Global supply chain standards organisation, GS1 has announced that its GS1 Global Registry has now reached 15 million product items.
The Global Registry, which is a directory operated by GS1, allows companies to synchronise standardised product data with trading partners worldwide. The registry is also an essential tool within the GS1 GDSN, which provides secure and continuous synchronisation of accurate data between businesses.
“The 15 million item milestone indicates the ever growing success of GDSN as well as demonstrating Data Quality standards going from strength to strength globally. In the last two years many organisations have recognised the benefits of scale that adoption of GDSN brings to their business processes, which showcases the advantages of the uptake of GS1 standards” said Maria Palazzolo, GS1 Australia’s CEO.
In addition to the success of GDSN, GS1 Australia entered into a multi-year contract with certified data pool provider 1WorldSync in March this year. This provides the Australian and New Zealand markets with a new ‘next generation’ platform for the enhanced delivery of the GS1net Australasia GDSN certified data pool.
GS1net is currently the third largest data pool with over 800,000 Global Trade Item Numbers from 1750 GS1net user organisations across the Grocery, Foodservice, Liquor, Healthcare, Hardware and Office Products and General Merchandise sectors.
GS1 expects to see an overall increase of the usage of GDSN in several different industries, such as healthcare, retail, food service due to a growing demand for data around how a product is delivered to market, including handling instructions, traceability attributes, nutrition information, regulatory compliance and classification.