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How to reduce human error

We all make mistakes. It doesn’t matter if we are the head of a global business or a trainee clerk, from time to time we’ll do something wrong. It might be that it’s an error with some financial figures or even sending an email to the wrong person, when we make a mistake we just hold our hands up and say sorry. However, if you are conducting a stock take and need accurate inventory figures mistakes can be time consuming and costly, so how can we minimise these?

Cheap barcode labels

You’ll find barcodes on just about every product you buy nowadays. Barcodes are an easy way to identify individual products and are regularly used by merchandisers to keep track of stock levels and formulate pricing structures for stock.

Most products’ barcode labels are printed onto the items when the goods are manufactured. However there are some applications which demand for barcode labels to be stuck onto the products after they have been manufactured, but before they are sent to distribution or sold to a customer.

Why are durable barcode labels so important?

Many people choose to fix after-market barcode labels to all their stock items so that they can be tracked effectively. If you then asked a proportion of these people what the most important characteristic of these labels is, most would say durability.

Durable barcode labels are essential in a factory or other industrial environment where the harsh conditions may play havoc with a simple paper barcode label. Durable barcode labels are able to withstand corrosion, exposure to chemicals, extreme temperatures, exposure to UV radiation and constant abrasion.

Tamper-evident barcode labels

If you use barcode labels for identification purposes have you thought of how the labels could be used to enhance product security?

Barcode labels are one of the best ways to provide a way of identifying different products. The labels can adhere to just about any surface and provide a unique identification mark which can be read quickly and easily by a barcode scanner. However barcode labels can also be used to provide additional security to an item, you just need the right type of barcode label.

How can over-laminated barcode labels help your company?

When barcode labels were first introduced they were only available in a paper format. It was quickly found that these labels disintegrated, faded or were otherwise damaged quite easily when in constant use, so a more durable type of barcode label was needed.

Durable barcode labels now feature a type of over-lamination, which provides a coating of a clear polyester material over the label. This over-lamination can then protect the labels from things such as:

Self-adhesive barcode labels

It’s quite common to find some sort of self-adhesive label on just about every product you buy. They are available in many different shapes and sizes and span margins from their use in a trade sphere to the retail sector.

Self-adhesive labels are used in many different applications and usually feature some sort of unique identification code such as a barcode or QR code. They use these codes mainly for tracking and pricing purposes so that the end-retailer can distinguish between stock items and so that the item can be scanned at a point of sale (POS) counter.

Reduce human error using barcode labels

If you are about to start your regular stock take you’ll be well-aware that any type of error in the data capture, recording or management can play havoc with your final figures, especially if you are handling expensive stock. It thus makes sense to use a system which makes stock taking quick and easy and all but eliminates any mistakes you might make.

Selby bid to use barcodes throughout their town centre

A scheme which will see a town centre use barcodes to give visitors essential visitor information was submitted to the government last week.

Selby’s bid to receive financial backing to become a Portas Pilot (inspired by Mary Portas) was sent to the Government at the end of March. The town hopes to receive a £100,000 cash injection which will see them add visitor information stands around the town and create a website which people can visit to plan their journey and find out more about the town.

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