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: Packing Slip

The packing slip contains critical information to properly identify and receive merchandise at stores and distribution centers.  Retailer employees use this information to help identify, sort and confirm merchandise quantities.  Retailer Accounts Payable departments also use packing slips as supporting paperwork for vendor payments.  Packing slips must reflect the actual shipment contents. Missing packing slips or inaccurate information on a packing slip causes delays in receiving which prevents the product from being placed in inventory or made available for sale to a customer.  These types of errors could also delay payments to vendors.

What does it provide?

Consistent communication between partners.

Clear communication to consumers.

Enables automation.

Eliminates a variety of errors.

Vital Items

Packing Slips

  1. Should be securely affixed to the lead carton or pallet inside an envelope marked “Packing Slip Enclosed”.
  2. The minimum required information should be presented in a format that is legible and organized for efficient receiving.
  3. A separate packing slip is required for each purchase order within the shipment.
  4. Should contain the fields of information identified in section 1.6 of the guidelines

Accurate and standard Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) may be necessary.

Standards Policy

Pet Industry Guidelines


Example of Packing list