Carton & Item Label Evaluation

Model for Standard Electronic Item Records (Instructions in PDF)

Model for Standard Electronic Item Records (Sample File in Excel)

Slide Shows

Linking Inventory Management and Supply Chain Control (A101)

Sunrise 2005 (Global Bar Code and Numbering) (A206)

Guidelines for Product ID, Labels and Shipments (GPID)

Executive Overview

Product Identification Labeling and Shipment

Vital Items Checklist

Supply Chain Foundation Guide (SCF)

1. Introduction Information flow in the supply chain, How to use the documents

2. Supply Chain Overview & Benefits

3. Organizing The Labeling Project

4. Understanding the GS1 System

Label Implementation Guide (LIG)

5. Implementing GS1 Labeling Project

6. Implementing Serial Shipping Container Code

7. Bar Code Print Quality




Pet Industry Guidelines for Product ID, Labels and Shipments (GPID)

Vital Items: Multi Pack / Carton ID Bar Code Labels

Consistent product 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 eliminated.

Vital Items

Follow the product identification labeling guidelines

  1. Only one type of product in one type of package per carton
  2. Brief description (15 characters or less)
  3. SKU number or catalog number
  4. Bar code (GTIN)
  5. Number of items contained
  6. Follow location guidelines
  7. Ensure that the bar code is of high quality

Standards Policy

Pet Industry Guidelines