Serialization 2019-10-08T20:28:38+00:00

Serialization

Unique labelling of products

The first and most important step when introducing the oneIDentity+ system with all its advantages it is the serialization. The serialization involves the labelling of every product or packaging with a unique key. This does not only happen on a type level, as is customary in retail where only the type of a product matters, but also on an instance level i.e. even identical products have separate serial numbers. Ideally, this code does not only contain a unique serial number, but also information about manufacturer and product type.

oneIDentity+ supports companies with the process of serialization in various sectors. We act as an interface for companies to automatically generate serialized identifiers according to company-specific requirements and provide them to the proprietary systems. In the process, the randomized creation of the serial number is important. It makes it more difficult for plagiarizers and counterfeiters to crack the serialization. If required by the customer, the own numbering system can be used as well.

Through the serialization of products, you create great potential across the whole value-chain.

Flexibility in using various numbering systems and code formats

For the serialized labelling you can use your own numbering system, only valid for your company. However, we as oneIDentity+ recommend the application of the global ISO 15418:2016 standard promoted by GS1. By incorporating this globally valid standard, your serializations is usable across company and system boundaries for the optimization of the entire value-chain. The GS1 compliant code contains a GTIN (=Global Trade Item Number), providing information about the manufacturer and the product type, as well as a separate serial number for every ident.

Serialization should follow the global standard ISO 15418. A GS1 DataMatrix code or a QR code can be used independently of this.
Serialization should follow the global standard ISO 15418. A GS1 DataMatrix code or a QR code can be used independently of this.

Choose your preferred data carrier or code format to use for the labelling of your products and packages: Whether it is RFID, QR or the GS1 compliant Datamatrix code – every application has its advantages. Please contact us – we will gladly advise you.

Serialization should follow the global standard ISO 15418. A GS1 DataMatrix code or a QR code can be used independently of this.

Various possibilities of labelling products and packaging

There are many different possibilities to label products or packages in a serialized manner.
Examples for this are:

– direct marking of products (metals, synthetics…) via laser engraving (by the manufacturer/supplier during the manufacturing process)
– labelling of components, machines and facilities via type plate
– printing of codes on labels (by manufacturer during the packaging process)
– Use of prefabricated labels which already contain a unique code plus additional security features

When using oneIDentity+, you are free to choose the suitable method of labelling. We´ll gladly advise you.

Packaging can be serialized via a prefabricated or self-printed label. For products, serialisation by direct marking (e.g. laser engraving) is an option.
Packaging can be serialized via a prefabricated or self-printed label. For products, serialisation by direct marking (e.g. laser engraving) is an option.

Pilot project

Discover the possibilities as part of a pilot project

As previously mentioned: By serializing products, you create great potentials across the entire value-chain. Let’s approach the challenges together.

Within the scope of a pilot project, we will not only develop a serialization concept tailored towards your company’s needs we will also defines roles and applications, create an IT concept, develop a demonstrator app for presentations about possible applications and preform joint marking tests with our partners e.g. Trumpf.

A pilot project for serialization includes an on-site workshop, marking tests, the creation of an IT concept and a demonstrator app.
A pilot project for serialization includes an on-site workshop, marking tests, the creation of an IT concept and a demonstrator app.
A pilot project for serialization includes an on-site workshop, marking tests, the creation of an IT concept and a demonstrator app.
A pilot project for serialization includes an on-site workshop, marking tests, the creation of an IT concept and a demonstrator app.

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