Increasing automation is operations daily business. The fact that materials have to be recognized automatically is also self-evident.
Only, in the ever-growing economy these materials do come less and less from their own production, but from a large number of suppliers. And vice versa, customers also want to automatically recognize their own products.
A classical approach is to provide the incoming materials in the goods receipt with company-specific machine readable markings. And with the products sold, it is hoped that all customers will be happy with the self-designed markings. Large customers receive elaborate special solutions.
Overall, this is a lot of reactive power.
Common standards for machine-readable markings offer great potential for efficiency improvements. There is a very large number of standardization institutes and industry associations, which have written many contradictory guidelines and standards. Knowing the established and “coming” standards and standards and the best practice, targeted process optimization and investment decisions are possible without the risk that the solution will be overtaken before it has paid off.
For companies, the standards for automatic identification are not core competences.
It requires a lot of years of commitment and the appropriate personality who is enthusiastic about these standards and related processes until the necessary knowledge about the standards and best-practice for the automatic identification has been acquired.
Contact the expert in Germany for neutral advice, who is active in standardization of automatic identification, and comes from the industry.