How Barcoding Can Cut Turnover and Training Costs

May 28, 2020
3 min read

With an ever increasing public focus on health, wellness, and beauty, Wellness brands are growing faster than ever. This is great news, but it can also lead to major issues when it comes to keeping factory floors staffed, especially when you have to contend with high turnover and ever-increasing staffing needs.

The goal of lot tracing software at any consumable goods manufacturer is increased safety, instant tracing, and increased efficiency on the shop floor. But barcoding and scanning has an additional benefit: increasing your staff retention and reducing your training time.

Retaining Employees

Ease of use is crucial when it comes to any warehouse management platform. A solution implemented on the factory floor should be designed to help rather than burden those using it. Even better if the system can integrate and work with systems that they already know how to use.

Our clients’ employees universally prefer scanning to hand-writing or typing into Excel. It’s more efficient, they’re able to get much more done, and that job satisfaction matters to them.

Quick, Cheap Training

Training employees on a ParityWellness enabled plant is immensely faster and easier than training with paper and Excel spreadsheets. The time it takes to get a new hire working to their full potential takes half the time with ParityWellness compared to manual methods.

Part of the reason for that? Error checking. ParityWellness’ lot tracing software prevents them from making mistakes or doing things that are against the rules. Even better, it gives them feedback and tells them what the error is and why, so they know for the future.

The other reason is that there are less custom steps in using barcoding and scanners when it comes to running your warehouse and production. The software automatically takes care of several steps that would otherwise be manual, meaning there are less tasks overall to train.

A Larger Employee Pool

Wellness manufacturers have complex processes. Our clients’ businesses aren’t simple. And that requires a staff that is incredibly detail oriented to produce a quality product.

ParityWellness eliminates that need, at least partially, by automatically checking for and rejecting errors. In essence, our lot tracing and warehouse management software makes everyone’s jobs easier. And that means there’s a bigger pool of potential employees who can do many different tasks successfully.


Nearly half of all businesses report their number one challenge is revenue growth, but only 9% plan to implement any kind of automated inventory control solution. If you are manually tracking inventory, then you are missing opportunities for lowering your costs, increasing your profits, and experiening heightened productivity.

Employees spend too much time shuffling through papers and printing spreadsheets that don’t provide them with real-time information. Office staff often struggle to make well-informed decisions because the data that they’re working off of is at best, a little out of date.

Implementing an automated system will eliminate wasted man hours and allow employees to focus on doing their jobs better and meeting goals rather than hunting down information.

If you’re one of the 46% of businesses still tracking inventory manually, you’re obviously not alone. Product safety is our passion, and we know our clients’ industries well. Moving from paper and Excel to automated materials control takes 60 to 90 days and the value of that effort endures.

To find out more about how ParityWellness can help you streamline your process, retain employees and save money, request a demo. We’d be happy to answer any questions or set up a demo.