Barcode technology can be used within a warehouse to label products (including cartons and skids), locations, packing materials, and picking totes. By replacing manual, physical or handwritten methods with a quick scan of a wireless device, barcodes dramatically speed up transactions and increase efficiencies.
The Benefits of Barcode technology:
- Greater quality control over warehouse operations
- Reduced Costs
- Many more efficiencies
The use of barcode technology allows managers to capture real-time data and oversee warehouse activities with more speed and accuracy. This increased efficiency and visibility can have a major impact on the bottom line.
- Receive Inventory
- Confirm Put-Aways
- Confirm Automatic Kit Builds
- Move Inventory
- Merge Inventory
- Transfer Inventory
- Record Physical Inventory Counts
- Pick to Cart
- Confirm Inventory Picked
- Confirm Inventory Picks by Line Item
- Confirm Inventory Replenishment by Line Item
- Product Verification
- Package Contents Tracking
What are the benefits of using barcode technology?
You can Improve accuracy all around
There are dangers to using handwritten notes to capture important information. Warehouse employees could misinterpret the data or make data entry mistakes while transferring the information into a computer. This method leaves a lot of room for human error.
Scanning the barcode eliminates the need for manual data entry for warehouse operations such as inventory receiving, transfers, and cycle counts. Barcode scanning instead of manual keyed data will help minimize mistakes.
Barcode Scanning Speeds up transactions
Using barcode technology increases the efficiency of order processing and helps orders get out the door quickly. It takes less time to scan and pick orders from the warehouse shelves.
Maximize worker productivity & Track employee progress
Wireless devices allow pickers to work remotely instead of at a computer. This allows the warehouse staff to move to the next task quickly and save labor time. The wireless canning devices create mobility for workers to be able to go to the loading dock, bulk zone, or wherever the inventory is.
Barcode technology tracks all the steps of the fulfillment process and the user who performed each step, including the picking, packing, and shipping.
Get real-time updates in the WMS
As soon as the barcode scan is posted, you can see it in the OMS. Inventory levels can be updated as quickly as the inventory is received to the warehouse.
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