Barcodes to add accountability to campus deliveries

Ensuring that packages delivered across campus have a bar code will make it easier to ensure they arrive at the proper destination, says maintenance manager Rajeev Chawla of Facility Services.

Under a procedure coming into effect this week, his department will require a signature for the delivery of any package. If the vendor fails to attach a bar code, Distribution Services will allocate one.

“Most users will not notice any difference,” says Chawla. “The biggest change will be that our staff will ask for signatures on an electronic handheld scanner rather than a paper form.”