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GS1 US Apparel & General Merchandise Initiative

Improving Business Processes and Supply Chain Visibility

The GS1 US Apparel and General Merchandise Initiative is an industry group that is committed to defining business challenges and opportunities and organizing members to explore solutions and create adoption plans. The members of the Initiative represent a broad cross-section of industry trading partners.

GS1 US launched the Initiative upon the merger with the Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Solutions® (VICS) in 2012. Today more than 130 suppliers, distributors, retailers and logistics providers are participating members in Initiative activities, focused on improving inventory accuracy, exchanging standardized product data and achieving traceability with GS1 Standards.

By joining the Initiative, your organization will take a leading role in helping shape the future of the apparel and general merchandise industries. Benefits of membership include:

  • The ability to learn firsthand how GS1 Standards are implemented for business improvements by receiving GS1 US-provided expertise, education, and support services
  • A collaborative working environment to engage with peers and trading partners by sharing and learning best practices for operational improvements
  • The opportunity to advance the industry by providing leadership to define recommended solutions for critical business needs

GS1 US Apparel and General Merchandise Initiative Workgroups

The work of the Initiative is driven by workgroups of industry stakeholders who are collaborating to develop standards-based guidelines, best practices, case studies and thought leadership. Workgroup members also seek alignment on future opportunities for unlocking further value from the use of GS1 Standards. Participate in the workgroups that are most important to your organization:

Join our growing membership! Complete the online member application today or learn more.

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