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GS1

What Is GS1?

GS1 is a global corporation that manages and oversees standards, with barcodes being one of them.

What Are The GS1 Standards?

GS1 standards unify companies by providing a system where products and other assets are identified, recorded, and the information shared globally.

What Does GS1 Do?

A GS1 standard is a system that connects a product with all its vital data, allowing trackability, workflow efficiency, and sharing of information via electronic methods. They use barcodes to save crucial information on the product or item to ensure they can easily single them out. GS1 codes are different throughout the supply chain, as they solely depend on the information affixed directly to them.

Frequently Asked Questions About GS1

Who uses GS1 services

Businesses and companies of all kinds can take advantage of GS1 data pool services.

Which industries does GS1 serve?

Various industries take advantage of the GS1 database. It primarily focuses on the retail industry and marketplaces, servicing the consumer packaged goods, fresh foods, grocery, apparel, and general merchandise industries. Other industries that have embraced the GS1 data hub include healthcare, tech, foodservice and transport & logistics.

Why use GS1?

  • GS1 improves supply chain operations through clear identification, capturing, and sharing of accurate product and item information.
  • It improves visibility while the product is in transit and provides operational efficiency in inventory management and shipping.
  • It facilitates traceability and ease of product recall.
  • Since the system is automated, it reduces the costs and time spent on manual processes.

What does it mean - 'verified by GS1'?

Verified by GS1 is a solution that allows companies and data recipients to confirm a product’s data quality and its identity by searching it in the GS1 registry platform.

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