GS1 is a neutral, not-for-profit organisation that facilitates collaboration amongst trading partners and technology providers, in order to solve together business challenges that leverage standards and to ensure safety, efficiency and visibility along the entire value chain. Headquartered at Brussels, GS1 oversees a global network of over 100 GS1 organisations serving over 150 countries. GS1 India (earlier EAN India) is one such organisation.
For more than 30 years, GS1 has been dedicated towards design and implementation of global standards used in Supply Chain Management.GS1 standards include GS1 Identifiers, GS1 BarCodes, GS1 eCom (for electronic business messaging), GS1 GDSN (for data synchronisation) and GS1 EPCglobal standards (for RFID technology). These standards provide a global language of business that helps organisations identify, capture and share information throughout the global value chain in a uniform, structured, seamless and consistent manner. This in turn facilitates implementation of several Supply Chain solutions like Traceability, Upstream integration etc.
In addition to the above and in consideration of the growing importance of mobile phones for facilitating access to additional information on products etc as desired by businesses and consumers worldwide, GS1 has launched GS1 MobileCom which links trusted sources of product information with these communities.
GS1 standards are user driven, interoperable and open standards and are widely used across over 25 industry sectors which include Retail, Healthcare, Transport & Logistics, Food etc. More than one million companies worldwide use these standards and solutions to improve their topline and bottomline performance, meet growing consumer demands and enable compliance with varied requirements of buyers and legislations worldwide.
Several core business applications which include stock management, product visibility, product authentication, track & trace, recalls, product data alignment and synchronisation etc are enabled through the use of GS1 standards and solutions.
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GS1 India is a not-for-profit standards body set up in 1996 by the following:
GS1 India promotes awareness on GS1 standards and solutions and and supports their implementation in line with the overall global objectives of GS1.In this regard, it offers several services.
For more details about GS1 India, look up Corporate Brochure and Flyer.