The capturing and recording of data is the essence of the Auto-ID industry; from its 1973 introduction of scanning a barcode on a pack of chewing gum to the invention of 2D imagers and later RFID, the industry has continued to evolve at an astounding pace.
The barcoding evolution or rather revolution has been driven by the massive benefits in business efficiency and accuracy that comes from scanning barcodes. For many of us accustomed to barcoding systems it is easy to take the speed and 99.9% scan accuracy rate for granted. But, for a second, just consider businesses attempting to manually count stock or track production in today’s supply chain!
GSM Barcoding’s technical manager Tom Selby was invited to attend the Sage Developer and ISV Software Fair in Gateshead 19th-20th April.
During the event, we managed to speak to developers and teams within Sage about G-SMart Link 50 add-on software and how it adds value to businesses who run the Sage 50 software.
When starting small, it’s reasonable to think that keeping track of your stock can be done with a simple pen and paper or keeping records in spreadsheets. A monthly audit or tracking ins and outs is straight forward when you’re a small business, but what happens as you grow?
It’s no longer manageable, higher turnover of stock, extended product lines and variants, short-term promotions and a number of stock locations where inventory can be misplaced adds to the complexity of knowing what stock is in hand and where. Continue reading
Barcodes are often a forgotten component; but those seemingly insignificant numbers, lines and monochrome patterns pack a powerful punch, with plenty of benefits to be gained. From customer service all the way to branding and the supply chain, the barcode can be a vital component in many industries; just as it is with the well-known and respected brand that is Rolls Royce.
The renowned brand, famous for their prestigious array of cars, also develop plenty more extraordinary technologies too – their quest has taken them to finding expertise in internal combustion engines to providing the worlds most powerful and efficient aero-engines.
They are now at the forefront of innovative research and development to produce state-of-the-art electromechanical and hybrid power systems. And GSM Barcoding are helping them do that….
Barcodes are brilliant.
Refined with the intention of streamlining commercial processes such as automated supermarket checkout systems, barcodes have come a long way since their introduction in 1974.
Building on the success of previous generations of ADS-TEC vehicle mounted terminals (VMT), the latest VMT9000 series introduces the latest mobile computing technology in a compact design.
When you look into any warehouse operation, particularly on a larger scale, you may catch a glimpse of a vehicle-mounted terminal. These technological marvels are used in a similar way to any barcode computer system, however they can increase efficiency across the facility.
In a world full of innovative technology, we are constantly seeing change. The question of what the future holds for barcoding and barcoding computers, especially vehicle mounted barcode computers, is on the tip of our tongues.
It’s fair to say that vehicle-mounted barcode computers are engineering genius – making the way we work much more streamlined. We know that these machines can improve productivity and reduce errors, from the docks to the yard, but where will we see them next?
So, besides the use within warehouses, where may we see vehicle mounted barcode computers, and what does the future hold for these handy contraptions?
Since it was founded over 30 years ago, Sage software has dominated the UK’s technology market and has swiftly become the world’s third-largest supplier of enterprise resource planning software.
Aiding in various accounting tasks, ranging from payroll to payments, the software enables smooth processing of finances and integrates several business operations to streamline tasks, whilst simultaneously increasing productivity and performance.
Technology is a constantly changing and improving platform which businesses all around the world are using. Advancements are made in technology every day, shaping the future of how we work. The younger generation are of vast importance for the future of businesses and technology, as they themselves will be part of the working generation.
At GSM Barcoding, technology is a huge part of our business, and it is these advancements which have helped us with our stock control software and solutions to help businesses improve their barcoding tracking.
As a technology-led business, we understand the full importance of young employees working in technology, and this is why.
The humble beep at the checkout is a reminder of how far we have come in terms of stock control and management. The modern technology we utilise is a true pillar of the modern inventory management system, and even more so of stock control software.
In the earliest days of shopkeeping, we have utilised various ways of tracking our stock from the extremely manual and time-consuming to the now super quick, easy and efficient stock control we use today.
But where did we begin and how did we get to where we are today? What would our life be like without the stock control software we rely on now?