February 19, 2019 4:00 pm | by Fiona
GS1 barcoding is transforming how you share information, as communicating with your customers, partners and suppliers is a crucial part of business. Their barcoding identifies, captures and shares information smoothly. They saw the need for a common language as when there are different processes and systems, the sharing of straightforward information can become time-consuming and error-prone. When everyone uses the same standards, it’s easier to get things done. GS1 barcodes are trusted and based on global standards.
SapphireOne has partnered with GS1 enabling clients to become compliant to their standards. These standards ensure key processes run smoothly in some of the world’s biggest industries.
GS1 Barcoding Standards- How They Work with SapphireOne
Identification standards contains numbers which are used to identify anything from products to invoices and warehouses. They make it easier to identify, track and share data in your supply chain.
Data capture currently uses globally-recognised standards to represent identification numbers. These data carriers capture information efficiently and effectively, bridging the gap between physical objects and electronic data.
SapphireOne uses these standards to automate the sharing of transactional information such as purchase orders and dispatch advice. This in turns saves time and money. GS1 synchronises the data with SapphireOne to share your company’s master data (product and pricing information) with all trading partners in your supply chain.
SapphireOne helps combine different GS1 standards resulting in streamlining business processes such as traceability.
The Importance of Barcode Integrity
All over the world, manufacturers and retailers rely on the GS1 system. Each barcode is issued by an authorised agent and are unique, accurate, and based on current global standards. In Australia, their barcode numbers begin with the prefix 93.
If you buy barcode numbers from a re-seller you do so at your own risk. All GS1 barcoding numbers are legitimate when first created, as soon as a re-seller buys a number and on-sells it to you, that number is no longer managed by GS1. This means there is no guarantee that the number will remain unique – which can have significant consequences within the supply chain, particularly in labelling and track and trace.
If unauthorised barcode numbers are purchased, sellers can create confusion in the market and disrupt the functioning of supply chains in Australia and overseas. Businesses need to be aware. If you obtain barcode numbers from an unauthorised source, you may suffer losses. These losses can be from re-labelling or repackaging your products, or if your products are rejected by your retail customer.
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