquisition, retention and satisfaction, driving performance management for Sentient Lasers, bringing less expensive service options to local markets, expanding verticals, and establishing new key markets.

Graham joined the company in 2011 as Sales Director and has been instrumental in increasing sales year over year, and implementing an effective performance tracking system and new sales processes. He led the charge increasing sales in 2017 by 97.3% from last year.

Graham has over 20 years of business experience and, prior to joining Sentient Lasers, served as a business performance analyst at Insperity, a publicly traded human resources company, where he led the pack in client retention and exceeding quotas, maintaining a 100 percent client retention rate. Prior to that he was one of the youngest heads of account management in advertising and marketing on Madison Avenue in New York City, working for such marquee shops as BBDO and Angotti Thomas Hedge before leaving to help start Flashpoint Advertising.

“Eric has been instrumental at accelerating the company’s revenue growth through customer acquisition, engagement and retention, designing new workflow processes and spearheading sales efforts during his time at Sentient Lasers,” said Chris Cella, CEO of Sentient Lasers. “Eric’s vast sales expertise, his tenure at Sentient Lasers, and his impressive leadership skills make him not only a natural fit for his new role but also a vital asset in the continued growth of the business.”

“Sentient Laser’s Blue Dot Certification is imperative to the aesthetic laser industry and is setting a first-of-its kind standard that provides physicians with the trust, transparency and confidence they’re seeking when purchasing a pre-owned laser,” said Eric Graham, Vice President of Sales of Sentient Lasers. “I’ve seen significant company growth and industry-wide changes during my time at Sentient Lasers and look forward to continuing to elevate the pre-owned aesthetic laser industry with our trusted certification process.”

Graham holds a bachelor’s of science degree with honors from Trinity College, where he also competed on the swim team and was a three-year captain of the water polo team.

For more information on Sentient Lasers and its Blue Dot Certification, visit www.sentientlasers.com.

About Sentient Lasers

Founded in 2009, Sentient Lasers is a leading company in the pre-owned aesthetic laser industry that delivers the highest quality, most reliable pre-owned aesthetic lasers to physicians and med spas around the world. Sentient Lasers buys, sells, warranties, and provides service contracts for aesthetic lasers, IPL and RF devices. The company is revolutionizing the pre-owned laser industry with its proprietary Blue Dot Certification, a rigorous 20-point inspection and refurbishing process that ensures quality, longevity, safety, and clinical efficacy for aesthetic lasers. Based in Kamas, Utah but relocating to Park City in a couple of months, Sentient Lasers focuses on providing the best customer experience available, making it easier for businesses to diversify their practice and help other physicians gain market share in the fast-growing space. For more information, visit www.sentientlasers.com

Sentient Lasers and MedPro Collaborate to Provide Customers with Blue Dot Certified Aesthetic Lasers

Sentient Lasers and MedPro Collaborate to Provide Customers with Blue Dot Certified Aesthetic Lasers

PARK CITY—Dec. 04 , 2017Sentient Lasers, the leading pre-owned aesthetic laser company that buys, sells, warranties, and provides service contracts for aesthetic lasers and devices, announced today its partnership with the longest running seller of pre-owned lasers, MedPro. The company adopted Sentient Lasers’ Blue Dot Certification in March 2017 to ensure quality, longevity, safety and complete transparency for aesthetic lasers and provide customers with equipment that they can trust.

MedPro is one of the biggest used cosmetic laser equipment dealers in the industry, selling over 10,000 lasers worldwide and working with a variety of dealers. The company offers spas, clinics, hospitals, imaging suites, plastic surgeons, dermatologists and private practices the opportunity to improve its level of patient care and remain competitive by upgrading their equipment at a lower cost by buying pre-owned, rather than buying new. MedPro not only provides its customers with a wide selection of equipment but it also offers them an expanded range of services, such as logistics, reconditioning and warranty.

Sentient Lasers’ proprietary Blue Dot Certification is a 20-point inspection created to ensure quality, longevity, transparency and safety for aesthetic lasers. As the first-ever certification offered in the aesthetic laser industry, Blue Dot Certification is designed to set a standard, guaranteeing that customers receive the best and safest product, following a rigorous refurbishing process.

Sentient Lasers’ Blue Dot Certification offers MedPro customers complete transparency into the equipment they’re planning to purchase by providing live streaming demos and photos of the aesthetic lasers housed in their facility. Through this collaboration, MedPro can ensure that its clients are getting a device that meets all of the manufacturer’s specifications and includes proper accessories and manuals. The partnership allows MedPro to build trust with its customers, resulting high levels of purchase satisfaction and return business.

“The pre-owned aesthetic laser industry can be difficult to navigate,” said Mike Moreno, Owner at MedPro. “I’ve worked with companies that have offered fulfillment services for the delivery of aesthetic lasers, but my experience hasn’t always gone perfect, as the product is very hard to deliver safely and effectively. I’ve been looking for a company like Sentient Lasers since I founded MedPro in 2001.”

Moreno added, “Sentient Lasers and its Blue Dot Certification make the process of purchasing pre-owned equipment seamless for our customers, providing them with access to live videos and photos of the equipment, as well as full service following the purchase. In the nine months of our partnership, we have had 100 percent client success rate with customers that are extremely pleased with the equipment, the price, and the customer service they’re getting, resulting in repeat business.”

“We are thrilled to partner with MedPro and offer its customers the high-quality equipment and customer service they deserve,” said Chris Cella, CEO at Sentient Lasers. “We are looking forward to relocating our headquarters in a couple of months to a bigger, more functional and workflow efficient space in Park City, and providing companies like MedPro and its customers with even more transparency into our product and operations.”

