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Need to code your pallets? Here’s everything you need to know about the pallet label requirements of using SSCCs.
A Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC) uniquely identifies an individual logistic unit, such as a pallet or case, from the sender to the final recipient.
Think of it as a number plate that uniquely identifies every car. The SSCC ensures the pallet’s movements can be individually tracked and traced throughout distribution and transport, all the way to the end receiver.
Retailers rely on SSCC labels to efficiently and accurately process inbound pallets. By scanning the SSCC on the pallet label, they can automate the receiving process and reduce human error and misidentification.
Transporting Pallets to Retailers: You already use barcodes for your products, now you need to transport pallets filled with products to the supermarket. Use an SSCC to identify each pallet. When the shipment arrives at the distribution centre, the SSCC is matched to the Despatch Advice, so the retailer can update their systems.
You are moving a load within a warehouse. Use an SSCC for internal pallet or unit identification.
SSCC pallet labels are required on all inbound deliveries across Woolworths, Coles and Metcash supply chain networks. With a high level of automation and high volumes of stock into the DCs, it is essential that all labels, including Coles SSCC and Woolworths SSCC, are in the right format, printed clearly and placed in the correct location on each pallet.
Australian-owned rice food product producer SunRice wanted to develop a solution that would efficiently mark and label their pallets and bulk bags with SSCC labels, while ensuring quality and correctness of all codes applied to their products. Our Matthews solution was to install Label Printer Applicators onto the palletising systems – these machines can effectively print and apply industry-approved SSCC labels. In addition, we implemented the package code management system, iDSnet software, which acts as a centralised point of control to reduce coding and labelling errors. Watch how SunRice is benefitting from improved efficiency and accuracy.
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