Shipping and receiving is a crucial part of every Warehouse Management System (WMS) where incoming materials are received and outgoing goods are shipped to customers or additional storage facilities. Reading bar codes at receiving confirms receipt of goods against the bill of lading. This first scan enables the WMS to adjust inventory levels and later direct material storage. Mobile computers and bar code scanners can also call attention to items at low stock levels, reducing the chance of stock-outs. The use of bar codes improves productivity and reduces errors in the picking process ensuring orders are properly packed and shipped to the correct destination on the correct date. Datalogic has solutions and technologies for manual and automated shipping and receiving operations.