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The GTIN or Global Trade Item Number is used to uniquely identify a product or traded item.


The GLN or Global Location Number is used to uniquely identify a legal entity (company) or physical location.


SSCC or Serial Shipping Container Code are typically used to identify outer cases, pallets or entire shipments.


GIAIs or Global Individual Asset Identifiers are used to uniquely identify a specific asset.


GRAIs or Global Returnable Asset Identifiers are used to uniquely identify a returnable asset.


GSRNs or Global Service Relationship Numbers are used to identify and record an instance of a service being provided to a recipient.

GS1 Identification Numbers

There are eleven GS1 Identification Numbers standards. A GS1 Identification Number is always created from a GS1 Company Prefix (GCP) licenced to you by a GS1 Organisation.

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Overview of the key GS1 identification standards - GTIN, GLN, GRAI, GIAI, GSRN and SSCC - in use for maintenance and facilities management.



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