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Essentials of Inventory Management, 2nd Edition by Max MULLER

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CHAPTER 4AUTOMATIC IDENTIFICATION

Errors and time increase dramatically the more often a human being is involved in identifying an object, inputting that information into a database, and then modifying the knowledge to keep track of changes in location, pack size, quantity, and so on.

The less you rely on human intervention to identify items, input information, and track data, the more timely and accurate your records will be.

Automatic Identification (Auto ID) refers to a broad range of technologies that are used to help machines identify objects without the need for a human being to key in the information. Auto ID is often coupled with automatic data capture. These technologies include bar codes, smart cards, voice recognition, some biometric ...

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