insignia launched their first Industry Day on Wednesday 22nd February at their Knoxfield site in Melbourne. The Industry Day focused on the topic of ‘Achieving 100% quality in SSCC and GTIN barcode labelling’.
The Industry Day addressed non-compliance issues within the barcoding and labelling industry, in particular non-compliant SSCC pallet and GTIN carton barcode labelling.
Delegates included representatives from businesses in the local area, who received a chance to network with representatives from the Woolworths Vendor Capability team and GS1 Australia as well as insignia.
Guest speaker Matthew Lowe from the Vendor Capability team at Woolworths spoke on non-compliant cartons and pallets received from various vendors passing through their distribution centres nationally, costing Woolworths and its vendors, time and money with issues such as missing, incomplete and torn barcodes impacting heavily on their automated sort lines.
Global barcoding standards association GS1 Australia guest speaker, Richard Jones presented delegates with product options available from GS1, making it simple and easy for vendors to participate in compliant barcoding standards.
insignia provided hints and tips to tackle the issue of non-compliant barcoding and labelling. Training, cleaning and maintenance, and up-to-date technology in the market were discussed as a practical approach for businesses in tackling the issue.
Carlton United Breweries was used as a reference case study where insignia recently completed the project management and installation of up-to-date technology coupled with a preventative maintenance package.
insignia plans to hold its next information session in late September, and regularly throughout the 2013 financial year.