Apparel & General Merchandise Industry | GS1 US

Right Product, Right Place, Right Time

Enabling Source-to-Consumer Visibility in the Apparel and General Merchandise Industry

In today's omni-channel retail world, consumers are in control. They expect accurate, immediate product information and access to products.  Quite simply: they will move on, if they can't find the products they want when they want them. The Apparel and General Merchandise Industry is most concerned with improving inventory accuracy, supply chain visibility and speed-to-market capabilities to satisfy consumer demands, while still addressing requirements around business process efficiencies and product safety.

For many years the Apparel and General Merchandise Industry has actively supported the importance of GS1 Standards and that involvement continues to this day. What began decades ago with the U.P.C. barcode, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), and floor-ready merchandise, has evolved to include the adoption and use of Electronic Product Code (EPC)-enabled radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.

Learn more about the GS1 US Apparel and General Merchandise Initiative and how it is making it possible for Apparel and General Merchandise companies to follow their products from the source to the consumer—ensuring that the right product is in the right place at the right time regardless of the channel or path to purchase. 

See how the GS1 US EPC Item Level Readiness Program can help your organization implement EPC-enabled item level tagging into your day-to-day operations.