Barcodes are on every product in supermarkets and retail shops, but as barcoding technology has advanced over the years, more and more organizations are taking advantage of these easy-to-print scannable codes. Today, workplaces of all shapes and sizes utilize barcoding systems to track complicated systems, better control processes, and boost efficiency.

Having an industrial label printer in-house is the most durable and cost-effective solution for developing a barcoding strategy. LabelTac® industrial printers and the LabelSuite™ software allows users to create their own custom labels with multiple barcoding formats to choose from. Barcodes can be used in a number of applications, including:

  • Asset Tracking: Keep track of what matters most to your company. Simply assign a barcode to and label computers, electronics, equipment, vehicles, furniture, etc.
  • Inventory Management: Labeling inventory with barcodes allows you to track the movement of materials throughout the production process, from when raw materials arrive to when the product is loaded on a truck for shipment.
  • Rack Labeling: Boost warehouse organization and efficiency with custom rack labels. By adding barcodes or QR codes, employees walking or driving by can quickly scan to get detailed information.
  • Healthcare: Manufacturing and warehousing are not the only industries that can effectively utilize barcode labeling. Barcode labels are an ideal choice for labeling tubes, vials, tissue cassettes, slides, etc.

Just to name a few! Barcodes are a simple system that can be tailored to the needs of your facility. At Creative Safety Supply, we’re passionate about efficiency and here to aid in your barcoding efforts. From expert tips to project ideas, we have the resources you need to get started today.

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Creating an Effective Warehouse Storage Numbering System with Barcodes

Creating an Effective Warehouse Storage Numbering System with Barcodes

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MIL-STD-129: Military Marking for Shipment and Storage

MIL-STD-129: Military Marking for Shipment and Storage

MIL-STD-129 is the U.S. Department of Defense’s labeling standard for the shipment and storage of military equipment. Contractors must use military shipping labels and adhere to other DOD requirements.

Kanban Production System

Kanban Production System

Kanban Production Systems are an organizational system that produces big results by taking a series of small steps. Find out more...

Barcode Labeling

Barcode Labeling

Barcode labeling can help improve efficiency and overall accuracy when working with individual items. Learn how barcode labeling can help improve your business today.

What is a thermal printer? (direct transfer)

What is a thermal printer? (direct transfer)

Thermal printers are essential to printing in an industrial setting. Learn about the two types of thermal printing to determine which one suits your facility’s needs.

Perpetual Inventory System

Perpetual Inventory System

Using a perpetual inventory system is a great way to keep track of inventory, ordering, and other related tasks in order to keep your business running efficiently.

Asset Tags: Tracking Inventory & Equipment

Asset Tags: Tracking Inventory & Equipment

A simple yet powerful organization tool, asset tags reduce theft, enhance inventory management efforts, and make it easier for employees to find exactly what they need exactly when they need it.

Warehouse Management

Warehouse Management

Proper warehouse management can dramatically improve both efficiency and safety. This article covers everything you need to know.

Cross-Docking (Understanding Efficient Warehouses)

Cross-Docking (Understanding Efficient Warehouses)

Cross docking is a logistical strategy where products and materials are unloaded from one inbound sourceand then immediately moved onto outbound transportation with as little storage time as possible.

5 Lean Manufacturing Tools that Work

5 Lean Manufacturing Tools that Work

These five lean manufacturing tools are essential for making your lean journey a success.

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Kanban (With Examples)

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Barcoding Questions and Answers

What can a barcode be printed on?

Barcodes are found in just about every area of life ranging from the supermarket to warehouses, and much more. Creating barcodes is a relatively easy process and can be done with just about any type of printer. Of course, when creating barcodes for use in high volume environments, it is necessary for the printers to… 

Is it expensive to implement a barcoding system?

Implementing a barcoding system is a great way to improve organization, eliminate waste, and track information throughout the facility. While there is no doubt that using barcodes can help to improve the way things are done in the workplace, it is not free to implement so you have to weigh the costs and benefits. Types of… 

What are the different types of barcodes?

The first barcode system was developed back in 1951 and was based on Morse code. Since this time billions of barcodes have been used, and there have been a variety of advancements to the system as a whole. Understanding the different types of barcodes that are available will allow businesses to choose the ones that… 

How does warehouse automation work?

Using automation in a warehouse is a great way to improve efficiency, eliminate waste, and boost your profits. This will help you to remain competitive and take your business to the next level. Understanding how warehouse automation works is a great first step in making a plan to accomplish your goals. One of the biggest reasons… 

How can Barcoding Reduce Costs?

When looking for ways to reduce costs in a facility it is important to work to improve the efficiency of an operation, reduce losses, and keep things organized. A good barcoding system can help to do all of these things when implemented correctly. While barcodes have been around for generations now, companies continue to find… 

What is in a warehouse barcoding system?

When setting up a barcoding system for your warehouse it is important to make sure you have every component planned out properly. A system should include the barcodes that are used, barcode scanners, the relevant barcoding software, and the computer system that it will run on. Getting all of these things setup and ready to… 

How is barcoding used in inventory management?

Barcode technology has been around for a long time, and one of the most popular ways that it is used is for inventory control. In modern systems it is possible to have an internal inventory system where everything in a facility has its own barcode assigned so that it can be scanned and tracked. Every… 

What is asset tagging?

Asset tagging is an effective solution for organizations to keep track of items of value owned by the company. From tools to computers, it’s important to tag these items to avoid misplacement, loss, and theft. By labeling each item with a unique asset tag, you can accurately monitor assets being circulated within different departments or… 

What information is included on a barcode?

Barcodes have been used in many types of industries for many years. This technology was first patented in 1951, but didn’t become widely used for around twenty years. The reason the barcode is so popular is because it allows machines to quickly read a code to gather specific data. With the traditional barcode, which consists… 

What is a UPC barcode?

A UPC Barcode is short for a Universal Product Code, which is one of the most common types of barcode symbology. It is a 12 numeric digit code, with each complete code assigned to a unique trade item. These codes are most commonly used at point of sale systems. This system can be either used… 

How do barcodes work?

Barcodes are essential to a variety of operations. They are especially integral to merchandise management, and make tracking inventory much easier, faster, and accurate. Barcode technology also has many uses in industrial settings. Although they’ve become part of our daily lives, it can be difficult to understand exactly how barcodes work. Essentially, barcodes encode information in… 

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