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At any given time, the hundreds of stakeholders involved in the supply chain process need to have timely access to Purchase-to-Pay (P2P) information to prevent delays to the delivery of vital resources.

Managing this information effectively is important for trusts as they begin to submit electronic orders via PEPPOL. They want to know that their orders will be delivered to the right place, at the right time, every time.

By centrally managing these GLNs, each of the trusts you work with can rest assured that deliveries are in-stock and accessible whenever and wherever they are needed, ultimately preventing critical delays to patient care.

For you, this reduces the likelihood of missing deliveries and ensures that the trust has accurate information for billing.

NHS trusts in England have committed to the implementation of GLNs and the adoption of LocationManager, in order to drive adoption across the NHS and its suppliers. This has commenced with the Southern NHS trusts with an issued Statement of Intent.

More supplier specific information on GS1 standards and the eProcurement strategy is available here.

The benefits of LocationManager

  • Reduced transaction costs
  • Ease of compliance to regulatory requirements
  • Single point of access to trust location information
  • Access to up-to-date manufacturer, wholesaler or distributor information 
  • Certainty of shipping and billing to the right location
  • Greater accuracy around product orders, pricing and payment
  • Improved patient safety as products are delivered to the right place when needed
  • Efficient product recalls 
  • Fewer invoice and payment queries 
  • Saves time 

All NHS acute trusts you work with, are able to access LocationManager as part of the GS1 UK and NHS Digital five-year partnership agreement.

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If you’re not already a member of GS1, you’ll need to join before you can subscribe to LocationManager.

What to do next and how to subscribe

Once you are a GS1 member, you can subscribe to LocationManager. Like GS1 UK membership, the annual subscription fee is based on turnover.

Annual subscription to LocationManager
Annual turnover  For suppliers
up to £0.50m £50
£0.5m to £1m £75
£1m to £10m £110
£10m to £50m £160
£50m to £100m £650
£100m to £250m £900
£250m to £500m £1,200
£500m to £1bn £1,500
Over £1bn £1,900

All prices exclude VAT and are in addition to your GS1 membership fees.

See below to find out how to subscribe.

I am a GS1 UK member

As you are already a GS1 UK member, you can subscribe by filling in the online application form below.

LocationManager application form (for GS1 UK members)

I am registered with another GS1 member organisation

If you are registered with another GS1 member organisation you can subscribe to LocationManager using the online application form.

You will need to make sure you have the following information to hand in order to complete your application:

  • Your GS1 company prefix
  • Details of the GS1 organisation you are a member of i.e. GS1 France
  • Your company turnover
  • A debit/credit card for payment

If you haven’t already done so, you will need to create a guest account to enable you to log in and compete your application.

Create a guest account

If you have already created a guest account with us, you can log in below to apply. 

LocationManager application form (for non-GS1 UK members)

I am not a GS1 member

You will need to become a GS1 member before you can subscribe to LocationManager.

Complete the application below to become a GS1 UK member for access to our services.

Join GS1 UK

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