Do you have several catch weight cases that are being captured and labeled? How about high-value totes in a busy throughput area? If yes to any of these, you should consider scale integrations to automate this data and ensure its accuracy.
We have worked with several clients who manually capture weight on every single case, writing down the varied weight and even manually capturing the serial number of each case. We also have clients who have incredibly high-value totes being received or produced which vary in weight that are manually recorded every time they are brought over a scale. These manually processes can be cumbersome and are susceptible to human error.
One of the most powerful aspects of the ParityFactory software is that it’s built from the ground up rather than on someone else’s platform. We control the direction of the software, and the priorities, which is part of why we have a lengthy history of successful scale integration across several food verticals.
A critical best practice is to eliminate manually process and automate capturing the weight from networked scales directly in our application. This saves the user from having to type in or handwrite the weight of every tote/bin being weighed, and eliminates the chance for human error.
With that done, the next step is to create GS1 case labels to standardize case labels with information embedded into the barcode. These GS1 labels are often required by customers and the industry is increasingly adopting this standard.
In combination, integrated scales and automated GS1 labeling can have an enormous impact on your operation, both from efficiency and inventory accuracy. As competition increases each year, our clients tell us that these efforts also set them apart from their competitors and help close larger accounts.