DotCode: A Real Solution to a Real Problem

AIM Incorporated, the trade association for the AIDC industry, has released the revised International Symbology Standard for DotCode. In their announcement, AIM described DotCode as follows: “DotCode is a public domain optical data carrier designed to be reliably readable when printed by high-speed inkjet or laser dot technologies.  With this standard, real time data like expiration…

The Business Risk of Poor Barcode Quality

At last week’s GS1 Connect Conference in Las Vegas, GS1 was distributing a sheet showing the various levels of risk associated specifically with poor data quality in supply chain operations, in-store operations and sales, and e-commerce paths to purchase. Here is what they said: Data quality impacts the entire supply chain system Inaccurate transactional data…

Barcode Verification: The Controversy

As a company that champions barcode quality, we encounter two types of groups: those who agree with us that barcode quality is important, and those who don’t. There is a range of conviction in each group: at the low end, those who agree—let’s call them advocates—test their barcodes somewhat grudgingly to “play it safe”. High…

Smart New Barcode-Match App

Barcode match is an important quality tool for order picking, kitting and packaging. Barcode match automates the process of making sure an order is being fulfilled with the right items. Yes, it sounds simple enough–in fact, why would you need technology to do something this simple? Ironically, the simplicity of the task is exactly why technology is…