Standards for every industry sector

Our standards span industries, connecting businesses of all kinds so they can communicate, share data and perform transactions. Here are some of the sectors within which we work.

No matter where your business is based or what you do, establishing a common language with customers, suppliers and partners makes it easier to get things done. We work closely with our members to build standards that work for them. These are some of the main sectors in which our standards are applied:

Retail

GS1 standards lie at the heart of efficient ‘just in time’ systems. Retailers can track products at every stage of the supply chain, meeting changing consumer demands with minimal wastage and maximum cash flow.

Healthcare

Standards play a key role in delivering exceptional care and maintaining patient safety. From monitoring patient medication to ensuring optimal use of critical resources like MRI scanners, GS1 standards are helping to revolutionise healthcare services.

Transport and logistics

How do you make sure things are in the right place at the right time, and then communicate the status to customers? GS1 standards provide a framework for real-time tracking, traceability and supply chain optimisation.

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