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Barcodes - Understand, implement and use successfully

Thursday 20 February 2020

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

GS1 UK Ltd, Hasilwood House, 60 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AW, United Kingdom

Member price: £199 per person

Non-Member price: £399 per person

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Add to Calendar 2020-02-20 10:00:00 2020-02-20 15:00:00 Barcodes - Understand, implement and use successfully United Kingdom GS1 UK Europe/London public

... 31% of barcodes submitted by our suppliers on new lines into our business fail on first validation.  This leads to timely delays or the risk of the product being dropped from the range."

Diane Mellowship, Tesco Barcode Compliance Manager


This popular monthly course has helped hundreds of GS1 UK members, large and small, implement our standards correctly to meet the requirements of their customers. Book on this course today to get practical advice and tips to ensure your barcodes don't result in lost sales, relabeling costs and returned goods.

What you will learn

Using real industry scenarios and case studies, this practical and informal session is essential for making the most of your barcode adoption. Our subject matter experts will cover:

  • How to identify different products and packaging levels
  • The importance of when and why numbers need to change
  • How to use different barcodes for a variety of business processes
  • Your customers’ requirements
  • How to recognise and avoid common mistakes
  • Getting the most out of your barcode implementation
Who should attend?

Anyone who requires a basic/intermediate understanding of how to correctly identify and barcode any item, at any point in the supply chain, no matter the industry.

Also useful for suppliers and manufacturers who are experiencing barcode issues with their customers or don't understand their requirements.

To obtain a more advanced understanding and expertise in GS1 standards, enrol in our Master programme.

Course outline
  • Overview of the GS1 System
  • GS1 Identification numbers
  • Encoding extra information such as batch numbers and dates
  • GS1 barcode symbols
  • Barcode size, placement, colour and quality
  • How to use the GS1 UK website
  • Interactive workshop including delegates’ barcode assessment
The Learning Zone
  • Signing up to this course provides access to the Learning Zone
  • Improve understanding through a blended learning approach
  • Utilise eLearns, case-studies, videos and more to reinforce learning
Run this course onsite

If you have a number of staff for whom this course would be useful, or if travelling to London is too difficult, contact us to arrange delivery of this course onsite.

Please contact Ben Clarke on 020 7092 3541 or email if we can be of any further assistance.