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GS1 Learning Zone Course Catalogue

There are a variety of courses available to Members and Solution Provider Programme Participants. Some courses are free to paid-up Members, others require payment of a small registration fee.

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GS1 Ireland Catalogue of eLearning Courses

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An introductory elearning course for new users of GS1 supply chain standards

Course Overview

This introductory course will introduce you to the world of GS1 standards and covering the basic steps involved in creating product identification codes and retail barcode symbols. During this course you will become familiar with the GS1 GTIN (Global Trade Item Number - the number that is included in a barcode symbol) and the allocation rules to be observed when allocating new barcode numbers.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for anyone who has no previous knowledge of GS1 standards and wishes to understand the process of allocating barcode numbers for products.

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The modules in this course include:

1. Introduction to GS1

This first module provides a comprehensive introduction to the three groups of GS1 standards. The structure and role of the GS1 organisation is described.

2. Identification Numbers (GTIN)

This module provides an introduction to the Global Trade Item Number (GTIN); the most widely used GS1 Identification Key. A GTIN is used to identify products and services globally across all industries. The basic rules and principles for allocating new product identification numbers are also covered.

3. Barcodes Symbols - EAN/UPC

This module provides an introduction to the EAN and UPC barcode symbols - the most widely used barcodes in retail stores. Where and why each symbol is used in the supply chain is covered, along with details of their structure and size. The course addresses the importance of barcode print quality, the best colour combinations and permissible symbol sizes.

4. Barcode Manager

This final module will provide you with information and training resources for using GS1 Ireland’s Barcode Manager Tool. Barcode Manager is an easy to use, online tool that automatically allocates a barcode number (GTIN) for you, including the check digit and records basic product data including the name, brand, description, weights and dimensions.

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Register for access to the Learning Zone today and explore all the course options available to you at www.gs1ie.org/learning-zone/

Further Information

To learn more about this or any of the Courses or Certificates available on the GS1 Learning Zone please email training@gs1ie.org.

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A Learning Zone course for product, asset and data managers.

Course Overview

This course is designed for those already familiar with basic product identification and barcoding (such as the GTIN and EAN 13 symbols) and wish to familiarise themselves with the application of other GS1 identification numbers and barcode types used throughout the supply chain.

Completing this course will provide you with an understanding of:

  • pallet labelling
  • the GS1 128 barcode symbology
  • asset identification and 
  • an introduction to RFID technology

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at intermediate users of GS1 standards, who want to understand the more complex AI’s and barcodes used in the broader distribution environment.

It would benefit the learner to have a previous knowledge of GS1 standards and to at least complete the Introduction to GS1 module in the Getting Started with GS1 course prior to taking this course.

The modules in this course include:

  1. Application Identifiers (AIs): This module explains what AIs are, where they are used and key aspects of their application.
  2. GS1-128 symbology: learn about this versatile barcode that is extensively used on logistics labels for outer cases and pallets to encode a wide variety of information such as product codes, batch numbers, expiry dates and SSCCs.
  3. GS1 DataMatrix barcode: an overview of the role and structure of this 2D barcode symbol.
  4. Global Location Number (GLN): become familiar with the GS1 identifier for physical locations and legal entities that is widely used in electronic transactions (EDI) as well as in barcoding applications.
  5. Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC): discover the GS1 identification key for logistics units (e.g. outer cases and pallets) that provides the vital link between physical goods and electronic data exchanged in EDI messages such as orders and invoices.
  6. Asset Identification Numbers: an overview of the Individual and Returnable Asset Identifiers, their structure and use in supply chain and traceability solutions.
  7. GS1 Databar: a relatively new family of barcode symbols specifically designed for fresh foods and small consumer goods that deliver benefits not achievable with traditional EAN/UPC barcodes.
  8. Electronic Product Codes (EPC) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID): this module provides an initial introduction to the concept of Electronic Product Codes and their use in RFID tags to enable a wide variety of supply chain solutions.

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Get Started

Register for access to the Learning Zone today and explore all the course options available to you at www.gs1ie.org/LearningZone.

Further Information

To learn more about this or any of the Courses or Certificates available on the GS1 Learning Zone please email training@gs1ie.org.

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Course Overview

The Data Sharing Course is aimed at GS1 Ireland Members who have implemented both basic and advanced identification numbers and data carriers within their supply chain.

In this course you will learn about the transfer of data within and between businesses through Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), via the Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN) and the sharing of Event Based Data in EPCIS.

The successful implementation of these standards requires good Data Quality to achieve success and this is also covered on this course.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for anyone who has some prior knowledge of GS1 identification and data capture standards and wishes to gain a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of master data management and the sharing of data through EDI and data synchronisation (GDSN).

