Validation of scanned data, in order to determine whether it complies with the rules for the application of the system logics and entirety and/or to certain user requirements, before it is implemented in the systems for Electronic Data Interchange.
Global Trade Item Numbers® (GTINs®). GTIN may use the data structure for GTIN-8, GTIN-12, GTIN-13 or GTIN-14 and must be represented in a 14-digit reference field (key) in computer files to ensure uniqueness of the identification numbers.
A component of the GS1 Company Prefix. GS1 Member Organisations assign GS1 Company Prefixes to entities that administer the allocation of GS1 System identification numbers. These entities may be, for example, commercial companies, not for profit organisations.
Unique GS1 Identification Key for logistic units, using the 18-digit GS1 System Identification Key comprising an Extension digit, GS1 Company Prefix, Serial Reference, and Check Digit used to identify a logistic unit.
GS1 data structure, defined in different lengths, necessary for different identification purposes, composed in an even hierarchy. Their composition combines the needs for international control with the users’ needs.
An item always produced in the same pre-defined version (e.g., type, design, packaging) that may be sold at any point in the supply chain, which either may vary in weight/size by its nature or which may be traded without a pre-defined weight/size/length.