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Belly Up to the Bar (Code)

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HaileyMcK
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Re: still prevalent
HaileyMcK   11/26/2013 8:07:16 PM
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@nimantha.d, I agree that the solution is broadly applicable and I'm all for creativity and innovation whenever possible and reasonable.

pocharle
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Re: still prevalent
pocharle   11/20/2013 8:12:31 PM
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Then there's the part about managing or converting the current inventory to the new scheme. Especially if there's a lot of it.

Jacob
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Re: Story behind Barcode
Jacob   11/19/2013 11:01:31 PM
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"Malcolm is right about the fact that innovation is not restricted to labs and workshops, it can come anywhere. All you need is some kind of inspiration."

Taimoor, there is no doubt that development of Barcode paved a new way of packet tracking and billing. Like RFID, Barcode also finds its own way in supply chain and business domain.

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Re: still prevalent
TaimoorZ   11/19/2013 1:27:01 PM
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"While RFID scheme could be better but the tricky cost  associating with its implementation and deployment might not really be encouraging."

@Wale: The problem with RFID is still the cost. RFID tags, no matter how cheap they've gotten, are still way more expensive than the barcodes which virtually cost nothing to produce. Unless RFID technology becomes as cheap, I don't think it can replace barcodes.

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Re: Story behind Barcode
TaimoorZ   11/19/2013 1:24:33 PM
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@Jacob: Yea I'm also impressed with the barcode story and find it really amusing. I guess Malcolm is right about the fact that innovation is not restricted to labs and workshops, it can come anywhere. All you need is some kind of inspiration. Think about how Newton discovered gravity while sitting under a tree.

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Story behind Barcode
Jacob   11/18/2013 11:01:27 PM
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"Most revolutionary inventions come from years of grueling research and hours in a lab, but not the bar code. N. Joseph Woodland was sitting on a beach drawing lines in the sand with his finger."

Malcolm, thanks for sharing this story. We are using barcodes for more than a decade, but most of them won't know about the story behind such innovations. Thanks for educating us.

pocharle
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Re: still prevalent
pocharle   11/18/2013 8:45:24 PM
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It's especially efficient for anything that moves!

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2D code
_hm   11/18/2013 6:44:48 PM
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Many of defence supply chain has 2D code as must requirement. Will bar code in due course be replaced by 2D code?

 

Wale Bakare
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Re: still prevalent
Wale Bakare   11/18/2013 6:48:39 AM
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Bar code has been a very helpful keeping inventory management and it would continue to for sometime. While RFID scheme could be better but the tricky cost  associating with its implementation and deployment might not really be encouraging.

nimantha.d
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Re: still prevalent
nimantha.d   11/17/2013 3:29:20 AM
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@Hailey: Not sure why you categorize on that kind of products for this but I feel that it can be used for any item at any level. Anyway the going is tough and will get tougher in the future for sure. So why not try it out at this point and try prove something new and worthy ?  

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