Best Practices: Multi Pack / Carton ID Bar Code Labels
(rev February 2009)
identification, both human readable and bar code, must be presented on uniform
and legible labels to enable best practices throughout the entire supply chain.
This section explains the elements of information including the bar code that
should be contained on master-pack, inner-pack or storage cases.
What does it provide?
All of the material handling
functions can be improved and in some cases automated if there is uniformity in
product identification labeling. Not only will handling costs be reduced but
administrative costs associated with shipping errors and receiving errors can be
the product identification labeling guidelines
- Only one type of product in
one type of package per carton
- Brief description (15
characters or less)
- SKU number or catalog
- Bar code (GTIN)
- Number of items contained
- Follow location guidelines
- Ensure that the bar code is
of high quality
1 – Product Identification Labeling and Shipment
2 -- benefits and business case.
3 -- how to organize the labeling project.
4 -- the GS1 (formerly U.P.C.) method of product identification and bar code use.
5 -- how to apply GS1 (formerly U.P.C.) bar code.
6 -- deals with the label that is placed on a shipping container.
7 -- about the print quality of bar codes.
appendix is provided to answer questions about how bar codes work.