The easy solution to manage your business locations, both physical and digital
Identifying different parts of your business
The Global Location Number(GLN) is a globally unique identification number used to identify legal entities as well as physical, digital and functional locations. GLNs are sometimes known as Organisation Parts.
GLNs help organisations identify, capture and share location information to help with processes such as:
Traceability – for example; identifying where an item is as it moves through a supply chain.
Inventory management– by identifying exactly where an item is located in a business for example; on a pallet position in a warehouse.
e-Invoicing – ensuring the right invoice goes to the right area of your business - every time.
Building on an organisation’s NZBN, Organisation Parts are GLNs that identify specific parts of an organisation such as a specific office, department or hospital ward.
Already have an NZBN? You are entitled to two free Organisation Parts.
Need more Organisation Parts? GS1 members receive 5 free GLNs when they sign up for membership andpreferential pricing to license larger amounts.
Government entities are funded to receive as many Organisation parts as needed.
To get started with Organisation Parts, visit the NZBN website.
Become a GS1 New Zealand Member
GS1 Membership includes a variety of annual benefits:
If you're a GS1 member to licence Global Location Numbers (GLNs).
Quantity of numbers
Note: All prices are GST exclusive.
Current uses of Global Location Numbers
GLNs for COVID-19 contact tracing
Organisation Parts have already been used to support the Ministry of Health COVID-19 Tracer system. All New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) entities can register their physical locations at covid19.govt.nz or businessconect.govt.nz.
Each kiwi business is identified with a New Zealand Business Number (NZBN), which is a GLN. The GLN was chosen as the unique identifier by the Government as it's an ISO standard, and part of a credible international system used in international trade, supply chain logistics, and eCommerce.
GLNs are used in many industry sectors throughout the world. The National Health Service (NHS) in England, uses GLNs extensively throughout its hospitals and care facilities. This drives process efficiency, reduces business costs and improves patient safety outcomes.