How to define, design and implement bar code, rfid, in warehouse management, inventory management software providing supply chain visibility and inventory control.

Get started. drill down from layman to technical understanding of rfid, bar code applications, benefits and tradeoffs. Get started and drill down from layman to technical understanding of bar code and rfid applications, benefits and tradeoffs. Best practices, benchmarking, and cost payback enable you to define, design and implement cost effective global supply chain systems. Fundamentals of global supply chain flow and how rfid and bar codes and Internet communications are used to optimize your system. Introduction and drill down for supply chain standards retail, paper, automotive, airframe, DoD, military GS1, UPC, UPC.EAN, GTIN, EAN, AIAG, DoD, Spec. 2000, UID, EPC.



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Auto ID: The Link Between Inventory and Supply Chain Control [A101]

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Class Description

This foundation class is essential for IT and IS professionals as well as operations managers and executives. Supply chains are about linking products to orders and orders to shipments and shipments to payments. The class examines the basic transactions that both cause and result from material flow and explains how bar codes are used to identify each different product and shipping container moving throughout a supply chain.

It helps everyone to understand how contemporary systems are now able to obtain the volume of real time, discrete, information that is necessary to provide 100% accurate visibility into sales, shipments, inventory and orders to improve procurement, inventory and scheduling systems This knowledge is valuable to any size company regardless of its level of sophistication.

Students will learn the base line concepts and technical capabilities so they can communicate more effectively with:

  • Customers and suppliers who may be asking to use the technology

  • Those who provide the information, manufacturing and distribution systems that use the information

  • Other peers when discussing new business solutions 

When the class is over, students will understand the direct and vital relationship between material and information flow.

Class Outline


  • The Role of supply chain technology

  • Were to get further information

Standards and information elements

  • Beyond bar codes

  • Communications, Documents. Transactions

  • Product ID (the number in the bar code)

  • What should be included in a company or industry standard

The communication cycle

  • Buyer to supplier flow

  • Information interchange

  • Bar code interchange

Benefits to trading partners

  • Capabilities

  • The value of accurate information

  • Partners: what they do

  • Benefits list

Support Materials click here

Following are the recommended support materials for this session. They include two well-written, easy to understand booklets, many valuable Internet links and two books as “recommended reading.”

  • Getting Started With Bar Codes Lite. This hypertext document is a simple to understand primer for those just getting involved in bar codes. The 10 pages provide the 10 terms and concepts most necessary to understand.

    • What is a Bar Code?
    • Benefits of Bar Code
    • Bar Code Applications
    • Different Types of Bar Code
    • Compatibility with Existing Systems
    • Components of a Bar Code System
    • Bar Code Standards
    • Getting Bar Codes On Your Products
    • Printing Bar Codes
    • Initial Implementation Action Steps
  • Solutions in Transportation and Distribution. This 16 plus, page booklet explains the role of automatic data collection in transportation and distribution. It also provides success stories from around the world. The booklet is presented in searchable and printable PDF format so it can be printed or used as an electronic reference item.

    • Identifying Areas and Processes Where the Technologies Can Be Used

    • Shipment Information

    • Identifying Consignments and Items

    • Yard and Hub-based Operations

    • Field Operations

    • Routing and Tracking of Goods

    • Transportation Management

    • Transport of People

    • Data Appliances and Enterprise Software Interfaces

    • Twenty-eight brief stories about how various technologies are being used throughout the world