A barcode not scanning correctly can have serious effects ranging from manufacturing errors to production downtime. Verification gives you feedback about your bar code production process that you can use to control the process itself. Successful verification results ensure that a label or direct part marker is working properly and will be readable further on in the supply chain.
Contract and Industry Compliance
Many government agencies (such as the US FDA and DOD) and large retailers require barcodes that conform to industry standards. The only way to certify compliance to these standards is to demonstrate bar code quality through verification. Some industries require verification to a specific standard (typically an ISO standard).
Verification guarantees a first time scan rate. Correctly scanning barcodes will prevent fines from major retailers or production downtime. When barcodes do not scan correctly, the data has to be manually entered, opening up room for human error.