UPC barcode anatomy

Anatomy of a UPC Barcode

Marko Vrbnjak GS1 Leave a Comment

To learn something effectively you need to know the basics. The GS1 Handbook – How To Barcode Your Product tells you all about what barcodes do, what the GS1 does and how you can create, print and verify your barcodes. But before going on, let’s talk about basics. This post will analyze the structure of the UPC barcode, because understanding …

failed barcode scan

Cost of a failed barcode scan

Marko Vrbnjak GS1 1 Comment

Barcodes aim for at least a 99% accuracy and scanning rate. That’s ambitious, but the 1% error rate adds significant costs to the supply chain, making successful barcodes extremely important. In fact, GS1 frequently points out, “Barcodes should scan right the  first time, every time!” It’s not difficult to see how big an impact barcodes make. Consider how many barcodes …

Pharma labeling

5 Reasons you should standardize your label processes

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The current manufacturing landscape is highly competitive. Pharmaceutical companies are forced to discover new ways to improve their efficiency and reduce operational costs. Below are five ways companies are streamlining their labeling processes to survive the competitive industry climate. 1. Meet increasing regulatory requirements quickly We don’t have to tell you that the pharmaceutical industry is one of the most …

 

Ken Moir Discusses Standardizing Labeling for the Modern Supply Chain

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This post was originally published at the SAPinsder website. Ken Moir, VP of Marketing at NiceLabel, joins the SAPinsider Studio at the SCM, CRM, and IoT 2016 event in Las Vegas to talk about labeling challenges and how NiceLabel and SAP work together to deliver a standardized labeling and marking process that mitigates risk and increases agility. Here is an edited …