Barcoded Inventory System

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Barcoded Inventory System (BIS)

The Barcoded Inventory System (BIS) enables the of use one or more handheld scanners to perform common inventory functions such as physical inventory counts, location transfers, inventory adjustments and then import the collected data directly into an existing TRAVERSE or OSAS Business Accounting System.

BIS also helps to manage an existing inventory by facilitating the easy creation of barcoded labels for inventory items, serial numbers and lots.

BIS can also be used to facilitate the sales order picking and verification process, the receiving of goods via purchase orders and real-time sales order quotes.

Barcodes

A barcode is an encoded, machine-readable representation of information that is most commonly seen as a graphic of bars and spaces of various sizes. The handheld scanners used with BIS can decode these graphics into the usable data that TRAVERSE® needs such as item IDs, serial numbers, lot numbers and transaction numbers.

BIS can currently support any barcode symbology supported by TRAVERSE and OSAS and the Pocket PC handheld device being utilized. Common symbologies include:

The first symbology developed for alphanumeric use and one of the most popular barcodes used in the non-retail environment. Each element is comprised of five bars and four spaces. Of these nine three are wide and six are narrow giving us the name ‘39’ or ‘3 of 9’. This symbology encodes forty-three different characters (0-9, A-Z, DASH ‘-‘, PERIOD ‘.’, SPACE ‘ ‘, $, /, + and %). NOTE: This symbology does not encode lower case letters.
This symbology is used primarily in general industrial, inventory control, and retail container marking. Each character is comprised of three bars and three spaces. This symbology can encode the full ASCII 128 character set. Code 128 is more compact than Code 39.
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