Mobile Asset Tracking, Barcode Generators & Printers Make Your Business More Efficient
Imagine for a moment, if you will, how businesses like retailers used to take stock before the barcode generator software and label printers. Imagine someone counting every single item, writing it down, and figuring out from there how many had been sold, how many would need to be restocked, and more.
Now, enter the barcode generator system, and inventory is counted as it arrives and then counted back out again as it’s sold. An occasional manual count, assisted with a barcode reader device, is still necessary for assuring an accurate inventory count. But even then, this technology makes keeping track of inventory that much easier.
Of course, the example above only deals with inventory in a single location—but has the invention of the barcode made it possible to track your inventory across multiple locations? If so, how?
Before wireless telecommunications became the powerful and stable infrastructures that they are today, this would still have been difficult. But today, a barcode generator can make a label, and portable readers can transmit that data across every checkpoint necessary.
At the heart of effective inventory tracking is enterprise asset management for mobile: the practice of developing devices and programs designed to mobilize a business without ever losing touch with the central location. Everything from the Smartphone app your Über driver uses to portable RFID readers and barcode generators and printers is a part of how this works. At the heart of it all is a central network that keeps track of information updates that it receives from devices in the field.
Now, when your inventory leaves the warehouse, every label is scanned. When deliveries are made, a dedicated portable reader, or one that attaches as a mobile device peripheral, transmits data back to the central network, updating the information in real time, taking guesswork and assumptions out of the equation and replacing them with objective data.
If stock needs to be labelled or relabeled in the field, a mobile barcode generator empowers your workforce to carry this action out immediately without having to drive all the way back to a facility to make this happen.
Integrating such a system into your business strategy with added hardware such as wireless barcode scanners may seem like a hefty investment, but the benefits will cover the expense within a year of integration. By reducing downtime and making your workflow more efficient, you will save money when you use barcode generators/printers and a mobile inventory tracking system. Don’t let your business continue to incur costs as a result of redundant inventory-tracking when it can be streamlined and much less costly.