Sage 100 barcoding software can take a big weight off of your mind when your company is faced with something important: product recalls.
Recalls have surged in recent years. The FDA and other consumer protection groups along with automakers and other manufacturers issue recalls so frequently that they’ve becoming a numbingly familiar daily ritual. But with 64 million vehicles recalled in a single year, for example, the ability to immediately reach out to owners of a specific lot, make, or model cannot be under estimated.
Enter the humble barcode. Barcoding technology has been used to mark everything from small packages to automobiles, boats, and even jet aircraft parts. When barcodes are used, companies can use their databases to find owners and issue recall notices, potentially saving lives and property from untold damage.
Tracking by Lot Numbers and Serial Numbers
Sage 100 barcoding software offers two unique advantages for those companies who may face product recalls in the future: tracking by lot numbers and serial numbers.
Lot numbers are used on many types of packaging, but especially on food packaging that is often the subject of a recall. When you can track items by lot numbers, recalls are efficiently managed. You can alert stores and consumers about potential lots that may be problematic and are subject to recall.
Tracking items by serial numbers is also useful when you are faced with a recall. Auto manufacturers often recall by serial numbers, and problematic parts may also be identified using serial numbers. Like lot numbers, they can mean the difference between life and death if a recall is serious enough.
Big Benefits from a Barcode
In addition to helping you keep track of all those products in the unforeseen event of a recall, you also gain other benefits from using barcodes in your warehouse. Consider the following:
- Speedy data entry: The fastest typist in the world can’t compete with a computerized barcode scanner. Swipe it across the barcode and you’re done before the typist has finished typing the fourth digit in a nine-digit code. Barcodes make entering hundreds of products faster and easier.
- Reduces errors: That same typist, even on a good day, probably makes dozens of mistakes. A barcode scanner doesn’t make mistakes on its own. If it’s programmed correctly, it swipes accurately. Period.
- Easy implementation: Anyone can be taught how to use a barcode scanner. It’s a simple setup that takes only about 20 minutes to learn how to use. Your team can use barcodes easily with minimal training, and newcomers to your staff will also pick up the skill easily. It’s a great advantage over old, complicated manual systems.
- Improved supply chain management: The accuracy that barcode scanners provide can help you improve supply chain management. Tighter supply chain management means cost savings, better order fulfillment, and improved cash flow. It’s a benefit for many aspects of your business.
The Right Barcode Scanner for Your Business: Sage 100 Barcoding Software
Validate and verify inventory quickly and efficiently with Scanco’s Sage 100 barcoding software. Inventory counts, item numbers, lot numbers, and serial numbers can all be recorded with accuracy using Sage 100 barcoding software. It makes your job much easier, and adds powerful data to your organization. Save time and money now with the right barcode scanner and software with Scanco.
Scanco Software Solutions
Scanco is on a mission to transform warehouse management with the best barcoding and inventory control software on the market. Sage 100 barcoding software is just one of the many products we offer to help you manage inventory effectively. Contact us today for more information.