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Topic: barcode scanning

[2020 Update] Three Alternatives to Tracking Inventory

Barcodes are perhaps the most straightforward method of tracking inventory; they are easy to implement and make it possible to track virtually every inventory movement – through the warehouse and right up to the point of sale. However, barcodes are just one way of tracking inventory – let’s compare barcodes with some of the alternatives. [&he ... Read More

  December 16, 2019     

Barcodes: How to decode them

In June 1974, a packet of Wrigley’s chewing gum was the first item to be scanned with a barcode in a shop. Since then, barcodes have become extremely prevalent. A barcode or universal product code provides a platform to enter numerical data into a computer very quickly. You can see them on products you buy […] ... Read More

  October 28, 2017     

Stock Control To Maximise Your Small Business

For a small business, every cost counts. Small businesses will look for ways to save costs through different ways. One way small businesses think they are saving costs is by managing inventory manually. A familiar mindset is that “In the past it was done manually, and if we do it ourselves it will save money.” […] ... Read More

  September 13, 2017     

How does barcoding benefit inventory management?

Barcoding has become a popular and efficient way of controlling inventory throughout the manufacturing process and is widely used in many industries. There are several benefits available to your company, which we shall explore in detail in this article. Minimising error The first and most prominent benefit to barcoding is the intrinsic accuracy ass ... Read More

  August 3, 2017     

The Importance of Barcode Software in Inventory Management

Manually controlling inventory can be time-consuming and error-prone. Even smaller businesses can run in to trouble if all processes are conducted manually. Barcode software can be a hugely beneficial tool for inventory management. This software eliminates the risk of inventory control mishaps which can occur when relying solely on manual processes ... Read More

  August 2, 2017     

Distribution Barcoding to Manage Your Inventory

As technology goes, barcodes have a relatively good payoff for a small investment. Barcodes are fairly simple to implement in a distribution business and are likely to streamline operations right through the distribution process. Barcodes make your staff more productive, improve inventory accuracy and allow you to implement real-time inventory mana ... Read More

  July 26, 2017     

Use Barcodes to Grow Your Small Business

Time is at a premium in a growing business, so it pays to operate as efficiently as possible. This extends to inventory management, which can often absorb inordinate amounts of time. Barcodes are an easy way to improve your inventory management function; they improve the accuracy of your inventory records, allow for real-time updates and, [… ... Read More

  July 6, 2017     

It’s time for inventory management automation

There are two ways a business can track and manage inventory. There’s the hard way or there’s the easy way. Taking the hard way can be time-consuming, tedious and inefficient while the easier option, automation, will free-up personnel to better utilize their skills and capabilities performing more relevant tasks. Automation, what is it really? ... Read More

  June 19, 2017     

US Patent #2612994: A Barcode History

The humble barcode has been around much longer than most of us would image. Its origins came from a request made to the Drexel Institute of Technology when a grocery manager asked the college to help find a way of mechanizing the checkout process at his local store. The appeal was driven by his need […] ... Read More

  June 17, 2017     

5 Reasons To Make Barcodes a Priority

If your business relies on manual stock handling processes, then chances are that you are not managing your inventory as effectively as possible. Manual processes cost a lot of time and can often increase error rates in an organization’s inventory data. While some forms of automation can be costly to set up, barcode tracking is […] ... Read More

  June 1, 2017     

Six Common Barcodes Explained

Barcode symbols are used to encode information such as product numbers, serial numbers and batch numbers. Barcodes can be scanned electronically using laser or camera-based technology that allows goods to be tracked throughout the supply chain. There are over 100 various barcode symbols which are typically either one or two-dimensional. The linear, ... Read More

  May 31, 2017     

Getting Started with Inventory Barcoding

Barcodes are easy to implement, and they have the potential to take a lot of pain out of the inventory management process. Not only do barcodes speed up data entry, they also increase the accuracy of your inventory records and make real-time inventory control possible. Here’s how to set up barcoding for inventory management. Generating […] ... Read More

  May 30, 2017     

Barcoding Inventory: How Barcodes Work

Barcodes can streamline the inventory management process speeding up data entry, supporting traceability and enabling real-time inventory control. At their most basic, barcodes are a unique way to identify different products. If your business uses barcodes for inventory management, it helps to understand how barcodes work and how they are commonly ... Read More

  May 29, 2017