• Demonstrating iDSNet Cloud software: Braydon Cocks (left) with GS1’s Peter Davenport on the Primary Connect stand at Hort Connections 2023 in Adelaide.
    Demonstrating iDSNet Cloud software: Braydon Cocks (left) with GS1’s Peter Davenport on the Primary Connect stand at Hort Connections 2023 in Adelaide.
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Since the launch of its free, cloud-based software, suppliers have now printed more than one million labels using Matthews iDSnet Cloud.

The one million milestone has been achieved with no known rejects from any distribution centre (DC), according to Braydon Cocks, product specialist with Matthews Australasia.

“It’s a stat we’re really happy with,” Cocks says, “particularly since a top issue for retailers, and their DCs today, is suppliers using non-compliant barcodes, which is extremely costly to Australian industry.”

Using the Matthews iDSnet Cloud system, suppliers of all sizes can create and print a variety of GS1-compliant labels, including WOW Fresh Produce Labels, all from the one platform.

Cocks says the million-plus figure included a mix of label types.

“Breaking that down, it’s in excess of a quarter of a million pallet or SSCC labels, over half a million fresh-fruit crate and produce labels, and then a mix of over a quarter of a million cross-dock and carton labels.

“So that’s over a million items that have run smoothly through the Australian supply chain.”

He says Matthews is proud of the decision to make the iDSnet Cloud carton and pallet barcode label printing software solution free, industry-wide.

Cocks says, “Our Barcode Learning Centre has been viewed over 100,000 times since launch. This shows the value suppliers place on Matthews’ educational resources. Together with our free online labelling platform, it’s a powerful combination.”

This article was first published in the September-October 2023 print issue of PKN Packaging News, p21.

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