Description of EAN-18 / NVE / SSCC-18
The SSCC-18 (Serial Shipping Container Code) is used throughout the supply chain as an identifier for item tracing and internal control. In Germany this code is called EAN 18/NVE (Nummer der Versandeinheit). It is always 18 digits long:
- The first two numbers are the Application Identifier of the EAN-128: (00). You cannot change them. They are part of the code.
- The first digit of the data field is the extension digit. Currently a "3" is standard.
- The next 7 digits is the company prefix.
- The following 9 digits are the serial reference number.
The SSCC-18 / EAN-18 / NVE is displayed using the symbology of EAN-128. The Application Identifier (00) is added automatically and must not be entered by you.