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,…

New 1D Barcode Verifier Solution

Axicon, the UK-based barcode verifier company, has just released an exciting display solution for their range of 1D verifiers. There aren’t a lot of companies manufacturing barcode verifiers, and Axicon is one of an even smaller number who only produce verifiers. Recent acquisitions of two other verifier-only manufacturers has made companies like Axicon even more…

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…