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Serialization services

Greater safety and efficiency for your supply chain

Serialization is the process of assigning and applying a unique identification code to a product. Aggregation defines the relationship between multiple items within a product shipment, such as cartons, cases, and pallets. Together, these two concepts form the foundation of “Track-and-Trace,” which documents a product’s current and past locations throughout the supply chain. This ability to track a product’s whereabouts and trace its path is the start of a safer and more efficient drug supply chain.

1-D Linear Code

2-D Data Matrix Code

Serialization service

Serialization of sales units

Carton aggregation

A full suite of services from Vetter

Vetter provides a broad range of product serialization and aggregation services as part of its secondary packaging offering. Our IT and secondary packaging experts will work with you to meet your specific requirements regarding interface, transfer protocol, transfer message, and reports. Vetter utilizes EPCIS (Electronic Product Code Information Services) as the standard data-exchange interface to share information, which we can adapt for either your proprietary IT or cloud-based solution.

Vetter offer serialization at the carton (sales unit) level and aggregation at the carton (sales unit), shipping case, and pallet levels. This helps you establish the “parent-child” relationships among components and understand the exact contents of a product package at any point.

Communication

Communication

  • Standard data exchange interface (EPCIS), transfer protocol (AS2), transfer message (XML-based with EPCIS design)
  • Customized data exchange messages and protocols
Reporting

Reporting

  • Commissioning report of serial numbers after packaging
  • Decommissioning report of serial numbers (100% documentation)
  • Shipping reports (Shipping Event)
Handling

Handling

  • Serialization & aggregation of carton, case and pallet
  • Linear and 2-D data matrix code options
  • Serial number generation by Vetter: sequential or randomized (for higher security)
Sampling

Sampling

  • In-process control (IPC)
  • Additional sampling in warehouse
Security

Security

  • Securing and saving serialized & aggregated data (SAP OER)
  • Extension of standard code with additional ID attribtutes 

Vetter’s serialization and aggregation services are seamlessly integrated into Vetter’s state-of-the-art packaging processes. We offer a number of options, including the ability to get both in-process control samples and additional samples in warehouse. And because a global standard for serialization doesn’t yet exist, Vetter offers flexibility to help you comply with the specific regulatory demands of your individual markets. 

Vetter is a contract manufacturer specialized in complex packaging. We support you to meet regulatory requirements and to gain greater security and control over your product all along the supply chain.

Further interesting topics

Serialization

Each saleable unit is assigned a unique identifier.

Example of code structure: Standard code structure GS1

  • 2-D Data Matrix code
  • (01) GTIN
  • (21) SN
  • (10) LOT
  • (17) EXP
Aggregation

Units packed into cases. Each case is assigned a unique identifier, and each unit (child) is associated with the case (parent).

Example of code structure: Standard code structure GS1

  • 1-D Linear code (2x linear code)
  • 2-D Data Matrix code
  • (01) GTIN
  • (21) SN
  • (10) LOT
  • (17) EXP
  • (30) QTY
Packaging

Cases packed onto pallets. Each pallet is assigned a unique identifier, and each case (child) is associated with the pallet (parent).

Example of code structure: Standard code structure GS1

  • SSCC-18 (1-D Linear Bar Code)