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The Role of GS1 International in EDI
GS1 International is a non-profit business association focused on harmonizing the chain of value in all industrial sectors through global EDI solutions. It was created in 2005 out of the merger of EAN (European Article Number) and UCC (Uniform Code Council).
GS1 has national divisions in almost every country in the world to deal with the business and market realities on the ground more efficiently. The organization's overarching objective is to make business processes more efficient by standardizing the barcodes used to identify products.
As the organization responsible for developing and overseeing product coding standards and symbology, GS1 plays a key role in Electronic Data Interchange by providing the market with a common language for the sale and supply of products on a global level. The data travels on the commercial documentation (invoices, orders, shipping notices, etc.) and is vital for ensuring that procurement processes run smoothly.
GS1's Scope of Action:
What are global standards?
Messaging standards are the established structures generally applicable to a sector. They are used by all kinds of companies of all sizes.
The use of standards simplifies business processes and facilitates the way in which information is shared between companies and with end consumers on a global scale.
A direct benefit of the application of standards to product coding and symbology is the cost savings to members of the supply chain since they work in a unified and systematic manner.