What is Print and Apply (PANDA)


Equipment that both prints and then applies a barcode label to a container, generally a shipping carton. This automates the label application process and is very common in printing retailer compliant shipping labels (GS1-128) or carrier compliant parcel shipping labels.  There can be questions about which system should manage the PANDA function - the WMS or a separate control system, such as a WCS. This somewhat depends on the particular WMS capabilities in this area.