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Universal Product Code (UPC)

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    Universal Product Code (UPC)

    Date added: 08 Mar 2011

    The Universal Product Code (UPC) has become the world's most pervasive inventory tracking tool and has transformed the way consumers shop, how businesses and retailers manage inventory -- from large industrial equipment to canned goods sold in grocery stores. Retired IBMer Norman Joseph Woodland will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame on May 4, 2011 for his contribution to the invention of the UPC.