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The GS1 Ireland Blog and Industry News Updates

A very warm welcome to the GS1 Ireland blog with posts on the latest innovations, reports, projects and case studies from across the Retail Grocery, Healthcare, Construction and other sectors. We look forward to having a range of guest posts too, so if you have a story that would interest the GS1 community please get in touch by dropping us a note to marketing@gs1ie.org.

Member News

Stillgarden releases a new mid-strength drink and an Irish company looking to cure the runny nose raises €20 million. Read on for more.

Warehouse

In order to automate the reading process, the SSCC is most often encoded in a barcode symbol known as a GS1-128. An SSCC can also be encoded in other symbols such as GS1 DataMatrix barcode or an Electronic Product Code (EPC®)–enabled Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag.

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Engineer with tablet

“Going paperless” is no longer just a trend; bullet point on organisation’s sustainability plan or sticker on young millennial’s recycled backpack (yes, it’s a thing). Reduction of paper waste and bad practices associated with handling important documents in hard-copies is becoming a necessity.

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CHI Temple Street SFU

The Special Feeds Unit at Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) at Temple Street, Dublin received the GS1 Provider Best Case Study Award 2020, for the implementation of GS1 standards for the electronic traceability of ‘special feeds’ in the hospital.

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New report by Deloitte supports use of GS1 standards for identification, barcoding and traceability across the healthcare supply chain

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PPE

Imagine a world where PPE is tracked, and the stock is in the right place at the time it is needed. Scan4Safety is now enabling the delivery of better patient care, clinical productivity, and supply chain efficiency in Ireland, writes GS1 Ireland Director of Innovation and Healthcare Siobhain Duggan.

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Standards Spotlight Episode 2: GTINs

Is a GTIN just a bunch of random numbers? What size should a barcode symbol be? Find out more in episode 2 in our Standards Spotlight series.

Lean and Green Sustainability Programme

14 August 2020

Lean & Green is a not-for-profit, 5-star award programme developed by the Connekt Foundation in the Netherlands.

The goal of the programme is to recognise and reward participating organisations for demonstrating verified reductions in CO2 emissions.

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Owner Operators need Digital Building Information

The Construction Industry is going through a major shift that will require Property Owners and Facilities Management (FM) Operators to look at, define and implement Digital Building Information Management strategies.

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Eirtrade Service Retirement

In 2020 the eir (Eirtrade) EDI solution was retired and all existing customers of the service need to find a new provider.

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