The Benefits of GS1 System Implementation

GS1 was established by manufacturers and retailers to develop mutually beneficial standards and, for 40 years, has helped business communities in multiple industries to address supply chain challenges. GS1 is a neutral not-for-profit organisation, which facilitates collaboration amongst trading partners, organisations and technology providers, leveraging standards to ensure visibility, efficiency and safety along the entire supply chain.


icon-blue-lockGS1 Standards Enable Safety

Nothing is more important than maintaining consumer safety and confidence. GS1 Ireland is helping organisations meet the requirements of safety-related regulations, such as Irish and EU Food Laws, the US Bioterrorism Act and ePedigree requirements, through the adoption of GS1 Standards.

The visibility created by GS1 Standards enables traceability - a cornerstone of food, product, and patient safety solutions. Traceability starts with the standardised identification of products, assets and locations, and the ability to share information between trading partners.

  • Track and trace
  • Pedigree
  • Product authentication
  • Product recall
  • Raw materials
  • Consumer confidence
  • Brand protection
  • Regulation and reform.

icon-blue-lockGS1 Standards Enable Efficiency

There are myriad business processes where many organisations have yet to realise the full potential of visibility to drive efficiency. By pervasively deploying GS1 Standards across the supply chain, companies can dramatically increase the amount of data at their disposal for decision making, in addition to automating
internal and external processes. Internally, GS1 Standards are often used to track shipping containers and other reusable assets, making business processes work faster and more efficiently.

  • Operational optimisation
  • Data quality and accuracy
  • Order to cash cycles
  • Asset management
  • Inventory management
  • New product launches
  • On-time delivery and receipt
  • Automated audit trails
  • Labour productivity.

Blue ChartGS1 Standards Enable Visibility

GS1 is committed to helping businesses better analyse processes and applications and to function more efficiently across the supply chain. GS1 provides the foundational standards necessary for the technologies behind these processes to deliver the accurate data needed by organisations to operate efficiently and at speed.

Specifically, GS1 Standards allow the sharing of common visibility data, providing information about a product's location and status, answering accurately the what, when, where and why of a specific product's movement.

  • Effective product recalls
  • Increased supply chain security and efficiency
  • Global traceability
  • Supports regulations
  • Inventory control.

icon-blue-peopleGS1 Standards Enable Collaboration

GS1 brings together industry stakeholders, from manufacturers and brand owners, to distributors and retailers, to industry associations, to solution providers, to
develop, adopt and implement information standards that help them improve business processes.

GS1 Ireland works with industry communities to articulate, identify, resolve and share industry issues and best practices, ensuring representation from all stakeholders in the supply chain.

  • Connecting communities
  • Trading-partner relationships
  • Data synchronisation
  • Consumer information
  • Interoperability.