Why Use Barcodes?1. Track Inventory2. Track Work-in-Process3. Track Movement of Materials4. Track Conversion of Materials5. Track Receipt of Materials6. Track Shipment of Materials7. Track Delivery of Materials8. Prevent Mistakes9. Build Materials Traceability Database10. Capture Production Costs
Problems with Paper Records1. Data Collection Mistakes Write Anything You Want2. Operational Mistakes No Warnings3. Delays in Data Entry If Entered At All into Computer4. No Real-Time Management Oversight Limited Access to Data5. Defects and Recalls Row of Filing Cabinets Problem6. Wasted time in writing down data and keying into computer Plus time fixing mistakes
Barcode Scanning is Solution1.Point-and-Shoot Data Recording • Quick and Accurate • No Mistakes Writing Down of Data2.Immediate Validation of Data • Warning if Wrong Data Captured • Warning if Wrong Material or Operation • Warning if Defective or Contaminated Material being Used3.Builds Tracking Database • Immediately Available • Real-Time Data Available for Management Oversight • Traceability History for Error Detection and Recall Minimization
“License-Plate” Tracking A tracking barcode or RFID tag is placed on every container, box, barrel, reel, roll, and individually barcoded itemBarcode or RFID Tag is an Identifier - Information is contained in Database Database Server Computer Database Records - One per License Plate Number
Receiving1. Weigh Products to Verify or Compute Quantity2. Scan GS1 Barcodes – if present – or enter on keyboard • Part Number, Quantity, Lot Number, Expiration Date3. Print Internal Tracking Barcode Label • With Tracking Barcode • With Internal Part Number and other Human Readable Information
Production Tracking1. Track Start and End of Operation for Job on Machine/Line2. Scan Employee/Team Badge in and out of Operation3. Scan Materials into Job Step4. Scan Materials out of Job Step5. Scan Materials returned from Job Step6. Track Machine/Line Setup, Start and End Run, Cleanup and Down Time
Automated Barcode Label GenerationUses BarTender AutomationTo automatically fill in labelfields from BellHawkdatabase.Data used depends on modalparameters such asCustomer, DBA, Item andShip-To Address.