Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC)

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A technology used to automatically identify and collect data from products.

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What is Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC)?

Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) is a technology used in shipping and logistics to automatically identify and track objects and capture data about them. This technology involves using various types of devices, such as barcodes, radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags, and sensors, to automatically identify and capture data about objects as they move through the supply chain. 


Barcodes are one of the most commonly used forms of AIDC in shipping and logistics. They consist of a series of lines and spaces that represent data about the object being identified. Scanners are used to read the barcode and capture the data encoded within it, which can be used for a variety of purposes, such as inventory management, tracking shipments, and verifying product authentic


Related Glossary terms

High-Frequency Tags (HF tags) 

Hot Tag 

Inventory Management 

Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC) 

Shipment Identification Number 

Shipper Identification Number (SID#)

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