How to Decide Which Stock Management System is Right for Your Business

When it comes to stock management, there are so many different types of systems to choose from. All systems have their own advantages and limitations, and which one you decide to go with depends on the needs of your business. But the purposes of these systems are always the same: improve data management, accessibility and reduce costs.

Improving data is considered to be the backbone of operations. Data entry enables a company to produce accurate reports and make predictions about future needs and actions. Barcode labels are the most cost-effective tool for organisations to ensure data credibility and to prevent human error. Apart from near perfect accuracy, barcoding systems enables faster working, as time is saved by eliminating the time needed to manually correct errors.

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The Importance of Good Stock Control Over Christmas

As winter rolls on, we’re steadily approaching what is, for many companies, the busiest time of the year. December is anticipated to bring higher levels of spending across all product categories, including clothing and accessories, entertainments, toys, electronics, beauty, food and drink, homeware and alcohol. In fact, in the run up to Christmas, the Bank of England estimates that a typical British household will increase their spending by around £500 extra in December.

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How Barcoding is Essential for the Healthcare Industry

In today’s rapidly changing world, the pressure is on healthcare providers to ensure high-quality levels of patient care whilst working to greater time and financial constraints than ever before. Barcodes are an essential tool within the healthcare industry to not only streamline administrative processes, but to exponentially increase their accuracy levels, which is vital in an industry where administrative mistakes could cost lives.

Supply chain control and asset management are concerns that need to be addressed in the healthcare industry, and barcoding solutions guarantee optimised processing of patient ID, communication of medical administration, specimen collection and pharmacy management. At GSM Barcoding, our team work with hospitals and healthcare providers to provide integrated solutions. Here are some of the ways that barcode technology can be utilised in the healthcare industry.

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Why Small Businesses Need Stock Control Systems

Stock control is an important component for so many different industries – manufacturers in particular – regardless of the size of their business. However, stock control can be something that some smaller businesses may often overlook for a variety of reasons. SMEs must be vigilant with their finances to succeed in their industry and compete against much larger companies. A lack of efficient stock control solutions can have huge negative impacts for businesses, so stock control systems are an incredibly valuable tool for these companies.

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3 Industries Where Barcodes Have Taken Over

From the items in your shopping basket waiting to be scanned at the checkout, to a bag of donated blood at a hospital on its way to a patient, barcodes are everywhere. These incredibly useful labels have been helping streamline business operations for decades, and their uses have only become more extensive over time. Barcodes provide virtually error free, instant data collection. Studies have shown that a proficient data operator will make one error for every 300 characters manually entered, compared to just 1 in 3 million when utilising barcode inventory systems.

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The Journey of Donated Blood

Donating blood is one of the greatest gifts someone can give another person. In England alone, 6,000 blood donations are needed every day to treat patients, making the need for blood donors so critical. This life-saving service is required 365 days a year, and every batch of donated blood is tirelessly processed, tested and distributed out to patients who need it.

Every year the NHS need around 200,000 new donors to ensure they have the right mix of blood groups and types to meet patient needs, and to replace the donors who can no longer donate.

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How Connectivity Can Streamline Your Operations

As technology advances and becomes more sophisticated, more and more of our devices are being connected online. It’s not just our phones and computers anymore: everything from lights, fridges and even mirrors have the potential to be connected to the internet. Whilst this may sound like some far-off futuristic utopia, the fact is that a lot of this technology is already here and being used every day.

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Why is Inventory Management Important for a Business?

Inventory Management – or stock management – is critical to maintaining a controlled, profitable business and this is especially crucial for smaller enterprises where margins are tighter.

Starting up a new business can be an exciting and hectic time. While managing your stock may not be at the top of your list of things to do, it is often one of the biggest influencers of revenue so it’s therefore worth getting it right from the start.

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The Top 5 Benefits of Asset Tracking Systems

For most businesses, the purchase of assets will constitute one of the largest proportions of initial outlay when considering start-up costs. It makes sense therefore to protect your initial investment by ensuring you know where your assets are, what they are being used for and their current condition.

This is the job of asset tracking and thankfully there are now solutions available that make this a streamlined and efficient process. One such option is the G-SMart asset solution which combines web-based technology with barcoding to provide an all-in-one tracking system that provides a real-time, holistic view of all of your assets, all in one place.

Here we consider the top five benefits businesses can expect by having an effective system in place.

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What are Mobile Barcode Apps and How Can They Benefit You?

Barcode data collection holds lots of power – especially when you utilise a mobile barcode app to their full potential. With the use of mobile barcoding software apps, you can flexibly track and trace almost anything. Products such as GoBarcodes app suite from GSM Barcoding means you can implement a versatile barcode tracking system, all within one single hand-held scanner.

With the workforce going mobile, your business needs to be more flexible and move with the changes within many industries. With the right mobile device management solution, you can make your work structure much more efficient. But what are the benefits of utilising these incredibly handy mobile barcode apps?

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