Your audit senior has assigned you the responsibility of auditing the stock of your client, XYZ Supermarket Ltd. for the year ending 31 December 2005. The company‘s stock take is carried out once a year in the month of November simultaneously for all the retail outlets. Required; define the word ―bar coding‖ and explain its importance to XYZ Supermarket Ltd

Bar coding
It is a form of identification for all the products in the supermarket. Each product has a bar code number to identify it from other products. The product bar code number is read by the bar code reader so as to identify the product and its price.
Importance of bar coding
– To identify each specific product
– To identify the price of each product
– To save supermarket on costs of attaching price tags to each product.

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