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GS1 Connect 2019 June 19-21, 2019 Denver, CO
For more than 40 years, the GS1 System of Standards has revolutionized efficiency, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness in a broad range of industries—including apparel and general merchandise. GS1 Standards provide a “common language” that trading partners use to identify items at any point along the value chain.
GS1 Standards are like the DNA of items and products moving through their value chain. By uniquely identifying each, it’s possible to link items and products with relevant information.
Here’s an overview of how GS1 Standards play an important role:
GS1 Standards begin with GS1 Identification Numbers used to uniquely distinguish all products (trade items), logistic units, locations, assets, and relationships across the supply chain from manufacturer to consumer:
Data encoded in GS1 Data Carriers uniquely identify products (and units of product) and help improve inventory accuracy.
With GS1 Standards as the common language of business, trading partners can seamlessly share information to support data synchronization, as well as the exchange of transactional and physical event data about products moving through the supply chain.
For a complete list of GS1 Standards, view our Standards page.
For a deeper understanding of how GS1 Standards actively support your product’s value chain—optimizing efficiencies, improving inventory management, and enhancing the customer experience—view our short video or read our brochure.
Download the GS1 Standards booklet for Apparel and General Merchandise PDF (1.3 KB) >