Marks and Numbers

Marks and numbers are used to identify a shipment or parts of a shipment. They are usually placed on the outside of the packaging so that they can be easily seen and read. The most common type of mark is the barcode, which can be scanned by machines to quickly and accurately identify the contents of a package. Other types of marks include numbers that identify the order in which the items in a shipment are to be loaded or unloaded and symbols that indicate the type of contents.

Examples of marks and numbers:

  • Barcodes.
  • Order numbers.
  • Symbols.
  • Loading/unloading numbers.

In general, marks and numbers serve two main purposes in logistics:

  1. To help with the efficient handling of goods.
  2. To aid in the identification of lost or damaged items.

Marks and numbers are an essential part of the logistics process and play a vital role in ensuring that goods are correctly handled and accounted for.

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