1 PRODUCT DATA 1 (11) Marking Requirements on External Products and Product Packages (3PP/OEM) Abstract This document provides information on Ericsson required general marking data for the identity and following up of 3PP (OEM) managed and handled by Ericsson, e.g. components, PBAs, Plug-In-Units (PIUs), Magazines (Sub racks), Cabinets (Racks) and Stand Alone Products. It does not deal with product or package specific marking requirement. Application This instruction is to be referred to in discussions and negotiations with 3PP (OEM) suppliers to Ericsson to ensure that the products and product packages are marked with the required information. The contract between Ericsson and 3PP (OEM) suppliers is to include conditions concerning potential use of Ericsson product identity labels.
2 PRODUCT DATA 2 (11) Contents 1 General Information Main Rules for Product Identity Marking Information about owner (manufacturer) Product Identity Traceability Identity Country of Origin Human readable information Encoded information Size and layout Durable Placement Main Rules for Product Related Marking Handling and Warning Conformity Marking Minimum Set of Data Elements for Traceability Products Packages Changes in Identity Marking for a Modified Product Reporting of Product Identity and Attributes Reporting of traceability information Ericsson assigned Factory Code Example of Identity Markings References International Ericsson Change Information... 11
3 PRODUCT DATA 3 (11) 1 General Information Marking requirements are applicable for products included in Ericsson product portfolio, own products as well as 3PP (OEM). On 3PP (OEM) Ericsson define minimum required information needed based on Ericsson needs of traceability and follow up. There are typical two kinds of markings. 1 Product identity marking, gives information about product class, type, version, individual and when and where it is produced (does not require to be an Ericsson assigned, as on 3PP there exists already an identity) 2 Product related marking, means markings for approval/certification, warning, handling, etc. 2 Main Rules for Product Identity Marking 2.1 Information about owner (manufacturer) The manufacturers logotype/brand shall be used, as the available size for marking permits, to identify the design owner and manufacturer of the by Ericsson marketed products included in Ericsson product portfolio. 2.2 Product Identity Identity to provide or enable define type and model of a given product. The product identity can either be only a product number or a combination of product number and product version.. Product identity shall preferably be the existing product identity, see Ericsson document Uen, and secondly using an Ericsson assigned alias that is providing link to the existing identity. 2.3 Traceability Identity Identity enabling following up of individual instances or group of individuals being of the same or different type. Type of traceability identity depends on defined needs for product follow up.
4 PRODUCT DATA 4 (11) 2.4 Country of Origin Country of Origin, Made in, shall to be human readable in full English short name and when encoded in 2 character country code to show manufacturing origin for the actual product. This shall be according to standard ISO Human readable information The sequence of information on a product identity marking should be in such way that the product type is read first and individual information is read at the end. 1 When using bar code the human readable interpretation is preferably placed above the actual bar code, as size permits 2 When using a 2D symbol the human readable translation is to be placed, as size permits. 2.6 Encoded information It is recommended that traceability identity (e.g. serial number or batch/lot number) is encoded to facilitate machine readability. Data element (information) encoded in a bar code or 2D symbol is to be preceded with the corresponding data identifier, e.g. S for serial number. 1 When using bar code only one data element per bar code is to be coded 2 When using a 2D symbol the data string must start with a message header defining type of qualifier used for the included data elements (one or many) and end by a message trailer 2.7 Size and layout It is the responsibility of the owner/manufacturer of the actual product to define size and layout of the product identity marking. 2.8 Durable Product identity markings shall be indelibly and permanently readable (human and machine) throughout the products life cycle.
5 PRODUCT DATA 5 (11) 2.9 Placement Products and product packages shall have the identity marking in a conspicuous place, as legibly, as the nature of the product permits, to ensure correct identification and handling during manufacturing, installation, operation and repair. When a product consists of a number of components or equipment items (i.e. an assembled/structured product), it is sufficient if the over-all product identity marking is in a conspicuous place, e.g. the identity marking of a PIU but not the identity marking of the PBA on which the front is mounted or the identity marking of a standalone product. 3 Main Rules for Product Related Marking 3.1 Handling and Warning Products shall have the needed handling and warning markings to give needed information to the users for correct and safe handling throughout the products life cycle. 3.2 Conformity Marking Products shall have the applicable conformity marking (symbols and/or text) in a conspicuous place, as legibly, as the nature of the product permits, to show the compliance to applicable directives, legislation and standards. 4 Minimum Set of Data Elements for Traceability What set of data elements to be used depends on traceability requirement wanted by Ericsson, which will be registered in PRIM. The tables specify the data elements (mandatory, recommended or optional) and how it is to be presented on the product (as human readable, in bar code and/or 2D symbol). 4.1 Products M = Mandatory, O = Optional, N/A = Not Applicable, * = If used
