GS1 is a neutral, not-for-profit organisation that facilitates collaboration amongst trading partners and technology providers, in order to solve together business challenges that leverage standards and to ensure safety, efficiency and visibility along the entire value chain. Headquartered at Brussels, GS1 oversees a global network of over 100 GS1 organisations serving over 150 countries. GS1 India (earlier EAN India) is one such organisation.
For more than 30 years, GS1 has been dedicated towards design and implementation of global standards used in Supply Chain Management.GS1 standards include GS1 Identifiers, GS1 BarCodes, GS1 eCom (for electronic business messaging), GS1 GDSN (for data synchronisation) and GS1 EPCglobal standards (for RFID technology). These standards provide a global language of business that helps organisations identify, capture and share information throughout the global value chain in a uniform, structured, seamless and consistent manner. This in turn facilitates implementation of several Supply Chain solutions like Traceability, Upstream integration etc.