Camera-Based Auto ID System for our Distribution Company

After reading a web post this month (Jan/2013) presented by Inbound Logistics, Hopkins Distribution Company is considering looking into the possibility of using camera-based auto ID systems instead of using laser bar-code reading systems.

Some of the pluses to using camera based systems include:

  • A much more efficient and reliable data acquisition schema.
  • Increased employee productivity.
  • Cost reduction due to maximal performance and read rates.
  • Cutting of labor costs by $36,000/yr for manual sort-picks, or $400,000/yr on automated sort-picks.
  • Automatic reading of barcodes and 2D machine codes without having to aim or touch a laser scanner.
  • Reading of printed text by adding optical character recognition (OCR).
  • Improved read accuracy over laser scanners, including damaged or colored machine codes.
  • Increased sorting-picking speeds and visibility across your entire supply chain.
  • Offers higher speeds.
  • Improved accuracy.
  • Greater flexibility.
Camera-based auto-id systems
Camera-based auto-id systems