GS1 US Advisory Services for the Apparel, General Merchandise & Hardlines Industries  

Customized Support to Enable Omni-Channel Success and Supply Chain Excellence

To meet your customer’s expectations, it’s more important than ever to have the right product in the right place, at the right time …

To help the retail industry, GS1 US has created a customized implementation support services offering. GS1 US Advisory Services deliver a consultative approach that offer a combination of technical and business expertise to address specific challenges your organization may face in integrating the
GS1 System of Standards into your operations. 

Customized Education and Implementation Support

GS1 US created the Advisory Services program as a direct response to our customers’ requests for a trusted, open and flexible partner with a keen understanding of GS1 Standards and the applications of those standards for the retail supply chain. The team is comprised of impartial apparel, general merchandise and hardlines retail industry specialists who provide all key stakeholders—retailers, marketplaces, suppliers, brand owners, manufacturers and solution providers—with the perfect combination of innovation, experience and know-how to help them achieve their go-to-market omni-channel objectives. The program:

  • Delivers a precise mix of technical and business expertise
  • Helps your business implement standards-based technologies the right way
  • Provides customized education and training support on GS1 Standards, including, but not limited to: Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) implementation best practices, Package Measurement Rules, Global Trade Item Number® (GTIN®) Management, and Data Synchronization 
  • Offers tailored implementation assistance for:
      • Supply Chain Automation 
      • EPC-enabled RFID Solutions
      • Images and Attributes 
      • Data Governance Assessment, Guidance and Training via the GS1 US National Data Quality Program
      • Global Data Synchronization Network™ (GDSN®)
      • GS1 Standards
The GS1 US Difference


We are completely focused on supporting the needs of the retail community, specializing in helping the industry pilot and deploy standards-based capabilities. Our objective is to work with industry trading partners to help them bridge the gap between their existing supply chain processes, with all of their unique design complexities, and today’s industry approved standards-based solutions—enabling them to achieve greater inventory intelligence, enhance supply chain efficiency and realize cost savings as well as increase sales and improve margin. 

Industry Momentum

Retailers and brands are witnessing the transformation of today’s supply chain—and those who are taking an active role in the adoption and usage of GS1 Standards and EPC-enabled RFID technology in their everyday business practices are seeing a boost in sales and in customer satisfaction. These companies are reducing their inventory, distribution, and labor costs, while growing sales and achieving visibility in their product inventory like never before. With a well-thought-out plan, and help from GS1 US Advisory Services experts, your organization can do the same.

Get Started

To learn more about how GS1 US Advisory Services can help you strengthen your business relationships, forecast trends more accurately, collaborate with global trading partners more efficiently, improve inventory management, and leverage existing investments, contact us at AdvisoryServices@gs1us.org.

Cross-Industry Consultation Support

No matter what your industry (Retail, Apparel, Consumer Packaged Goods, General Merchandise, Grocery, Foodservice, Fresh Foods, Hardlines, or Healthcare ) GS1 US has created a customized support services offering, the GS1 US Advisory Services program. With a special mix of technical and business expertise, we can provide your organization with a variety of tailored services to address specific challenges your organization may face in integrating the GS1 System of Standards into your operations.