8) Begin consolidating routes or expanding the work load of the existing routes.
Lockett further noted that advances being made in electronic product codes will eventually allow vending warehouses to be inventoried much faster. Product tags embedded with radio frequency identification (RFID) readers will allow operators to scan an entire pallet of product by waving an RFID wand at the pallet. The product codes will automatically register with the reader.
"We're going to see it in vending and we're going to see it very soon," he said.