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Bar Coding. By Nick Mitchell. To Be Covered. What is a Barcode What are some of the uses of Barcodes How does a Barcode work Where you may find a Barcode How a firm may use Barcodes Summary. What is a Barcode. Like “License Plates”

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bar coding

Bar Coding

By Nick Mitchell

to be covered
To Be Covered
  • What is a Barcode
  • What are some of the uses of Barcodes
  • How does a Barcode work
  • Where you may find a Barcode
  • How a firm may use Barcodes
  • Summary
what is a barcode
What is a Barcode
  • Like “License Plates”
    • Identifies an item by the numbers and/or letters stored in the barcode, once read a vast amount of information can be stored and related to a product.
  • 300 different types
    • Different schemes of bars and spaces are arranged for coding data.
uses of barcodes
Uses Of Barcodes
  • Products
    • Consumer products such as: magazines, food products, etc.
  • Services
    • Gyms and facilities which track attendance.
how do barcodes work
How do barcodes work
  • Identifier
    • This allows a computer to search for information about a product from a numerical or alphabetical code.
  • Beams
    • Beams of light from a reader take a picture of the barcode and reads the relative widths of both the bars and the spaces, giving each code a unique identifier
where you may find barcodes
Where you may find barcodes
  • Grocery Stores
  • Recreation Clubs
  • Ski Resorts
  • Manufacturing companies
  • FedEx & UPS
  • Retail Stores
how they may be used
How they may be used
  • Grocery Stores
    • During stocking of shelves entering the number of products and each kind
    • During check out the checkers scan products brining up identification of products, removal from inventory, and totaling up amount due.
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How they may be used cont.
  • A Gym or Recreation Club
    • These business will use barcodes for the club member’s passes.
    • As a user of the club enters the facility they will run their card through a scanner.
    • Once this is scanned the members information will be brought up
      • Picture, billing, dates of sign-up, and maybe work-out programs.
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How they may be used cont.
  • Ski Resorts
    • Some resorts track a skiers vertical feet
      • By using scanners a lift operator can scan a skiers pass with a beam. This will then be entered into a database for tracking
    • Season pass verification
      • Similar to how Recreational clubs, these resorts can use barcodes on the back of passes to measure attendance.
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How the may be used cont.
  • Manufacturing company
    • Serial numbers may be assigned to each individual product.
    • Once produced these product will be entered into Finished Goods Inventory (FGI) by scanning them in to a software program.
    • When these products are taken out of FGI and shipped or purchased they can be scanned to be removed from the inventory system.
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How the may be used cont.
  • FedEx & UPS
    • These companies rely on timeliness and accuracy. Scanning each package throughout its journey helps to ensure a packages delivery.
    • Barcodes on packages contain destination, weight or dimensional weight, time of departure and location, cost, and type of service
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How the may be used cont.
  • Retail Stores
    • Used during the inventory of clothing and apparel, or other consumer goods.
    • Also used during check-out, the use of barcodes will automatically deduct from inventory as items are purchased.
  • Benefits of barcodes
    • Speed
    • Efficiency
    • Accuracy
    • Access to information
    • Completeness of information
    • Over all competence of logistics