RMSCC Supply Chain Information Standard
|Pallet Labels - Export single product (barcodes)
The purpose of this standard is to define a consistent supply chain approach to the numbers and barcodes applied to pallets for ease of barcode scanning and data interoperability along the meat supply chain.
The overall objective is to ensure that each participant along the meat supply chain can easily extract the trade information about a carcase of meat.
The Pallet Label Information standards are split into a series of information standards to handle differences in pallets that have single or multiple pallets, and pallets sent domestically and exported.
Each pallet is barcoded following the GS1 standards, ensuring each pallet is assigned a global unique number that provides the basis for traceability along the whole supply chain. For more information on the GS1 standards go to: gs1.org
Pallets can hold either single or multiple products and can be sent domestically or exported. In each case, the information that facilitates these transfers will require different needs.
In response to those needs, the Pallet Label information standards are split into four sections.
This information standard covers the data codification methods for barcode labels on non-retail pallets holding single products that are exported.
The term "exported" refers to B2B transactions that cross country borders involved in international trade. Pallets exporting product are exposed to export and import government verification activities.
The term "single products" refers to products or trade items of one type.
Products refers to meat and meat products sold by weight.
This information standard is based on the GS1-128 Barcode Symbol, along with GS1 Application Identifiers.
GS1 Application Identifiers covered in this standard include:
The AI (310n) is used as it captures net weight of variable weight products, which allows the weight to be allocated to an instance of a sold product.
See AUS-MEAT trade descriptions for further information on meat sold by weight, and which products it may apply to.
Allocating an SSCC
The SSCC is a unique, non-significant, eighteen-digit number, which is assigned by the company constructing the logistic unit. It remains the same for the life of the logistic unit.
When assigning an SSCC, an individual SSCC number must not be reallocated within one year of the shipment date from the SSCC assignor to a trading partner.
Labelling the Logistic Unit
The organisation responsible for the printing and application of the label determines the content format and the dimensions of the label. However, the SSCC is the minimum requirement in the logistics label. Any other information over and above the SSCC should comply with the specification of this section and with the proper use of AIs.
For each label applied to the logistic unit, the top section contains free format information, the middle section contains text information and the Human Readable Interpretation of the barcode symbol(s), and the lowest section contains the barcode symbols. In all cases the SSCC is placed in the lowest portion of the label.
Barcode Symbol Specifications
The GS1-128 (previously UCC/EAN-128) Barcode Symbol is used for GS1 Logistics Labels.
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