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GS1 package measurement rules


The accurate and consistent dimensional measurement of trade item packaging is key to the successful exchange of product data between trading partners. These rules are provided for use for all trading partners wishing to share product package measurements. This common methodology for determining product package measurements is intended to ensure global compatibility.

Industry studies have shown that two-thirds of product information shared between trading partners has data accuracy errors. By attending, you will receive information and guidance on interpreting and applying the GS1 Package Measurement Rules for both consumer and non-consumer trade items, which form the foundation for accuracy of physical dimensional data (i.e., weights and dimensions).

Who should attend?

The course is suitable for master data teams, NPD and anyone else responsible for managing weights, dimensions and new lines forms.

What you will learn
  • The importance of Packaging Measurement Rules
  • How to ensure accurate and consistent measurements
  • How to measure different packaging types in a consistent way
Course outline
  • GS1 UK Package Measurement Rules
  • Measuring consumer items, including:
    • Flexible packaging
    • Hanging items
    • Stand-up pouches
    • Multi-packs
    • Cylindrical items
  • Non-consumer items
  • GTINs and dimensional changes
  • Data accuracy tolerances
Pricing and how to book this course

Duration: 2 hours
Where: Onsite training 
Member price (up to 8 people): £600 plus VAT 
Member price (9+ people): £1,100 plus VAT 
Non-member price: £1,500 plus VAT

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