Industries

Industries

GS1 standards deliver benefits to over 20 industries globally

GS1 standards underpin supply chains, reduce costs and deliver exceptional efficiency in many different industries. But our core sectors are retail, healthcare, transport and logistics and foodservice. Explore this section to learn how we’re transforming supply chains in these areas.

GS1 has a long history in retail and the ubiquitous beep of the GS1 barcode is heard at store checkouts 5 billion times a day. Today, there are many paths to purchase, but consumers are demanding one, seamless retail channel - the one that brings their product home. They are creating "personal supply chains" for food, clothing, electronics and more - and GS1 standards can help.

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As a patient you are entitled to the best care. The use of our standards in healthcare increases patient safety, drives supply chain efficiencies and improves the traceability of medicines.

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As a manufacturer, retailer or logistics service provider, you need to know exactly where your shipments of goods are at any time, where they have come from, and when and where they are due to arrive. The use of GS1 standards gives you accurate up-to-date information about all these matters so that you can make good decisions for your business.

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As a fiercely competitive, multi-trillion-dollar industry, Foodservice is driving forward at an accelerated rate. This forever evolving segment is on the cusp of expansion, encompassing any business, institution or company responsible for meals prepared outside of the home. This extensive market includes manufacturers, distributors and operators, all of whom are tasked and responsible for increased visibility, efficiency and food safety, among other regulatory demands.

The Foodservice supply chain is known to be complex, dynamic, and consumer driven, but with the help of GS1 standards, the process becomes simplified. GS1 enables users to speak a common language and begin to share trusted information, which allows for stronger communication between trading partners, ultimately benefiting the consumer.

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