Standards that Identify

Barcode Numbers

Every item of the Global Supply Chain needs to be uniquely identified, and we use Barcode Numbers to do that

Location Numbers

When a business uses multiple locations, tracking their goods can get complicated; that’s where Global Location Numbers come in.

Logistics Numbers

Pallets and logistics units are how goods get shipped around the world, and we use Logistics Numbers to identify them in-transit.

Standards to Capture


Once Barcode Numbers are allocated, a scanner needs a way to capture and understand what the item is in front of it. That’s where Barcodes come in.

Radio Frequency Identification

Traditional scanning isn’t always possible, so Radio Frequency Identification creates an automated solution for barcoding

Standards for Sharing

Digital Link

Today’s consumers are scanning product barcodes with smartphones to learn more about what they are buying. GS1 Digital Link connects customers to product information when and where they want it

Product Data

In a digital world, consumers need to be able to trust that what is on the digital shelf matches what’s delivered. That’s where GS1’s Product Data standards come in.


Knowing what’s in your stuff and where they’ve been is critical, and our standards can help businesses build traceability to do just that while providing trust and confidence for all