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MGIS 301- Management Information Systems

2D Matrix Barcodes in Pharmaceutical Industry

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Team members:
Begüm Ekinil, Ezgi Tuğçe Demir, Gözde Şener, Lukas Hrban, Nurgül Karataş,
Tolga Akgündüz, Zeynep Hazal Özuslu

In general; barcodes are used for data transfer in various industries. As the years go by barcode technology developed and it is still improving itself. One of the major and the most beneficial improvements in barcode technology is 2D matrix barcodes. These items contain much more informational characters than the line barcodes do. There are several applications of this improved system. Tax returns, packing list, driver’s licenses and patient record are the major areas in which 2D matrix barcodes are implemented. Since data matrix codes contain details of component such as manufacturer ID, part number, unique serial number and expiration date, in pharmaceutical industry using such barcodes would increase productivity by reducing time spent in pharmacy and prohibiting fake drugs. 2D matrix barcodes are one of the informational technology masterpieces that make the life easy. The wideness of subject and its improvement trend are the two main reasons behind our choice.
Also we specified the project for pharmaceutical industry because 2D labeling technology has remarkable benefits for pharmaceutical purposes. First of all 2D labeling provides additional information coded in the label to allow for supply chain control. Second, pharmacy can reveal drug related information to patient by easily scanning the label. So that 2D matrix coding prevents any possible sale of expired drugs or incorrect prescription of medicine. Since we found the benefits of 2D labeling in pharmacy an appealing subject, we specified the topic as 2D matrix barcodes in pharmaceutical industry”. Besides, in 2010, Turkish Ministry of Health tried to…...

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