Bar Code System for Gas Cylinder Data Tracking and Inventory Control 880548

This paper describes the development and key features of a bar code based, computerized gas cylinder inventory and record keeping system developed by Ford Motor Company's Gas Standards Laboratory. The paper will demonstrate how bar code technology is being utilized to track compressed gas cylinders efficiently and accurately. It will also describe the link between bar code technology and a data base that was developed using a fourth generation computer language. The implementation of this bar code/data base system has significantly increased data accessibility, improved data quality, reduced training time and increased the efficiency and flexibility of the data reporting process.


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