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The Language Of Label Item Numbers

Institutional knowledge. It’s the collective knowledge an employee accumulates during the time they work for an organization. Some of that knowledge may get translated into procedures and policies. But, most of it resides in your head, hands, and heart. And, it’s that institutional knowledge that helps you navigate through the system, circumvent problems and perform your job more effectively. Plus, it teaches you another language. One that your new or less experienced peers don’t understand.

It’s the language of part and product numbers.

If you frequently use certain items or purchase them for your operation and have been performing that task for any length of time, those numbers become a shortcut to doing your job faster. One look at the item and voilà, you know the details necessary to grab it from the supply cabinet, send in a requisition or make a purchase.

But what happens if you don’t speak that language?


A coworker is almost out of labels. They have an item number and maybe even a sample. But, they don’t know the last time it was ordered or where it came from. And, since they are about to run out, they need it fast.

Or, even worse, you get a long list of items with a similar lack of detail. But, this list needs all kinds of data like product descriptions, size, materials, packaging information and more. Now what? How do you get the information you need in a timely manner and still accomplish all the other things that are on your to-do list?

Contact UAL.

For One Item Or A Long List

Long List of Labels - UALFor example, it’s common to have a part number but not know the type of product or other details.

In addition to a single item, we often find that organizations have a list of item numbers from various suppliers, with minimal details. And, they need to consolidate the list to determine the item description, label materials, adhesives, packaging and other details that allow them to set it up in their purchasing system.

Either way, our comprehensive cross-reference list allows us to provide you the information you need fast.

For Budgeting And Background Information

When it’s time to budget or when a new department head or employee joins the team, it often means finding and compiling information that is usually not at your fingertips.

UAL can provide the type of materials that specific departments, a typical clinic, physician’s office, laboratory, veterinary practice and more use. And define the expected usage quantities based on the size of your operation. In addition, we can provide the part numbers, descriptions and other details including samples.

Best Fit Formats For Specific Applications

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Furthermore, if your operation uses specific software systems, you know there are common formats that are recommended for use in functions including:

  • Pharmacy
  • Radiology
  • Laboratory
  • Medical Records
  • Billing
  • And more

When you use the right format, you save time, decrease costs and reduce the number of reprints that occur when using the wrong label. UAL can provide you a list of applications that incorporate the item, description and best fit format.

Whatever your labeling needs, our goal is to provide you with quick and easy access to the products and information you need to make your job a little more trouble-free. They say that immersing yourself into a foreign country is the best way to learn their language. But, if you only need to learn a few words, then Google Translate works just fine. Similarly, if you spend a few years in your job you, too, will learn the language of item numbers. But, you can save time and make your job easier by allowing UAL to translate the information for you!

With over 4,000 products that are sure to fit your specific applications, United Ad Label makes it easy to get the products you need fast. Browse our website or contact us to learn more.

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