The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) is pleased to announce the implementation of its two-dimensional (2-D) barcoding guideline by Sager Electronics. The 2-D guideline was developed by the association’s Electronic Components Council (ECC), comprised of association member representatives working jointly to develop standards for best practices.
Sager Electronics, a leading North American distributor of IP&E electronic components, is the first authorized distributor to fully transition to the 2-D bar coding system on its outbound shipping labels. “As a leading proponent for industry-wide standards, Sager Electronics embraced the new ECIA 2-D barcoding specification. We invested in the newest 2-D labeling and shipping technology, enhancing the quality and accuracy of information provided to customers while boosting our overall productivity,” stated Merrill Mahoney, vice president of operations for Sager Electronics. “2-D bar coding provides better product information in a far more efficient manner. We view 2-D bar coding as another advancement in improving Sager’s ‘Distributing Confidence®’ service model,” Ms. Mahoney continued.
2-D bar coding embeds a wealth of product-related information within a square image and only requires one scan to retrieve the data as compared to the traditional 1-D barcodes. The ECC’s 2-D barcode guideline EIGP 114.00 defines the use of the technology for product packaging and shipping in the electronic component industry. Benefits of the technology include single barcode scans, improved data accuracy, and increased efficiency. With the increasing requirements to add attributes (RoHS, REACH, etc.) to labels, the ability to add more information will become ever more important.
Barney Martin, vice president of industry practices for ECIA said, “We are pleased that Sager Electronics has embraced the ECIA’s newest specification, fully integrating the 2-D bar coding system into its warehouse operations. Through early adoption by Sager and other ECIA members, we are confident the new specification will greatly benefit all participants in the supply chain – suppliers, manufacturer representatives, distributors and most importantly, customers.”
To read the ECIA guideline, please visit ECIA online.
About Electronic Components Industry Association
The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) was formed in 2011 by uniting the National Electronic Distributors Association (NEDA) and the Electronic Components Association (ECA). ECIA members are involved in the development of industry guidelines, EIA technical standards and unique component market statistics reports. The association is a steadfast advocate for the sale of authorized electronic components and operates an exclusive inventory search site for authorized product: www.ECIAauthorized.com. ECIA unites all segments of the electronic components industry in these efforts: manufacturers, authorized distributors and manufacturers representatives. For more information, visit www.ECIAonline.org.
About Sager Electronics
Sager Electronics, a wholly owned subsidiary of TTI Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. company, is a North American distributor of IP&E electronic components from leading manufacturers worldwide. Grounded in 125 years of innovation and service, Sager Electronics provides customers and suppliers a unique combination of operational excellence and innovative business solutions through its Distributing Confidence® business model. Headquartered in Middleborough, MA, Sager Electronics operates a national network of field sales representatives and strategically located service centers across North America. To learn more about Sager, visit www.sager.com.