supply chain efficiency

Improving patient safety and supply chain efficiency via GS1 Standards Implementation

GS1 Standards help the industry to improve efficiency and quality for lower costs, more streamlined care delivery, and better patient safety. With GS1 Standards as the common language of business, trading partners can seamlessly share information to support data synchronization, as well as the exchange of transactional and physical event data about products moving through the supply chain.

  • Master data: The Global Data Synchronization NetworkTM (GDSN®) enables immediate electronic sharing of standardized, up-to-date product data, including GTINs, brand owner identifiers, weights, and dimensions. The GDSN can also be used to populate the U.S. FDA Global UDI Database (FDA GUDID)
  • Transactional data: Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) enables computer-to-computer exchange of business documents among companies. By using standardized business messages, EDI empowers trading partners to communicate in a common language and conduct electronic commerce more accurately and efficiently
  • Physical event data: The Electronic Product Code Information Service (EPCIS) enables trading partners to capture and share information about the movement and status of goods in the physical world. EPCIS was also selected by the U.S. FDA as a method that can be used to comply with Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) data exchange requirements.

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