Barcode Match–the Third Aspect of Barcode Quality
Barcode verification tests for print quality and data structure. It predicts that the barcode can be scanned successfully by any scanner. Barcode match—the third aspect of barcode quality, confirms that the right items are in the shipping carton. Match the item barcode to the barcode on the pick list, order or other documentation. An incorrect shipment is a waste of valuable resources: time, shipping cost, restocking inventory with wrong items. These are the relatively minor problems. It can get worse.
More importantly, barcode match supports supply chain security. Wrong items in a shipment signal a possible intercepted shipment. Has something been stolen? Is something unexpected included? Are the contents of the shipment counterfeit or adulterated?
The most basic form of product match is visual. The order picker or packaging worker visually checks items on the pick list and the items going into the carton or onto the pallet. This is mind-numbing, error prone drudgery. A better solution is to use a mobile scanner.
Mobile Barcode Match eliminates packing errors
Some mobile scanners come with barcode matching capability. Most of them include a 1-to-1 and a 1-to-Many mode of operation.
One to One mode: the user programs the scanner with one master and tests one barcode for a match. Scanner automatically resets for the next 1: 1 operation.
One to Many mode: the user programs the scanner with one master and tests as many barcodes as necessary. Manually reset for the next operation.
Barcode Match™ is now available pre-loaded on select mobile scanners. And, in addition to the standard functions above, it includes two advanced modes:
Many to Some mode: the user programs the system with up to 50 master barcodes. User tests any number of barcodes for a match to the saved master set.
Box mode: the user defines a set of up to 50 items that go into a saved box. The user can create and save an unlimited number of different boxes*, each with a unique set of items. Box Mode tracks the number of each item, and provides the ability to generate a report.
Barcode Match™ is available for Android
Barcode Match™ software is also available for your Android-compatible device.
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*limited only by available device memory
John helps companies resolve current barcode problems and avoid future barcode problems to stabilize and secure their supply chain and strengthen their trading partner relationships.