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 Map

Standard Maintenance Group (SMGs):

Click on one of the work groups or industry sectors below to learn more about their activities.

SMG Name Call to action Group Status
GSMP Data Accuracy SMG 15 Apr 2010 Working
GSMP Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) SMG 15 Apr 2010 Working
GSMP Global Master Data (GMD) SMG 14 Nov 2013 Working
GSMP Global Product Classification (GPC) SMG 15 Apr 2010 Working
GSMP Identification SMG 15 Apr 2010 Working
GSMP Traceability and Event Sharing SMG 26 May 2011 Working

 

Mission-specific Work Groups (MSWGs):

MSWGs form to complete specific work according to their charter. It disbands when the work is complete. Click the name of a group below for group description and instructions to join.

MSWG Name Call to action Group Status
GSMP Attribute Definitions for Business MSWG 27 Nov 2018 Working
GSMP EPCIS and CBV 2.0 MWSG 19 Feb 2018 Working
GSMP GS1 Digital Link MSWG 11 Dec 2017 Working
GSMP Healthcare GTIN Allocation Rules MSWG 3 Dec 2018 Working
GSMP Pharmaceutical Clinical Trial Processes MSWG 21 Mar 2018 Working
GSMP RFID Low-Level Reader Protocol (LLRP) MSWG 19 Aug 2019 Seeking members
GSMP Scan4Transport MSWG​ 12 Dec 2018 Working

Standard Maintenance Group (SMGs):

GSMP Data Accuracy SMG

This group will process all maintenance Work Requests for the GDSN Package Measurement Rules Standard and the GDSN Package Measurement Rules Implementation Guideline. This group will act as a pool of experts for all Data Accuracy SMG work groups and coordinate with associated Mission Specific groups as defined in the New GSMP Manual under section 3.4 Work Group. The work the Data Accuracy SMG does allows our community to increase savings throughout the supply chain by synchronizing accurate dimensions and weight data which enables better transportation, logistics and retail shelf planning for Retail, Grocery, Home Improvement Sectors etc. For a detailed description of relevant standards and guidelines, documents see: The GSMP SMG Standards & Guidelines Assignment Map above. Standards Development Leader: David Buckley
Steps to Join:
1. Set-up a GS1 Community Room account. If you already have a GS1 Community Room account go to step 2
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 located under Mission Specific Work Groups

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
Steps to Join:
1. Set-up a GS1 Community Room account. If you already have a GS1 Community Room account go to step 2
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 located under Mission Specific Work Groups

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: Tasha Wiehe
Steps to Join:
1. Set-up a GS1 Community Room account. If you already have a GS1 Community Room account go to step 2
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 located under Mission Specific Work Groups

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. For a detailed description of relevant standards and guidelines, documents see: The GSMP SMG Standards & Guidelines Assignment Map above.
Standards Development Leader: Eileen Harpell
Steps to Join:
1. Set-up a GS1 Community Room account. If you already have a GS1 Community Room account go to step 2
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 located under Mission Specific Work Groups

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
Steps to Join:
1. Set-up a GS1 Community Room account. If you already have a GS1 Community Room account go to step 2
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 located under Mission Specific Work Groups

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. The actual standards supported are listed in the latest version of the GSMP Standards Assignment Map.

* They are global and apply to all industries in the GS1 community.

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

*For a detailed description of relevant standards documents see the latest version of The GSMP SMG Standards Assignment Map above.

To learn more about the sub-team Global Traceability Checklist for Healthcare, click here.
Steps to Join:
1. Set-up a GS1 Community Room account. If you already have a GS1 Community Room account go to step 2
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 located under Mission Specific Work Groups

Mission-specific Work Groups (MSWGs)

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 

Would you like to know more: Click here
Steps to Join: 1. Set-up a GS1 Community Room account. If you already have a GS1 Community Room account go to step 2
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 located under Mission Specific Work Groups

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 

Would you like to know more: Click here
Steps to Join: 1. Set-up a GS1 Community Room account. If you already have a GS1 Community Room account go to step 2
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 located under Mission Specific Work Groups

GSMP GS1 Digital Link MSWG - WR 18-231

This group will define a standard structure for URIs that enables reliable encoding of GS1 identifiers and sub-identifiers, regardless of the domain name, such that those keys can be extracted without looking up information on (or even being connected to) the web. Standards Development Leader: Greg Rowe

Would you like to know more: Click here

Steps to Join:
1. Set-up a GS1 Community Room account. If you already have a GS1 Community Room account go to step 2
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 located under Mission Specific Work Groups

GS1 Digital Link Public review 

• These documents are drafts, work in progress and NOT the final GS1 standards. These documents are for review only and are provided "as is”. GS1 does not make any representation or warranty, express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or use, non-infringement, or title; that the contents of the document are suitable for specific purposes; nor that the implementation of such contents will not infringe any third party patents, copyrights, trademarks or other rights. Furthermore, GS1 assumes no liability whatsoever for any inadvertent errors or omissions that may appear in the document. In no event shall GS1 be liable for any direct, indirect, special or consequential damages arising out of any use of the document or the performance or implementation of the contents thereof.

• If the document is still in public review, please be aware that the standard development process is in progress and intellectual property rights issues could occur any time. The document itself cannot infringe patent rights, but the implementation thereof can. So, if you use the draft of the standard, you will do so at your own risk. You are encouraged to provide feedback, but you should consult with your own attorneys, and form your own conclusions concerning implementability and possible infringement of third party rights. If the document is no longer in public review, then please refer to the final standard if you intend to implement the standard.

• It is GS1’s policy to make it's standards available on a royalty-free basis to the fullest extent possible. Therefore, if you wish to make a contribution to the standard, you will have to sign a so-called “Non-member Contribution Declaration Form”. For more information on the GS1 Intellectual Property Policy and the related forms, please see here (link to IPP page).

This document was first posted on 17 June 2019. The public review runs until 22 July 2019. The document is open for comments until then.

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
Would you like to know more: Click here.
Steps to Join:
1. Set-up a GS1 Community Room account. If you already have a GS1 Community Room account go to step 2
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 located under Mission Specific Work Groups

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
Would you like to know more: Click here
Steps to Join:
1. Set-up a GS1 Community Room account. If you already have a GS1 Community Room account go to step 2
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 located under Mission Specific Work Groups

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:
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
Would you like to know more: Click here
Steps to Join:
1. Set-up a GS1 Community Room account. If you already have a GS1 Community Room account go to step 2 
3. Request to join this group's Community Room: Click here located under Mission Specific Work Groups

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
Would you like to know more: Click here
Steps to Join:
1. Set-up a GS1 Community Room account. If you already have a GS1 Community Room account go to step 2
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 located under Mission Specific Work Groups

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