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SSCC-18 Labels

What is a SSCC-18 Label?

The serial shipping container code (SSCC) is an 18-digit number used to identify logistics units. The SSCC is used to identify an individual logistic unit. A logistic unit can be any combination of units put together for transport and/or storage where the specific unit load needs to be managed throughout the supply chain. Some examples of logistics units are cases, pallets, or air cargo containers. 

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Application Identifier (AI)

The AI “00” indicates the SSCC-18 data structure will follow.

Extension Digit

The Extension Digit has no defined logic and is used to increase the capacity of the Serial Reference

GS1 Company Prefix

GS1 Company Prefixes are 7-10 digits. Serial Reference Numbers are 6-9 digits.

Serial Reference

The Serial Reference number is assigned by the holder of the GS1 Company Prefix to uniquely identify a shipping container (logistic unit). A Serial Reference cannot be reused for a minimum of 12 months. The combined length of the GS1 Company Prefix and Serial Reference is always 16 digits.

Check Digit

Calculated using the Modulo 10 algorithm.

Industries that require this label:

SSCC-18 labels act as a license plate to track a shipment of logistics units through the supply chain for finished goods or for raw materials.
Most commonly they are utilized in the following industries: