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

GS1 EDI provides global standards for electronic business messaging that allow rapid, efficient and accurate automatic electronic transmission of agreed business data between trading partners. EDI is a term used for the Electronic Data Interchange technology, which can be defined as "the transfer of structured data, by agreed message standards, from one computer application to another, by electronic means and with a minimum of human intervention". GS1 EDI provides two complementary standards for business messaging. GS1 EDI standards are based on globally recognized GS1 Identification Keys (GTIN, GLN, SSCC etc.) also used for physical identification of items, allowing a direct link between physical flow of goods and information related to them. GS1 EDI standards are widely used globally and are a key component of just-in-time manufacturing and quick response customer-supplier links.
This group will process all maintenance Work Requests for the EDI Standards, being GS1 XML or EANCOM®. It is intended to act as a pool of experts for all EDI work groups and coordinate with associated Mission Specific work groups as stated in the New GSMP Manual Release 3.0 under Appendix C Work Groups Types and Formation. Standards Development Leader: Jean-Luc Champion

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

This SMG will process all applicable work requests to maintain the GS1 Master Data standards. The primary focus is the standards used by the GDSN and GS1 Sourcenetworks. The GMD SMG also acts as a pool of experts for all GDSN and GS1 Source work groups and coordinates with associated Mission Specific work groups. Standards Development Leader: Steven Robba

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

This group maintains the GS1 Global Product Classification system. This work group acts as a pool of experts for all GPC work groups and coordinates with associated Mission Specific work groups as defined in the GSMP Manual under section 3.4 Work Groups. The GS1 Global Product Classification (GPC) is a system that gives buyers and sellers a common language for grouping products in the same way. It ensures that products are classified correctly and uniformly, everywhere in the world. 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

GS1 Identification has provided benefits to consumers around the world for over thirty years. The GS1 identification keys identify things such as trade items, parties, locations, logistic units, assets, and more. In addition, there are approximately 100 GS1 identification key attributes for things such as serialisation, batch or lot identification of trade item, weights and measurements, dates, etc. All of these are defined for global implementation. Beyond the data standards, the Identification SMG maintains AIDC Application Standards where GS1 decides what GS1 identification and AIDC data carrier are used for a specific business application. 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

Process all maintenance Work Requests for GS1 standards and guidelines related to digital assets (images, videos, 360-degree images, 3D, etc.). This group will act as a pool of experts for creation, storage, sharing, quality, implementation guidance, exchange and naming of digital assets and coordinate with associated Mission Specific Work Groups and other Standards Maintenance Groups.

Existing standards and guidelines maintained by this group include GS1 Product Image Specification Standard; GS1 Pharmaceutical Image Implementation Guideline and Mobile Ready Hero Images Guideline.

The IDEAs SMG allows our community to increase savings throughout the value chain by providing clear standards and guidelines for the 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 Attribute Definitions for Business MSWG - WR 18-336

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: Forthcoming
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 Healthcare GTIN Allocation Rules MSWG - WR 18-294

GS1 Healthcare has developed and promoted global industry standards to prevent medical errors, combat counterfeit products and improve supply chain efficiencies throughout the global healthcare industry.
The logic behind the need to change a GTIN is critically important to provide the information needed within the supporting systems that enable reliable identification, data capture and data sharing in the global healthcare industry in a consistent manner.
Since the development of the original Healthcare allocation rules over a decade ago new regulations, new business processes and new requirements have risen that require clarifications within the Healthcare GTIN Allocation Rules for it to maintain its value in the identification of items and in the broader implementation of GS1 standards in the healthcare industry.
The revision will make the rules easier to use, and help companies better understand situations where healthcare-specific rules apply. Standards Development Leader: Greg Rowe

Call to Action: 3 December 2018
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 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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