The modules in this course include:

  1. An Introduction to GS1 Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
  2. Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN)
  3. Electronic Product Code Information Services (EPCIS)
  4. Introduction to Data Quality

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A Learning Zone course for manufacturers, retailers and logistics service providers

Course Overview

The Transport and Logistics Course is designed for individuals seeking to understand how they can use GS1 standards to streamline their company’s transport and logistics processes. It covers a wide range of applications as well as looking at how border procedure management can be facilitated.

Who is this course for?

This course is specifically for intermediate users of GS1 standards. It is recommended that the learner is comfortable with the material covered in the introductory course on Getting Started with GS1 and with the Identifying and Barcoding Products Course prior to commencing the Transport & Logistics Course.

The modules in this course include:

  1. Introduction to Transport & Logistics: go behind the scenes of the supply chain to see how GS1 standards help companies optimise their logistics processes.
  2. The GS1 Logistics Label: become familiar with the structure, content, size and placement of the GS1 Logistics Label for pallets and outer cases.
  3. Fundamentals of Border Procedure Management: an overview of how GS1 standards can help customs authorities and transport organisations improve their border procedure management.
  4. Identification Numbers – GLN & SSCC: learn about the structure and specifications for use of the location and container codes.
  5. Identification Numbers – GRAI & GIAI: discover the GS1 identifiers for individual and returnable assets
  6. Barcodes – the GS1-128 symbology: this module addresses the use, application and structure of the  GS1 128 barcode symbology that is capable of encoding a wide variety of data and identifiers including SSCCs, GTINs, batch and expiry information, to list just a couple of examples.
  7. Barcode Verification: learn about the extensive tests and analyses conducted to assess the print quality of a barcode.

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A Learning Zone course for solution implementers and innovators.

Course Overview

The Standards and Solutions Course introduces the learner to the wide range of supply chain and data management solutions made possible through the application of GS1 standards.

In completing this course you will explore the full array of standards-based solutions including the GS1 Global Traceability Standard (GTS), innovative digital applications enabled by GS1 SmartSearch and will become familiar with GS1 Ireland's datapool service - Datasync.ie.

Who is this course for?

This course is specifically for advanced users of GS1 standards and experienced solution implementers. It is advised that the learner successfully completes the introductory courses on GS1, which covers item identification, data capture methodologies and data sharing processes, prior to commencing this course.

The modules in this course include:

  1. An Introduction to Traceability: a high-level introduction to traceability and how GS1 standards can help, particularly in the area of meeting legal regulations and requirements.
  2. Global Standards Management Process (GSMP): this module explains the entrance criteria and functioning of the global standards management process.
  3. Barcode Verification: learn about the numerous tests and checks that are conducted to analyse and grade the print quality of a barcode image, to ensure it scans first time, every time.
  4. GS1 SmartSearch: this module outlines the benefits and technical features of GS1 SmartSearch, a standard that enables businesses to increase sales through the use of product web pages with structured data.
  5. Datasync.ie: to enable efficient trading practices product data needs to be accurate and shared in a streamlined manner. This module explains the structure and choreography of global data synchronisation.

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An introductory course on GS1 standards and the use of RFID in the Apparel sector.

This course was designed to complement the GS1 in Apparel webinar run by GS1 Ireland in association with our Platinum Solution Partner VisionID. It covers the basics of EPC and RFID, as well as focusing on the benefits of GS1 standards in Apparel and Information on GS1 Smartsearch.

Course modules:

Electronic Product Code (EPC) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) (Paid module)

This 10 minute course introduces the basics of EPC and the use of RFID. GS1 EPC standards enable globally-unique identification numbers to be used for RFID, with major benefits in the tracking and tracing of products, services and other items in supply chains. By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand how EPC/RFID can be used for the unique serialised identification of objects
  • Understand the use of RFID
  • Understand the benefits to be gained from the adoption of EPC/RFID

Also included is a section providing case studies on the benefits achieved through the implementation of GS1 EPC and RFID across different industries.

GS1 in Retail – Apparel (Free to webinar attendees)

GS1 in Retail: Right product, right place, right time . . . and at the right cost!

The supply chain of today’s Apparel industry is increasingly complex, comprised of raw material providers, manufacturers, brand owners and retailers from all over the world. The multitude of retail business models and the recent adoption of Omni-channel strategies only add to this complexity.

This 25 minute course provides the learner with information on how GS1 standards are implemented and provide a benefit to the Clothing Industry. It also provides information and case studies on the use of GS1 standards in the Apparel Industry.

GS1 SmartSearch for Retail (Free to webinar attendees)

Whether you’re a brand or a retailer, GS1 SmartSearch helps you to increase sales of your products online. This section gives information on what GS1 SmartSearch is and how it can benefit your business.

Further Information

To learn more about this or any of the Courses or Certificates available on the GS1 Learning Zone please email training@gs1ie.org.