Standards provide a common global language that allow businesses to identify, capture, share and use key information about products, locations, assets and more. By enabling access to accurate, complete and robust data, GS1 Standards make it possible for the right product to be in the right place at the right time.

GS1 Standards recommended sequence of use is identify, capture, share and use.

Identify
  • GS1 Identification Keys enable organizations to identify products, services, locations and more across the supply chain efficiently.
Capture
  • GS1 Capture Standards enable organizations to carry critical data globally to improve supply chain efficiency.
Share
  • GS1 share standards include standards for master data, transactional data, physical event data and communication standards for sharing this information between applications and trading partners.
Use
  • With GS1 Standards, businesses can combine different GS1 standards to streamline business processes such as traceability, inventory management, product recalls and much more.

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