How to define, design and implement bar code, rfid, in warehouse management, inventory management software providing supply chain visibility and inventory control.

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[A206] EAN.UCC Global Trade Item Numbers and the 2005 Sunrise Date

Instructor: Rick Bushnell

The EAN.UCC System has been growing and evolving since the 1970s.  The Uniform Code Council and EAN International have developed standards for product, service, location and logistics identification and introduced them into countless channels worldwide. These two separate organizations manage a single set of standards referred to as The Global Language of BusinessSM.

In order for the language to be truly global, some things are in the process of change between now and January 1, 2005. It is important for EAN.UCC System practitioners to be aware of the constants that will not change, such as the bar code data carriers used to encode identifiers for trade items and logistics units. (The venerable U.P.C. is not going away!)  It is equally important for both the new and experienced practitioners to know, and prepare for, what will change; what must change between now and the 2005 Sunrise Date. Most of these changes deal with the length of database fields used for primary product identification and with the long-standing practices of parsing those fields into fixed-length “company” and “item” numbers.

Students completing this course will come away with a complete understanding of 14-digit GTIN (Global Trade Item Number) structures and the necessity of allowing for all 14 digits in their databases. Further, they will fully grasp the need for and construction of variable-length UCC Company Prefixes as well as the use of new UCC Prefixes (previously referred to as Number System Characters.)

This course is recommended for anyone responsible for the assignment of EAN.UCC identification numbers in any industry channel, as well as those who must print (encode), scan (decode) or place those numbers in item or logistics databases and maintain the databases.


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You may review the presentation which is the foundation for this class, free of charge. Simply complete the form below and you will be transferred to a page where you can review the presentation.


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