Bar codes and the GS1 System of identification are a trusted friend providing enormous benefits to our world. They continue to provide a revolutionary leap forward for our world every time the bar code goes "Beep". Young people today cannot comprehend a world without the sound of the little "Beep", but when combined across our globe, the symphony of "Beeps" continues to lead to a world of benefits.
Every "Beep" gives families more time to spend together because they are not waiting in shopping lines and because more and more often every year they find the product they want when they visit their favorite store.
Every "Beep" gives families more money to spend. When the scanner "reads" a bar code, it reduces cost and the tiny savings are multiplied by billions of "Beeps" per day. Beyond this, the "Beeps" give better visibility to consumer demand and the supply needed to meet it. This reduces spoilage and inventory levels, further reducing costs.
Finally, every "Beep" holds tremendous promise to increase the most important thing for any family, their health. This goal is being realized today within the healthcare industry and across industries in the area of food safety and traceability. Both groups are actively engaged in making the world a better place for all by adopting the benefits of "Beep" to increase patient safety and food safety.
GS1 manages a global system that allows companies all around the world to globally and uniquely identify their physical things like trade items (products & services), assets, logistic units, shipments, and physical locations and logical things like a corporation or a service relationship between provider and recipient. When this powerful identification system is combined with GS1 BarCodes, EPC tags, eCom business messages, and the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN), the connection is made between these physical or logical things and the information the supply chain needs about them. With the connection made, one world of global commerce comes into view.