Will Barcodes Alone Help Manufacturers Navigate the COVID-19 Bullwhip Effect?

Barcode technology is commonly leveraged for critical transactional and inventory management functions such as advanced shipping notice creation, goods receipt, put-away and material localization.


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As shortages of different products continue to strain the supply chain and frustrate consumers, the need for hyper-accurate inventory visibility and predictive analytics grows. Demand strain across some manufacturing lines right now is a direct result of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and its impact on consumer habits. The change in consumption patterns has stressed the supply chain on multiple levels.


The bullwhip effect that stems from modifications in consumer demand can leave manufacturers across industries with uncertainty and surprises.


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