GS1 – The Value Chain

GS1 LogoGS1 is the organisation responsible for many of the standards that make supply chains work.

If you are here in the US, you probably still think of GS1 as the UCC – the group that set up the UPC barcode standard many years ago.

To enable tracking and traceability, there are two important parts – the data on the products (usually encoded into barcodes or RFID memory) and the systems and standards to handle all that data.

This little animation from GS1 is a good introduction to the concepts:

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Oh, I like the little interviews from Stupid Street in the video!

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