3.1.1: Identification of a new function

Structural Rule

When a new function is added that will engage in business transactions, it must be assigned a new GLN if it needs to be distinguished from other functions in business transactions.

Rationale

If the function co-exists with other functions and engages in transactions with other organisations, it must be possible to identify it separately.

Notes

Combined use: The new GLN shall not be assigned to a (new) legal entity. The new GLN may be assigned to a (new) physical location and / or (new) digital location.

Examples

The company creates a new quality department