Shipping Label Guidelines for McLane Suppliers’s Shipments
Shipping Label should be on the upper right hand corner of the product itself . It should not be placed on the stretch film. Do not confuse the barcoded shipping labels with the GTIN requirements. GTIN specifications were detailed earlier in the blog. Barcoded shipping labels tie Purchase Order information to shipments. Scannable shipping labels does not excuse the supplier from complying with Case, Inner Pack and Individual UPC Requirements.
Shipping Label Guidelines:
The standard shipping labels can be designed to incorporate the UPC bar code. Also it can remain separate. McLane Company prefers that all Suppliers include the UPC bar code on the shipping labels.
Label Material and Size:
- The plastic stretch film should be clear film only. Colored or tinted film is not acceptable. It can be only if specified by McLane Company.
- Plastic labels should be used when the label is adhered to the plastic overwrap. Paper labels can be used if placed under the plastic wrap and affixed to the cardboard carton.
- The shipping labels may vary in size. Anyway they MUST include a white zone (area void of printing). The required white zone will be greater than or equal to 0.25″ on each side of the printed bar code.
- The shipping container UPC bar code will be printed in picket fence orientation (horizontal).
Shipping Labels Content Information
All shipping labels MUST have the following information:
- Ship From Address (Supplier Info)
- Ship To Address (McLane Distribution Center Info)
- McLane Purchase Order #
- Purchase Order Line Number
- If available at the time of printing the shipping label: Name of Carrier, Freight Bill Pro Number, Bill of Lading Number.
Pallet Quantity Labels Procedure
Items shipped by full pallet quantities will require one designated shipping label. It must be placed on upper right hand corner of the unitized load.
Layer Quantity Labels Procedure
Items shipping by complete layer quantities will require one designated shipping label. It must be placed on the upper right hand corner, representing a single or multiple layer(s) of an item of the unitized load, treating the layer(s) as a pallet, even if multiple layers make up the unitized load.
Case Quantity Labels Procedure
Items shipped as individual cartons (floor loaded) require one designated shipping label. It should be placed on each carton of merchandise.
Shipping Labels Location Specifications
A full pallet consisting of one item will require one shipping label representing the entire pallet of product. This example illustrates one item on this pallet. Individual shipping labels are not needed for this unit.
Layer quantities consisting of one item will require one shipping label representing each item of product. A divider should be used to separate item layers on the unitized load. This example illustrates three items on this pallet and one shipping label per item. Individual case shipping labels are not needed for this unit.
Individual carton quantities will require one shipping label per case. This example illustrates individual, floor-loaded cartons, not associated with a pallet or layer quantity.
The described guidelines are designed to decrease receiving time. They can also improve receiving and inventory accuracy, expedite payment of supplier invoices. A standard Shipping Label will provide a mutual benefit for a planned receiving program within the company. This will allow for a more efficient system of scheduling deliveries to distribution centers and stores.