News | December 1, 2016

Draeger's Supermarkets Increases Profitability With Janam Mobile Computers

Janam’s XG3 gun-shaped, rugged mobile computers save time and money

Janam Technologies LLC, a leadingprovider of rugged mobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, announced today that Draeger’s Supermarkets, an upscale grocery chain in one of the most tech-savvy cities in the United States, has deployed XG3 rugged mobile computers from Janam to improve inventory management in its grocery and housewares departments.

In operation for more than 90 years, Draeger’s is a family-owned and operated grocery chain in the San Francisco Bay Area. Committed to providing its customers with an experience superior to that of its competition, Draeger’s worked closely with Straight-Line Solutions, a leading provider of wireless and mobile data collection solutions, to select a rugged device that could optimize its inventory of home goods, fresh and short-shelf-life products.

KEY FACTS

  • With its internally developed inventory management software running on Janam’s XG3 mobile computers, Draeger’s is improving its replenishment processes and ensuring customers always have access to the highest quality specialty and gourmet foods, produce, meat and home goods.
  • Draeger’s selected the XG3 because it is faster, lighter and more affordable than other gun-shaped mobile computers on the market. The company realized immediate cost-saving benefits when standardizing on Janam’s XG3 rugged mobile computer.
  • Equipped with Zebra’s SE965 laser scan engine, Janam’s XG3 provides Draeger’s with rapid and accurate barcode scanning to drastically reduce the time needed to complete in-store tasks. 
  • Utilizing a custom Wavelink® Terminal Emulation client designed especially for Janam’s XG3, Draeger’s provides mobile workers with access to applications residing on their host system, while ensuring productivity is optimized.
  • The XG3 survives multiple six-foot drops to concrete on all sides across a full spectrum of temperatures and delivers industry-leading battery life with a standard 5200mAh hot-swappable Li-ion battery – ensuring uninterrupted operation throughout the workday.

SUPPORTING QUOTES

Doug Lloyd, VP of Global Sales Operations, Janam Technologies

“Lean and efficient operations are critical requirements for grocery stores to be profitable. Janam’s XG3 plays a key role in Draeger’s efforts to improve its bottom line by providing the ability to accurately track inventory, as well as better manage purchase and reorder processes.”

Roger Marin, IT Director, Draeger’s Supermarkets

“With a mission to provide the best in food, wine, home goods and service, finding the right inventory management solution was critical to the overall success of our business. Janam’s XG3 not only provides us with significant savings, but also improves efficiencies across our stores and allows employees to spend more time assisting customers.”

Alan Maestas, Director of Sales, Straight-Line Solutions

“Straight-Line helps companies solve business challenges with solutions that improve productivity and increase profitability. Our relationship with Janam provides Draeger’s with an easy-to-use, highly affordable mobile solution that will help them maintain competitive advantage for years to come.”

About Janam
Janam Technologies LLC is a provider of rugged, handheld computing devices for mobile workers.  Janam combines deep industry knowledge with advanced technologies to deliver products and accessories that increase productivity, reduce costs and improve customer satisfaction.  Specializing in purpose-built mobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, Janam offers products that are designed to run mission-critical applications in retail, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing and logistics.  For more information, visit www.janam.com.

About Draeger’s Supermarkets
Draeger's has been celebrating family and food since 1925 when founder Gustave Draeger opened "Draeger's Delicatessen" on a street corner in San Francisco. Still family-owned and operated today, the stores have transformed into true "marketplaces" where customers can find the highest quality specialty and gourmet items, produce, meat, wine, liquor, prepared bakery and deli foods, flowers and housewares. 

SOURCE: Janam Technologies LLC