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.
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.
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.
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: