Global Location Number

Identifying Locations Using a Global Location Number (GLN) The Global Location Number (GLN) is used to identify the locations of parties involved in business transactions. These can be functional groups within a company or real, physical “places” that might ship, receive, process, or hold inventories, like: Legal Entities: Whole companies, subsidiaries or divisions within a company, Read More →

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

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 →

GLN Allocation

GLN Allocation Rules In general, each organisation assigns GLNs to their physical or digital locations, legal entities, or functions for which that organisation has responsibility (a process known as allocation). There are different rules and best practices for GLN allocation depending on what the GLN is identifying, for example, a physical location, a legal entity, Read More →

Data Synchronisation

GLNs in Data Synchronisation Exchange of product and, or price information between suppliers and their trading partners (e.g., distributors/wholesalers, hospitals) is called data synchronisation. The information exchanged for data synchronisation is non-transactional and includes the unique product identifier (GTIN) as the record key and additional information such as product descriptions, regulatory information, sizes, and weights. Read More →

eCommerce

GLNs In eCommerce Transactions GLNs are used in many types of electronic commerce transactions and are most commonly used in conjunction with Global Trade Item Numbers® (GTIN®) and Serial Shipping Container Codes (SSCC) for purchasing, shipping, invoicing and stock status transactions. They provide the globally unique identification needed to securely exchange business information as well Read More →

GLN

Identifying Locations Using a GLN The Global Location Number (GLN) is used to identify the locations of parties involved in business transactions. These can be functional groups within a company or real, physical “places” that might ship, receive, process, or hold inventories, like: Legal Entities: Whole companies, subsidiaries or divisions within a company, health system corporations, Read More →