EDI supply chain

GLN Implementation Steps (Part 1) There are 10 necessary steps that guide parties involved in the supply chain to implement the Global Location Number (GLN). Establish Executive support Decide that your company is going to implement GLNs, and if necessary, establish executive support and approval to proceed with GLN implementation. Form a GLN team Establish clear Read More →


GLN M&A Trading Partners Implementation Trading partners need M&A implementation guidance to ensure that subsequent use of GLNs and associated master data is based on a consistent set of terminology and best practice processes, by both buyers and sellers. And also to: Enable the buyers and sellers to outline key areas of responsibility and to determine Read More →

Global Location Number

Global Location Numbers Role In M&A GLNs serve a critical role in the identification of legal entities and physical locations associated or named in a merger or acquisition. This post provides guidance on how to treat GLNs in the event of a merger or acquisition. The phrase mergers, acquisitions and divestitures (abbreviated M&A) refers to the buying Read More →

EDI Training

GLN Healthcare Implementation Scenarios In Healthcare GLNs can be used for identification of specific shelf locations where medical records are stored within a medical records storage facility. They can also be used to identify where records were sent and their current location. Other scenarios of usage: Inventory management and product recall: GLNs identify locations where Read More →