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Global Location Numbers (GLNs)

Global Location Numbers (GLNs)

Simplifying location management with
our unique global identifier.

Our Global Location Numbers (GLNs) are just one of the ways we’re simplifying your supply chains.

They really come into their own when you need to distinguish locations from each other, or identify your trading partners. Because they are standardised and unique, they can be used across open supply chains. 

GLN

And as they can help with purchase-to-pay, inventory management and much more, they’ll keep your operations running smoothly.

GLNs assign a unique number to each of your locations or trading partners to define the people and places involved in your different processes.

Legal entity and function GLNs can be used to define who’s involved in your operational processes, while physical and digital location GLNs can define the locations and sub-locations involved – from entire organisations and hospital wards, to shelves in a store cupboard.

Why use GLNs?

Easy

Easy

Allocating a GLN to your business is as easy as assigning a barcode number.

Flexible

Flexible

Whether it’s a warehouse, orchard, operating theatre or just a room in an office block, our GLNs can identify it as a location.

Global

Global

GLNs are the global standard for identifying places, ensuring that your place and identity is unique in the world.

Get your operations running smoothly with simple location management

As a GS1 UK member you can access all the GLNs you need to identify the locations in your supply chain.