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.

The Real Cost of Shipping Errors

Gary Patterson, President of the 3PL Tagg Logistics said it best: “Because it is the last link in the supply chain, and in many cases, the only direct contact with the end customers, the order fulfillment process can make or break your reputation as a customer-focused provider.” (quoted with permission) Acceptable Error Rate Mistakes happen.…

Why Use a Barcode Test Lab?

If you believe that barcode verification is important (not everyone does), your choices are simple: a) Purchase a barcode verifier b) Use a barcode test lab Verifiers are expensive. There are legitimate product development costs and limited market size reasons for that. At the end of the day, buying a verifier is a significant investment…

The Truth About Inline Barcode Verification

There is no shortage of myths and beliefs circulating about inline barcode verification. There are two ways to deconstruct this technology: Regulatory: ISO and industry applications such as UDI Practicalities from use cases REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS The ISO standards for 1D barcodes and 2D symbols (ISO15416 and 15415 respectively) specify the attributes of the barcode which…

DPM Barcode Fundamentals

DPM or Direct Part Mark barcodes have been around for a long time, but this method for marking parts and sub-assemblies is evolving, as the use cases expand and advance. The military has long been a leader in using DPM to identify anything from engine blocks and major engine system such as exhaust, valve trains…

Five Barcode Match Use Cases

?       The barcode on an article or its package identifies that item for a range of reasons. At retail point-of-sale, the barcode triggers a database query that finds the sale price, debits the store inventory and populates an order from an upstream vendor or distribution center. Beyond its primary purpose, that barcode…