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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Should You Use Smartphones as Part of a Barcoding Solution?

Many business owners who look into stock control or asset tracking solutions for their company are often searching for a way to reduce their overheads and general costs of running their business. Using barcodes can drastically increase the efficiency of a business that relies on knowing where their inventory is and what their stock levels are.

However, many businesses are often put-off with the thought of having to pay out for a scanner system, especially if their reasoning behind moving to a barcode solution is to save money and time.

As the majority of today’s workforce has some form of smartphone with a high quality or HD camera built in, there’s no reason that smartphone barcode scanning shouldn’t be an option for those businesses who feel that investing in a dedicated barcode scanner system is out their budget.

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Why Small Businesses Need Barcoding

It can be easy to presume that only large corporation and companies with millions of items of stock would need to have a barcoding solution in place, but here at GSM Barcoding, we know that’s simply not the case at all.

Big or small; essentially any size business can utilise the benefits of installing a barcoding system, especially when it comes to inventory management. Whether you want to increase productivity or streamline the management of your stock, barcoding solutions are essential.

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Can Using Data Help Smoothen Your Processes Over the Festive Period?

Christmas is a hectic time for year for both consumers and manufacturers alike. While shoppers are frantically trying to gather the perfect gifts for their loved ones, product manufacturers are working equally as hard to put their products in front of the consumer masses and meet the many demands that they face.

As the season is the busiest time for almost every industry, it’s essential that businesses are adequately preparing themselves for the season in advance and this can easily be done with the help of data collected from systems such as barcoding solutions.

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Barcoding in the Food Industry

Barcodes can be found all around us, from the items that we buy in shops to billboards that provide people with more information. With the advancement of technology, barcodes have also developed from when they were first introduced to the UK in 1979.

One of the many industries that use barcodes is in the food industry, but why and how is it used, and are there any advantages?

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