SOURCE: Accu-Sort

September 20, 2007 16:22 ET

Accu-Sort® Bar Code Systems Help Snack Food Maker Keep Production Crisp

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - September 20, 2007) - Accu-Sort® Systems announced that it has installed new bar code systems that are helping snack food maker Herr Foods operate more efficiently. For production and inventory, the installation includes AXIOM™ laser bar code scanners and FAST Count™ software, a real-time production counting system. For ordering and shipping, Herr Foods uses Model 22 Series II laser bar code scanners and Accu-Sort order management software.

Herr Foods, Inc., in Nottingham, Pennsylvania, ships its products directly to stores and more than 38 distributors. As products ship, the bar code system captures the production information encoded on a label placed on each product case at the time of manufacture. The software then supplies that information to the production department.

The new technology is 15 to 20 percent more accurate than Herr Foods' previous systems, which enables operators to easily determine if they need to run more products to fill a given order. For example, specialty products such as ketchup flavored potato chips are ordered infrequently, and often special production runs are required. Prior to this installation, operators did not know the exact inventory of specialty products, and they needed to perform a daily manual inventory to determine if a production run was required. This new system eliminates the need for manual counts.

The order management software ensures orders are filled properly, substitutes are recorded, and exceptions are approved by the shipping manager.

"Accu-Sort technology provides the information we need to efficiently manage our production," said Steven Moran, Vice President of Engineering for Herr Foods. "The improvement in accuracy, combined with the immediate availability of production data via Accu-Sort's FAST Count software, has allowed us to save time and improve productivity."

Beyond improvements to production, the higher read rate of the new bar code readers allows for a smoother ordering process with fewer manual adjustments, and a faster ship rate.

For more information about Accu-Sort auto ID products and applications, call 1-800-BAR-CODE or visit the Accu-Sort website at

About Accu-Sort

Accu-Sort Systems is a pioneer in advanced auto ID systems with more than three decades of experience deploying and supporting scanning, tracking and sortation solutions in various industries including transportation, logistics, industrial/manufacturing, and retail. The company is one of the world's leading providers of high-speed laser and camera-based solutions for barcode reading, convergent RFID solutions, as well as complete turn-key integrated systems solutions. 1-800-BAR-CODE or

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