Look closely into any competitive business and you’ll find barcodes visible at all stages of operations – accurately identifying raw materials, tracking work in process, managing inventory, directing shipments, and providing lifetime identification for service and warranty management.
The benefits are clear too – accurate information, real-time visibility, and a highly productive work force.
These benefits show up in many ways:
Research found that companies who support their enterprise resource planning with real-time automated data collection achieve a 50% higher return on their ERP investment than those who do not.
Warehouse operations supported with wireless barcode input commonly achieve 99.x% inventory accuracy.
Experienced typists make one error approximately every 300 keystrokes. Entering data by barcode scanning keeps errors – and the time and labor needed to resolve them – out of operations.
Practically any business can take advantage of barcoding to free up workers and reduce the paperwork needed to manage assets, supplies and shipments.