80 Must-Know Serialization Terms for U.S. Wholesale Distributors
The 2019 DSCSA deadline for wholesale distributors is fast approaching, and it’s going to require far more than tracking lot numbers. In order to be compliant, wholesalers will need to buy and sell only serialized products and verify their product identifiers at the homogenous case level or saleable unit level. Serialization requirements bring along a number of abbreviated words, acronyms, and regulatory distinctions that will become part of your day-to-day life.
What, for example, is the distinction between an electronic product code (EPC) and an external product identifier? And what does GTIN even mean? As you begin to plan your serialization strategy, use this glossary as your go-to reference guide. The sooner you master these basic definitions, the faster you can achieve your goals of preparing for a serialized supply chain.