One of the challenges faced by many organizations across the supply chain is identifying specific location, particularly when they can vary significantly from context to context. How do you make sure that products are going to the correct facility and be able to track them once they arrive?
The answer is GS1 Global Location Numbers – or GLNs.
Global Location Numbers (GLNs) can be applied to any location (physical, operational or legal) that needs to be identified for use in the supply chain.
A 13 digit GS1 identification code, GLNs can identify:
GLNs are widely used within sectors such as healthcare, retail, and transport and logistics.
GLNs are globally unique, they can be applied across multiple sectors and are internationally recognized, they can help:
GLNs can take the confusion out identifying locations and organizations, especially when there may be multiple ways to refer to the same thing.
GLN Allocation Rules outlines how to use a GLN and how to add a legal entity, functionality and physical and digital locations.
Find out more on the GS1 Global website.