Healthcare SMEs Lead the Way with GS1 Standards

A GS1 Australia Case Study

Australian SME Case Study from the GS1 Healthcare Reference Book 2013 Abstract
The use of GS1 Standards by SMEs to meet their trading partners' requirements, enables them to compete with large multinationals on a level playing field. This case study overviews three SME organisations, all leveraging the GS1 Standards including use of Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs), GS1 Bar Codes, and GS1's Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN) for different applications, and all are realising benefits from their implementation.

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The healthcare industry is characterised by research, innovation, and product development, as well as strong competition. While big, multinational companies dominate many of the sector's segments, Small and Medium Enterprises have an important role to play. Much of the innovation in healthcare originates from SMEs and, to successfully compete in this industry, these companies must bring their innovations to market quickly and efficiently.

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