Implementation Guide for Package Labeling
|Publication Date:||1 July 2018|
The purpose of this document is to provide implementation guidelines for package labels in compliance with the more technical information supplied in ANS MH10.8.6, shipping/transport unit labels in compliance with ANS MH10.8.1, and cable reel labels in compliance with ATIS-0300044 by providing a practical approach to the subject of bar code and two-dimensional (2D) labeling. This document provides a description of the labels and their uses, suggested procedures for the implementation of a package labeling program, an explanation of the technical requirements set forth in the existing specifications in non-technical terms and a common format for the exchange of labeling requirements.
This Implementation Guide for Package Labeling is divided into four main sections that:
• Provide a general description of the labels and their uses (PURPOSE).
• Suggest procedures for the implementation of a package labeling program (IMPLEMENTATION PROCEDURES).
• Explain the technical requirements set forth in the existing specifications in non-technical terms (TECHNICAL).
• Provide a common format for the exchange of labeling requirements LABEL INFORMATION EXCHANGE FORM. (SEE APPENDIX A)
NOTE: Throughout this document, references are made to "label suppliers" and "label receivers," or, in some instances, simply "suppliers" and "receivers." Additionally, the "label receiver" or "receiver" may be referred to as the "customer." These terms are meant to identify which entity in the trading partnership is generating the labels (supplier) and which entity is receiving the labels (receiver). "Label supplier" should not be confused with a business entity that manufactures or sells labels or label stock.