GS1 identification standards are used to create unique numbers for products, packages, locations and more. This means better visibility, security and traceability for everyone in the supply chain - from manufacturer to consumer.
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StandardsWhat it isUsed to identifyExamples
Global Trade Item Number (GTIN)Item numberproductssoda can, chocolate bar, milk carton
Global Location Number (GLN)location numberlocation and companycompanies, stores, warehouses
Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC)package numberlogistical unitspallets, roll cages, packages
Global Returnable Asset Identifier (GRAI)carrier identityreturn carrierplastic pallets, gas cylinders
Global Individual Asset Identifier (GIAI)unit numberequipment
electricity meters, computers, mobile phones
Global Service Relation Number (GSRN)business relation numberbusiness relationshipselectrical installations (measuring points), anti-theft
Global Document Type Identifier (GDTI)document identitydocument
prescription numbers, X-rays
Global Identification Number for Consignment (GINC)shipping numberlogistic shipment
goods being co-transported
Global Shipment Identification Number (GSIN)freight numberfreightgoods co-transported to consumers
Global Coupon Number (GCN)coupon numbercoupons
digital coupons
Component/Part Identifier (CPID)component identitycomponents
Spare parts for cars
Global Model Number (GMN)model numberproduct model
medical equipment
Basic standardsWhat it isUsageExample
GS1 Global Traceability Standard (GTS2)framework for traceabilityeventsproducts, parties
GS1 General Specificationsbasic specification for GS1 standardshow GS1 standards are usedall areas
GS1 Company Prefixbasic prefix to use all GS1 standardsyour companyall areas


ServicesWhat it isUsageExamples
GEPIR (Global Electronic Party Information Registry)directorycontact information for GS1-connected companiesSearch for GTIN, GLN, SSCC
Check digit calculatorfree tool for check digitscheck digit for barcode numberGTIN, GLN, SSCC
BarcodeCheckquality assurance of barcodesreadability, content, qualityPackaging

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