Supplier Barcode Packaging Specification


UPDATE: Effective 7/28/2017, suppliers with approved barcoded pack slips and labels who provide non-compliant delivery data will be tracked for trends and corrective action plans required for compliance.

Approved suppliers have been receiving purchase orders with the contractually required Quality Clause (Q-8) or barcode specification language, which mandates barcoding on all incoming shipments to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI).

GA-ASI published a manual defining specific packaging standards to be utilized for goods shipped to a GA-ASI receiving location. Barcoding of labels and associated documentation of material packaged and shipped from suppliers is necessary to achieve requisite levels of speed, accuracy, and quality in GA-ASI receiving transactions. Please review the FAQs document as many of your questions may already be answered. Contact us if you have any questions.

Contact: SM-GA-ASI-Barcode-Team@ga.com

A large number of our supplier base are already realizing the benefits of increased speed of payments through our Accounts Payable department. In addition, these receipts are being processed more efficiently and accurately, thereby, reducing the number of discrepant receivers and invoices.

As a reminder, if you have not responded or provided adequate rationale for noncompliance of this requirement, your company will be excluded from the above mentioned benefits.

All hardware and software identified and available herein are suggestions only, not requirements. It is the supplier’s responsibility to select the appropriate hardware and software that will generate the GA-ASI’s barcode specifications. GA-ASI accepts no responsibility for any financial or other consequences arising from the use of the hardware and software selected by the supplier.


NOTE: GA-EMS (Electromagnetic System) is implementing a similar requirement for barcoding, which is planned for implementation in 2017. Please ensure you respond to the proper requesting organization.