Efficient supply chain management, incorporating GS1 standards provides a platform for creating an Irish Food Sector that is valuable, traceable, cost-effective and competitive. Achieving supply chain visibility and true traceability involves the implementation of a number of elements including:
- Unique product identification at all packaging levels
- Accurate, standardised product information
- Efficient and automated business transactions and data exchanges
- Electronic, standardised business forms and documents.
GS1 standards for traceability
Each of the above can be implemented through the use of various components of the GS1 system of standards namely: