Labeling Requirements And Case Definition For Mills Fleet Farm Merchandise
Labeling Requirements set by Mills Fleet Farm (including pallet guidelines) are given in today’s blog. Labeling Requirements also cover case guides. Case refers to a shipping container made of corrugated fiberboard, not boxboard or chipboard. Construction must be sturdy enough to facilitate multiple handlings, both by hand and with material handling equipment, such as pallet jacks, forklifts, clamp trucks, conveyors, gravity shelving, trailer movement and vibration, etc.
- The Mills Fleet Farm preferred style is what is referred to as a regular slotted container (RSC).
- The corrugated fiberboard should meet a minimum burst strength of 175 lbs.
- Cases should also meet an edge crush test (ECT) strength of 36 lbs. to facilitate stack ability.
- Cases are preferred to be sealed by glue or with reinforced or plastic tape.
- Inner cartons should have a minimum burst strength of 125 lbs.
- Cases should contain a standard quantity of a single SKU; there should not be multiple SKUs within the same case. (Unless the product was specifically ordered as an assortment)
- Dimensions of the case will vary, but it is preferred that it fit on a standard pallet with dimensions of 48” x 40”. (Oversized merchandise will have a unique set of packaging configurations).
The case should be marked on four sides with the following information:
- Some description of the product/type of merchandise, including color/size to distinguish
- Vendor part number (VPN) (and optionally MFF SKU number)
- Case quantity (and inner quantity/number of inners if applicable)
- Burst strength and edge test certifications
- Any required hazardous labeling required by government regulations.
An additional label is required to be applied to at minimum each pallet and optionally each case:
- Vendor name and ship from point
- MFF purchase order number
- MFF Destination from the purchase order (DC or store name and number)
- Delivery # & Sales Order Number are optional fields
- Ship Date
- MFF SKU number(s).
- Pallets must be able to be lifted by all four sides
- Pallets should be 40 in X 48 in
- Pallets should be grade B or better
- It is recommended that pallets should contain no more than three SKUs per pallet, each visibly
marked from the outside of the case
- It is recommended that pallets should maintain a 4 ft height.