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Bar Codes on product labels

Currently some of our FL variants have bar codes on their products and we have seen an increase in requests from our European markets and production rooms for barcodes on products. Bellow are some benefits of having bar codes.

The immediate affect of bar codes would be seen in Digital Fulfillment and in store at the till point increasing product traceability and speed of sale at the till point.

Visibility of stock in shops, bar coded items would improve stock take and allow shops and production rooms to run an inventory control system of their own and increase the accuracy of ordering. Things like click and collect would be more viable or self check out. Recalls would also be more efficient.

I've also attached a mock up of labels with bar codes, we can push the limitations of the size of the bar code to make it as discreet as possible.

With a possible new label roll out along side the MOLO copy it would be the ideal time to implement these bar codes I've also been assured our till systems are suitable for bar codes and would be a case of a USB scanner plugged in.

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  • May 18 2016
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  • May 19, 2016

    Admin Response

    Moving forward with this idea we'll be raising it in next weeks meeting, I'll be sure to keep you all updated on the progress! - Danika

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  • Danika Stainer commented
    May 18, 2016 09:20

    Awesome! Thanks, Simon. The Digital Lab will have a look at and review this idea in the coming meetings. 

  • Simon York commented
    May 18, 2016 10:18

    This would be a great step forward in preparation for any WMS we decide upon, the validation of what we pick and pack for our customers will really drive our accuracy then in turn deliver our promise for our customers :-)

  • Chris Dinham commented
    May 18, 2016 10:53

    Hey Si / guys.

    This idea makes complete sense to me.  All the areas you’ve covered are correct.

    The key to efficient stock management is data capture and without barcodes doing the work for us you won’t be able to achieve this.

    I’ll talk to you more in detail regarding the type of barcode you’ve chosen there but for now I’d agree unequivocally that this is the way forward.

    Two thumbs up!

  • Guest commented
    May 18, 2016 13:48

    Hope fully this can link in with outer barcodes to be utilised for retail for a great way for shops to receive their deliveries too. If this can be linked up so the whole stock control is managed in one place it would be great. Would save a huge amount of money on staff costs at peak times with a barcode scanning system for deliveries too :)

  • Lynsey McGregor commented
    May 20, 2016 09:53

    As previously mentioned, the benefits to DF would be huge, especially with the upcoming WMS implementation. Better accuracy for picking and for stock check/control - wins all around!  

  • Naomi Baker commented
    May 20, 2016 10:17

    Just as the above ^ This would be extremely beneficial for DF in regards to the WMS implementation. We are always striving for 100% accuracy in our processes and this would definitely help us to achieve that    :D

  • Graeme Trevett commented
    May 20, 2016 13:57

    Totally agree with comments below and something our internal customers/countries will also hugely benefit from some of whom have their own systems in place helping stock takes, stock accuracy and the all important stock control.