Modern vehicle manufacturing methods involve many components suppliers whose products must often be delivered from all over the world at precise dates in specific quantities.
The GS1 System could be used for identifying shipments and indeed even individual items via a globally unique serialised GS1 identification key. The potential benefits to efficiency, cost savings and traceability are significant.
Today, business entities and financial instruments are listed in data systems using multiple identifiers: in short, any one company may be listed globally under dozens of different names.
Various central banks and national regulators are considering establishing a universal, unique, unambiguous identification system. GS1 standards are extremely suited to this task.
Our teams are leading a discovery process with global industry representatives to confirm their interest and see how best to move forward.
The Defence Sector is aware of the challenge to improve supply chain management. GS1 is working with this sector to implement commercial standards - GS1 Standards.
The GS1 System has been accepted and implemented into applications used by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) as well as many national militaries. These organisations have focused on the Global Individual Asset Identifier (GIAI) to manage and control assets and the Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC) to support logistics.
Since 2006 GS1 and NATO have a Technical Co-operation Agreement for their collaborative activities.