Barcode technology has long played an important role in warehouse management. As with all technology, barcoding continues to evolve. If you have yet to harness the power of barcoding, don’t wait. With basic printing equipment and a simple barcode scanner, your business can begin reaping the benefits of improved accuracy, speed and efficiency – all without breaking the bank.
Barcoding reduces human error. For roughly every 1,000 keystrokes made by a human being, there are an average of ten errors. With barcodes, every 10,000 scans made by an optical scanner results in an average of only one error.
Inventory management improves with barcoding. Because of the increased ability to track inventory precisely, you can make better informed decisions regarding inventory levels, leading to lower overhead costs.
Barcoding saves money in three ways.
- Barcoding makes scanned data immediately available, ensuring that time will not be wasted with data entry or retrieval.
- Using a barcode system reduces employee training time (for both trainer and trainee), and increases productivity.
- Barcoding provides accurate tracking, helping you maintain appropriate inventory levels and avoid running out of product.
On its own, barcoding can absolutely improve the way you do business. But when paired with a Cloud-Based Inventory Management System like topShelf, that improvement extends to include all aspects of your business – from accounting to fulfillment.