In a barcode’s chain of data, there is the potential for many breaks—whether due to incorrectly formatted data, print quality issues, or underperforming readers. Many industries are experiencing surging demand for code quality control. Below are some verification application examples.
Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices
The Unique Device Identification (UDI) initiative through 2020 requires every manufacturer that produces a reusable or reprocessed device (surgical instruments, operating room accessories, implants) to place a DPM code on the device.
Food and Beverage
Growing concern over quality, health, and disease means tracking products more diligently from farm to table. While not immediately imminent, forthcoming barcode regulations are predicted.
The miniaturization of electronics parts, a global supply chain, and risk of part failures requires using DPM codes that are well marked at the supplier location and can be read at final assembly.
Retailer requirements, potential chargebacks, and consumer satisfaction necessitate label-based barcode quality assurance for sorting and shipping.