The good old UPC barcode has been around for nearly a half century, but savvy consumers are pushing hard for advancements in the way we track supply chains and deliver product information. The ubiquity of web-connected mobile devices with high-quality cameras enables mobile app developers to leverage the barcode in fresh ways. They can now provide consumers with digital food transparency, creating profound effects on the food industry.
[Editor's Note: The U.S.
The increased use of IT in manufacturing and other physical industries can supercharge productivity and the economy.
[Editor’s Note: Chunmei (Mei) Li is Director at Worldwide Corporate Contributions (WCC) Johnson & Johnson.
[Editor’s Note: June Sugiyama is Director of the Vodafone Americas Foundation.