EDI 128 - UCC

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The UCC-128 label is also known as the GS1-128 label. Buying organizations such as retailers, grocers and distributors often require their suppliers to use GS1-128 labels in conjunction with an advance ship notice (EDI 856).

These labels are used to communicate the details of a shipment so the buying organization knows its contents without having to open each box and manually count each piece. UCC-128 labels can be applied to pallet shipments and individual cartons.

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Benefits of using the UCC-128 Label

Benefits to supplier:

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Avoid chargebacks from non-compliance
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Improve cash flow by reducing order cycle time

Benefits to buying organization:

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Reduce bottlenecks in receiving to get products to stores or customers faster
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Improve warehouse management by planning floor space and labor schedules
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Reduce costs and errors from manually processing shipments
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Decrease inventory costs and the need for safety stock

Key data elements included in the UCC-128 label

 The UCC-128 label uses a series of application identifiers (AIs) to provide information to the recipient. The AI defines the length and format of the data. AIs may include:

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Ship from

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Ship to

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Carrier

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Packing type

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Purchase order number

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Weights

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Quantities

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Barcode

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Destination code

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Shipping method

Are you a developer?

If you’ve got an advanced technology team who understands APIs (application programming interface) then you should check out our Dev Center. We have API connections for Shipping Labels, Packing Slips and Order Transactions which are always up-to-date with your customers’ trading partner requirements.

Common issues with the UCC-128 label

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Barcode label doesn’t match the ASN
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Ship to or ship from address missing or inaccurate
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Improper barcode size, placement or positioning
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Barcode label won’t scan due to poor print quality

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