For more information on Sentient Lasers and its Blue Dot Certification, visit www.sentientlasers.com. To learn more about MedPro, visit www.medprolasers.com.

About MedPro

Founded in 2001, MedPro is one of the biggest used cosmetic laser equipment dealers in the world. Based in Marlton, New Jersey, the company offers spas, clinics, hospitals, imaging suites, plastic surgeons, dermatologists and private practices the opportunity to improve its level of patient care and remain competitive by upgrading their equipment at a lower cost than buying new. From shipping and delivery to installation of delicate medical equipment, MedPro handles every aspect of the process. For more information, visit www.medprolasers.com

About Sentient Lasers

Founded in 2009, Sentient Lasers is a leading company in the pre-owned aesthetic laser industry that delivers the highest quality, most reliable pre-owned aesthetic lasers to physicians and med spas around the world. Sentient Lasers buys, sells, warranties, and provides service contracts for aesthetic lasers, IPL and RF devices. The company is revolutionizing the pre-owned laser industry with its proprietary Blue Dot Certification, a rigorous 20-point inspection and refurbishing process that ensures quality, longevity, safety, and clinical efficacy for aesthetic lasers. Based in Kamas, Utah but relocating to Park City in a couple of months, Sentient Lasers focuses on providing the best customer experience available, making it easier for businesses to diversify their practice and help other physicians gain market share in the fast-growing space. For more information, visit www.sentientlasers.com

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Sentient Lasers Partners with TheLaserTrader.com

Sentient Lasers Partners with TheLaserTrader.com to Provide Customers with Blue Dot Certified Aesthetic Lasers

Pre-Owned Laser Distributors Collaborate to Bring Certified, Trusted Devices to Medical Professionals Worldwide

PARK CITY—Nov. 10, 2017Sentient Lasers, the leading pre-owned aesthetic laser company that buys, sells, warranties, and provides service contracts for aesthetic lasers and devices, announced today its partnership with Georgia-based TheLaserTrader.com. TheLaserTrader.com is one of the first pre-owned laser distributors to adopt Sentient Lasers’ Blue Dot Certification to ensure quality, longevity, transparency, and safety for aesthetic lasers and provide customers with equipment they can trust.

TheLaserTrader.com is a doctor-to-doctor source for medical lasers, providing laser and IPL services to more than 10,000 medical professionals worldwide. The company’s mission is to deliver excellence in the laser marketplace, striving to exceed customer expectations with an unmatched level of professionalism when serving the medical community. TheLaserTrader.com offers customers the opportunity to buy or sell pre-owned lasers and provides purchasers with warranty and training to ensure they get most out of their laser during the length of its lifecycle.

Sentient Lasers’ proprietary Blue Dot Certification is a 20-point inspection created to ensure quality, longevity, transparency, and safety for aesthetic lasers. As the first ever certification offered in the aesthetic laser industry, Blue Dot Certification is designed to set a standard, guaranteeing that customers receive the best and safest product, following a rigorous refurbishing process.

As part of the collaboration, every Blue Dot Certified aesthetic laser sold through TheLaserTrader.com is sent through a rigorous 20-point inspection and refurbishing process that meets both Sentient Lasers and TheLaserTrader.com’s standard for quality, longevity, safety, and clinical efficacy. Sentient Lasers also offers all TheLaserTrader.com customers the opportunity to see the lasers and the full service and parts department via live video prior to making the purchase, giving customers the peace of mind that the equipment they invest in is warrantied and guaranteed to be up to manufacturers’ specifications.

“We spent a lot of time looking for a partner that offers the high caliber of customer experience that Sentient Lasers does with its Blue Dot Certification,” said Ryan Haller, Co-Owner of TheLaserTrader.com. “With an in-house repair facility and a knowledgeable engineering department, Sentient Lasers provides the highest standards for repair and refurbishment of aesthetic lasers, and equips platforms like TheLaserTrader.com with the confidence that their customers are getting the quality of products and service they deserve.”

“Ryan and the team at TheLaserTrader.com align with Sentient Lasers’ mission to provide the industry with transparency, trusted, top quality equipment and unmatched customer service,” said Chris Cella, CEO of Sentient Lasers. “They’re dedicated to their customers and stand for excellence by providing them with honest information and quality service. We’re enthused to partner with such a like-minded organization and continue working toward setting an industry standard for aesthetic lasers through Blue Dot Certification.”

For more information on Sentient Lasers and its Blue Dot Certification, visit www.sentientlasers.com. To learn more about TheLaserTrader.com, visit www.thelasertrader.com.

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About Sentient Lasers

Founded in 2009, Sentient Lasers is a leading company in the pre-owned aesthetic laser industry that delivers the highest quality, most reliable pre-owned aesthetic lasers to physicians and med spas around the world. Sentient Lasers buys, sells, warranties, and provides service contracts for aesthetic lasers, IPL and RF devices. The company is revolutionizing the pre-owned laser industry with its proprietary Blue Dot Certification, a rigorous 20-point inspection and refurbishing process that ensures quality, longevity, safety, and clinical efficacy for aesthetic lasers. Based in Kamas, Utah but relocating to Park City in a couple of months, Sentient Lasers focuses on providing the best customer experience available, making it easier for businesses to diversify their practice and help other physicians gain market share in the fast-growing space. For more information, visit www.sentientlasers.com

 

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