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Squab Group implements barcoding system

Aug 04, 2017

Squab Group has implemented a fully-integrated barcoding system for storage which is already delivering increased efficiencies within the business. The barcoding system, created by software specialist MoveMan, means boxes can be tracked electronically at every stage of their journey.

Squab has tailored the system to suit the workings of the business, partnering with Global Auto ID for two months of rigorous testing to ensure the system was ready for use.

The cases arrive into store barcoded. There is also a barcode applied to the accompanying work order. When a new box is scanned, it automatically logs the number into the ‘MoveMan Warehouse’ system and the person who has created the work order receives a notification. The box is then scanned into its location, using a bespoke long-range scanner to easily reach the barcodes which are located on the warehouse roof, and from thereon during any future transit. All vehicles have location barcodes meaning that boxes can be accounted for at any time. When a box is emptied, the system is updated and the box can then be reassigned.

Ray Marshall, Operations Manager said, “Since launching we have successfully moved over 1,000 boxes from our old store to a new, purpose-built facility. It has significantly improved our processes and the speed at which we can work. Having the location barcodes positioned on the roof alone makes us more efficient as it means we don’t have to repeatedly paint the floor markings due to wear and tear from the fork lifts. We are really proud to be the second company in the UK to implement the system, not to mention the first in England.”

 

          
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