Description of the Different Systems Used in a Supermarket like Tesco and A Bank

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Description of the Different Systems Used in a Supermarket like Tesco and A Bank A super market that I am going to write about is Tesco. Tesco is the largest food retailer in the world. Like other many large super markets, Tesco has concentrated on building large out- of- town stores with petrol stations, cafés and large car parks. Tesco was one of the first high- street stores to use a barcode reader, which is now called a laser scanner. The objectives of the scanning system were to improve the service to customers and to increase company productivity and profits. The scanning system uses a barcode reader to read the barcodes on the goods. What it is actually doing is reading the numeric…show more content…
BENEFITS OF THE BARCODING SYSTEM TO THE COMPANY Sales- based ordering: sales information from the checkout is used to create the orders for stock replacement. Improved productivity: there is no longer a need to price each item individually. Prices are provided on the front of the shelves on which the items are displayed. Weighing and pricing at the checkouts eliminates the need for separate price points. Improved customer service: new services such as loyalty cards, multisaver, etc. mean that customers enjoy a better service. Reduced stock levels: more efficient stock control means lower stock levels are needed, so less money is tied up in stock and there is less likelihood of running out of certain items on the sales floor. Improved checkout currency: it is no longer possible for the till operator to key in the wrong price, so there are fewer errors and less fraud. Faster and more efficient throughput: there is, on average, a 15 per cent saving in time to register the goods in a shopping trolley compared with the manual system. Promotional and sales analysis: scanned data can be used to effectiveness of special promotions and can provide information about the sales of certain goods. Reduced wastage: perishable goods such as fresh meat and salads can be

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