Universal Product Code


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Universal Product Code

n. Abbr. UPC
A number and barcode that identify an individual consumer product, often used for tracking inventory.

U′niver′sal Prod′uct Code`


n.
a standardized bar code in widespread use in retail sales.
[1970–75]
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Noun1.Universal Product Code - code consisting of a series of vertical bars of variable width that are scanned by a laserUniversal Product Code - code consisting of a series of vertical bars of variable width that are scanned by a laser; printed on consumer product packages to identify the item for a computer that provides the price and registers inventory information
code - a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy
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While Haberman's Universal Product Code initially had 11 digits, a 12-digit system was later adopted.
The 35th anniversary of the Universal Product Code (UPC) was recently celebrated by GS1 US (www.
We expect that UID will mature as did the universal product code and that a few years after introduction, the payoff in the use and analysis of the data will be even more profound than the data capture quality.
Just like the 11-digit Universal Product Code (UPC) that identifies items sold in most countries today, a sliver of DNA could identify every living species on Earth, Hebert and his Guelph colleagues assert.
The date will usher in a bigger universal product code to identify merchandise sold at retail and, more importantly, facilitate global trading between retailers and suppliers.
EPC is an enhancement of the Universal Product Code (UPC)--the bar code.
The UCC was founded in 1972 to administer the Universal Product Code (UPC).
And the absence of Caxton, Napster, Universal Product Code, James Dewar, China (to mention just a few proper nouns in the text I tried to look up) from the index is scandalous.
The Global Release Indentifier, or GRid, is a code akin to the Universal Product Code (UPC) bar code found on a CD or cassette tape in stores.
It is the Universal Product Code (UPC) to identify products for inventory control to track shipment and sales.
The FEI Research Foundation study compares XBRL to the Universal Product Code (UPC), which allows manufacturers to track merchandise and analyze consumer buying, which, in turn, led to improved product supply chain management.

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