Friday, March 15, 2013

When Will Your Industry Integrate Databar?

by Nate Schubert

GS1-DataBar has been an emerging barcode symbology for years. Since 2010, Databar standards have been in place for bilateral trading on all items, particularly Fresh Products available in supermarkets or other stores. All trading partners will be able to take advantage of DataBar's benefits by 2014. These time frames are certainly very spacious as to allow large retailers to enjoy the benefits of DataBar while smaller retailers are given ample time to get up to date.

There are a variety of different applications that may have differing timeline windows. GS1 has laid out an excellent Adoption Timeline by Application that can provide insight for retailers who are interested in taking advantage of this new and improved barcode technology to increase efficiency, especially in terms of food waste.

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