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Month: October 2016

What is Inventory Management?

A Definition of Inventory Management Inventory management is a component of supply chain management that involves supervising non-capitalized assets, or inventory, and stock items. Specifically, “inventory management supervises the flow of goods from manufacturers to warehouses and from these facilities to point of sale.” Thus, inventory management hinges on detailed records of products or parts as …

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What is Supply Chain Management?

A Definition of Supply Chain Management Supply chain management (SCM) has become “a highly sophisticated, technology-dependent, and collaborative discipline that combines the business functions of purchasing, operations, inventory management and warehousing, customer service, and logistics (source).” Supply chain management professionals focus on managing the flow of goods, information, and revenue while surpassing customer expectations and keeping …

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What is a QR Code?

A Definition of QR Codes Quick Response codes, or QR codes, are becoming more popular both in and out of warehouses and storage facilities. QR codes originated in Japan and are used to take information about an item or business and put it into a cell phone or hand-held scanner. QR codes first were developed …

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Top Logistics Podcasts: 50 Informative Podcasts on Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Transport, and All Things Logistics

Logistics is a complex part of supply chain management. With so much attention and effort put into planning, controlling, and executing the movement of goods and services, logistics professionals often find themselves feeling like they are expert puppet masters. Of course, efficiency across the entire supply chain is of the utmost importance to effective logistics …

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What is a 2D Barcode?

A Definition of 2D Barcodes Two-dimensional (2D) barcodes incorporate rectangles, dots, hexagons, and other geometric patterns to form scannable squares and rectangles. The first 2D barcode was developed by David Allais at Intermed Corporation in 1987. 2D barcodes hold a great deal of information and data because they store information horizontally and vertically; in fact, 2D …

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Camcode to Present at American Gas Association Tracking and Traceability Workshop

Camcode’s Director of Business Development, Alan Cunningham, will present on the topic of tracking piping assets at the American Gas Association’s (AGA) Tracking and Traceability Workshop on Thursday, October 13, 2016. Cunningham’s presentation titled, “Developing an Existing Piping Asset Traceability and Tracking Strategy” will focus on the current state of asset management for gas companies, …

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