Who is GS1?

GS1 standards improve the efficiency, safety and visibility of supply chains across physical and digital channels in 25 sectors


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


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

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.



fTRACE is a GS1 standards-based traceability platform enabling events based traceability recording and multi-party, rights enabled access.

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Find out from a training course participant how our training courses are structured, and what you can expect from your full-day training session.

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