What is a GLN (Global Location Number)? GLN (Global Location Number) provides a globally unique, standardised identifier that allows companies to answer the questions who and where throughout the entire supply chain. The unique number is used by companies who want to identify locations and parties in the supply chain: Physical locations, such as warehouses, dock doors and ports. Mobile locations, such as an ambulance or a food truck. Functions, such as Sales or Accounting departments. Legal entities, for exemple a company or subsidiary. Digital locations, such as systems for electronic messages (EDI). Who uses GLN? Many industries and the public sector use Global Location Numbers. Your company can use it to search in Verified by GS1 and can, in addition to contact and address information, also receive additional information about other companies and organizations that are affiliated with GS1. The benefits The number helps to streamline communication between trading parties to ensure that; products, goods and invoices end up in the right place. information exchange is consolidated and automated. companies get better control and visibility in their supply chain. companies save time when parties and locations are identified accurately and communicated once. the foundation for tracking and tracing is in place. How to use GLN In systems Increase visibility in the supply chain by announcing your GLN for location and party identification in electronic commerce systems (EDI and EPCIS). Read more about identification In data carriers The number is encoded in barcodes, 2D codes or RFID / EPC tags. This helps you to direct the delivery to its destination and find out where it came from. Create barcodes In database services Publish your location numbers by connecting to the Directory database service. Your numbers will be visible in the GS1 Number Information Service. Get started with My places Get started Choose between two subscriptions that are adapted to the needs of different markets and target groups. GS1 Company Prefix For you who need to create number series from GS1. Buyers and sellers can use GLN and the full range of GS1 standards to identify, capture and share information about products, locations, parties, packages and more. One-off GLN Suitable for those who only need a single GLN number to identify one function, legal entity or location. The subscription is used by suppliers, retailers, wholesalers, restaurants, EDI users, logistics partners and many more. Order a subscription FAQ How do I get a GLN? Do I need multiple GLN? What is Directory? Documentation Global documentation GLN Allocation Rules GS1 General Specifications Create a GLN Guide: How to identify locations Fees Related Products ServicesVerified by GS1 Provides you with verified information about a product or party, with data coming directly from the owner of a GTIN or GLN. ServicesNumber Information Service Find contact information for more than 1,000,000 companies in over 100 countries. StandardsGS1 Company Prefix Your company’s unique license number that identifies you among buyers and sellers worldwide.