Data Collection

How is barcoding data collected?

The automated data collection process has three phases:

barcode printing

The essential first step of automatic identification is accomplished by attaching a barcode label to an item that you want to be tracked or recorded.



barcoding retail

The data collection phase occurs when a part moves in or out of inventory and/or an item comes in or out of a given stage in the manufacturing process. These actions are instantly captured by scanning the barcode label.


Computer input occurs when scanned data is compiled into a central point. The result is accurate data automatically captured as each event occurs, permitting management decisions based on current information. Increased productivity and reduced costs are benefits of automated data collection.



Barcoding a product for retail – A label can be printed via a label printer, applied to your products that are sent out to your customers who scan your barcodes to identify the product and price at the checkout.

Barcoding a box for stock movement - A label can be printed via a label printer, applied to the box that is sent to goods outwards and scanned to indicate stock movement out of the warehouse. The barcode can also be scanned alongside racking barcodes to assign locations in the warehouse.

Barcoding items for asset tracking – A label can be printed via a label printer, applied to the asset in location and information stored with asset tracking software to track asset movements, depreciation and more.

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