SHIPPING LABEL REQUIREMENTS (GS1‐128 SERIAL SHIPPING CONTAINER LABEL (aka; EAN/UCC 128, SSCC, LPN))
Shipping Label contains information relevant to a specific shipment. Burlington Stores has adopted the most current standards of the GS1‐128 label format to form the basis for their Shipping Label standards.
Shipping Label Basic Requirements:
- All cartons shipped to Burlington Stores Distribution Centers and/or stores are required to display a Shipping Container label, regardless of carton content, purpose, receiving party, or location.
- Separate carton content labels are required when carton content information does not fit on the UCC-128 label.
- A valid ASN (EDI-856) must be received at least 24 hours prior to the shipment being received in the warehouse.
- The carton identifiers contained within the ASN must match those displayed on the shipping label.
- Carton IDs are expected to survive in the Burlington Stores supply chain for a period of one year; do not re-use Carton ID numbers during any one year period.
- Zone Height – Each zone must measure 1.0″ in height ± 0.2″. However, a zone may be doubled in height to accommodate additional information. The height of the double-high zone is 2.0″ in height ± 0.4″. Please note that Zone H must always be 2.0″ ± 0.4″ to accommodate the SSCC-18 bar code.
- Zone Width – The width of the zones is determined by the width of the label. In some cases, the label width can be divided to accommodate two zones side by side.
- Label Height – The recommended minimum label height is 6.0″± 0.2″. The height of the label can be taller if necessary to accommodate additional information. However, the sequence of zones must be preserved and the placement guidelines described below must be observed.
- Label Width – The recommended minimum label width is 4.0″± 0.2″.
Shipping Label Zones
The layout of the GS1‐128 label consists of different zones, each zone a separate building block. The size of the zones, with the exception of certain zones that have mandatory dimensions, can be adjusted to accommodate varying amounts of information. Even when zones are resized, however, the placement of information must remain consistent relative to the information in other zones. In other words, there is flexibility in placing the information within zones, but the sequence of zones must be preserved.