Barcode solutions going beyond the product…
Every industry that has a high cost associated with printing bad bar codes should have a verification system in place. Let’s face it, if the cost of printing a bad bar code is non-existent or minimal there is no need to check the code. However, the converse is also true. If by printing a bad bar code you receive fines, potentially lose business, have to do costly re-work or have other potential high cost repercussions then a verification system is warranted.
Barcode One last thought, if you are spending thousands of Rands on an AIDC system with labeling, data collection, inventory control or the like, shouldn’t you ensure that the bar codes for that system are able to be read correctly?
Many industries need verification systems
Suppliers to major retail chains need to avoid getting fined for non-readable bar codes. People printing bar codes directly onto corrugated materials need to ensure readability of the code against low contrast. Printing companies providing bar codes printed on press and imprint houses providing bar codes printed on printers can avoid costly re-work of jobs by implementing a verification system. Medical and pharmaceutical suppliers need to ensure properly marked product to avoid dispensation of incorrect materials. Chemical companies need to ensure properly marked product to avoid costly fines and law suits. Suppliers to the automotive industry need to ensure labels meet the AIAG specification. Suppliers to the USPS should check the quality of their linear codes to meet the Postal specifications. Anyone running a highly automated warehouse that uses scanners to route packages can avoid bottlenecks and stops by putting a barcode verification system in place. Many industries should have barcode verification equipment due to substantial repercussions for printing bad codes.