GS1 Traceability

One essential business procedure in supply chains is traceability. GS1 standards meets a range of business requirements, including:

Regulatory Requirements
Consumer Safety
HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points)
Product Quality Management
Patient Safety in the Healthcare Sector
Efficient Logistics
Product Authentication
Anti-Counterfeiting Policies
Waste Management
Brand Protection

From the perspective of information management, putting in place a traceability system in a supply chain necessitates that all stakeholders consistently link the information about raw materials, intermediate goods, and final products with their physical flow.

It enables companies to implement tracking and tracing of products as they move between companies, and locations worldwide.

The GS1 Global Traceability Standard is based on the use of GS1 standards for identification of products and locations, barcodes, RFID and data communication.