The GLN Allocation Rules Standard and contained GLN Management Rules is designed to help industry make consistent decisions about the unique identification of parties and locations in open supply chains. Unique identification is critical to maintaining operational efficiencies that business partners rely on to exchange information in consistent ways, as well as ensuring the smooth operations of global supply and value chains. More specifically, the unique identification of parties and locations is critical for efficient logistic operations, traceability programs, recall readiness, and more. It is essential that accurate and up-to-date information on parties and locations is able to be readily shared between business partners to allow the “who” and “where” of business to be reliably answered no matter the use case.
This standard has been developed in accordance with the GS1 Global Standards Management Process (GSMP) and is considered part of the GS1 system of standards.
The GLN Management Rules represents a minimum requirement. Please be advised that there may be regulation(s) in your market area that are more stringent and SHALL be adhered to. All local legal and regulatory requirements supersede the GLN Management Standard and further consideration may be required based on partner agreements, record retention, and other business requirements.
The GLN Management Rules represents the minimum GLN changes that industry has decided upon. Those allocating and managing GLNs may change the GLN as often as they think is appropriate based upon their needs as well as the needs of their stakeholders