Most companies initially come to GS1 to get a barcode number for their products. However, GS1 Standards provide a much wider framework for supply chain visibility. All our standards help you identify, capture and share key information about products, locations and assets. Whether tracking items from assembly to sale or making it easy to receive orders and issue invoices, business runs smoothly with GS1 standards.The current architecture of GS1 standards is as follows:
- Identify: Standards for the identification of items, locations, shipments, assets, etc. and associated data
- Capture: Standards for encoding and capturing data in physical data carriers such as barcodes and Radio Frequency Identification
- Share: Standards for sharing data between parties
See our standards
Although the barcode is our best-known standard, we maintain a wide range of standards for organisations of all kinds.