Standards Development Work Groups

GS1 brings users from industries around the world to develop and implement supply chain standards. They work together to develop leading-edge, industry-wide standards, guidelines and solutions. This area provides access to the different work groups currently run by GSMP and Industry Engagement.

Standards Maintenance Groups (SMGs) improve existing standards

GSMP Data Accuracy SMG

This processes all maintenance Work Requests for the GS1 Package Measurement Rules Standard and the Package Measurement Rules Implementation Guideline. This group acts as a pool of experts for all Data Accuracy SMG work requests and coordinate with associated Mission Specific groups as defined in the GSMP Manual. The work the Data Accuracy SMG allows our community to increase savings throughout the supply chain by synchronising accurate dimensions and weight data which enables better transportation, logistics and retail shelf planning. Standards Development Leader: David Buckley

Call to Action: 15 April 2010
Scorecard: No scorecard due to lack of activity
Steps to Join:

  1. Set-up a GS1 Community Room account.
  2. a) eSign the GS1 Intellectual Property Policy and
    b) eSign the Work Group Opt-In Agreement or Automatic Opt-in (for all work groups)
  3. Request to join this group's Community Room: Click here
GSMP Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) SMG

This group maintains and improves GS1 EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) standards. Examples of standards maintained in this group (but not limited to) are:

  • EANCOM®
  • GS1 XML
  • GS1 UN/CEFACT XML

More information about these standards can be found here https://www.gs1.org/standards/edi

EDI provides global standards for electronic business messaging that allow automation of business transactions commonly occurring across the entire supply chain. It covers master data alignment, order and delivery and financial settlement management, as well as transport and warehouse management. The main business partners in scope for this are retailers, manufacturers, material suppliers and logistic service providers. Standards Development Leader: David Buckley

Call to Action: 15 April 2010
Scorecard: Click here
Steps to Join:

  1. Set-up a GS1 Community Room account
  2. a) eSign the GS1 Intellectual Property Policyand
    b) eSign the Work Group Opt-In Agreement or Automatic Opt-in (for all work groups)
  3. Request to join this group's Community Room: Click here
GSMP Global Master Data (GMD) SMG - formally known as GSMP Global Data Synchronization (GDS) SMG

The group maintains and improves the GS1 Master Data standards. Examples of standards maintained in this group (but not limited to) are:

  • Master Data Standards
  • GS1 Attributes, definitions, code lists, and guidance definitions
  • GDSN solutions and GDSN Validation Rules
  • GS1 Web Vocabulary
  • Global Data Model Standards and Attribute Definitions for Business

More information about these standards can be found here https://www.gs1.org/standards/gs1-global-data-model, https://www.gs1.org/standards/gdsn

Master Data Standards makes it possible for any company, in any market, to share high-quality product information seamlessly. Because companies of all sizes need the same thing—timely and reliable product information—to ultimately benefit consumers and patients. Standards Development Leader: Steven Robba and Tasha Wiehe

Call to Action: 14 November 2013
Scorecard: Click here
Steps to Join:

  1. Set-up a GS1 Community Room account
  2. a) eSign the GS1 Intellectual Property Policy and
    b) eSign the Work Group Opt-In Agreement or Automatic Opt-in (for all work groups)
  3. Request to join this group's Community Room: Click here
GSMP Global Product Classification (GPC) SMG

The GPC Standards Maintenance Group maintains and improves the GS1 Global Product Classification (GPC) standard.

The GS1 Global Product Classification (GPC) standard helps global trading partners to group products in the same way, everywhere in the world. The resulting common business language is clear and instantly understandable. More information about the GPC Standard can be found here: https://www.gs1.org/standards/gpc

The business benefits of using GPC are: gives buyers and sellers a common language for talking about their products – within countries and regions as well as across the world, improves data accuracy and integrity, speeds up the supply chain responsiveness to consumer needs and simplifies reporting across product categories. Standards Development Leader: Eileen Harpell

Call to Action: 15 April 2010
Scorecard: Click here
Steps to Join:

  1. Set-up a GS1 Community Room account
  2. a) eSign the GS1 Intellectual Property Policy and
    b) eSign the Work Group Opt-In Agreement or Automatic Opt-in (for all work groups)
  3. Request to join this group's Community Room: Click here
GSMP Identification SMG

The ID Standards Maintenance Group maintains and improves the GS1 Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) standards including Identification Keys, Barcodes, Electronic Product Code, and Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) standards.