6 PRODUCT DATA 6 (11) Individual traceable product (Yes, Y ) The table below shows the minimum set of data elements for products on which Ericsson require individual traceability, i.e. use of serial number. Table 1 Set of data elements for Y as traceability requirement in PRIM Data element Required Human Readable Code128 2D Symbol Data Identifier Manufacturer Logotype (Brand) M M N/A N/A N/A Global Unique Manufacturer Identity M * O O M 18V Product Number M M O M 1P Product Version M * M O M 2P Description O O N/A O 22P Manufacturing Date M M O O 12D Serial Number M M M M S Country of Origin: full English short name M M N/A N/A N/A 2 character ISO code O O O O 4L Batch traceable product (Batch, B ) The table below shows the minimum set of data element for products on which Ericsson require batch traceability, i.e. use of batch/lot number. Table 2 Set of data elements for B as traceability requirement in PRIM Data element Required Human Readable Code128 2D Symbol Data Identifier Manufacturer Logotype (Brand) M M N/A N/A N/A Global Unique Manufacturer Identity M * O O M 18V Product Number M M O M 1P Product Version M * M O M 2P Description O O N/A O 22P Manufacturing Week M M O O 11D Batch/Lot Number M M M M 1T Country of Origin: full English short name M M N/A N/A N/A 2 character ISO code O O O O 4L
7 PRODUCT DATA 7 (11) No individual traceable product (No, N ) or Not set (blank, ) The table below shows the minimum set of data element for products on which Ericsson only requires product traceability. Table 3 Set of data elements for N or as traceability requirement in PRIM Data element Required Human Readable Code128 2D Symbol Data Identifier Manufacturer Logotype (Brand) M M N/A N/A N/A Global Unique Manufacturer Identity O O O O 18V Product Number M M O O 1P Product Version M * M O O 2P Description O O N/A O 22P Manufacturing Week M M O O 11D Ericsson Factory Code O M O O 1V Country of Origin: full English short name M M N/A N/A N/A 2 character ISO code O O O O 4L 4.2 Packages M = Mandatory, O = Optional, N/A = Not Applicable, * = If used Product package The table below shows the minimum set of data element for product packages to enable product traceability and goods receiving. Table 4 Set of data elements for N or as traceability requirement in PRIM Data Element Required Human Readable Code128 2D symbol Data Identifier Manufacturer Logotype M M N/A N/A N/A Manufacturer Global Unique Company Identity M * O O M 18V Supplier Part Number M M M M 1P Supplier Part Version M * M M M 2P Marking Text O O N/A O 22P Customer Part Number O M M M P Customer Part Version O M M M 21P Quantity M M M M Q Gross weight O M O O Supplier Code (V if Erisson assigned) O M O O V or 1V Manufactured (one of these) Traceability (one of these) Country of Origin: Date M M O O 12D Week M M O O 11D Serial Number M M M M S or 25S Batch Number M M M M T, 1T or 25T Package ID M M M M 3S full English short name M M N/A N/A N/A 2 character ISO code O N/A O O 4L
8 PRODUCT DATA 8 (11) Transport Transport packages should be marked according to normal procedures to identify sender, receiver, shipment, delivery, etc. Multiple content that are included in a single transport package shall be listed in a Packing List. 5 Changes in Identity Marking for a Modified Product After the modification (repairs and/or alterations) of a product, the identity marking must be changed with respect to that: 1 The Product Serial Number shall remain the same 2 Product Number, Product Version, Description and Manufacturing Date or Week should be changed according to modification instructions. 3 Country of Origin ( Made in ) shall be changed if the modification includes a change of the product number and when the modification not is done at the original manufacturer. 6 Reporting of Product Identity and Attributes For products that Ericsson is to include in its PDM and ERP systems the product identity shall be registered in PRIM with related product attributes (e.g. weight, dimension, ECCN, HST, traceability requirement, etc.) as negotiated and signed in agreement. External numbers shall be managed according to Uen. 7 Reporting of traceability information For products on which Ericsson requires individual traceability follow up, product information is to be sent to Ericsson central traceability database. Traceability information is to be sent in a specified format according to Ericsson document FEA Uen. 7.1 Ericsson assigned Factory Code For submission of information the sender (manufacturer) should be identified by an Ericsson assigned Factory Code (ref Uen), if not a unique company identity is used/available.
9 PRODUCT DATA 9 (11) 8 Example of Identity Markings The illustrations below are just examples, for actual information see marking documentation. Figure 1 Example of product identity marking with human and machine readable data (traceability requirement Y ) Figure 2 Example of product identity marking with only human readable data (traceability requirement B, N or ) Figure 3 Example of product package marking, < > indicates information that is to added and shaded information indicate optional elements
10 PRODUCT DATA 10 (11) 9 References 9.1 International ISO Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions -- Part 1: Country codes ISO 8601:2004 Data elements and interchange formats -- Information interchange -- Representation of dates and times ISO 28219:2009 ISO/IEC 15418:2009* Packaging Labeling and direct product marking with linear bar code and twodimensional symbols Information technology -- Automatic identification and data capture techniques -- GS1 Application Identifiers and ASC MH10 Data Identifiers and maintenance * for continuous maintenance document go to ISO/IEC 15434:2006 Information technology -- Automatic identification and data capture techniques -- Syntax for high-capacity ADC media ISO/IEC :2008 Information technology -- Unique identifiers -- Part 4: Individual items ISO/IEC :2007 Information technology -- Unique identifiers -- Part 6: Unique identifier for product groupings 9.2 Ericsson Note: Links will only work when connected to Ericsson Corporate Network Uen ABC Numbers Uen External Product Numbers Uen Factory Codes Uen Marking for Showing Country of Origin ("Made in...") FEA Uen Tracy Interface Description
11 PRODUCT DATA 11 (11) 10 Change Information Changes from Rev B: "Data" is removed from the title. Order of sub sections in section 2 is revised. Section 3 about Product Related Marking is added, to provide information about that the 3PP/OEM products shall be marked with relevant handling, warning and conformity markings. Section 8 is revised to provide more neutral examples.