Case Studies

How Barcoding Helps Customers be More Efficient, Accurate, and Connected

Barcoding, Inc. provides complete automatic data collection systems for companies across industries and of all sizes. The stories below (a few of our favorites) illustrate just a few of our clients’ successes.

Summa Akron City Hospital, Tracking Cot Movement in the ER 

Background: Summa Health System is one of the largest integrated delivery systems in Ohio and represents more than 2,000 licensed inpatient beds. Outpatient care is extended throughout the area in 9 community health centers.

Challenges: An overcrowding dilemma at Summa Akron City Hospital created a shortage of beds and hospital staff, meaning EMS squads had to wait to unload patients. Reduce wait times for both EMS squads and patients and streamline ER services.

Solution: Barcoding’s RFID cot-tracking solution. RFID tags affixed to cots, and Barcoding’s CaptureTech CTR3100 RFID Reader.

Results: Access to critical data from its ER entrance. The ability to treat more patients in less time so EMS squads can move on to the next emergency. More efficient staffing and decreased patient wait times.

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All About Accuracy: Canton Port Services Streamlines Data Collection to Enhance Efficiency

Background: Barcoding, Inc. streamlined the Canton’s Port operations by eliminating time wasted from manually entering in all pertinent information.

Challenges: Workers manually entered all pertinent information into the system, and then spent additional time checking entries, fixing errors and emailing spreadsheets.

Solution: Canton has increased data accuracy and integrity in its receiving, load-out, and customs clearing processes. On the receiving end, Canton has reduced the time spent capturing and inputting each unit’s information from 10 minutes to 30 seconds.

Results: Workers now simply type in the last six digits of the VIN, which pulls up the corresponding vehicle on a monitor and generates two barcodes. By scanning the appropriate barcode, Canton automatically updates its partner’s inventory in real time.

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Tech-Savvy Carton Manufacturer Tracks Pallets in Real Time with RFID

Originally published in The Barcode News.

Background: Accord Carton is a third-generation, family-owned producer of unique folding cartons. Headquartered in Alsip, Ill., with an additional location in Grand Rapids, Mich., Accord Carton delivers quality-finished cartons to companies in a variety of industries.

Challenges: Manual data entry was time-consuming and put Accord Carton at risk for errors. Accord Carton was unable to produce pallet-level reports and lacked real-time insight into inventory.

Solution: RFID pallet-tracking system from Barcoding, consisting of RFID RealView™ software and Impinj RFID readers. System integration with existing ERP and WMS databases.

Results: Obtained the ability to track and monitor pallet movement in real time. Eliminated time-consuming manual data entry and reported the most accurate inventory levels to date.

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Community College Students get a real Supply Chain Experience 

Barcoding, Inc. donates Asset Management System to Anne Arundel Community College (AACC).

Background: AACC is a fully accredited, nationally recognized, public, two-year institution. AACC offers 225 programs of study and more than 3,500 courses including a supply chain management program.

Challenges: Lack of organizational system, which led to wasted time due to manually sorting through multiple bags of inventory to find a specific piece.

Solution: Barcoding, Inc. designed an inventory tracking solution, which includes IntelliTrack’s Warehouse Management System (WMS), a PC, barcode scanner and a wireless handheld tracking device. Clothing, costumes and other items used by the AACC Dance Department are checked-in/checked-out by students.

Results: Barcoding, Inc. improved inventory management, streamlined processes, reduced costs of lost items, reduced amount of time to manage, and provided a hands-on experience for students to apply logistics knowledge.

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Front Gate Tickets Deploys Mobile Ticket Scanning Solution and Asset Management System

Background: Front Gate Tickets is an Austin, Texas-based provider of ticketing, fulfillment, marketing, and RFID solutions for venues, artists, promoters, and festivals.

Challenge: The hardware that ran its ticket scanning app was outdated and lacked flexibility. In addition, Front Gate Tickets sought a way to accurately track equipment deployed around the country.

Solution: Handheld mobile scanning solution running on Android OS and integrated with existing software app, as well as an asset management solution.

Result: Gained new data collection capacities in the ticket scanning process, doubled efficiency in barcode scanning and achieved accurate asset management and tracking capabilities.

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Cold Storage Case Study: A Cooler Way of Tracking Temperature-controlled Freight

Background: H&M Bay, Inc. is the premier logistics provider of frozen and refrigerated Less-than-Truckload (LTL) goods.

Challenge: Existing pallet tracking system was often unreliable, required frequent manual data entry and hampered the receiving process.

Solution: Barcode scanning system from Barcoding, Inc., consisting of handheld scanners, printers, rugged vehicle mounts computers and barcode labels.

Result: Improved efficiency and accuracy in tracking and storing pallets; enhanced worker productivity and expedited the receiving process.

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Azteca Foods Automates the Ability to Track and Trace Pallets

Summary: Founded in 1969, Azteca Foods, Inc. is a family-owned and operated leader in the Mexican foods category. Azteca offers a wide variety of products that meet the needs of consumers, chefs and manufacturing partners through retail, food service and industrial businesses – both domestic and global. Products include softer and fresher tortillas and ready-to-bake salad shells under the Azteca brand. Azteca is headquartered in Chicago, where it operates in a 100,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, which employs more than 135 people.

Background: Azteca Foods, Inc. is a family-owned and operated leader in the Mexican foods category.

Challenge: Azteca sought a way to track pallets of goods moving throughout its warehouse by assigning a unique identification numbers to pallets as they come off the line.

Solution: Barcoding, Inc.’s barcode scanning system comprising handheld computers, a customized mobile software application, an internally hosted web service, and network extenders.

Result: Achieved full traceability of pallets moving into its finished goods warehouse, eliminated time-consuming manual data entry processes, and increased accuracy.

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United Rentals Improves Routing and Vehicle Utilization

Background: United Rentals is the largest equipment rental company in the world with an integrated network of 896 rental locations in 49 states and 10 Canadian provinces.

Challenge: Replace and deploy hundreds of outdated handheld devices used for route optimization.

Solution: Barcoding, Inc.’s Deployment Project Management Services, Samsung S5s handhelds, equipped with OtterBox® cases and mobile device management (MDM) software.

Result: Successfully replaced 2,500 handhelds across North America and minimized downtime to improve efficiency, accuracy, and connectivity.

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