Address extraction and verification technology


Intermec Technologies has launched what it claims is the first mobile address extraction and verification technology for the Australian and New Zealand supply chain sector.


Called VERDEX, it works by capturing an image of text-based information such as an address or forms data, using a handheld scanner, and performs a SmartMatch verification against a custom database of information. After verification, the image goes through a cleansing process to provide instant address verification from the point of collection.


Easy to adapt into existing transport and delivery processes with minimal user intervention, VERDEX increases productivity while virtually eliminating all address-related errors.


“The Australian sector has long struggled with incorrect addresses, spending millions on manually entering unannounced and unverified items, and correcting mistakes when they occur,” said Tony Repaci, Managing Director for Intermec Australia and New Zealand.


“When VERDEX is used at the point of collection, we are able to minimise the number of items returning to base to be fixed, and cut down the costs along with it.”


Each year, the Australian and New Zealand supply chain deals with millions of items arriving at sortation facilities unannounced and with unverified addresses, many of which ultimately become ‘undeliverable as addressed’ (UAA), creating billions of dollars in unnecessary expenses.


VERDEX is used at the point of collection to help eliminate UAA parcels and provide planners with early visibility to previously unannounced and unverified items. When combined with mobile computers and mobile label printers, VERDEX enables logistics workers to quickly and accurately introduce parcels into the track-and-trace system and re-label them at the time of collection.

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