February 20th 2024 11:00:00 AM
Become a Master Barcode Label Designer to Improve Warehouse Efficiency
August 14th 2018 15:00:00 PM
Today’s wholesale distribution industry faces more pressures than at any other time in history. Margins are tighter, deadlines are shorter, and stakes are higher than ever before. Essentially, if you can’t deliver a product faster, better, and cheaper than your competition—your competition will win.
You can’t let that happen.
Your best bet to stay ahead of the competition is to improve your warehouse efficiency and the best way for you to do that is to use highly effective barcodes, designed precisely for your various needs.
Learn how you can become a master barcode label designer in today’s article.
Short on reading time? We understand. Contact Scanco online or at (330) 645-9959 to learn how simple it can be to become a master barcode label designer with easy-to-use equipment and apps created by the distribution experts.
How Barcodes Can Help Your Warehouse
Perhaps you aren’t using barcoding tools in your warehouse yet and you’re not sure why you’d want to use barcodes or become a master barcode label designer. If that sounds like you, let’s start with a quick intro to the many benefits of barcoding in the warehouse.
Aside from the fact that barcode solutions help you pick, pack, and ship faster than you thought possible, here are a few more reasons you may want to consider barcoding:
- Fewer errors
Barcodes reduce or eliminate manual data entry, which means your order fulfillment process will be more accurate and you’ll also save all that time you’ve been wasting on re-keying orders and deciphering handwritten paper pick sheets.
- Faster training
Warehouses are large and they need a lot of employees, especially in the holiday rush season. The rush is coming, which means you’ll need to train temp workers to find and verify items in the warehouse manually, and you’ll also need to train workers in receiving and putaway.
Instead of familiarizing temp staff with pricing and inventory details, you can use barcodes for instantaneous pricing and verification (and some hands-free, voice-activated tools for mobile phones can help direct workers to item locations, as well).
- Better data
Barcodes contain a lot of data in a small space. Traditional 1-dimensional barcodes (the stripes you’re used to) can store 185 characters of data, and newer 2D barcodes (which look like small, pixelated boxes) can contain 7,000+ characters. That’s a lot of data!
When you integrate this data with your Sage ERP using a cloud-based barcoding solution, you’ll gain the power to view receiving and shipment information in real time, so you can give up-to-the-minute answers to customers about their order status—even when you’re on the go.
How to Become a Master Barcode Label Designer
Now that you know why barcodes are a smart choice for time-strapped distributors, it’s time to learn how to become a master barcode label designer.
This can be accomplished by following these steps:
- Choose an easy-to-use barcode label designer software solution from Scanco.
- Choose a printer, either wireless or wired.
- Hang out for a short time while Scanco integrates your barcoding solution with your ERP.
- Fire up the software and choose your label format.
- Select and send your data to your barcode printer … then watch the label print out, automagically.
Once your barcode label designer software and your barcoding solution are set up, your system will do all the hard work for you. That’s right, you can print and design as many barcodes as you want, saving tons of time and effort and increasing your speed (and your employees’ speed) in the warehouse.
Scanco Offers Barcode Label Designer Tools and Barcode Printers
As you noticed, the steps above specifically directed you to use Scanco label designer software. We also recommend a Scanco label printer solution and Scanco barcoding tools. We don’t simply suggest Scanco tools because that’s our company, we suggest Scanco tools because we know they’re the best.
For nearly 30 years, the distribution experts at Scanco have remained on the cutting-edge of software development that helps warehouses run faster and better than their competitors’ warehouses—and with the quick setup and great ROI that Scanco offers, we’ll help your business stay on the cutting edge too.
Contact Scanco online or at (330) 645-9959 to learn more about your options for barcoding tools, barcode label printing, and barcode label designer software. We look forward to answering your questions.