Labeling For Electronics

Bar Coding for Electronic Manufacturing

Manufacturers know that time to market, customer satisfaction, and cost control is critical to competing in a global economy. Maximizing productivity, efficiency, tracking and process improvements are key to success.

Labeling and bar code systems are widely employed to automate accurate and versatile identification systems.

Bar coding provides accurate and productive ways to:

  • Track inventory, production, work-in-process and customer orders in real-time.
  • Track warehouse and stock-room operations and cut the time needed for cycle counting and inventory validation.
  • Prevent employee mistakes such as picking the wrong materials.
  • Automate data capture in shipping and receiving.
  • Collect tracking and traceability records to meet customer, industry standard and US Government mandates.
  • Increase responsiveness, improve customer service, and enhance productivity.

Bar coding was adopted throughout the electronic manufacturing and assembly industry as part of an effort to capture data before, during and after production.

This data stays with the components or units and becomes an important link in the production and supply chain process.

Labels designed for electronic assembly and PC Board identification must last the life of the product and keep the data intact. This requires durable labels designed to withstand harsh environment processing including contact with chemicals, aqueous washes, extreme high temperatures, wave flow soldering, or reducing ESD.

Read more on labeling and bar codes for electronic manufacturing in our eBook, "Labeling for Electronics" by clicking on the PDF below. This ebook focuses on ways to efficiently, accurately, and reliably label and bar code electronic units, parts, and components. A special section includes a description of durable labels specifically designed for harsh environment processing.