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The Automotive industry typically uses 2D barcode technology for fast and accurate shipping.  These barcodes are regulated by Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG).  The barcode labels used can also help to manage inventory and ease the stress of a recall by creating traceability.

Proper barcode labeling tracks automotive parts from manufacturing, through distribution, to the end user.  This can impact automotive safety and tracking for accountability during recalls.  It is crucial to your company to understand AIAG requirements on a barcode label and manage compliance labeling.

How much are those fines and chargebacks costing your company?

AIAG Requirements

The AIAG created standard industries to improve efficiency and accuracy.  A single alphanumeric symbology, called Code 39, was established in 1984.  This symbology included information like part numbers, purchase order numbers, quantity, and other data identifiers.

The barcode labels are essential and can help to manage safety and warnings throughout the supply chain.  One wrong digit misprint can have a huge financial impact on everyone involved in the supply chain.


The barcode labels used by manufacturers include:

  • B-10 for Shipping Containers
    • Preferred shipping label format
    • Convey data between trading partners
    • Used for unit loads and transport packages
    • Uses Code 39 barcode symbols
    • Identifying information
      • Part number
      • Quantity
      • Purchase order number
      • Serial number
      • Supplier identification
      • Supplier part number
      • Lot number
  • B-16 for movement of goods and exchanging data throughout the entire supply chain
    • Global transport label design
    • Code 128 linear barcodes
    • 2D symbology Data Matrix
    • QR Code, PDF417
    • Data identifiers

Compliance Labeling

With barcode label symbology having to comply with ANSI MH10.8.1, using a quality barcode label machine to monitor quality control for you can save you time and money.  How are you checking the quality of the barcode labels you print?  By verifying the first few prints, the middle of the prints, and the last few prints?  How many barcode labels are going unchecked?

Integrated Verification Technology

A top quality barcode label machine has an integrated verification technology systems for printing 2D barcode labels that are in compliance with ANSI MH10.8.1 and ISO/IEC 15438.  Each label is verified upon printing, voiding out bad labels and printing a new one that adheres to the standards set.

You can manage the label machine individually with its built-in touchscreen interface or through an intelligence software system to manage more than one at a time, at the same time.  The printing technology can also help to reduce smearing of labels.  These technological advancements provide you with security in knowing that your barcode labels will be of top quality.

The Honeywell PX940 is an investment that takes the guess work out of barcode label specifications.

Don’t put your business relationship into jeopardy with bad barcode labels.  The PX940 will help you by providing the quality required by AIAG.  With automotive barcode labels needing to be 2D, there is a lot that could go wrong if not properly monitored.

The Honeywell PX940 monitors quality for you, applying ANSI & ISO standard grades to every label, voiding bad ones for you.  This can provide annual cost savings as high as $14,825.

Don’t risk your business relations and contracts.

Let the PX940 do the barcode label work for you.

Contact us today to talk about getting your PX940.