[A201] Implementing A UCC-Based Compliance Labeling and Implementation Program
Instructor: Rick Bushnell
Companies who intend to use EAN.UCC standards must themselves
comply with the standard and must encourage trading partners to comply. It sounds axiomatic but companies are only meeting marginal success in
using bar code-based systems because they do not have a comprehensive program in
place to promote the use of the EAN.UCC standard. Without such a program, suppliers frequently send unusable bar codes or
no bar codes at all.
But compliance to the standard goes beyond bar codes. The standard method of product identification must be used to receive
orders and payment. Companies must
be able to send and receive an electronic file called an advanced shipping
notice (ASN) so that they can match items and purchase orders automatically.