Symbology, now there is a big word that us sophisticated consultants just love to bandy around.
But here goes for another Betty Secret, Symbology is just a flash word for a barcode language. For example, if on my holidays I travel to the Tropical Island of Sri Lanka, I will need to speak the local dialect. In the same way that there are different languages such as French, German, English etc so there are different symbologies such as Code 39, GS1-128, EAN13, etc.
You're interested in a barcode tracking system, but you want to know what equipment you are likely to need. As a starting point most businesses I work with use the following:
The number of barcode scanners you require, obviously depends on your business setup and staff. If you work a shift pattern then you may decide to share scanners between shifts(cutting your initial outlay).
When it comes down to it you want a label that is the right size for your product, packaging and shelving and will contain all the information you need it to. You want it to stick and not peel off until it’s time to remove it. Most importantly, you need to be able to scan the barcode printed on the label.
The best result is usually obtained from a combination of barcode printer, label stock, printer ribbons and barcode label software. Your hardware or label supplier is usually the best person to advise you on this, as they will know your printer and the most suitable accessories for it.