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Barcode history[edit]

Barcodes were introduced in the UK by J Sainsbury in 1971, well before the UPC came into being. In an article in the Sainsbury house journal of August 1972 an article describes the system which by then had been implemented in about one hundred stores and was being extended into all 250. This happened over the following two years and the system was a resounding success. A derivative is still current (2015). The hardware was supplied by the Plessey company, and was originally a reading pen, keyboard and a tape recording device, housed in a trolley. It was powered by two lead-acid batteries. Further developments followed, firstly a shoulder-bag unit, then a hand-held unit as battery technology improved. The system software was developed by Sainsbury staff. The system was used by supermarket staff to place orders for the commodities, identified by the bar code. The units were called up by the central computer and the data was transmitted, processed and the resulting picking lists were transmitted to the distribution depots. This all happened at the end of the day's trading. The assembly and distribution of goods took place overnight with delivery the next morning. It was one of the first 'Just-in-time' systems. More than a million bar codes were read every week without any known errors. A cyclic redundancy check and a modulus eleven check number made the code reading virtually infallible.

Library systems, the UPC and other applications followed. Dbinthebush (talk) 10:31, 23 April 2015 (UTC)dbinthebush

(Sainsbury archives, Museum of London, Docklands) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Antiaverage (talkcontribs) 16:13, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

Copyrighted material removed[edit]

193.39.182.6 just added a bunch of material from http://www.snx.com/generalfaq.html . We can't use this material under our license, so I've removed it from the article. --Brion 01:40 Aug 30, 2002 (PDT)

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Merger proposal[edit]

I am making a proposal to merge Barcode system into this article if there's anything worth merging here. I feel that the Barcode system article as a very small stub is a WP:REDUNDANTFORK of this article and appears to be orphaned away from this article as it appears everything covered there is covered here in a larger detail. I have considered an WP:AFD for the Barcode system article but I feel that it would most like fall into a merge or a redirect consensus as Barcode system is as I feel a likely search term for this article and also I don't like seeing edit histories in such cases deleted. So I decided to go with this merger proposal and see where the community consensus input on this is. Sawblade5 (talk to me | my wiki life) 15:02, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Support, clearly redundant. Batternut (talk) 08:29, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

  • Indifferent/Weak oppose. Barcode is about the stripes on paper or plastic. Barcode system is about how barcodes are used. Those are different topics. It's one thing to talk about reliable tags, but a barcode system article should cover how barcodes can be used, their economic benefit, and additional services that they have inspired. A reliable UPC tag made checking out more reliable, allows automated stock keeping, and helps with cycle counts. The driving force behind the bar codes was the system. MICR is a barcode. Railway cars. UPS packages. Compare the problems confronting the USPS. Once management starts tracking, then it can offer tracking services to its clients. Those same benefits can accrue to RFID. The only problem here is that Barcode system is a stub rather than a decent article. Glrx (talk) 17:37, 8 August 2017 (UTC)

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