Datalinx Blog

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

Wireless VS tethered barcode scanners

Barcode scanners come in all shapes, sizes and types including wireless. The advantages of wireless scanners have provided numerous industries with multiple efficiencies.

Freedom

This is essential in a warehouse where scanners and staff need to roam and are required to pick orders, book goods in and out, stock take and more as they stay connected to through RFID wireless, WiFi networks and even Bluetooth. This allows the scanning of items without the health and safety risk of cords causing danger around ladders and other machinery.  We have found that this results in greater productivity and efficiency, which may also help to reduce labour costs.

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Warehouse Abbreviations

Warehouse Abbreviations

I don’t know about you, but when I first started in a warehouse the lingo was a bit confusing! Especially with all the abbreviations, so I have come up with a glossary of the most common warehousing and inventory terms.

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Trade symbologies

Trade symbologies
Usually I've found that linear barcode symbologies are used in this environment. The most common are Code 128 and code 3 of 9 (or Code 39).
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Tracking Products

Tracking Products
Being able to accurately  track products through the supply chain is becoming more important than ever, I think there are many reasons for this, with a large drive coming from consumers who want better visibility as to where products have come from. Therefore businesses must find efficient methods for doing this.
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Top barcoding facts

Top barcoding facts
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