GS1 Standards Certificate Course

Course summary

Familiar with or have more than six months experience using GS1 Standards? Join us for this two-day course covering the GS1 General Specifications which is the core standards document of the GS1 System of Standards. Our team of experts will be available to answer your questions on using GS1 Standards and provide advice on how to improve supply chain efficiencies, cut costs, and improve relationships with your customer and trading partners. This course covers the eight sections of the GS1 General Specifications in detail and various GS1 US® Guidelines.

Attending this course will ensure you gain the most complete and accurate information for implementation of GS1 Standards. After attending this session, the GS1 General Specifications will be easier to navigate and become your trusted source for implementation of the GS1 Standards.

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This course will cover

  • Basics and Principles of the GS1 System
  • Application Identification (GS1 Identifiers are used to uniquely distinguish all products, trade items, logistic units, locations, assets, and relationships in the supply chain—from manufacturer to consumers)
  • GS1 Application Identifier (AI) Definitions (Application Identifiers (AIs) allow inclusion of additional product information in a barcode, such as net weight, batch or lot number, expiration date and serial number)
  • Application Rules and Management Practices (The GS1 System has 2 types of data- Keys (which are primary identification) and attribute data (which give information about the Key). This section details how each of the Keys are allocated and what attribute data must be paired with which Key.
  • Data Carriers (barcodes and RFID tags)
  • Symbol Placement Guidelines (The GS1 System has specific rules about where to put the barcode on your package)
  • AIDC Validation Rules (Automatic Identification and Data Capture. This is machine reading and processing of information with little or no human intervention)
  • GS1 Standards Glossary of Terms
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Course benefits

  • Refine your working knowledge of the GS1 General Specifications
  • Acquire a comprehensive understanding of the GS1 US Guidelines
  • Understand how the GS1 System can improve efficiency in your supply chain
  • Apply knowledge learned for the benefit of your company/customers
  • Learn how to effectively identify your products, locations, assets, etc., and choose correct barcodes for your
  • application
  • Analyze the quality of your barcodes to prevent expensive mistakes

Who should attend

Any individual from GS1 US member companies who want to acquire expert knowledge in the GS1 System of Standards and its identification numbers.

Cost

$750

 

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