Barcode technology has helped to revolutionise the automotive industry by providing fast and accurate inventory and shipping information to be shared amongst trading partners throughout the supply chain.
Labels have an extensive presence and play an important part in the automotive and agricultural industry.
Both industries present unique challenges when it comes to barcode labelling. The labels need to be able to withstand mechanical, chemical and climatic exposure due to the nature of their use within these industries.
The use of labels in the automotive industry includes supply chain labels, under bonnet labels, variable data labels, VIN labels and engine parts labels. VIN labels include world automotive manufacturer identification, type of restraint system, manufacturer’s specifications, line series and body type, engine type, a check digit, year of model, where the vehicle was assembled and the production sequence number.
The complex nature of the automotive industry makes barcoding an important aspect of the production and distribution. With all that information stored on a label that can be scanned and retrieved, barcoding is practically essential to such a huge industry.