GS1 Logistics Interoperability Model Application Standard
The GS1 standards help improve efficiency of operations and internal supply chain management, and offer compliance with the demands of the trading partners and requirements of legal regulations. The scope of the LIM (Logistics Interoperability Model) covers Transport and Warehouse management and includes activities associated with the movement of goods from the material supplier to the manufacturer to the retailer using logistics service providers, incorporating the return of goods (reverse logistics).
The LIM describes common business processes and data interchanges to support interoperability with Logistics Service Providers.
Scope of the LIM
- Focus is on continental transport modes (road, rail, inland water, short sea). For road transport, this includes Full Truck Load (FTL) transport, Less Than Truck Load (LTL) transport and Parcel distribution.
- Value added services like dry filling, repacking for promotions, re-stacking or re-labelling are also included. As long as the GTIN of serviced item stays the same it is considered a value added logistics service (in scope), if the GTIN changes it is considered contract manufacturing (out of scope).
- Load tendering within the frame of a contract is also included. Strategic tendering (to negotiate new contracts) and load tendering on spot market are out of scope.
LIM Business Functions
- Financial settlement.
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