GS1 standards

  • Act/Rule/Legislation

  • Area of Application

    Good Practices - Warehouse, Transport, Logistics, Manufacturing

  • Description

    The GS1 General Specifications is the core standards document of the GS1 System describing how GS1 bar codes and identification keys should be used.

    GS1 standards ensure key processes run smoothly in some of the world’s biggest industries. For instance:

    GS1 standards lie at the heart of efficient ‘just in time’ systems. Retailers can track products at every stage of the supply chain, meeting changing consumer demands with minimal wastage and maximum cash flow. Standards play a key role in delivering exceptional care and maintaining patient safety. From monitoring medication to ensuring optimal use of critical resources like MRI scanners, GS1 standards revolutionising healthcare services. GS1 standards provide a framework for real-time tracking, traceability and supply chain optimisation.

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