In the whole field of warehousing, perhaps no technical development has shown greater potential than electronic identification. There is more than one way to “machine-read” information from a package, but today the most common method is bar coding. The concept of bar coding has been around for decades, but it is just in recent years that its full potential in warehousing has been realized.
KeywordsElectronic Identification Automatic Identification System Order Picking Fixed Beam Visual Display Terminal
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- 1.This section is by Russell A. Gilmore III, President of Autocon, Inc. It first appeared in Volume 4, No. 2 of Warehousing Forum, ©The Ackerman Company.Google Scholar
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