What is an item number? Development, areas of application and definition

An item number is used to differentiate, categorize and uniquely identify…


Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a technology for the unambiguous and…


Two-dimensional codes: stacked codes, matrix codes, QR code, DataMatrix code

The one-dimensional bar code is commonly used to label goods and services.…


Picking type Pick-by-Scan (also Pick-by-PDT)

The picking method Pick-by-Scan is a paperless picking process that is…


Advantages of RFID technology over barcodes

What advantages does RFID radio technology have over barcodes? This question…


Stock Keeping Unit (SKU)

The acronym SKU, Stock Keeping Unit, describes a clearly identifiable storage…


Information in intralogistics

Information describes the meaningful content of a message, which is of value…


The barcode - EAN, GTIN and GS1 standard

Barcodes have successfully established themselves over other systems in recent…


Temperature-controlled logistics (environmental measurement)

The market for temperature-controlled logistics in particular has been growing…


The identifier can hold unique information about the inventory.

Overview and definition of ident carriers

In order to be able to identify an object without any doubt throughout the…


Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC)

Overview - Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC)

Each shipping unit, which can be a pallet or a carton, for example, is…


Electronic Product Code (EPC)

The electronic product code EPC is an international product identification.…


Function of a laser scanner

An precisely focused and finely bundled laser beam is used as a light source…


Functionality of a CCD Camera

CCD stands for Charge-coupled Device. Within a CCD camera, light-sensitive…


Information encoding with binary codes

The main purpose of encoding data is to store, transport, and automatically…


Definition of the barcode

Encoded information can be stored in many different ways. In addition to…