ECCnet Locations is the party and location information service by GS1
Canada. It is a central, online, searchable database of accurate
location information including Global Location Numbers (GLNs) and GLN-related details (for example street
province, postal code, etc.) for Ship To and Bill To locations to
support trading partner transactions.
The GLN is a 13-digit,
globally unique GS1 identification number that can identify any location
in the supply chain and is used in the exchange of business documents
via Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).
ECCnet Locations helps ensure products arrive at the right place
It was created in response to industry-identified needs to facilitate
more efficient operational activities and help drive down supply chain
ECCnet Locations Features
- Anytime location look-up, available online, 24/7
Downloading capabilities for users to integrate trading partner
location information into internal systems
Automated notifications to alert users when trading partners update or
add new locations
ECCnet Locations in Healthcare
ECCnet Locations launched in the healthcare sector first in 2011; other
sectors will follow. GS1 Canada is currently working closely with the
healthcare community on the assignment of GLNs to uniquely identify
locations across the Canadian healthcare supply chain, which will be
listed in ECCnet Locations.
Today, many organizations in the supply chain from suppliers to
healthcare facilities use internal codes to identify locations. Use of
GLNs as a common standard across the healthcare sector for identifying
- Streamline ordering and receiving processes
- Enhance patient safety
- Generate cost efficiencies
- Support administrative productivity
Note: To access ECCnet Locations you need to have
a valid GS1 Company Prefix Licence.
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To obtain a GLN for your organization, contact GS1 Canada: