Technical industry

Different companies in the technical industry face similar challenges - to reduce costs, prevent counterfeiting and digitize businesses. It places demands on transparent processes to optimize supply chains.

GS1 standards in the technical industry

GS1 standards for identifying, capturing and sharing information about products, transport and services enable companies in the technical industry – including both the defense and energy industries as well as the transport and mining industries – to gain complete transparency in the value chain and thereby streamline processes.

In the industrial sector, the focus is on:

  • Develop smart factories (Industry 4.0) including innovative technology, spare part management and automation.
  • Enable direct marking on products and serialization.
  • Streamline maintenance, repair and reviews.
  • Create a unique identification.
  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
  • Increase and streamline traceability.

GS1 standards drive interoperability in the industrial sector, leading to increased efficiency and reduced costs. From the purchase of components, to the finished product, every step of the supply chain can be secured.

Standards in use

Standards used in industry include GTIN for identifying products, GIAI for identifying assets and equipment, and GLN to identify the location of different assets. These are mainly transferred to GS1 DataMatrix and EPC/RFID to increase transparency in the industrial process. SSCC are used for transports and GS1-128 to track deliveries.

Participate in and influence the development of GS1 standards

At GS1 our standards are developed and maintained together with our customers. In our user groups you can be involved and influence our standards and processes. The groups are available at both national and international level and give us insight on how we can improve, mean while our participants are inspired, get an increased knowledge and a broader understanding of how our standards work.