Identifying logistic units uniquely with an SSCC
A Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC) is used to create a uniquely and unequivocally identifiable logistics unit and for it to be traced. For example, a pallet consisting of several trading units and which is assembled for transport, is given an SSCC so that it can be uniquely identified during its journey and storage.
A logistics unit can either be homogenous or heterogeneous.
Each logistic unit will have a different SSCC. One year after decommissioning the unit, the SSCC may be reused.
Structure of an SSCC
|Series number expansion||GS1 Company Prefix (54 M1 M2 ...) and serial number (X1 X2 ...)||Check digit|
The SSCC is the element that connects the physical flow of goods with the underlying information flow. Based on the GS1 Logistic Label, a logistics unit can be traced throughout the entire supply chain. The SSCC is mandatory on the logistics label (in barcode form) and is scanned at every location throughout the chain.