GS1 Logistics Label

Products and the pallet that enables them to be transported and stored throughout the chain form a unique combination: the logistics unit.  

Logistics labels are affixed to logistics units with their unique identification code: the Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC).  

The purpose of the logistics label is to speed up the delivery process to the customer, such as a retailer's distribution centre. The use of the GS1 Logistics Label can also contribute to the traceability of goods. 

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What information can be found on a GS1 Logistics Label? 

  • The Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC). This is a mandatory element on every GS1 Logistics Label, both in barcode form and in human-readable text. The barcode used on a logistics label is the GS1-128 barcode
  • For homogenous logistics units, additional information can be included on the GS1 Logistics Label, such as the batch number, the GTIN of the associated unit and the expiration date. This should also be in barcode form and in human-readable text. 
  • For heterogeneous logistics units, the SSCC on the GS1 Logistics Label is sufficient. The other information is then sent by the sender from the logistics unit to the recipient by means of a EDI electronic delivery note (DESADV).The SSCC is also included in the DESADV. This ensures the link between the item information in the EDI message and the goods on the logistics units. 

What is the link between the logistics label and the electronic delivery note?

Using the electronic delivery note, the SSCC is mentioned with further information on the logistic carrier in the EDI message. 
Therefore, the SSCC is the link between the physical logistic process and the digital information process.

When the tailgate of the truck has been closed, the supplier sends all the information on the logistic units in the truck through an electronic delivery note to the customer. 

Next, the customer reads all the data from the electronic delivery note through their internal software.
This way, all the information about the logistic unit is automatically retrieved with the scanning of the SSCC on the logistic label. This enables a fast and smooth receipt in the warehouse.

Want to know more about the content, layout and dimensions of the logistics label? Watch the video below!