Barcoding: It's Not Just for Retail Anymore


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Presentation on barcode efficiency for small business. Education on what is a barcode, how barcodes work. Examples and ideas on how to use barcodes in marketing and business including new QR Code and Microsoft Tag barcode. Highlight examples of small businesses using inventory tracking and asset tracking solutions to improve efficiency in their business.

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Barcoding: It's Not Just for Retail Anymore

  1. 1. Barcoding: <br />It’s Not Just for Retail Anymore<br />Presenter: Grant Wickes<br />VP Business Development<br />Wasp Barcode Technologies<br /><br />Panelists: Bonnie Nagayama, Mario Nowogrodzki<br />May 25, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />Objective<br />Understand barcodes<br />Increase awareness of potential new application areas<br />Two Sections<br />Barcode fundamentals<br />Application scenarios<br />
  3. 3. Barcode Fundamentals<br />
  4. 4. Barcode Evolution<br />Grocery Stores 1974<br />Patent 1952<br />Mobile 2010<br />Industrial 1981<br />KarTrak 1961-1967<br />
  5. 5. Barcode Symbology<br />1D (Linear) <br />2D <br />Interleaved 25<br />Code 93<br />PDF417<br />QR Code<br />UPC<br />Code 39<br />Datamatrix<br />Tag<br />Code 128<br />
  6. 6. What’s a barcode<br />Simply, a graphic representation of data<br />ABC123<br />
  7. 7. Why use them<br />Eliminate errors. Reduce time. Improve productivity<br /><ul><li>Quickly get accurate information</li></li></ul><li>Benefits<br />Fast and efficient<br />Saves time required to key in data<br />Accurate<br />Eliminate human errors<br />Proven and affordable<br />Easy to implement<br />Starting point for business efficiency…<br />
  8. 8. Application Scenarios <br />
  9. 9. Marketing<br />Forms processing<br /><ul><li>Extending information or education</li></li></ul><li>
  10. 10. Inventory Counting<br />Situation<br />Physically counting what’s in stock<br />Issues<br />Manual process with print out from QuickBooks<br />Time to physically count and compare<br />Rekeying errors and time to reconcile <br />Barcodes can help… <br />
  11. 11. <ul><li>Download inventory to mobile device
  12. 12. Create barcode labels for parts, location
  13. 13. Scan inventory, compare count, adjust
  14. 14. Upload correct physical counts to QB</li></li></ul><li>Inventory Tracking<br />Situation<br />Repaired 5 parts per week at 30 stations<br />Used Excel and clipboard to keep track<br />Issues:<br />Wasted hours trying to find parts<br />Too much inventory. Wrong mix of stock<br />Action:<br />Implemented barcode system<br />Results:<br />Saved $36,000 in first year<br />ROI in less than 2 months<br />
  15. 15. Fixed Asset Tracking<br />Situation<br />Issued kits of guns, PCs, keys to patrol officers<br />Manual process using Excel sheet<br />Issues:<br />Minor theft, inadvertent loses<br />Hours wasting trying to find the missing item<br />Action:<br />Implemented affordable barcode fixed asset system<br />Results:<br />Saved 3 hours per day, over $30,000 per year<br />Trackable kits, efficiency, happier employees <br />
  16. 16. Additional Inventory Scenarios<br />Reducing Costs<br />18 person HVAC service company saved 20 hours/week using barcodes to keep track of its inventory  saving $40,000 per year<br />Regional bank reduced internal supply write-offs and improve internal billing process  saving $60,000 per year<br />Eliminate inefficiencies<br />Retail bakery reduced ordering time by 67%, avoided hiring more staff and still expanded  saving over $60,000 per year<br />Increase sales<br />20 person electronics supplier improved sales and customer service through accurate inventory tracking – ROI in one month<br />
  17. 17. Additional Fixed Asset Scenarios<br />Reducing costs<br />Credit union avoided software fine and redeployed license on other PCs  saved $10,000 on software purchase<br />Eliminate inefficiencies<br />Army base IT manager reduced time and improved accuracy of audit process  saving over $30,000 per year<br />Reports and compliance<br />City government able to comply with grant requirements (tracking by funding source) and audit process  ensuring on-going funding<br />
  18. 18. Summary benefits of barcodes<br />Message that resonates with your clients<br />Saves time<br />Reduce costs<br />Improve efficiency<br />Affordable and proven<br />Clients are unaware of potential impact<br />Great discussion point<br />Incredibly quick results / ROI<br />Opportunity for you to get ‘beyond the numbers’ <br />Discover insights to manage and grow your business <br />
  19. 19. Additional resources<br />Microsoft Tag & QR Codes<br /><br /><br />Barcode information <br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Inventory information<br /><br /><br /><br />Fixed Asset information<br /><br />
  20. 20. Barcoding: <br />It’s Not Just for Retail Anymore<br />Presenter: Grant Wickes<br /> VP Business Development, Wasp Barcode Technologies<br /><br /> @gwickes (twitter)<br />Panelists: Bonnie Nagayama<br /><br />Mario Nowogrodzki<br /><br />