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Bar Code Technology – The Advantages

Barcodes are almost available in each and every product today, barcode unique assistance in identifying each product with the help of a scanner. 

Reflecting the light of the code, the scanner reads the information and translates it into numbers or letters, that could be litigated and processed, eventually be read by a computer system.

First used in 1974, the first product scanned was a pack of gum Wrigley Juicy Fruit that has been put on display at the Smithsonian. 

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At that time, he confirmed that about $ 1.5 billion the amount of money could be saved by using a barcode, but it turns out it was the wrong estimation and actual savings is $ 17 billion a year. There are several benefits of ‘QR coding technology’ (Also known as ‘เทคโนโลยีการเข้ารหัส QR’ in the Thai language) and the system has proven its usefulness several times. Some of them include:

  1. The accumulation of data faster and faster. A scanner can record data and enter up to 7 times faster than a skilled typist do the job manually. The improvisation accuracy rate of approx. 10,000 times better using a barcoding system. 
  2. Along with lowering down the cost of labor, scanning helps in maintaining a better track record of sales, inventory, etc. Also, the bar code system helps a lot in saving your valuable time.
  3. Access to the information will be raised, along with easy access to the details and information about products and inventory. It turns to a faster decision-making process while ordering and restocking items. 

In addition, It can be used only for more than managing inventory and store. For example, the current bar codes used greatly by the manufacturing industry to track the progress of the work at this stage in a project. Also, many other offices, organizations, shops, etc make use of bar codes and availing their great benefit.