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Global labeling guides

Global labeling and mapping guides

Below are the current ten volumes of the Global Labeling Guides (GLG) that outline how product package labels, shipping labels, packing lists, part labels, FRU package labels, case content labels, and other labels should appear in order to conform to the needs of IBM, its business partners, and its customers. The new specification of the Standard Product Asset Tag was recently added as volume 10 of the GLG series. The Blue Seal Specifications for IBM Service Parts is a document that defines the requirements that apply to spare parts repaired or procured for IBM.

Volume 1 - Overview of global labeling

Overview and general rules which apply to all labels and packing lists.

Volume 2 - The product package label

Gives guidelines for the format of the product package label.

Volume 3 - Shipping labels

Gives guidelines for the format of the shipping label.

Volume 4 - Advise of delivery (AoD)/proof of delivery (PoD)

Gives guidelines for the format and content of AoD/PoD documents.

Volume 5 - Part labels

Gives guidelines for the format of part labels.


Volume 6 - FRU Package labels

Gives guidelines for the format of FRU Package labels.

Volume 7 - Packing lists and case contents labels

Gives guidelines for the format and content of packing lists and labels which identify the contents of cases.

Volume 8 - Overview of symbols and special labels

Shows special symbols and labels. Directs the reader to other documents for details.

Volume 9 - Global repair identification (RID) barcode label specification

Specifies the structure of the '52S' global RID barcode label.

Volume 10 - Standard product asset tag

Specifies the data segments of the unique identifier (UID) of an asset and rules for encoding in a two-dimensional (2D) bar code.

Blue Seal Specifications for IBM Service Parts

Provides specifications for field replaceable service parts repaired or procured for IBM.