2017 Expectations: Supply Chain Trends

The supply chain requires efficiency for optimised results, and in 2017 technology is a big step in optimising this efficiency. New technologies, in particular, have the capacity of being utilised for innovations and progress in the supply chain.

In 2017, some of these technologies are expected to provide a streamlined process from the first to the last step of the supply chain.

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Barcode DPI: What You Need to Know

Barcodes are one of the most common items that you will see in the retail and commercial industries; they are also very important, as they are responsible for ensuring the correct management and distribution of products around the world.

However, there are a couple of things that aren’t as well known; one of which is the dpi of a barcode printer. As such, we’ve decided to take a closer look at what you need to know about barcode dpi.

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Direct Thermal or Thermal Transfer – Which is Best?

These two types of printing can be easily confused for one another, but they are quite dissimilar. Depending on your needs, you might find that you prefer one above the other. But what are the differences between direct thermal and thermal transfer labels?


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Switching Your Warehouse Inventory System to Mobile

Warehousing is one of the most important aspects of any manufacturer, wholesale distributor, stockist, and business. Warehouses are used to store valuable business assets and are at the heart of product distribution, so it is vital to make sure that they are running as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

However, in recent years, warehouse stock has been transitioning from physical systems to mobile inventory systems. But what makes mobile technology better than traditional stock systems?

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How to Create a Barcode

Barcodes have become increasingly popular over the past few decades or so, especially in the food packaging and retail industries. But what goes into creating a barcode? Well, we at GSM Barcoding work with barcoding systems every single day, so it would make sense that we knew how to create one!

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How Businesses Can Improve Their Stock Control in Sage 50

Sage 50 is one of the most widely used accounts packages that boasts an inventory control system used by many small to medium sized businesses. This software package offers a wide variety of features to business owners to allow them to manage their accounts quickly, easily and smoothly, but it also has the added benefit of offering reliable inventory management for those businesses looking for a reliable solution to their stock management process.

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Reasons Why Excel Shouldn’t Be Used for Inventory Management

One of the most widely used applications that help to make tables and databases a lot easier to use is Excel; it is provided by Microsoft and it is incredibly versatile for what it is. It is used across the world in the financial sector, as well as in various types of businesses, from SMEs all the way to industry leaders.

However, if there’s one thing that Excel shouldn’t be used for, it’s inventory or stock management; and here’s why!

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Different Types of Labels

Understanding the different types of labels is essential because if the label cannot be scanned, fails to adhere (stick) to the item, or cannot withstand the environmental conditions, then efficient operations management breaks down.  Goods can not go out the door, and customers and members of the supply chain may reject your deliveries.

At GSM Barcoding we offer a wide variety of labelling, from global transport labels (GTL) for the automotive industry, chemical industry compliant labels, and food labels.

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Why You Need to Improve Your Business’ Asset Management

Having an asset management system within a business has become commonplace over the years; there are a variety of different technologies and methods which are constantly developing which can make the job of tracking and organising your assets one of the easiest jobs to do on a daily basis.

However, many businesses still haven’t fine-tuned their asset management system, which can often cause serious complications down the line if not rectified in enough time.

Whether you’re looking at a barcoding solution for stock control, asset tracking or even as a mobile business solution, it’s  important to determine how your current system is performing and how much impact a new system could pose.

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Barcoding in the Retail Industry

In the world that we currently live in, it’s hard not to find barcodes wherever you go. You can find barcodes on boxes of food, bottles, magazines, and even billboards in the street. In high street shops that you go in, there are also barcodes on clothing items, furniture, appliances; they are everywhere.

We have previously discussed barcodes in the food industry, how they are used and how they are changing the food industry. Now, we will look at barcoding in the retail industry and why it is important on various levels.

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