What is a Supply Chain

Supply Chain Regulation & Compliance Standards

Supply chain standards and regulations play a crucial role in ensuring efficiency and safety. Standards information provides a framework for businesses to manage their supply chain processes and improve their overall performance. 
GS1 Standards provide a common language and help to create seamless work processes that allow businesses to identify, capture, and share information the same way all over the world. 
Through the power of GS1 Standards, organizations can use accurate, robust information that makes it possible for the right product to be in the right place at the right time, as well as allow consumers to find the products they are looking for.

Standards & Regulations

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The Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA)

A federal law that aims to improve the security of the pharmaceutical supply chain. It establishes a system for tracking and tracing prescription drugs to help prevent counterfeit and illegitimate drugs from entering the market. Businesses that operate in the pharmaceutical industry must comply with the DSCSA's requirements.



The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

A law that aims to improve the safety of the food supply chain. It establishes new safety standards for food manufacturers, processors, and distributors. Businesses that operate in the food and beverage industry must comply with the FSMA's requirements.

BD Advances Patient Safety Through Precise Identification​

Becton, Dickinson and Company, also known as BD, is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world. With the help of GS1 Standards, they have been able to identify billions of medical devices at each point in the supply chain all the way to the patient.

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Apparel and General Merchandise

Automating business processes, driving revenue for seamless fulfillment, and creating end-to-end supply chain visibility.

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Retail Grocery

Enabling end-to-end supply chain visibility, efficiency, and traceability while also improving food safety for consumers.



Supporting reliable product information to increase efficiencies throughout the supply chain while enhancing food safety for consumers and transparency for industry.



Helping healthcare leaders and organizations share data to improve patient safety, promote accuracy, drive work efficiency, lower costs, and address regulatory demands.

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