Skip to content

< Back

GS1 standards for product identification


Does your product need a new GTIN? Not sure? Have you added or removed certification marks, such as "Organic" or "Gluten-Free" on your label? Have you made dimensional changes to your package? Have you made a new Marketing Declaration or new Consumer Declaration? When these things take place, a new GTIN is required.

The Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) is a globally unique number used to identify trade items, products, or services. The GTIN Management Standard provides guidance when a change to a product is made in a way that is relevant to the trading process, such as the brand name, type and variety, or size.

This course will provide you with an in depth look at GTINs, explaining their importance, how they work and how to use them correctly.

Who should attend?

You should attend this course if you require a good understanding of how to correctly identify and barcode any item, at any point in the supply chain, no matter the industry. It's also useful if you're a supplier or manufacturer and are experiencing product identification issues with your customers or don't understand their requirements.

What you will learn
  • How to identify different types of products
  • Which numbers to use for different packaging levels
  • The importance of when and why numbers need to change
  • How to store and exchange these numbers with customers
  • How to recognise and avoid common mistakes
Course outline
  • Overview of the GS1 System
  • The GS1 Company Prefix
  • GTIN structure
  • How to allocate GTINs
  • GTIN management
  • Encoding extra information such as batch numbers and date
Pricing and how to book this course

Duration: 4 hours
Member price (up to 8 people): £1,100 plus VAT
Member price (9+ people): £1,500 plus VAT
Non-member price: £2,000 plus VAT

Email or call us on 0808 178 8799 to discuss your requirements in more detail or to arrange delivery of this course onsite.