GS1-128 (formerly UCC-128) Label Specification (Hibbett EDI Vendors)
The 20-digit carton ID printed on the GS1-128 (formerly UCC-128) label must be included in the MAN segment of the ASN (856), Each carton must have a unique carton ID number. An ongoing GS1-128 (formerly UCC-128) bar code quality control program must be in place to ensure ANSI A or B (scanning with a 10 mil aperture) print quality.
USE ONLY “SMUDGE-PROOF” LABELING / INK AND HIGH QUALITY PAPER PRODUCTS. Do not use UPS OR ANY TYPE OF embossed label.
The GS1-128 (formerly UCC-128) label must be created based on the GS-1 specifications. Using a 4” by 6” label format, the GS1-128 (formerly UCC-128) bar code should be 3.02” in length, 1.25” in height, with a .25” quiet zone on each side. Use only GS-1 / EAN-128, subset C bar code symbology with the narrowest bar on space width of 20 mil (+ or – 4 mil).
Industry standards state GS1-128 (FORMERLY UCC-128) carton IDs should not be reused for 1 year; HIBBETT strongly recommends that GS1-128 (FORMERLY UCC-128) carton IDs never be reused. If a GS1-128 (formerly UCC-128) carton ID is reused within a one-year period, an expense offset will be deducted from the invoice.
The GS1-128 (formerly UCC-128) label should be placed on the longest side leading corner of the carton. Ensure that the label is placed so that the bar code is scannable, i.e. not on a seam or wrap the corner of the carton. Do not cover information with the GS1-128 (formerly UCC-128) label where the shipping carton is also the display carton on the selling floor.
Place only one GS1-128 (formerly UCC-128) barcode on the carton. Other barcodes must be removed, completely covered or defaced to render the barcode unscannable. Do not apply the same barcode number to multiple cartons. If a product requires multiple cartons for one selling unit / UPC code label in sets 1 of 3, 2 of 3 etc. If additional information is still needed contact the EDI Department for specific instructions regarding GS1-128 (formerly UCC-128) multi-carton label requirements.
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