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An Enhanced EAN-13 Barcode Module for Monitoring Processed Consumable Products in Ghana
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  • Felix Siaw-Yeboah,
  • Adebayo Adekoya,
  • Benjamin Weyori
Felix Siaw-Yeboah
SIC Insurance Company Ltd

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Adebayo Adekoya
University of Energy and Natural Resources
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University of Energy and Natural Resources
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Benjamin Weyori
University of Energy and Natural Resources
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When it comes to tracking goods from manufacturers to consumers, barcodes are useful instruments for monitoring and certifying their legitimacy. Because of its capacity to self-validate all generated codes, the EAN-13 is the most extensively used barcode for processed consumable products. Further investigations into the construction of the EAN-13 barcode revealed that several additional components were required to make the EAN-13 more credible for consumer use. Country code, production code, product code, and check digit make up the present EAN-13 format. Meanwhile, the type of product and the number of times it has been manufactured are key components that must be included in the EAN-13 barcode structure for barcode analysts to interpret. The study presented the GHBS-13, an upgraded barcode structure that captured the two new components, namely the product type and production count. The paper proposed a universal method called Tabiri Check Digit (TCD) as a mathematical means of easily computing the check digit of the two barcodes. The formula was validated using EAN-13 and GHBS-13 barcodes, and the results were correct. The study also established a central point platform for customers to use to validate processed consumable products they buy in Ghana
22 May 2022Submitted to Engineering Reports
23 May 2022Submission Checks Completed
23 May 2022Assigned to Editor
30 May 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
15 Oct 20221st Revision Received
17 Oct 2022Assigned to Editor
17 Oct 2022Submission Checks Completed
17 Oct 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
20 Oct 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
17 Nov 2022Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
08 Dec 20222nd Revision Received
09 Dec 2022Submission Checks Completed
09 Dec 2022Assigned to Editor
09 Dec 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
10 Dec 2022Editorial Decision: Accept