Twenty-Five Years Behind Bars: The Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the U. P. C. at the Smithsonian Institution, September 30, 1999 available in Hardcover
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- Harvard University Press
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.
|Publisher:||Harvard University Press|
|Series:||Wertheim Publications in Industrial Relations Series , #133|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.38(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.75(d)|
Table of Contents
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
Lawrence C. Russell, Moderator
Alan L. Haberman
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