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GS1 standards are the global common language for traceability solutions. GS1 standards are used globally by more than one million companies.

GS1 provides the global framework and local implementation services in more than 100 countries to ensure that traceability systems are interoperable and scalable, where trading partners can easily collaborate and share information across the entire chain.

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Data quality, Inventory management, Traceability
End-to-end product traceability enables safer, more efficient care for Lancashire.
Stock control was heavily reliant on manual processing, and orders and supplies were managed by a li...
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Data quality, Operational efficiency, Traceability
Reducing the global impact of environmentally harmful anaesthetic gases using a medical de...
95% of anaesthetic gases used in an operation are not metabolised by the patient so a significant pr...
Ethiopia: Laying foundations to fight substandard and falsified medicines
Data quality, Inventory management, Traceability
Using GS1 standards to trace surgical and dental instruments
Keeping track of many surgical instruments by visual inspection presented problems from a risk manag...


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Why GS1 traceability?

Why GS1 traceability?

GS1 standards improve the efficiency, safety and visibility of supply chains across physical and digital channels in 25 sectors.

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GS1 Traceability

GS1 recognises the need to enable cost-effective traceability for every product, across every supply chain.

Anita Scholte op Reimer

Anita Scholte op Reimer, Vice President Quality, Food Safety and Sustainability, AH/Ahold Delhaize

"The consumer is asking for more and more transparency and I think this is where in the end the solution will go to and where GS1 will play a crucial role."

GS1 Member Organisations support your traceability needs and implementations!

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