These days, logistics is more than the transport of goods, the local and global challenges are complex and GS1 strives to make it all simpler yet strategic.Get a barcode
As a manufacturer, retailer or logistics service provider, you need to know exactly where your shipments of goods are at any time, where they have come from, and when and where they are due to arrive.
The use of GS1 standards gives you accurate up-to-date information about all these factors so that you can make the best decisions for your business and those you serve.
The GS1 standards are in action in the following business processes in the transport and logistics sector whose efficiency, speed and accuracy are increased by the use of our standards:
Shipments of goods come in from factories or warehouses and go to shops, restaurants or hospitals. In each case, a shipment has to be received, verified, logged, consolidated and stored – sometimes down to the individual serial number.
There’s an increasing demand for frequent deliveries, small shipments and pinpoint distribution in dense city areas.This needs to be done at the lowest possible cost, using sustainable methods across multiple transport modes.
Manufacturers and retailers are increasingly outsourcing the management of their warehouses and distribution centres to specialist logistics service providers (LSPs).
Many manufacturers, transporters and logistics service providers use wheeled trolleys, handcarts, plastic bins, pallets and production trays to move goods from one location to another within their own domains, or upstream and downstream in the supply chain.
Managing the flow of goods across land and sea borders poses major challenges as well as growing security concerns for government agencies and businesses.