UCC-128 labeling feature barcodes that can be scanned at the warehouse as well as at the recipient’s facility. This enables workers to identify the contents of a carton or pallet without the need to open the packaging and count items by hand. This standardized format is used by distributors, manufacturers, and retailers as part of their electronic data interchange (EDI) systems. Information included on these labels contains the origin, destination, and contents of each shipment. Other details these often feature include a PO number and the carrier code.
The benefits these provide for consumer goods manufacturers and distributors are clear. These include:
- Increased efficiency: Without the need to open boxes or unwrap palletized cargo to identify goods, users on both ends of the supply chain can keep shipments moving quickly and without delays.
- Greater accuracy: Because all of the data about each carton is centralized through EDI, there can be virtually no confusion about which shipment belongs where.
- Full compliance: Many businesses need to follow regulatory guidance regarding the use of barcodes for accountability and public safety.
- Customer satisfaction: Having shipments arrive on time and efficiently helps keep costs down and inventory levels in scale with demand. This, in turn, leads to more satisfied consumers.
Why Choose WSI?
As one of the largest privately held logistics companies in the United States, we have the knowledge and capabilities to incorporate UCC-128 labeling for logistics across a wide spectrum of situations. We can integrate these services as part of our capabilities for ecommerce as well as traditional distribution and warehousing. To learn more about our services, get in touch with one of our knowledgeable representatives today.