Our standards help to save time and cost in ordering processes with external suppliers. They can be used to track stock expiry dates, thus reducing waste. This ensures the right product is available to patients when they need it.
With the help of GS1 standards, hospitals can:
- Ensure the right product is being ordered from their suppliers, accurately dispatched and invoiced
- Order the right level of packaging and ensure this is shipped to the right location
- Reduce wastage by helping goods closest to expiry be consumed first or moved to high-turnover areas
- Understand overall purchasing patterns to collaborate with suppliers more effectively
Implement our standards