Article | August 22, 2018

Retail Inventory Management Benefits From Vision & Imaging Technology

By Nick Tabet and Darrell Owen, Datalogic

Inventory

This is the second article of a five-part series about how retailers can use technology to create a top-tier, modern shopping experience. The first article can be found here: Automate The Retail Supply Chain Using Vision & Imaging Technology.

Accurate inventory is critical to improving the customer experience. Timely and accurate order fulfillment requires high inventory accuracy. The ability to locate items accurately at locations throughout the supply chain provides the most complete and accurate inventory status. 

Imaging technology improves accuracy throughout the enterprise. For instance, at checkout in a retail store, an imaging system accurately captures each item individually. This is in contrast with a cashier who may see three pairs of shoes, assume they are all the same, and enter three of the same item — creating inaccuracy.