TOBACCO SOLUTIONS

Product and distribution tracking for each step of the tobacco supply chain

With thirty years of experience providing comprehensive barcode reading solutions, Cognex understands the unique scanning and data capture needs of supply chain operators. This is why Cognex has partnered with INEXTO® to offer INEXTEND™, a cloud-based tracking system which synchronizes scan data across every step of the supply chain. This combined solution aggregates and tracks barcode reader data as tobacco products arrive at storage and distribution facilities, get repackaged for distribution, and are sent out for final delivery. Cognex readers and INEXTEND software integrate easily into warehouses, picking lines, and delivery vehicles to ensure complete traceability at every step.

Side Reading on Conveyor Picking Line

The Cognex DataMan 262 tunnel reads cigarette carton codes on both sides of the conveyor, stopping the belt in the event of a bad read. INEXTEND software from INEXTO tracks and syncs all scans with a central data repository.

Case Packing and Aggregation

Cognex fixed-mount barcode reader or mobile terminals scan codes to verify case contents are correct before dispatched for delivery. This tracking information is then transferred to a central data repository ensuring full traceability.