Standards & guidelines

The GS1 standards create a common foundation for business and support real-world supply chain business processes across the world.

Standards

Identify

Globally recognised unique identification of products, assets, location, etc.
Using identification keys like GLN, GTIN, SSCC, GSIN.

Capture

Mechanisms that enables the capturing of Identification Keys and other important data.
Using data carriers like barcodes and EPC/RFID.

Share

Exchange of business-critical information.
Using EDI (transaction data), Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN) like DATAnet.za and EPCIS (physical movement and status of products)

Use

Streamlining business processes.
Using other GS1 standards and guidelines like traceability, data quality, product recall and upstream integration.

Guidelines

Many GS1 rule sets and guidelines are available pertaining to different areas of standard implementation.