Our Strategy 2019 to 2021

GS1 Ireland Strategy 2019 - 2021: Our pathway to building a dynamic, sustainable and customer-centric services organisation

GS1 Strategy Vision Pink

A better world for everyone through the full adoption of GS1 standards

We are delighted to share our vision with you to create “a better world for everyone through the full adoption of GS1 standards”. The ambitions that we have set out in this 3 year strategic plan are for the benefit, not only of our 3,500+ members located in Ireland and across the world, but for all of us collectively, as consumers, shoppers, and patients, whereby our daily lives can be improved and eased by the adoption of GS1 standards in the services we use and products we buy.

Over the course of this plan we aim to develop and enhance our ability to create value through standards for our broad membership. This will be achieved through continued growth in our engagement with our membership base, allied to increased development of supporting data services such as Verified by GS1 and Barcode Manager, to name but two. This strategy focuses, in particular, on four stakeholder communities - Retail, Healthcare, Construction and End-Users: Consumers and Patients.

Strategic Success Factors

We have defined four Critical Success Factors (CSFs) which are central to our success in achieving this goal. They are:

1. Member Engagement:
Deepen Member Engagement and Communication to deliver a clear, company-wide understanding of member needs & sentiment, with the goal of driving the broader adoption of GS1 Standards & Services, to deliver Value and Growth.

2. Community Collaboration:
To be a Hub for Community Collaboration, to drive broader & deeper standards implementation across key sectors by facilitating cooperation and participation between members, solution providers and third parties in the process of standards creation and adoption.

3. Services and Solutions:
To achieve Growth and to Accelerate Standards Adoption through the Expansion of the Services and Solutions we offer, in line with identified current and future industry & consumer needs.

4. Organisational Capability:
Through a commitment to people, culture, technology & process to deliver a right-sized and appropriately resourced team in GS1 Ireland, that is actively engaged and fully committed to the organisation’s vision of delivering “value through standards” to all.

GS1 Ireland Mission

We empower organisations and consumers to benefit from improved efficiency, safety, transparency, security and sustainability through the exchange of trusted data.

Increasing the adoption of GS1 standards & solutions

Over the next three years, the company will invest in developing for members a range of services to support their supply chain needs. For the retail sector this work will include both new standards and solutions, such as Verified by GS1, GS1 Digital Link and the global GS1 Registry Platforms for GTINs and GLNs as well as enhancements to existing solutions, such as eLOCATE, fTRACE, Barcode Manager and EDI.

The company will also continue to undertake research and development in mobile applications for assessing GTIN (barcode) adoption within the Healthcare supply chain, in addition to developing standards-based registries for healthcare services and traceability/tracking solutions for precious samples and specialist baby feeds.

We also recognise and will pursue the opportunity for our standards & solutions to be used in Building Information Management (BIM), to enable the identification, capturing, sharing and use of data pertaining to locations, assets and products in Construction

GS1 Beliefs Blue

We believe in the power of global standards to transform the way we work and live.
We are neutral and not-for-profit; local and global; inclusive and collaborative.

The Board and Executive have invested significantly in research and consultation to set out the organisation’s development targets for the term of this plan. We believe the investments we will make in the coming years in the organisation’s service offering are in the best interests of our members and their needs. We recognise that the continued globalisation of commerce, and emerging headwinds such as climate change and sustainability, will have a significant impact on the supply chains of our members. GS1 Ireland is committed to developing its service offering to support our members in the decade ahead to meet the challenges and opportunities presented to all. We look forward to reporting our progress to you in the months ahead.

Thomas Shortall, Chairperson GS1 Ireland and Mike Byrne, CEO GS1 Ireland.