The move to Global Trade Items Numbers (GTINs) comes at a time when the Uniform Code Council (UCC) has been changing its scheme for company prefixes within bar codes from a fixed six-digit structure to a variable structure ranging from six to 10 digits. numbers because the line of demarcation is no longer fixed. Retailers modifying their systems, says UCC, should also be certain to handle new company prefixes (1, 8 and 9), removing internal system blocks for those numbers or applications ...

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