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Topic: barcode types

What Barcoding Means for Distribution

Barcoding technology has revolutionised inventory control and has played an important role in streamlining the distribution industry. From receipt to dispatch, distributors will often process hundreds, if not thousands of stock keeping units per day. Hand-held mobile devices improve picking accuracy by 99.9 percent and efficiency by up to 15 percen ... Read More

  December 12, 2017     

Barcoding 101: The Different Types of Barcodes

Barcodes are a useful tool to improve inventory management in any business. In particular, barcodes increase data reliability, speed up data entry and allow you to easily implement real time inventory control. A barcode is essentially an image that represents data, and although the concept behind barcodes is simple, it pays to understand the variet ... Read More

  September 6, 2017     

A Short History of Barcoding

Today, barcoding is a staple of inventory management and life. Virtually every consumer product is barcoded with EAN or UPC codes, our mail is often labeled with barcodes and even advertisements often now contain ‘2D’ barcodes pointing us to a merchant’s website or promotion. Without barcodes, the task of controlling large inventories would b ... Read More

  August 23, 2017     

Beyond Barcoding

The buzz is all about barcoding and how it can benefit companies the world over in optimising their internal processes to save time and money. However, barcodes are not the end of the story when it comes to inventory management and product tracking. Let’s explore some of the alternatives to traditional barcodes. Product tracking in […] ... Read More

  August 18, 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