|AGR||Automated Goods Receipt
Automating the communication of which goods are about to arrive, resolving delivery and receiving errors and reconciling deliveries against orders and invoices
|AI||Application Identifier - A 2, 3 or 4-digit number used to identify specific information such as batch numbers, sell by dates, price, expiry date and weight. An AI comes after a GS1-128, GS1 DataBar, and GS1 DataMatrix bar code.
|AIDC||Automatic Identification and Data Capture -
The ability to use unique numbers, and other sets of standardised data, shown in bar codes or other data carriers to identify different items automatically, without any human intervention.
|ASN||Advanced Shipping Notice
An electronic delivery note used in conjunction with a SSCC
|DataBar||Composite Bar Code Symbol. A bar code symbol that encodes an GTIN-14 Identification Number plus supplementary AI Element Strings, such as weight and “best before” date, in a linear symbol that can be scanned omnidirectionally by suitably programmed Point-of-Sale scanners. Can be stacked in multiple rows
|EAN||European Article Number |
|EAN-13||The most commonly used bar code symbol that represents a 13-digit number.|
|EAN-8||A smaller bar code symbol that is used on small products or on many retailers’ own-label items. It represents an 8-digit number.|
|eCom||Is the GS1 term for Electronic Data Interchange 3 ecom standards - GS1 EANCOM and GS1 XML and TRADACOMS (no longer developed in the UK)
|EDI||Electronic Data Interchange
The computer-to-computer exchange of standard business documents in electronic format between two companies|
|EPC||Electronic Product Code
A globally unique serial number which resides in an RFID tag that identifies the individual item to which it is attached such as an item, case or roll cage. This enables enquiries to be made about the item wherever it is within the supply chain|
|EPCglobal||A subscriber-driven organisation, comprised of industry leaders and organisations focused on leading the development of member driven standards to support the use of Radio Frequency Identifiers in today’s trading networks.|
|GDS||Global Data Synchronisation
Enables product information from a supplier, to be made available to a retailer, using a standardised process. The information is defined using agreed standards which all parties can understand and can include, for example, product description, price, size, pack, name, address and the quantity of items in a purchase order|
|GDSN||Global Data Synchronisation Network
The network which allows information on products held in data pools to be accessed by trading partners – a data pool must be GDSN certified to be part of GDSN
|GDTI||Global Document Type Identifier |
|GEPIR||Global Electronic Party Information Register
A distributed database that contains basic information on over 1,000,000 companies in over 100 countries.You can search by GTIN (includes UPC and EAN-13), SSCC and GLN numbers or by company name in some countries|
|GIAI||Global Individual Asset Identifier -
The GS1 identification key used to identify any asset that needs to be tracked for maintenance, repair and ownership purposes.
|GLN||Global Location Number -
The GS1 identification key used to identify companies and locations. It’s mainly used to replace plain language descriptions within EDI messages.
|GRAI||Global Returnable Asset Identifier -
The GS1 identification key used to identify returnable packaging and transport equipment. Examples of this equipment include pallets, roll cages, and plastic crates.
|GS1-128||A special version of Code 128 that is used only to represent GS1-defined identifiers and attribute information.|
|GSMP||Global Standards Management Process
The way that GS1 develops and maintains its standards. It is an open and collaborative process in which user companies express their business needs and work with professional GS1 staff from around the world to develop standards to meet those needs|
|GSRN||Global Service Relation Number - The GS1 identification key used to identify an individual who receives services from a particular organisation. For example, all individuals entitled to receive care from the National Health Service are identified with a GSRN that stays the same throughout their lifetime.|
|GTIN||Global Trade Item Number -
The GS1 identification key used to identify any product line or service that may be ordered, priced or invoiced at any point in the supply chain. GTINs may be 8, 12, 13 or 14-digit numbers.|
|GTIN-12||The 12-digit GTIN composed of a UPC Company Prefix, Item Reference, and Check Digit.|
|GTIN-14 ||The 14-digit GTIN composed of an indicator digit, GS1 Company Prefix, Item Reference, and Check Digit.|
|GTIN-8||The 8-digit GTIN composed of a GS1-8 Prefix, Item Reference, and Check Digit.|
|ITF-14 ||The bar code symbol often used on outer cases to represent GTIN-12s, GTIN-13s or GTIN-14s. The bar code cannot carry any extra information about the product.|
|POS||Point of Sale -
Refers to the retail type checkout where only EAN/UPC bar code symbols are normally scanned.|
|RFID||Radio Frequency Identifier
Data relating to an item is stored on an RFID tag which is attached to the item. Like a bar code, a tag is a data carrier. A bar code carries data in a visible symbol and is read by a bar code scanner using optical or infrared wavelengths. An RFID tag carries data programmed into a small computer chip and operates at a wide range of radio frequencies|
|SSCC||Serial Shipping Container Code -
The GS1 identification key for a logistics unit, such as a pallet of goods. It is a serial number which means that every logistics unit is identified uniquely.
|UPC||Unique Product Code |
|UPC-A||A bar code that represents GTIN-12s, and which was first used in North America. The symbol can be used anywhere worldwide.|
|UPC-E||A special version of the UPC-A bar code that appears to represent 8-digits, but actually represents 12-digits. The scanner replaces missing zeroes in the number automatically.|