When Scotts Miracle-Gro needed to connect five new warehouses to their existing label printing system in less than two weeks, they hired Evanhoe & Associates, who had originally designed their labeling printing system. Evanhoe & Associates designed an internet-based label printing system, which fed the label formats from a centralized system to the local warehouses where they could be printed from the internet. The Evanhoe & Associates’ solution ensured that the new warehouses used legacy labels for Scotts Miracle-Gro products, and the solution was both designed and installed within the short turnaround time.
The initial data set for this project consisted of two SKU (Stock-Keeping Unit) sets. Evanhoe & Associates created and stored the data and their associated labels on a dedicated Scotts server hosted at the Evanhoe & Associates offices. That data was then uploaded to a website hosted by Evanhoe & Associates, from where Scotts employees could select a label, select data for the label, and then print it at a local TEC B-SX4 thermal barcode label printer. This system tied the new warehouses to the central location, ensuring continuity across the business.