Benefits of Utilizing the GS1-128 Shipping Label

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Purpose
The GS1-128 Shipping Label (a.k.a. UCC-128, SSCC) is used in conjunction with the Advance Ship Notice.  This allows entire cases or pallets of product to be scanned and quickly processed through distribution centers and other shipping locations.  The Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC-18) is a unique identifier for a carton or pallet which is used to identify the logistical unit and provide tracking information and status updates.

The key data elements included in a GS1-128 Shipping Label are:
  • Ship from information
  • Ship to information
  • Serial Shipping Container Code (bar code)
Additional data that may also be included in the GS1-128 Shipping Label are:
  • Purchase Order Number
  • Ship to postal code
  • Carrier
  • PRO#/BOL Number/Tracking Number
  • Carton/pallet tally information (# of #)
  • Carton/pallet quantity
  • Item information such as item identifiers (UPC/SKU) and/or item description
  • Mark For location number and barcode
  • Ship date
  • Lot/batch numbers
Benefits
There are benefits to both the purchaser and supplier of implementing the GS1-128 Shipping Label. Many of these are dependent on how automated and integrated this document is for both parties.  Some of the benefits which may be realized include:
  • The SSCC-18 code can identify a shipment and its contents to automate the receiving process
  • Buying organizations scan the barcode which matches the information within the ASN previously received allowing for more timely put away and system inventory updates
  • The GS1 Shipping Label provides confirmation of receipt of an order
  • The Mark For section assists with the automation of the flow of cartons from the Distribution Center receiving dock to the shipping dock which results in a quicker delivery to the store floor

Benefits Overview
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Johnathan Young

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My postal code keeps failing on my label anyone have any suggestions
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Create separate post and mark as "problem"

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