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

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 EDI SMG - Formally GSMP eCom 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 Consumer Product Variant in the Global Data Synchronisation Network MSWG 28 Aug 2017 Working
GSMP EPCIS and CBV 2.0 MWSG 21 Feb 2018 Seeking members
GSMP Fighting Illicit Trade MSWG 10 Apr 2018 Working
GSMP Mobile Ready Hero Images MSWG 5 Sept 2017 Working
GSMP Pharmaceutical Clinical Trial Processes MSWG 28 Mar 2018 Seeking members
GSMP Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) Structure MSWG 11 Dec 2017 Working

 

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: Justin Childs

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 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

Group Scope:  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: Justin Childs

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: Jeanette McVeigh

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 Consumer Product Variant in the Global Data Synchronisation Network MSWG - WO 17-226

Develop the requirements and GS1 solution to enable data exchange for Consumer Product Variant information through the Global Data Synchronisation Network. The actual implementation of Consumer Product Variant by Data Pools with their trading partners is out of scope. . Standards Development Leader: Greg Rowe

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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 - WO 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 relevance of these standards into the coming decades. Standards Development Leader: John Ryu 

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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 Fighting Illicit Trade MSWG - WO 18-091

This initiative demonstrates GS1’s commitment to support WHO, European Commission, and other national regulatory goals to eliminate illicit sales of tobacco. Ensure GS1 standards support printing and validation of a barcode (e.g., DotCode) with GTIN and dynamic data (e.g., serial number) on high-speed production lines where current GS1 standards are inadequate. This also includes data sharing standards (EPCIS, EDI). 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 Mobile Ready Hero Images MSWG - WO 17-234

Develop a GS1 guideline for product images presented in online retail environments on small screens, typically alongside ‘add to basket’ functions, that all brands can follow to achieve consistency in conveying brand, variant, format and size information concerning CPGs. Presentation on larger screens and in, for example, advertising, are out of scope. Standards Development Leader:  Jean-Luc Champion

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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 If your organisation has already signed the GS1 IP go to b 
    b) eSign the Work Group Opt-In Agreement or Automatic Opt-in (for all work groups) If your organisation has already signed the Automatic Opt-in Agreement to step 3
3. Request to join this group's Community Room: Click here located under Mission Specific Work Groups

GSMP Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials Processe MSWG

Develop a GS1 standard and/or guideline that would detail the best practice approach to 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

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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 Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) Structure (MSWG) - WO 17-343

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

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Standards Development Leader: Greg Rowe

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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