The RLA is a trade association, open to all companies. All companies, in our experience, have issues with logistics that could best be addressed on an industry wide basis. Best practices, certification programs and standards are the objectives of our association. Many companies have seen our efforts to standardize new labeling protocols and have opted to help make this a reality by modifying their applications or creating tools to facilitate this process. We expect many more will support this effort as we progress. For now, the following three companies have been active in fleshing our the implementation of our standards protocol: Eurosoft, Ltd. has led the refinement of the application of sQRl codes for computer repair and refurbishing. And|Or Software is integrating sQRl codes with their
Warranty Management system and InforMission is creating tools to produce and manage the physical labels.
The Andlor Logistics Systems Inc. (www.Andlor.com) team has been designing, developing and implementing software solutions for the Logistics Industry since 1975. Andlor BacTracs is a Reverse Logistics Management System for managing high volume product returns. BacTracs has specialized modules to automate and streamline RMA management, Returns Receiving, Sorting, Disposition, Depot Repair and the special needs of Returns Inventory management, visibility and tracking.
We see sQRL codes as an excellent opportunity to help automate returns and repair processing as well as to share data about the returned item and repair history. Key areas where BacTracs can utilize a sQRL codes are:
Receiving: One scan can process multiple fields of data. BacTracs can immediately use that data to capture the model, part number, serial number plus other critical data, such as warranty, previous repair activities or repair codes. Each field of data can be processed or assessed immediately by the BacTracs business rules engine to help determine disposition or to direct the item to reduce processing time and touches.
Repair bench: one scan can provide a full history of repair activity and results of work already completed by another screening or repair step within the current depot or work completed by another repair partner. This will reduce or eliminate the duplication of efforts and reduce the data lost when products are transferred between tasks or facilities or returns processing partners.
Product labeling: a new sQRL label can be printed and attached to a completed or an in process item. In the QR code there can be many fields of product, disposition, testing or repair results to provide the new owner or the next technician with data, findings and work completed at screening, repairing or refurbishing steps including any new warranty from the repair provider.
Andlor has been directly involved with the development of the sQRL standards and is a long standing member of the Reverse Logistics Association (www.RLA.org).
Andlor BacTracs customers are manufacturers, e-commerce companies, 3PL warehouses, Depot Repair operations and 3rd Party Service providers of Returns and Reverse Logistics Services.