Barcodes - Favorite Track And Trace Solution After Nearly Four Decades

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Barcodes - Favorite Track And Trace Solution After Nearly Four Decades

For nearly four decades now, the barcode has been visible on cereal boxes, pet food bags, even under the hood of vehicles. First used on chewing gum in 1974, the barcode has become a favorite track and trace solution in nearly every industry. Why is the barcode still such a popular solution today? They're simple to use and low cost, improving efficiency in production, enhancing management and reporting, while reducing errors and improving accuracy. For most people, it seems the barcode allows for fast checkout at the supermarket or department store. Think about how checkout worked decades ago, when checkers had to manually input prices. Barcodes make it possible for managers to keep up with inventory, as the checkout process and backend inventory are integrated. Ultimately, this helps greatly reduce the chance of lost sales due to product inventory not being replenished. In the production environment, barcodes assist in tracking faults or mistakes quickly; ultimately, productivity is enhanced with fewer errors along the way. From production to distribution to sales, barcodes help companies track and trace the products consumers buy. From automotive manufacturers to pharmaceuticals, barcodes are as essential today in track and trace as ever. Before you implement a system, consider whether the vendor is capable of delivering one that works with your process, instead of you having to make adjustments to implement the system. Consider whether labels work for your specific needs (grease proof, humidity proof, corrosion proof, etc.), whether the solution is simple enough for those in your organization to use, and whether the hardware/software is provided by the vendor. At Markem-Imaje, we are the experts trusted around the globe for track and trace solutions. Considering a barcode track and trace system? Call us today for cost-effective, reliable solutions designed for long-term benefits.

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