Technical Industries

Defence, engineering, energy, mass transit and mining—all are technical industries that currently face many of the same challenges such as cost pressures, counterfeiting and the race to digitise their physical worlds. They share a mutual need for transparent processes to optimise their supply chains as parts and raw materials enter production environments; are processed, assembled and packaged; and then exit as finished products bound for customer locations.

GS1 Standards for identifying, capturing, and sharing information—about products, business locations, and more— are making it possible for this industry to achieve true supply chain visibility and achieve leaps in operational productivity, managing (spare) parts and finished products before, during and after production. This sector also focuses on relevant and pivotal industry activities and business processes such as:

  • Digital Factory (Industry 4.0), Innovative Technologies, Spare Parts Management & Automation
  • Direct Parts Marking
  • Maintenance and Repair Operations (MRO) & Serialisation
  • Unique identification and IoT (Internet of Things)

GS1 standards drive interoperability within this sector, leading to greater efficiency and lower costs.

Technical Industries supply chain


Technical Industries Supply Chain

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Case Studies

Read and find out why Technical Industry leaders such as ATE Continental, MBDA, and Lenze are choosing GS1 standards.

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