Central Masters & Barcodes
Harmonization of Masters for Transactional Hygiene and Efficiency
CENTRAL MASTERS: MANAGED BY BRAND USED BY EVERYONE - ASSURES DATA HYGIENE
- Master-info is setup directly by the principal brand owner (manufacturer, importer, main supplier) - leaving no scope for errors
- Everyone else in the chain inherits and uses master-info as part of portfolio delegation
- Products are classifies and variants are grouped - aiding better data structures and analysis
- Additional product related info also setup
BATCH#/LOT#/SERIAL#/EXPIRY SELECTION IN CENTRAL MASTERS MANDATES TRACKING ACROSS THE CHAIN
- Once tracking is switched on by the Principal brand, it mandates everyone in the chain to conform.
- Enables capture of meta-info for UDI tracking across the multilevel chain - make for robust traceability for warranty, expiry and obsolescence, recalls etc.
CHOSEN INVENTORY ALLOCATION SETTINGS IN CENTRAL MASTERS ENFORCES DISCIPLINE ACROSS THE CHAIN
- FIFO/FEFO… Inventory allocation method is not compromised across the chain as the setting in the master gets cascaded to warehouses and channel partners
ATTRIBUTES LIKE HSN CODES IN CENTRAL MASTERS MAKE FOR STRONGER COMPLIANCE AND LESS HASSLES
- Avoid Hassles and Wasteful Duplication: Distributors/dealers do not grapple with clarity on HSN Codes or GTIN/EAN/SAC
- Stronger Regulatory Compliance: HSN Codes and other statutory information related to every item entered at the SKU level
Central Barcodes for Multiparty Cascade of Barcode Scanning
MULTIPARTY CASCADE OF BARCODE SCANNING
- Barcode scanning: Centrally setup once, cascade for use by everyone every time across the chain
- Select standard barcoding schema or setup custom schema based on packaging labels
FULLY BROWSER BASED BARCODE SCANNING
- Accuracy and efficiency with automated data capture
- No plugin to be installed. Just plug-n-play. Easy use by all channel partners.
- Simple affordable scanners work - no need for expensive hardware.
- Works with mobile web-browsers and camera scanners of mobile devices.
CRITICAL FOR DATA HYGIENE
- Significant boost to data hygiene, full capture of meta-info and ease of transaction processing
- Manual data capture is intensive and hence subject to discipline of every trade partners to capture all meta-info
- Enabling barcode scanning economically at every point of business event makes it feasible to enforce a discipline while supporting the ease doing business
98% LESSER DATA ENTRY ERRORS WITH BARCODE SCANNING
- Prevent data entry errors with AIDC - Automatic Identification and Data Capture
- Although with thousands of hours of practice one may gain time efficiency, with manual data entry one cannot eliminate errors.
ADDS SOPHISTICATION TO OVERALL NETWORK OPERATIONS
- Over challenges of high diversity within your business network - unlikely to get trade partners with the same level of business automation
- Get all trade/channel partners to level up on the maturity scale to meet fundamental criteria for better ways of data capture
- Done just once on HX