Companies pack products into logistic units like cases, pallets, or parcels. To identify and keep track of logistic units in the Serialized Manufacturing application, create and manage serial shipping container code (SSCCs) sequences as per the GS1 standard.


Note: The SSCC pool is a shared collection between the Serialized Manufacturing and the Serialized Logistics applications.


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Searching for an SSCC and Viewing the SSCC History in the Pool


The SSCC pool contains:

  • The SSCCs generated in Movilitas.Cloud.
  • The external SSCCs sent through Manufacturer V2 API as part of an aggregation action.
  • The external SSCCs received from TraceLink.


Procedure


1. In the Serialized Manufacturing application, select the SN/SSCC pool --> SSCC pool tab.


2. Find an SSCC.

  1. Select the first (extension) digit of the SSCC in the Starts with drop-down. The extension digit is used for managing container hierarchies. You can search for all SSCCs belonging to a specific level in the hierarchy.
  2. Enter the SSCC or a part of it in the search field, except for the extension digit.
  3. Select the status under Status.


The list of the SSCCs is filtered based on the search criteria. You can reset the filter by clicking the Reset Filters icon.


3. To view the history of an SSCC, click > next to the SSCC on the left. You can track all the status changes of the SSCC in the pool.


Example:




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Generating SSCCs in Movilitas.Cloud


You can generate unique and GS1-compliant SSCCs in the Serialized Manufacturing application to use them for aggregation purposes.


Procedure


1. In the Serialized Manufacturing application, select the SN/SSCC poolSSCC pool tab.


2. Click Generate SSCCs.


3. In the Generate SSCCs window, provide the details as described below.


FieldAction
AmountEnter the number of required SSCCs.
GS1 PrefixEnter the GS1 company prefix.
Extension digitEnter the extension digit for the SSCC (0-9). Use the extension to introduce a hierarchy (multi-level containers), where each level has its own extension digit.
Start from

Optionally, specify the serial number to start the sequence from. The value given here is part of the serial reference piece of your SSCC.


Movilitas.Cloud recommends leaving the field blank and letting the application decide where to start.


Providing a number


The provided serial number is the starting value.


If the value is already available in the pool, the serial reference piece will take the next value that is not existing in the pool yet.


For example, you enter "330" here, and the serial reference is 9-digit long due to a 7-digit long GS1 company prefix. The first SSCC in the sequence will receive "000000330" as the serial reference, the second one will have "000000331", and so on. If "000000330" is already available in the pool, the next value is taken that is not existing in the pool yet.


Note: If the first 1001 serial numbers that the system tries have already been taken, a safeguard is triggered and an error message is displayed.


Leaving the field blank


The application calculates the serial reference piece by counting how many SSCCs were created with the given GS1 company prefix and extension digit before. The application picks the first serial number based on the counted number and tries that value first.


For example, suppose there are already 2000 SSCCs for the given GS1 company prefix and extension digit. In that case, the application assumes that serial numbers "0" to "1999" have already been taken and will start from serial number "2000" when it tries to generate new SSCCs.


Example:




Note: Movilitas.Cloud automatically calculates the check digit based on the entered values as per the GS1 standard. You do not need to calculate or give the check digit. 


4. Click Generate. The SSCCs are generated and added to the list in Available status.


In the following example, we are searching for the three SSCCs generated with the values illustrated previously:

  • Extension digit: "4"
  • GS1 Prefix: "7654321"
  • Start sequence from: "330" --> "000000330"
  • Amount: "3"
  • The last, check digit is automatically calculated.




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Requesting SSCCs from an External System (TraceLink)


You can request SSCCs from TraceLink through the configured TraceLink Partner channel and fill the SSCC pool in the Serialized Manufacturing application to use them for aggregation purposes.


Procedure


1. In the Serialized Manufacturing application, select the SN/SSCC poolSSCC pool tab.


2. Click Request SSCCs.


3. In the Request SSCCs window, provide the details as described below.


FieldAction
Collaboration channelSelect a previously configured TraceLink Partner channel to connect to TraceLink.
MAHsSelect the MAH that provides the SSCCs. The application offers the MAHs previously registered with a TraceLink company identifier under the Site management --> MAHs tab.
SiteSelect the manufacturing site that requests the SSCCs. The application offers the sites previously registered under the Site management --> Sites tab.
GS1 PrefixEnter the GS1 company prefix of the target entity (MAH).
Extension digitEnter the extension digit for the SSCC (0-9). Use the extension digit to introduce a hierarchy (multi-level containers), where each level has its own extension digit.
AmountEnter the number of required SSCCs.


Example:



4. Click Request.


The request is sent to TraceLink. Once there is a response from TraceLink and the request is processed, the SSCC pool in Movilitas.Cloud is filled with the received SSCCs in Available status.


You can also check the transaction on the TraceLink Partner channel. Select SNX_REQUEST transaction type under the TraceLink SFTP Transactions --> Outbox tab.


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