Deposit return schemes: are consumers and industry ready?

Accurate product data is an essential component of a visible, secure, and sustainable supply chain – yet research has shown that in the modern world of retail, around 80 per cent of professionals have little idea how to measure the products they sell.

Without a recognised, uniform methodology for measuring products, it is obvious that there will be discrepancies from company to company. After all, how would trading partners know that they had both identified the same depth for an item? How would a retailer and a brand know if they are even using the same system to measure a product?

It is for this reason that we have created this package and product measurement standard and a guide for all trading partners wishing to exchange data about product package measurements. This provides a common procedure for all and are intended to ensure global compatibility.

GS1 package and product measurement standard

The global rules for nominal measurement attributes of product packaging to facilitate communication of the same for retail & non-retail products covering consumer unit to the case level & all intermediary levels.