148 Product information on Stock Keeping Unit (SKU), with example of Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) label

Product information on Stock Keeping Unit (SKU), with example of Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) label

Only product information should be labelled on a Stock Keeping Unit (SKU).
What information to be labelled depends on the type of product.

Intermediate Cartons shall be labelled as Stock Keeping Units (SKU)

Possible product information which SHALL or CAN be labelled on a Stock Keeping Unit (SKU)

GTIN – Global Trade Item Number
Includes GTIN-8 (8 digits), GTIN-12 (12 digits), GTIN-13 (13 digits) and GTIN-14 (14 digits).

All Stock Keeping Units (SKU) must have their own GTIN.
– For variable measure Stock Keeping Units (SKU), GTIN-14 with a leading digit 9 should be used.
– For other products, GTIN-13 is recommended.

Name of brand owner
– shall be shown in plain text either on the label or on the packaging.

Product name
– Must be written in plain text on the Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) product label.
– Must be based on the text in the Norwegian grocery data pool – EPD database, and consists of product name, attributes, – and product description.
– The product description labelled on the Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) must be identical to the text in the Despatch Advice and Invoice.
-Product description should also contain a package description: for example, Coffee 12 x 500gr.

Batch / lot number
– A number generated by the manufacturer, used to achieve full traceability of product lot/batches in the value chain
– GS1-128 AI 10 must be used.

Shelf life information (“Best before” date, alternatively “Expiry date”)
– Must be labelled on all Stock Keeping Units which has shelf life printed on the Consumer Unit (CU)

GS1-128 AI 15 shall be used for «Best before date”
GS1-128 AI 17 shall be used for «Expiry date»

Net weight
– GS1-128 AI 3103 shall be used for variable measure Stock Keeping Units (SKU).
– Net weight means weight of product excluding packaging (the same weight that is being invoiced).

Supplier’s item number
– can be labelled in plain text.

Table showing what SHALL or CAN be labelled:

Overview of product information that shall or may be labelled on Stock Keeping Unit (SKU):
Information Human readable text GS1-128 (bar code) AI Format
GTIN for Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) Must be labelled Must be labelled 01 n2 + n14
Name of brand owner Must be labelled Not labelled
Product name Must be labelled Not labelled
Batch / lot number Must be labelled Must be labelled 10 n2 + an..20
Shelf life Must be labelled if
shelf life is marekd on the Consumer Unit (CU)
Must be labelled if
shelf life is marekd on the Consumer Unit (CU)
15, alternatively 17  

n2 + n6

 

Net weight Must be labelled for products
with variable measures
Must be labelled for products
with variable measures
310x n4 + n6

 

Supplier’s item no. Can be labelled Not labelled

 

Example of GS1 Product label for Stock Keeping Unit (SKU), for a product with “Best before” date and a fixed weight:

Fig 237

Example of GS1 Product label for Stock Keeping Unit (SKU), for a product with “Expiry date” and variable measures:

Fig 298
Published on: 31. July 2018
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