Guidelines for Product ID, Labels and Shipments (GPID)
Supply Chain Foundation Guide (SCF)
Label Implementation Guide (LIG)
Pet Industry Guidelines for Product ID, Labels and Shipments (GPID)
Vital Items: U.P.C. Codes
This section is based on the Uniform Code Council (UCC) guidelines used by retailers throughout the world. Options within the UCC standards have been selected to meet the unique needs of the Pet Industry supply chain. The specific requirements of one Pet Industry trading partner to another may present some minor differences. When in doubt check with your trading partners. As members of our industry we are all expected to take responsibility for common standards that relate to our products and should not hesitate to remind customers and suppliers that everyone should follow the Pet Industry standards.
What does it provide?
The U.P.C. is used at the point of sale. Retailers expect wholesalers to provide products the are labeled in conformance with the EAN.UCC standards. Wholesalers must rely on suppliers to mark the items at the source. This information is provided so that all the people in the supply chain are looking at the same fundamentals.
Make sure every saleable item has been assigned a UPC and that the barcode is of high enough quality to be scanned by everyone.
1 Product Identification Labeling and Shipment
2 -- benefits and business case.
3 -- how to organize the labeling project.
4 -- the U.P.C. method of product identification and bar code use.
5 -- how to apply 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.
The appendix is provided to answer questions about how bar codes work.
U.P.C. Item Label