What is GS1_128? What are the applicable areas and specific rules of use?
GS1-128 is a type of data that can include different data in addition to the data provided by the JAN code and the currently available standard Distribution Code (ITF), including logistics and business transaction information. Used to represent application identifiers and relevant product and transaction data associated with companies adopting CODE 128. GS1-128 is a standard application representing different data, and CODE 128 itself is merely a standard bar code. Since GS1-128 is composed of CODE 128, any bar CODE reader that can read CODE 128 can read the data of GS1-128. It is a subset of CODE128.
What are the applicable areas and specific rules of use?
1. Retail: Used to encode product information, such as Global Trade Program codes (GTins), lot numbers, and expiration dates. Inventory management system to track and manage products through the supply chain.
2. Healthcare: Used to encode patient information, drug data, and medical device data. Hospital and pharmacy systems to improve patient safety and medication management.
3. Logistics: It is used to encode transportation information such as shipper's identity, consignee's identity and carrier's identity. Warehouse and transportation management systems to manage the movement of goods through the supply chain.
4. Food industry: Used to encode food information, such as global Location number (GLN), lot/lot number, expiration date and nutritional information. Food traceability system to manage food safety and trace product origin.
5. Automotive industry: Used to encode automotive parts information, such as part number, serial number and manufacturing date. Automotive supply chain management system to track parts throughout the manufacturing process.