Barcoding automates Azteca’s pallet-tracking

Barcoding Inc has successfully automated Azteca Foods Inc’s ability to track and trace pallets moving into its finished goods warehouse.

With the systems integrator’s barcode scanning system, the Mexican foods provider Azteca is generating unique pallet identification numbers and eliminating manual data collection processes to streamline its day-to-day operations. To read the full case study, see

Working closely with Azteca, Barcoding implemented a barcode scanning system. The system consisted of Zebra MC65 handheld computers, a customized software application developed on its CaptureSoft eXpress platform, an internally hosted web service, and network extenders to provide maximum wireless coverage inside the facility. Now, when pallets come off the line, warehouse operators scan a barcode. The application then queries the web service for pallet-specific data, which it uses to generate a unique identification number. This application links the data to that number, stores information, and transfers it to Azteca’s back-end system.

As a result, Azteca has enabled full traceability of its pallets. It knows not only the location of a pallet, but also how many items it includes, which shift or line created it, and even which pallet to ship out to which customer. Looking forward, Azteca plans to introduce printers that create pallet tickets to track products in the shipping process.

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Barcoding Inc is a systems integrator specializing in the development, deployment, and management of enterprisewide solutions that drive efficiency, accuracy, and connectivity. Founded in 1998, it is headquartered in Baltimore MD with offices across the United States. For more information, see

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