Examples of standards maintained in this group (but not limited to) are:

  • The GS1 General Specification is the core foundational GS1 standard that defines how identification keys, data attributes and barcodes must be used in business applications
  • GS1 Identification Keys provides companies efficient ways to access and share information about items in their supply chains.
  • Barcodes are symbols that can be scanned electronically using laser or camera-based systems.
  • The Electronic Product Code™ (EPC) is syntax for unique identifiers assigned to physical objects, unit loads, locations, or other identifiable entity playing a role in business operations.
  • GS1's EPC Tag Data Standard (TDS) defines the Electronic Product Code (EPC), including its correspondence to GS1 keys and other existing codes. TDS also specifies data that is carried on Gen 2 RFID tags, including the EPC, User Memory data, control information, and tag manufacture information.

More information about these standards can be found here https://www.gs1.org/standards

AIDC is a broad category of technologies used to collect information from an individual, object, image or sound without manual data entry. AIDC systems are used to manage inventories, deliveries, and assets. Standards Development Leader: John Ryu

Call to Action: 15 April 2010
Scorecard: Click here
Steps to Join:

  1. Set-up a GS1 Community Room account
  2. a) eSign the GS1 Intellectual Property Policy and
    b) eSign the Work Group Opt-In Agreement or Automatic Opt-in (for all work groups)
  3. Request to join this group's Community Room: Click here
GSMP Images, Digital & Electronic Assets (IDEAs) SMG

This group will maintain and improve the GS1 Digital Assets Standards. Examples of standards maintained in this group (but not limited to) are:

  • GS1 Product Image Specification Standard
  • GS1 Pharmaceutical Image Implementation Guideline
  • GS1 Mobile Ready Hero Images Guideline

More information about these standards can be found here https://www.gs1.org/standards/gs1-product-image-specification-standard/current-standard, https://www.gs1.org/standards/gs1-pharmaceutical-image-implementation-guideline, https://www.gs1.org/standards/gs1-pharmaceutical-image-implementation-guideline

The GS1 Digital Assets Standards allow our community to increase savings throughout the value chain through implementing, storage, sharing and usage of digital assets for online retail websites, Verified by GS1, business-to-business systems and other digital platforms. Standards Development Leader: David Buckley

Call to Action: 25 February 2020
Scorecard: Click here
Steps to Join:

  1. Set-up a GS1 Community Room account
  2. a) eSign the GS1 Intellectual Property Policy and
    b) eSign the Work Group Opt-In Agreement or Automatic Opt-in (for all work groups)
  3. Request to join this group's Community Room: Click here
GSMP Traceability and Event Sharing Standards Maintenance Group SMG

The SMG maintains updates to the GS1 EPCglobal standards that support physical event capture and sharing and the Global Traceability Standard that supports tracking and tracing of goods and information about the goods. This includes all simple work requests indicated as impacting the event data sharing and traceability standards.

In addition, the group acts as a pool of experts for all Mission Specific Work Groups that are related to the SMG, as defined in the GSMP Manual in section 3.4. Work Groups. Standards Development Leader: John Ryu

To learn more about the sub-team Global Traceability Checklist for Healthcare, click here.

Call to Action: 26 May 2011
Scorecard: No scorecard due to lack of activity
Steps to Join:

  1. Set-up a GS1 Community Room account
  2. a) eSign the GS1 Intellectual Property Policy and
    b) eSign the Work Group Opt-In Agreement or Automatic Opt-in (for all work groups)
  3. Request to join this group's Community Room: Click here

Mission-specific Working Groups (MSWGs) develop new standards

GSMP Attribute Definitions for Business MSWG - WR 18-336

This group will develop clear business-oriented names and definitions for the critical attributes needed to support the business processes: verify, list/order, move/store, sell product digitally and physically. These new names/definitions need to be understandable to the business community as well as the technical community that supports the means of data exchange so there is no confusion over what information is needed. It will also define and deliver a list of collateral materials. Standards Development Leader: Tasha Wiehe

Call to Action: 27 November 2018
Scorecard: Click here
Steps to Join:

  1. Set-up a GS1 Community Room account.
  2. a) eSign the GS1 Intellectual Property Policy and
    b) eSign the Work Group Opt-In Agreement or Automatic Opt-in (for all work groups)
  3. Request to join this group's Community Room: Click here
GSMP Digital Signature MSWG - WR 20-078

Provide a GS1 standard solution approach to digital signatures. Otherwise, there will be no open, brand owner determined digital signatures to set as an alternative to proprietary digital signature use in barcodes with GS1 standards. Standards Development Leader: John Ryu

Call to Action: 26 March 2020
Scorecard: Click here
Steps to Join:

