Mr. Nachtrieb has 30+ years of hands-on experience in barcode technology. His team imaged the film master for the first commercially scanned barcode in North America (1974). His specialty is barcode quality. He created and hosts a highly customized barcode quality seminar which has been presented to 100's of companies, reaching thousands of quality-concerned people, helping them to avoid barcode problems and manage barcode-related risk.

Non-Scanning Barcodes: Chapter 2

The lab at Barcode Test LLC recently helped resolve a vexing supply chain problem. The vendor shipped parts marked with verified labels but the customer insisted they did not scan. Chargebacks were looming and stress levels were high. It was the perfect storm of factors on both sides of the equation. X Dimension Blues The…

Barcode Verifier ROI

  The Very Real Return On Investment of a Barcode Verifier   A common and undeniable objection to barcode verifiers is that they are expensive. Compared to a scanner, a verifier is indeed pricey, but the comparison is flawed.  One could argue that a scanner is a tool for making money, like a hammer or…

Order Fulfillment: A System or a Tool?

The engineers have taken over. In order fulfillment, the current focus is on systems, usually invoked as acronyms. Here are just a few: WMS (Warehouse Management System) SCM (Supply Chain Management System) SCV (Supply Chain Visibility System) LSP (Logistics Service Provider) 3PL (Third-Party Logistics Provider) Nothing against engineers—I am one of them. And like my…

Chargeback Pushback

For those who are uninformed, a chargeback is a fee or penalty imposed by a retailer for poorly performing barcodes on shipments received from vendors. Walmart is most often blamed—or credited—with inventing the chargeback, and that sounds plausible, since the Walmart business model built on logistics. Although we do not know it for a fact,…

10 Barcode Match Scenarios

Here are 10 very diverse operations that have experienced significant improvement using Barcode Match. Would Barcode Match benefit your process, supply chain or warehouse? A wine distributor has integrated Barcode Match into order packaging and errors have dropped to zero. Customer satisfaction has never been higher because Barcode Match ensures that the customer gets their…