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Message from the Publisher

Message from the Publisher

by Gailen Vick, Founder & Publisher, Reverse Logistics Association

Reverse Logistics Magazine, Edition 71

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The need for optical scanning devices

Last year during one of our industry committees a friend of mine from Intel was telling us how the manual intervention required for returns is becoming too costly and ineffective with the present Barcode technology. Over the next few weeks I mentioned his comments to some of the other committee leaders.

Well Im proud all of our committees. They are awesome and do so many great things, but Im particularly pleased of the Standards Committee whos leadership; Dr.Ron Lembke, Ken Jacobsen and Paul Rupnow developed a new standard that they will be announcing in 2 weeks at our Conference & Expo in Las Vegas. The new standard is a RL QR code optical standard that will be available on our websites as an app to download within the next month. (show attached file). This new standards makes it possible for systems to optically look at devices coming down a conveyor belt at receiving inspection and can shout out; this is what I am, this is the material I have in me and this is my warranty. So manual intervention is greatly reduced.

So finally receiving will be able to automate their processes, while reducing man power and at the same time reduce the MRB manual process. Make sure you come by the exhibit hall and let the Standards Committee give you a test drive.

Best Regards,
Gailen Vick, Founder & Publisher
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