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What is GS1 US?

GS1 US, a member of GS1®, is a non-profit information standards organization that brings industry communities together to solve supply-chain problems through the adoption and implementation of GS1 Standards. Manufacturers looking for guidance on labeling using Global Trade Item Numbers, or GTIN, go to GS1 to learn more about ways to best identify their products and to select applications of barcode technologies that best suit their needs.

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More than 300,000 businesses in 25 industries rely on GS1 US for trading-partner collaboration and for maximizing the cost effectiveness, speed, visibility, security and sustainability of their business processes. They achieve these benefits through solutions based on GS1 global unique numbering and identification systems, barcodes, Electronic Product Code (EPC®)-enabled Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), data synchronization, and electronic information exchange. GS1 US also manages the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code® (UNSPSC®).

GS1 US leads industry initiatives, administers the GS1 System of standards, provides education and support, and connects communities through events and online forums. GS1 promotes the key concepts of “identify, capture, and share” to encourage businesses to improve traceability for the benefit of all stakeholders in the international supply chain.

GS1 is presently leading important initiatives in the areas of Retail Grocery, Foodservice, Fresh Foods, and Apparel and Consumer Goods.

How do GS1 US and Loftware work together?

gs1-badgeAs a Certified GS1 US Solution Partner, Loftware delivers Enterprise Labeling Solutions for manufacturers and suppliers in twenty–five industries who are dedicated to supply chain efficiency by incorporating GS1 Standards and other labeling requirements for best practices in labeling.

Loftware Enterprise Labeling Solutions integrate labeling processes with enterprise applications to standardize and centralized mission-critical labeling across the supply chain. By integrating with ERP systems like SAP and Oracle, as well as MES, PLM and other data sources, Loftware enables labeling to be both dynamic and data driven. Enterprise Labeling allows businesses to react quickly to evolving GS1 Standards and regulatory requirements, as well as customer and regional requirements including multiple languages. 

Loftware Enterprise Labeling empowers business users to flexibly design and manage GS1-compliant labels that address complex business needs while improving supply chain visibility and traceability. Deployed with best practices and domain expertise, Loftware Enterprise Labeling provides a standardized approach to ensure labeling accuracy and consistency throughout an organization’s supply chain to meet complex, global and high-volume labeling requirements.

Loftware helps customers align with major GS1 US initiatives in key industries, including Food & Beverage, Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing, Transportation & Logistics, Retail and Consumer Products.


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