General Industry Education

GS1 US provides a number of training programs to help organizations in their implementation of GS1 Standards and standards-based technologies. Our educational courses include integrated learnings, best practices, standards knowledge and technical know-how. They edify an organization on how it can use GS1 Standards to identify, capture and share product information for the purposes of conducting business with its supply chain trading partners. To enable participants to structure their learning path according to their business needs we offer both self-directed web-based trainings and regional workshops. Further, we can also customize an on-site educational program that best fits the needs of your business and schedule. These Apparel and General Merchandise-specific webcasts were developed by industry, for industry to help drive the adoption and use of the GS1 System of Standards in retail.

Internet of Things (IoT) in the Retail Sector: Each day, more and more products and consumers are becoming connected. By utilizing big data concepts to develop game changing insights, new business processes, and strategies to innovate and compete more effectively, the retail industry can leverage GS1 Standards to create enormous value. Retailers and brands can work together to add new dimensions for attracting and serving the individual needs of the digital-savvy consumer (both in-store and within the supply chain). In this webcast, retailers, suppliers and solution providers will learn about the latest advancements in omni-channel strategy and technology.

Point-of-Sale & Data Analytics: This web-based tutorial is intended to help you help learn how your business can benefit from Point-of-Sale (POS) Data Analytics to meet the inventory demands of the omni-channel shopping experience. Brand owners and retailers will learn best practices to more efficiently collaborate and seamlessly share POS data.

EDI Best Practices—Retooling your Business Strategy for Omni-Channel Success: This web-based tutorial is intended to help you help learn how suppliers and retailers are improving their EDI action plan to effectively support today’s omni-channel business opportunities. It provided basic EDI application principles and business process flows to help your organization learn how to:

  • Reformulate your business processes to achieve higher level of efficiency
  • Gear up your online presence with key procedures within the order-to-pay cycle (e.g., product identification, order and deliver and their relationships) 
  • Achieve higher level of accuracy and increase productivity with EDI business messages
  • Meet the consumer demand by leveraging collaborative practices 
  • Utilize business message flow best practices within the align data, order and deliver processes

Learnings and Trends for Efficiently Exchanging Product Images and Data Attributes for Omni-Channel Success: This web-based tutorial is intended to help you learn how suppliers and retailers are getting products online faster using GS1 US guidelines. Hear first-hand from GS1 member companies about how they are successfully implementing GS1 product images and data attributes guidelines to optimize image and attribute sharing for web-based retail. Learn how you can streamline image and product attribute sharing and eliminate many of your existing manual/labor intensive processes; get products online sooner; and optimize product imagery and attribute processes to enhance speed-to-market product availability.

Industry Best Practices for the GS1-128 Symbology ~ Learn how to leverage the GS1 Prefix License in the creation of the GS1-128 label: In this web-based tutorial Industry experts present fundamentals of the GS1-128 barcode label, the benefits of using it, and the best practices for creating, applying and using its symbology. From adding security and traceability to your supply chain, to meeting trading partner requirements for successfully scanning your products through their distribution networks, the GS1-128 label can be used to encode key product and location data for your cartons, cases and pallets. This webinar:

  • Highlights the “ins and outs” of the GS1-128 label and the data it contains
  • Helps you discover how to avoid the most common “pitfalls” associated with creating the label
  • Provides you with the “real-cost” knowledge of label non-compliance and its impact on your bottom-line

Best Practices and Guidelines for Efficiently Exchanging Product Images and Data Attributes for Omni-Channel SuccessThis web-based tutorial is intended to help you learn how suppliers and retailers are getting products online faster using GS1 US guidelines. Hear first-hand from GS1 member companies how they are successfully implementing GS1 product images and data attributes guidelines to optimize image and attribute sharing for web-based retail. It will help you learn how you can streamline image and product attribute sharing and eliminate many of your existing manual/labor intensive processes; get products online sooner; and optimize product imagery and attribute processes to enhance speed-to-market product availability.