GS1 Standards

Which industries use GS1 barcodes?

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The invention of barcodes and implementation of the GS1 standards lead many industries to undergo a positive transformation. Reduced costs, increased efficiency and improved inventory management are just a few of the perks. Although barcodes are available in many industries: retail, healthcare, transport and logistics, and healthcare are the main four. Let’s take a look at how the supply chains …

Food Traceability

Barcodes for food traceability

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The first ever commercial barcode was used on a Wrigley’s Chewing Gum pack in 1974 and since then, barcodes have played an important role in the food industry. The Universal Product Code (UPC) is a critical factor in determining the traceability of any product. In the food industry, traceability of a food item is taken very seriously as it can …

barcode facts

Fun facts about barcodes

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They don’t get much attention, but barcodes are one of the most important inventions ever. They have an incredibly important role in improving the way businesses capture and share information, as well as optimizing the movement of items along the supply chain. The story of barcodes begins with Joseph Norman Woodland who, inspired by Morse code, drew the first ever …