Twenty-Five Years Behind Bars: The Proceedings of the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the U.P.C. at the Smithsonian Institution, Septe by Alan L. HabermanTwenty-Five Years Behind Bars: The Proceedings of the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the U.P.C. at the Smithsonian Institution, Septe by Alan L. Haberman

Twenty-Five Years Behind Bars: The Proceedings of the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the U.P.C. at the…

EditorAlan L. Haberman

Hardcover | November 30, 2001

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The bar code is now at the core of commerce, transportation, warehousing, manufacturing, and retailing, and its influence has spread to virtually every industry in the industrialized world. When this voluntary product code was first introduced in 1974, it led to the worldwide revolution in supply chain efficiency.

To celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of this now universally embraced technology, the Smithsonian Institution sponsored a symposium. Gathered together in this volume, are the thoughts of eight speakers--with hands-on experience--concerning the development, diffusion, adoption, and applications of a truly groundbreaking technology. The volume concludes with papers from a panel discussion among those involved in creating the Universal Product Code, the foundation of the bar code.

Title:Twenty-Five Years Behind Bars: The Proceedings of the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the U.P.C. at the…Format:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 9.49 × 6.26 × 0.03 inPublished:November 30, 2001Publisher:HarvardLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0674006577

ISBN - 13:9780674006577

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

How a Low-Tech Industry Pulled Off the U.P.C. Standard
Thomas W. Wilson, Jr.

The Diffusion of UCC Standards
John T. Dunlop

Scanning's Silver Celebration
John E. Nelson

From Vision to Reality
Bob L. Martin

The U.P.C. in Perspective: Context for a Revolution
David K. Allison

Standardization: The Philosopher's Stone of the Information Age
Ronald L. Nicol

Discussion Panel
Lawrence C. Russell, Moderator
Participants:
David Carison
Alan L. Haberman
Ted Rybeck
Craig Schnuck
Marvin L. Mann

Cracking the Code
Marvin L. Mann

After the Bar Code, What Next?
Steven N. David and Thomas S. Rittenhouse

Appendix: 17 Billion Reasons to Say Thanks

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