Barcoding’s Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Solutions

The complexity of the pharmaceutical supply chain requires utmost efficiency and accuracy within the four walls and in the field. Barcoding, Inc.’s barcode and RFID (radio frequency identification) solutions help you optimize your supply chain by better managing warehouse inventory, tracking shipments, monitoring sales, and streamlining route accounting.

Barcoding’s Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Solutions include:

  • Wireless Connection (RF) and Batch Collection Solutions
  • Warehouse and Inventory Applications
  • Shipment Tracking Applications
  • Field Inventory Tracking Solutions
  • Field Sales Applications

Wireless Connection (RF) and Batch Collection Solutions

Performed using a wireless connection (RF) or through batch collection, barcode-based data collection with mobile computers helps accurately monitor inventory in today’s pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution environment.

  • Batch data collection refers to types of applications in which information is collected and stored on a handheld terminal. After the work is complete, the handheld is placed into a docking cradle, and the information is uploaded all at once into the host application. Batch applications are ideal for scan intensive work in which the collected data is not needed in real-time.
  • Wireless data collection, or RF data collection, though more expensive to implement than batch, will provide you with updated information in real time. This can be important when the information is time sensitive and needs to be updated constantly.

Because different organizations have many different needs in which either collection methods are most appropriate, Barcoding allows users to easily create their own custom solution. Once the data have been collected, it is uploaded directly back into the ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) database. Users have employed this application to develop handheld applications for existing inventory, security, and route accounting databases.

Because different organizations have many different needs in which either collection methods are most appropriate, Barcoding allows users to easily create their own custom solution. Once the data have been collected, it is uploaded directly back into the ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) database. Users have employed this application to develop handheld applications for existing inventory, security, and route accounting databases.

Warehouse and Inventory Applications

Managing a warehouse properly can save you thousands of dollars or more each month. Monitor inventory levels and track all activities more accurately and efficiently with Barcoding’s warehouse management systems (WMS). From inventory to shipping/receiving to order fulfillment, a quality WMS system will incorporate all these operations into one package using barcode and/or RFID systems.

  • Barcode Systems: Provides a fast, accurate method of collecting information. With a wireless network, managers can view the daily transactions in real time. Learn more about barcode systems
  • RFID Systems: Tracking pallets or boxes with RFID tags can give you automatic insight into inventory levels and movement reports. By placing RFID readers around your facility, or using handheld RFID readers, your staff will not have to go around scanning every box or pallet.

Shipment Tracking Applications

Barcode systems that utilize tracking numbers allow customers to track their incoming items without having to call you to confirm that a shipment was made. In addition, you can prove that you have shipped items on time.
Take your shipment tracking capabilities one step further by implementing a GPS system into your trucks. This will not only keep tabs on important shipments, but also track the progress of your drivers in the field. And, by installing an RFID tag on each truck, you can know exactly when the truck is back at the fulfillment center, so you can have its next delivery scheduled and ready in advance.

Field Inventory Tracking Solutions

Using a field inventory application, control inventory levels of medicinal samples, track usage among physicians/facilities, and better target sales initiatives.

Field Sales Applications

Monitoring in-services and other sales calls made to physicians and facilities can be tracked much faster and easier with Barcoding’s field sales applications. See which sites each field service rep has visited, as well as which actions were performed at that site, such as training, sample delivery, or just a simple visit.

Route Accounting Applications

Route accounting is important in the operation of delivering short shelf-life products, like pharmaceuticals, to businesses on a regular basis. Being able to provide clients with a single representative to assist in all aspects of the buying process – from the initial purchase order to settling and invoice – helps you deliver the highest level of customer service, while increasing the number of sites a driver can visit each day.

Learn more about Route Accounting Applications

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