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A Barcoding solution is never just a piece of hardware: This is the heart of Barcoding’s Process, People, Technology (PPT) philosophy.
First, we work to understand our clients’ businesses—their workflows, people, cultures, and goals—and then we discuss the types of technology available to fit their needs.
Barcoding, Inc. is a premier partner with the best manufacturers and software providers in the automated data capture, mobility, and supply chain spaces. Because of our strong relationships, our clients have access to high-level resources at our partners’ organizations—from the executive teams to sales, engineers, and support.
When you consider the thousands—in some cases, tens of thousands—of items moving in and out of a typical warehouse every day, the ongoing urgency around improving efficiency and accuracy is obvious; it’s not much of an overstatement to say that without systems and tools in place to optimize operations, chaos ensues. Fortunately, there’s an easy, effective way to track and manage assets: warehouse labeling system.
By labeling containers, aisles, racks, and bins within the warehouse—and of course the items on and in them—workers can quickly locate the right items, at every point throughout your facility (and when widely deployed, the entire supply chain). The technology that enables this visibility is fairly simple and includes two primary components: barcode labels and barcode scanners.
When looking for a specific item in the warehouse, a worker will start with “the big picture” and identify the right rack, then continue to refine their search to shelf, bin, and product.
There are several types of labels, and the one that’s right for your warehouse and its assets will depend on your warehouse and its assets, and your specific goals.
There are also different types of barcode scanners, and they fall into one of two categories (generally speaking): short-range and long-range. Short-range scanners work best when workers are typically able to hold the scanners just a few inches from items being scanned. In large warehouses, that’s usually not practical or efficient. Long-range scanners are more practical for large-scale operations, and in environments that are hazardous, such as freezer storage areas. Long-range scanners can read barcodes up to 45 feet away, making it easy (and safer) to scan items high on racks, and they make cycle counts much faster.
The right handheld scanner for your operation will depend on the nature of your facility, how you’ll use the hardware, any limitations (physical or other), and your workforce. Both types are usually put to use within the same facility though, because there are appropriate use cases for each.
Labeling is the key to complete asset visibility, tracking, and control, and leads to improvements in:
If you’re planning a new warehouse or distribution center, or expanding your existing facility, the first step in deploying a warehouse labeling solution is to identify an experienced partner to work with. The value of their knowledge and insights are significant, and will help you avoid missteps, mis-spends, and unnecessary delays.
It’s important, too, that you engage this partner sooner rather than later; if you wait too long, their ability to provide insights that’ll save you time and money is somewhat reduced. The best vendor partners first work to thoroughly understand the challenges you face, what you’re looking for, and what you hope to achieve. Knowing that, they’ll want to understand your workers, workflows, network, and bandwidth so they can identify the best solution for you, and the resources you’ll need both during implementation and ongoing.
Ready to put labels to work making your warehouse (and people) more efficient? The team at Barcoding would love to hear more about your business and your warehouse, and help develop the right labeling solution for your needs. Click the link below to start the conversation!