JAIX Software has released the Distribution Centre Labelling (DCL) system, creating internationally-traceable bar-coded labels that are compliant with the European article number (EAN) SSCC standard.
EAN is a globally registered number that identifies a company. The serial shipping container code (SSCC) is a unique number that identifies a specific pallet of products. The EAN labelling standard also identifies the item code, batch or lot number, expiry or best before date and product quantity. EAN labels describe products in both standard text and in barcode form.
The system assists the supplier by advising if the remaining shelf life will not meet the retailer requirements, thereby reducing the chance of product rejection by the retailer.