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Challenges of Barcode Software

Year over year, customers, suppliers and regulatory bodies are requiring more and more information on the label. Not only does the label contain product identification and other important manufacturer data, it may also contain hazardous warning symbols, different languages, logos, customer information or other pertinent safety instructions.

An out-of-the-box barcode label software approach can lead to additional headaches down the road. Some of those challenges revolve around warehouse and inventory management. These can result in label inconsistencies between warehouse/distribution locations, lack of label accuracy, and the need to relabel. 

Ask yourself:

  • How are your labels being created?
  • Are you pulling data out of existing data systems and then onto a spreadsheet to create labels?
  • Are you relabeling supplies on the warehouse or distribution floor?
  • Are the right labels getting on the right product at the right time?

 

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Barcode Labels are Changing

Barcode label software has come a long way in the last 10 years. In the past, when a company needed to create barcode labels for shipping or some other internal supply chain process, employees on the warehouse floor would typically find a quick and easy out of the box solution to meet their immediate needs.

Once companies determine what type of barcode they need, it's time to take a closer look at their barcode labeling software options. But today's companies are realizing that when they print labels with typical boxed barcode software they're not meeting the current demands for today's labeling and a wide range of labeling issues can ensue. Some of these issues include: 

  • Errors due to a lack of integration to existing business applications
  • Label and brand inconsistencies between warehouse and distribution locations
  • Inability to meet customer label demands
  • Disconnect between barcode labeling and existing business processes
  • Extensive maintenance and deployment needed for managing multiple instances of software
  • Lack of service and support that comes with a more comprehensive solution

 

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Barcode Labeling and Your Supply Chain

The barcode is your product's passport through the supply chain. This is why, in today's global market it’s vital to look beyond the label and take a closer look at the entire supply chain.  Instead of companies choosing a typical box of barcode software, many are now transitioning to a more comprehensive, global labeling solution that enables them to expand their labeling across the entire supply chain.

This comprehensive solution is called Enterprise Labeling. Loftware’s Enterprise Labeling Solutions allow companies to meet the evolving and complex label demands of your supply chain, while providing customers high-volume label throughput. 

Learn more about Loftware’s Enterprise Labeling Solutions and how they can help you:

  • Meet Customer Label Demands
  • Automate and Streamline Barcode Labeling
  • Comply with Global and Regional Regulations
  • Avoid Labeling Errors
  • Eliminate Delays and Downtime
  • Scale Globally

 

Looking for more information on the Changing Landscape of Barcode Labeling and how Enterprise Labeling can help you?


Download the report from Loftware and VDC Research.

 

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