Logistic Labels are Essential to an Efficient Supply Chain
Barcodes must be high quality so they can be easily scanned to capture the data it contains. If the barcode doesn’t scan, productivity slows as the operator must manually enter data.
Common applications include shipping labels, inventory control labels, bin tags, print apply labels, and warehouse location labels. Print formats tend to be simple with normal barcodes like Code 128. However, a vellum or coated paper label printed with a Standard Wax thermal transfer ribbon provides an economical solution. Alternatively, barcodes can be printed with inkjet ink directly on shipping cartons for case coding.
Compliance labels common in cross-dock applications are more demanding. These contain data-rich 2D barcodes (like Data Matrix) and normal barcodes with information about the inbound shipment, internal routing, and immediate outbound shipment.