Communicating with your customers, partners and suppliers is a crucial part of business. But when you all have different processes and systems, even sharing straightforward information can be time-consuming and error-prone.
You need a common language. Our supply chain standards provide it.
When everyone uses the same standards, it’s easier to get things done. Just imagine if we didn’t have a standard way to measure time or distance.
It’s the same with our supply chain standards. They define ways to store and transfer data so organisations can exchange information smoothly.
Supply chain standards save time and money by reducing administration and slashing paperwork. Largely unseen, yet tremendously important, GS1 standards ensure key processes run smoothly in some of the world’s biggest industries. For instance:
New standards only make a difference if they’re relevant in the real world. That’s why our members — over a million organisations — drive everything we do.
From proposing new standards to updating existing ones, we operate as an association of businesses large and small. Together, we reduce costs and deliver better service to our customers — whoever they might be.
Working with GS1, you can rest assured that your barcodes and unique numbers will be accepted by major retailers and distributors all over the world.
Although the barcode is our most recognisable standard, we maintain many different standards.
See what we’ve been up to recently.