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Welcome to the Datalinx blog. Here we cover a range of posts and conversations based around our experiences of warehousing, barcoding and Sage software.

Barcode Colours

Now there are all sorts of colour combinations that can be used as a barcode and if you’re not using the traditional white and black stripes it is always best to test your barcode design can be scanned before investing in a complete print run!
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Allocating barcodes to products

Allocating barcodes to products
In my experience I’ve found that most companies wish to barcode a product to allow them to put a traceable unique reference against that item. AKA, if you can’t find it, you can’t use it or sell it.
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7 Warehousing Sins

Does your warehouse commit any of my 7 sins?
As a warehouse systems consultant there is nothing better than visiting a new warehouse and in my experience I have noticed there are 7 deadly sins, which all cost businesses money and are very simple to fix with the implementation of barcodes and a warehouse management system. 
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What is a barcode?

b2ap3_thumbnail_EAN13.pngA lot of people tend to make a barcode seem more complicated than it actually is. I've always considered that a barcode is a string of characters that are machine readable.
 
The most common barcodes, and the type that we all see when we do our shopping (remind me to tell you about my retail therapy course some time ;-) ) is known technically as linear or 1D codes typically representing up to 20 characters per code. Whilst there is no reason why a linear barcode should not encode more characters than this, I am told by my technical colleagues at Datalinx, that more than this and the size of the printable code starts to becomes too big or the thinness of the lines within the code becomes too small.

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Why use barcodes?

b2ap3_thumbnail_graduation_hat.jpgHaving been around for a few years (a lady never tells you her age) and not living in a cave. I have to admit that barcodes are everywhere and not just on the food you buy in the supermarket (although that’s the place you usually notice them).
Putting a barcode on an item means it can easily be tracked and counted. Usually this is part of an automation process. The automation bit ensures that the data from the barcode is captured quickly and accurately allowing a business to be more efficient.

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