One important aspect of any business is the warehousing of products. The use of Matrix and QR code labels in labeling consumer products, inventory, and equipment offers a seamless and efficient method of keeping tabs on the warehouse process.
What Are Matrix Codes
A Matrix code is a two-dimensional code that is printed in black and white. It is usually presented as a square with a lot of black and white modules. These modules contain bits of alphanumeric data for up to 2,335 characters. Typically, these modules contain vital product information such as manufacturing and expiry dates, serial numbers, and other unique details.
What Are QR Codes
QR codes look almost the same with Matrix codes. Still a 2D image, the modules can contain both alphanumeric and binary data. This is a key difference compared to Matrix. With Matrix, asset tracking is more convenient because although it is small, large amounts of data can be encoded. However, because QR codes can store other types of data, it can be useful when a scanner does not have software that can translate the information that must be uncovered. With a QR scanner, the stored data can be opened even through a mobile phone.
Uses of Matrix and QR Codes
Although they were first introduced as a clever way of tracking vehicles during manufacture, QR and Matrix are now used for a variety of applications. Asset tracking, data encoding, and identification processes are now faster and easier to do thanks to these little squares.
QR and Matrix codes can store crucial data that involves proper operations at the warehouse facility. By just scanning the stocks, information about storage instructions and other necessary data can be obtained. This is easier compared to traditional methods of warehousing where a lot of time is wasted by manually checking product labels.
Aside from labeling products, other areas in the warehousing facility can also benefit from Matrix and QR codes. Documenting information for the alarm systems, special instructions about plumbing and wiring systems, and other schematics become a simple and quick task.
Warehousing products generally follows certain rules. With Matrix and QR codes, all information that is needed to show that the products in inventory are regularly inspected according to the regulations.
QR and Matrix Label Printing
When it comes to printing labels that has QR codes, it is good to know that all types of labeling materials are suitable for it. For warehousing purposes, removable labels are recommended because they are easy to peel off and repositioned. Hampshire Label produces this type of label that is moisture-resistant and is UV protected so they can stay durable on different warehouse environments. A tamper-proof label is also a great option for warehousing because of its protective qualities.
These innovative uses of QR and matrix codes for warehouse labels prove just how important technology is across all kinds of industries.