The importance of labeling a product
One of the first actions to be carried out for the control of logistics processes is the identification of each of the products and / or assets involved.
The identification by labeling of a product is equivalent to the proper name or official identification code of a person, since this labeling offers an identity by means of which it can be traced through any number of processes that are carried out.
An item, brand, company, family, or product model can be assigned to an item, but a unique ID or key can also be assigned that allows businesses to track their products from manufacture to delivery to the end user; even up to the end of its useful life.
A product can be identified as necessary, either by a barcode or RFID tag for example. The data that a label can contain is as much as is needed, and can be encoded in a barcode or an electronic label (rfid tag).
In addition to the data visible and readable by an operator, the coded data allows actions or administrative processes to be carried out through an application that meets the needs of a business.
Imagine, for example, a refrigerator, whose maintenance service is nearby.
One of the ways to perform this service would be:
- Find out the refrigerator model
- Find locally a representative of the manufacturer brand
- Request information about the service
- The representative checks if it is possible to perform the service
- Schedule that service
However, seeking to perform many of these tasks quickly, the following could be considered.
- Locate the product label and within it the model, serial number and date of manufacture.
- Call the manufacturer on the phone marked on said label
- Schedule a technical visit using a database of nearby representatives