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:  Andy Dingley (dingb…@codesmiths.com)
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009

On 25 Mar, 23:08, Boss <Math.…@gmail.com> wrote:

> Is SKU pretty much a retail concept?

SKU is a broad concept for anyone who "keeps stock". However the value
you need to hold for it will frequently vary, depending on who is
asking.

If you have a vertical industry standard like UPC, then you might get
to have consistency between wholesale and retail. However that only
works if everyone plays ball, and if the units are singletons that go
through both wholesale and manufacture as single items, not when you
wholesale them by the pallet or case load, then break them down into
singles for retail shelving.

Reading the wacky world of EDI-XML sometimes tells you useful stuff
and EDI or EDI-FACT will show just how bad it might be instead  8-)
Basically though it all sucks, and every industry has its own ways.

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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