  1. Set-up a GS1 Community Room account
  2. a) eSign the GS1 Intellectual Property Policy and
    b) eSign the Work Group Opt-In Agreement or Automatic Opt-in (for all work groups)
  3. Request to join this group's Community Room: Click here
GSMP EPCIS & CBV 2.0 MSWG - WR 18-050

Since its initial ratification as an EPCglobal standard in 2007 and its subsequent integration into the GS1 “Share” portfolio, EPCIS and its companion standard the Core Business Vocabulary (CBV) have been updated twice (2014 and 2016) and published by ISO (as ISO/IEC 19987 and 19988, respectively). In the meantime, EPCIS and the CBV have gained importance as visibility enablers in various industries. Updates are needed to ensure the relevance of these standards into the coming decades. Standards Development Leader: John Ryu

Call to Action: 19 February 2018
Scorecard: Click here
Steps to Join:

  1. Set-up a GS1 Community Room account
  2. a) eSign the GS1 Intellectual Property Policy and
    b) eSign the Work Group Opt-In Agreement or Automatic Opt-in (for all work groups)
  3. Request to join this group's Community Room: Click here
GSMP GLN Modernisation MSWG - WR 20-180

This work group will update the GLN Standards to be more clear and concise and provide guidance to enable industry partners to create, manage, share, and use the GLN to meet their party and location use cases needs in a scalable, standardised manner. Standards Development Leader: Greg Rowe

Call to Action: 24 July 2020
Scorecard: Coming soon
Steps to Join:

  1. Set-up a GS1 Community Room account
  2. a) eSign the GS1 Intellectual Property Policy and
    b) eSign the Work Group Opt-in Agreement or Automatic Opt-in (for all work groups)
  3. Request to join this group's Community Room: GSMP Helpdesk
GSMP Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials Process MSWG - 18-087

Develop a GS1 standard and/or guideline that would detail the best practice approach to the implementation of GS1 standards in the pharmaceutical clinical trials supply chain. This would include identification of products, locations, patients and caregivers. Standards Development Leader: Greg Rowe

Call to Action: 21 March 2018
Scorecard: Click here
Steps to Join:

  1. Set-up a GS1 Community Room account
  2. a) eSign the GS1 Intellectual Property Policy and
    b) eSign the Work Group Opt-in Agreement or Automatic Opt-in (for all work groups)
  3. Request to join this group's Community Room: Click here
GSMP RFID Low-Level Reader Protocol (LLRP) MSWG - 19-274

This group will define and develop a revised version of the Low Level Reader Protocol (LLRP) Standard to clarify its use within the RFID community, identify and add new features needed to align with the Gen2V2 Air Interface standard while ensuring new features do not cause any disruption—and that the revised version of LLRP is backwards-compatible with existing deployments. Any additional functionality not currently included in the Gen2V2 standard is considered out of scope of this project.

Membership and voting requirements are defined below:

  • The minimum participation has been established to ensure each of these organisations are represented in this work group. The total membership must consist of a minimum of 13 organisations, with minimums from each of the following supply chain roles.
    • 0 End Users (Manufacturers / Retailers)
    • 3 GS1 Member Organisations
    • 5 solution providers
    • 2 reader manufacturers
    • 2 chip manufacturers
    • 1 system integrators
  • The voting minimums will be
    • 0 End Users (Manufacturers / Retailers)
    • 2 GS1 Member Organisations
    • 3 solution providers
    • 2 reader manufacturers
    • 1 chip manufacturer
    • 12 total votes

Standards Development Leader: John Ryu

Call to Action: 19 August 2019
Scorecard: Click here
Steps to Join:

  1. Set-up a GS1 Community Room account
  2. a) eSign the GS1 Intellectual Property Policy and
    b) eSign the Work Group Opt-in Agreement or Automatic Opt-in (for all work groups)
  3. Request to join this group's Community Room: Click here
GSMP Scan4Transport MSWG - WR 18-207

This Work Group will review the business requirements identified by industry and develop a GS1 standard to enable the industry to encode the minimum required transport data in a 2D barcode on a logistics label.
The group will consider emerging standards such as uniform resource identifier (URI) for addressing the business needs. Standards Development Leader: John Ryu

Call to Action: 12 Dec 2018
Scorecard: Click here
Steps to Join:

  1. Set-up a GS1 Community Room account
  2. a) eSign the GS1 Intellectual Property Policy and
    b) eSign the Work Group Opt-in Agreement or Automatic Opt-in (for all work groups)
  3. Request to join this group's Community Room: Click here

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