Global Supply Chain System of Standards from GS1 Australia


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GS1 Australia is a neutral, not-for-profit organisation that has been providing information and direction on supply chain standards for 30 years.

As a member organisation of GS1, GSI Australia administer the GS1 System, a global system of standards and solutions to improve supply chain management.

Work smarter and more efficiently
These global system of standard are aimed at helping businesses work smarter and more efficiently.
  • GS1 System is an internationally recognised standard, making GS1 numbers and bar codes identifiable by trading partners anywhere in the world
  • This supply chain management system, of which bar codes are the most well known component, is an internationally recognised system used by millions of businesses in more than 180 countries to identify and communicate about products they are trading
  • The barcoding systems are based on standards which are rules or guidelines that everyone applies when measuring, describing or classifying products or services
  • GS1 Bar Codes are the most well known and universally recognisable part of the GS1 System of standards
  • These bar codes are based on Global Trade Identification Numbers (GTINs)
By using these supply chain standards, companies can exchange information about products or services throughout the supply chain process including:
  • OrderingTracking
  • Delivering
  • Paying for and selling of goods
  • Enabling track and trace technology
  • Inventory management
  • Planning processes
The GS1 System of Standards 
  • Numbering Standards: Global Trade Identification Number (GTIN), Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC), Global Location Number (GLN)
  • Bar Coding Standards: EAN/UPC, ITF-14, GS1-128, GS1 DataBar (formerly RSS)   
  • Electronic Messaging Standards: GS1 EANCOM, GS1 XML
  • Online Data Synchronisation: GS1net (which superseded EANnet) is a Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN) compliant data pool. Master data can be securely shared globally
  • GS1 EPCglobal standards: Electronic Product Code (EPC) supports the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) in supply chains - eg. EPC Information Services (EPCIS) is used to share information. EPC Gen 2 Class 1 UHF standard (Gen 2 EPC Protocol) is in RFID reader, tags and integrated circuits
The GS1 System is administered in Australia by GS1 Australia that registers and issues GTIN. It is the only organisation authorised by GS1 Global to allocate and administer GTINs in Australia.

GS1 Bar Codes enable businesses to manage the supply chain more efficiently and in today’s global economy, an efficient supply chain is a must.
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