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Group Urges Use Of Barcode To Sanitise Retailing, Manufacturing Sectors

A Non-profit organisation, GS1 Nigeria has called for the use of barcodes to sanitise retail trade and ‎manufacturing activities in the country.

According to the group, the adoption of barcodes was critical to the visibility of the nation’s products and supply chain efficiency within strategic sectors of the economy.

While explaining how the sectors would benefit from adopting the barcodes, President, GS1 Nigeria, Asiwaju Onafowokan said that the use of barcodes will also go a long way to enhance Nigeria’s operational performance to create unparalleled inventory management, accuracy of records, supply chain efficiency, traceability, product retail, product authentication, data management and anti-counterfeiting.

Onafowokan, during GS1 Nigeria retailers’ forum tagged “Empowering the Nigerian Retail Sector” said barcodes have helped manufacturers in the global community to reduce cost in multinational operations and have revolutionised the speed and accuracy ‎with which transactional data can be exchanged.

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