Bar Codes Are Built for Speed
"The challenge for distributors is to be able to illustrate the cost savings," Shanley added.
Finally, for those distributors new to bar codes, both Hatches and Del Chiaro encouraged distributors to seek help from manufacturers. Both Ward/Kraft and Data Papers offer distributors interested in bar codes training to learn the ins-and-outs of these products.
But perhaps the best reason to offer bar code products and services is because it's a growing and profitable business.
"We've put our money where our mouth is by investing several hundred thousand dollars in bar coding equipment," declared Del Chiaro. "So yes, business is pretty good."
By Allan Martin Kemler