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How Your Business Can Benefit from Label Printers and Barcode Scanning

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When you first think of barcode labels, your weekly shopping run to the local grocery store might be the first thing that comes to mind. Though printed labels may seem like an unsophisticated form of tracking at first, their benefits should not be overlooked. Barcode labels and scanning have become one of the most widely used organizational building blocks across all businesses and industries. Whether they are utilized for shipments, identifying a business asset, or labeling a product, barcode labels have become a reliable tool to help manage any tracking system.

The benefits of label printing and barcode scanning

Barcode printing and scanning improve data accessibility and management while reducing costs and increasing productivity.

  • Accuracy – Improve data accuracy with labeled assets and inventory. Automated real-time data collection virtually eliminates any human errors. Barcodes can also be customized to contain other relevant information, providing fast reliable data.
  • Efficiency – Improve productivity and free up employees for other work when manual tracking is eliminated. Using a barcode system also reduces employee training time as it takes only minutes to master a hand-held scanner instead of a cumbersome inventory or pricing procedure. Additionally, once a barcode is scanned, the data is available almost instantaneously.
  • Consistency – Eliminate bottlenecks at typical data entry stations while ensuring consistent and predictable operations with improved data management. You’ll also improve inventory control because inventory can be tracked more precisely and in real-time. This allows better and more informed business decision-making.

Uses for label printing and barcode scanning in every industry

Companies in virtually any industry will recognize ways to improve their businesses with barcode label printing and scanning. Here are four key industries and how they can enhance their current operations with labels and tracking.

Industrial & Manufacturing
Modernize operations and improve productivity.

  • Compliance labels
  • Asset tracking labels
  • Field service labels
  • Equipment maintenance labels
  • Picking, packing, and shipping labels

Transportation & Logistics
Improve the supply chain and deliver seamless service.

  • Picking and packing labels
  • Shipping and receiving labels
  • Inventory management
  • Baggage tracking
  • Proof of delivery

Retail & Hospitality
Optimize inventory and elevate the customer experience.

  • Buy online and pick up in-store labels
  • Mobile point-of-sale receipts
  • Deli food nutrition labels
  • Shipping labels
  • Loyalty tracking

Medical & Healthcare
Strengthen patient safety and improve operations.

  • Patient identification wristbands
  • Lab specimen labels
  • Employee identification
  • IV and blood bag labels
  • Pharmacy prescription labels

How EO Johnson can support your real-time data collection

As part of our managed print service program, EO Johnson carries label printers to fit every use and capacity, including industrial label printers, desktop label printers, and mobile label printers. Our extensive assortment of Zebra and Canon products will keep your critical operations running efficiently. Contact us to incorporate label printing and barcode scanning into your comprehensive managed print strategy and learn more about our full line of card printers, RFID printers, thermal label printers, inkjet label printers, handheld mobile computers, and barcode scanners.




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