Re: Is there standard terminology for Manufacturer Product Code versus Wholesaler Product Code versus Retail Code?

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Subject: Re: Is there standard terminology for Manufacturer Product Code versus Wholesaler Product Code versus Retail Code?
Posted by:  Jerry Stuckle (jstuckl…@attglobal.net)
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009

Boss wrote:
> The title of this post pretty much says it.
>
> Are there standard terms for what identifies a product at the
> manufacturing, wholesale, and retail distribution level?
>
> Is SKU pretty much a retail concept?

Yes, and every manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer has their own
standard :-)

For instance, Acme Widgets, Inc. might have a unit ID of '12345'.  The
wholesaler/distributer typically handles multiple manufacturers, so it
might label the product with a manufacturer's ID, i.e. AW-12345.  And
the retailer might label the product as "Acme Widget's Fancy Doodad".

Different wholesalers and retailers will often label the same product
differently.  And different manufacturers will have different identities
for their products.

<sarcasm>It makes things real easy for the programmer</sarcasm>

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Is there standard terminology for Manufacturer Product Code versus Wholesaler Product Code versus Retail Code? posted by Boss on Wed, 25 Mar 2009