Barcoding solution for Clayton Glass has supplied specialist glass unit manufacturer Clayton Glass with a wireless barcode inventory solution that integrates with its existing production software. Both companies are based in CountyDurham.

According to Richard Teasdale, Clayton Glass’ financial controller and systems administrator, the wireless barcode system is saving the company around £25,000 through improved speed, accuracy, real-time information, with a further benefit of comprehensive reporting.

‘Our warehouse contains vast numbers of products and we needed a simple way to ensure that when orders were put through to it we were able to pick the exact number of items,’ said Teasdale. ‘We have over 120 major customers. All of our clients demand that we remain true to our word of providing ‘on-time in-full orders’ and we do our uppermost to achieve these levels.’ was originally going to supply Bluetooth scanners, but changing requirements meant RF Datalogic Kyman scanners running over a wireless network using Proxim access points was the best solution.

‘Using barcodes helps us in many ways,’ said Teasdale. ‘First, we reduce the amount of reliance we have on paper records, second we achieve faster and 100 per cent accurate track and trace of products within our warehouse, and third by deciding to use a wireless system we are able to make the most of the mobility that the technology brings to the warehouse. No area of the warehouse need be excluded from scanning and so we are able to locate products regardless of where they are stored.’