GS1 US Advisory Services

Business-specific consultative support services and customized education for implementing GS1 Standards

Fully leveraging GS1 Standards to optimize your supply chain takes a keen understanding of GS1 Standards and deep knowledge of industry best practices for applying those standards to specific business processes. You may encounter technical and/or business challenges within your own organization. This is where the consultative approach of GS1 US Advisory Services team can become your collaborative partner in overcoming these obstacles.

GS1 US® is uniquely qualified to support you. We have the right mix of technical and business expertise and a proven track record of applying global standards to maximize supply-chain efficiencies.

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Examples of our most common support roles:

  • Assessing opportunities to improve your data quality—and identifying solutions to get there
  • Expediting implementation or deployment of GS1 Standards into your business processes
  • Preparing for regulatory requirements, including Unique Device Identification (UDI) and Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA)

We also provide on-site and enterprise-level training. Among the most popular topics:

  • GS1 Standards fundamentals
  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) implementation best practices
  • Global Trade Item Number® (GTIN®) Management Standards
  • Package Measurement Rules
  • EPC®-enabled Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
  • Global Data Synchronization Network™ (GDSN®)
Learn more about our enterprise level online education or ask us about our on-site training opportunities for your business.

Advisory Services industry expertise

Though GS1 Standards are universal, some industries face distinct challenges and opportunities. GS1 US delivers advisory services tailored to these sectors. Here are examples of the most sought-after engagements for clients in these industries:


Apparel/General Merchandise/Hardlines

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  • Development of supplier on-boarding processes requiring integration of GS1 Standards
  • On-site readiness assessments, targeted pilot and/or implementation planning and support, and in-person training to support EPC-enabled RFID solutions
  • Supply chain automation - Warehouse assessments, EDI automation gap analysis, automated receiving and distribution process improvements to support supply chain efficiency
  • Image/attribute standards assessment and audit services - Evaluation and documentation of current systems and processes, assessment compliance with established GS1 Standards
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Foodservice/Retail Grocery

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  • Business process mapping to maximize the benefits of GS1 Standards
  • Data governance assessments, data quality guidance, and training via the GS1 US National Data Quality Program
  • Traceability solutions for improved supply chain visibility and food safety
  • Customized product data management support

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  • Organizational readiness assessments for regulatory requirements
  • GS1 Standards education and resources - GS1 identification, barcode, and data standards that can be used to implement:
    • U.S. FDA Unique Device Identification (UDI) Rule requirements*
    • Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) serialization, lot-level management, and item-level traceability requirements**
  • Business process mapping and gap analysis to facilitate enterprise-wide use of GS1 Standards

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*For information about the rule, see the U.S. FDA Unique Device Identification System
**For information about the act, see the 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act
Disclaimer: GS1 US is the local GS1 Member Organization that supports implementation of the GS1 System in the United States. GS1 US employees are not representatives or agents of the U.S. FDA, and the content herein has not been reviewed, approved, or authorized by the U.S. FDA. GS1 is a U.S. FDA-Accredited Issuing Agency for UDI, and GS1 Standards are authorized for use in implementing the requirements of the U.S. FDA UDI Rule.