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GS1 US Standards Initiative: Get Ready…The Time Is Now!

The “business of food” is changing fast...the business models used just a few years ago no longer provide the efficiencies needed today; and increased consumer demand for product information regarding allergens, nutrition and food safety, including recent government regulations, all underscore the need for a common standards-based system to identify, capture and share accurate and timely product information.


04/15/15 - 2pm ET
 09/16/15 - 2pm ET
05/20/15 - 2pm ET  10/21/15 - 2pm ET 
06/17/15 - 2pm ET   11/18/15 - 2pm ET 
07/15/15 - 2pm ET  12/16/15 - 2pm ET
08/19/15 - 2pm ET   

Foodservice On-Demand Education (Online)

Getting Started

  • Foodservice - GS1 Standards in Foodservice
    This video gives an introduction to the many ways GS1 Standards are being leveraged in the Foodservice Industry. Whether you are a manufacturer, operator or distributor this 10-minute video will introduce you to the many benefits of standards usage in your business.
  • GS1 Standards - Company Prefix
    Learn about the GS1 and U.P.C. Company Prefix in this 18-minute animated training course.

Standards Benefits

  • Foodservice - Are You Ready for the Sunrise?
    The foodservice industry has made the adoption of GS1 Standards a top priority to improve product information, efficiency, and food safety. The goal of the 2014 Foodservice GTIN/GDSN Sunrise is by 12/31/2014 have all products sold through the foodservice supply chain utilizing GTINs and GS1 barcodes and to utilize the GDSN as the industry source for retrieving accurate, real time product attributes.
  • Foodservice - The Standards Advantage
    Accurate product information, optimized supply chain efficiency and enhanced food safety are critical in the changing foodservice landscape. Hear from industry experts on the benefits of GS1 Standards for your company and why they should be an important part of your supply chain strategy.

Identifying your products (GTIN)

  • GS1 Standards - Global Trade Item Number
    Learn how to identify products in this 40-minute animated video. Follow along with Aiden as he educates you about Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) structure, what GTINs are used for and how they apply to your business.
  • GS1 Standards - Barcoding your Foodservice Products
    In this 10-minute video you will learn how barcodes are created and used as well as which barcodes are the most prevalent in the Foodservice industry.

Identifying your locations (GLN)

  • GS1 Standards - Global Location Number for Foodservice
    In this video, you will learn about the Global Location Number (GLN) which gives trading partners the ability to uniquely identify locations (such as headquarters and manufacturing facilities) as well as functional entities (such as accounts payable) throughout the supply chain.

Sharing your data (GDSN)

Standards Workshops

  • GS1 US Data Quality Workshops
    In this workshop GS1 US experts will guide you through the GS1 US Data Quality Program including the necessary steps needed to establish or enhance a data quality program for your organization within a standards-based framework. Topics include a review of the pillars of an effective data quality framework, an overview of the GS1 US National Data Quality Program, and guidance for starting a data governance program.
  • GDSN Major Release 3.X Webinars and Workshops
    The Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) connects trading partners to the GS1 Global Registry via GS1-certified data pools, enabling the immediate electronic sharing of standardized, up-to-date, and accurate information. Prepare now.
  • GS1 US Supply Chain Visibility Workshops
    In this hands-on workshop, participants will be guided through the steps needed to identify, capture and share product information for supply chain visibility to support a variety of business processes, including traceability, inventory and category management, data quality and more.