Bar coding will eliminate these kinds of issues. It is an automated identification system that can be integrated with the material handling system for quick and accurate tracking of inventory, orders, pallets, and equipment that are constantly moving throughout the warehouse. Bar coding can provide product information, manufacturer, shipping date, serial numbers, production line ID, customer, storage ID, quality control information, and other relevant data. When the bar code is scanned, an item is electronically tracked and verified.
“Inventory management and forecasting have improved with bar coding. Bar code systems can be quickly integrated with warehouse and host systems for greater accuracy and productivity,”
This technology has been used for over thirty years by manufacturers, shippers, distributors, and retailers. There have been many improvements during that time. Software applications are now being utilized at the enterprise level to update accounting, shipping, customer service, and other areas within an organization. Print and Apply equipment automatically prints and adds labels to cartons in one operation, all without human intervention.
Because of well-established industry standards, companies can more easily synchronize information with vendors and suppliers across the supply chain. The warehouse can trace a shipment and find out when it will be delivered. If a food or pharmaceutical recall occurs, companies have an electronic trail to identify where and when product moved from producer to retailer.
By automating the data collection process, bar coding improves data accuracy, worker efficiency, inventory and asset management, and ultimately consumer safety. With accurate data, companies can enhance forecasting and better align supply with demand. In the end, companies reduce their operating costs and the consumer receives the right product at the right time.
For over seventeen years, QC Software has delivered the results that help companies succeed. Their leading-edge software solutions provide the flexibility, visibility and control across warehouse operations that customers need to optimize resources and profitability. Through industry collaboration, customized training, and 24/7 support, QC Software ensures that each customer is fully leveraging their technology. In addition, QC Software helps customers develop a strategic focus to better manage new opportunities and future demands.