GS1 Foundations Online Certificate Course

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If any part of your work involves creating, analyzing, or using product data in any way, you’re most likely interacting with GS1 Standards. The GS1 Foundations on-demand course offers six learning modules that will help you learn product identification standards that result in trusted data for your trading partners and consumers.  You’ll be able to: 

  • Correctly assign and manage unique products and packaging levels via GTINs and barcodes
  • Perform efficient item set-up, so that it is done right the first time
  • Properly measure package dimensions for efficient shipping and retail shelf management

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Who Should Sign Up

Professionals who manage the product lifecycle from creation through distribution and merchandising, including product management, supply chain operations, logistics, category management and shopper marketing. 

Equipped with the knowledge of GS1 Foundations, you can:

  • Eliminate product returns resulting from inaccurate product data
  • Reduce barcode scanning errors at checkout that result in unsold product
  • Better manage product changes using proper GTIN® management
  • Improve logistics costs and planogram compliance with accurate package measurements

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Course Outline

The GS1 Foundations Online Certificate Course includes six on-demand learning modules:

  • Overview of GS1 Standards
  • How to Use Your GS1 Company Prefix (EAN/UPC)
  • How to Create and Manage Your Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs)
  • GTIN Management Standard
  • How to Barcode Your Products
  • GS1 Package Measurement Rules

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Volume pricing for teams of 5, 10, 25, or 100 are also available!

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GS1 Foundations for Healthcare Online Certificate Course

Are you a Healthcare professional who manages the product lifecycle from creation, item set-up, packaging through distribution, marketing, product management, supply chain operations, and logistics? If you answered yes, you may want to consider the GS1 Foundations for Healthcare Online Certificate Course.

This course covers the foundational aspects of globally unique healthcare product and location identification and barcoding with GS1 Standards. By attending you'll learn how to request that your NDC (National Drug Code) Labeler Code be included as part of your GS1 US-issued GS1 Company prefix, how to build trade item hierarchies, and track and trace processes.


Earn a Badge - Your GS1 Standards Credential

When you successfully complete a GS1 US Certificate Course, you can earn an important credential in the use of GS1 Standards. You can also add this new skill to your online resume with a GS1 US Badge valid for three years and share it via social media.

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Still Need Convincing? See How Companies are Leveraging GS1 Standards Expertise and Test Your Own Standards Knowledge

Case Studies

  • Pocono ProFoods — Distributing Quality Product Data for a Quality Customer Experience
  • Tyson Foods — Putting customers and consumers first by leveraging GS1 Standards for stability and velocity
  • Land O' Lakes — Using GS1 Standards and EDI make reductions in labor and increases in order accuracy as sweet as butter
  • Macy’s Returns Made Easier — Reverse Advance Shipping Notice Revolutionizes Returns to Vendor

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