Foodservice GS1 US Standards Initiative Roadmap

Steps & Milestones in the Foodservice GS1 US Standards Initiative

The Foodservice GS1 US Standards Initiative seeks to facilitate GS1 Standards adoption in an effort to drive waste out of the supply chain and enhance efficiencies, improve product information for customers, and establish a foundation for traceability and food safety.

The following roadmaps outline by year the various steps and milestones in GS1 Standards adoption and implementation. For a detailed look at how to adopt and implement the standards, visit our tools and resources to download Foodservice GS1 US Standards Initiative - Getting Started with GDSN.

Timeline: 2009 - 2011 Key Milestone

  • Manufacturers, distributors, and operators acquire GS1 Company Prefixes (if needed).
  • Manufacturers, distributors, and operators assign headquarters Global Location Numbers (GLNs) and register them with GS1.
  • Manufacturers assign Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) to products.
  • Manufacturers encode GTINs into barcodes on cases.
  • Manufacturers begin database preparation, cleansing data, and loading Phase 1 GTIN attributes via the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN).
  • Distributors begin database preparation to receive GDSN attributes.
  • Manufacturers begin to communicate Phase 1 GTIN attributes and GLNs to distributors via GDSN.
  • Distributors begin using Phase 1 GTIN attributes via GDSN.

 




 


Timeline: 2012 Key Milestone
Quarter 1 2012 – Quarter 2 2012
  • Distributors begin scanning GS1 barcodes inbound.
  • Manufacturers begin loading Phase 2 GTIN attributes via GDSN.

Quarter 3 2012 – Quarter 4 2012

  • Distributors begin scanning GS1 barcodes outbound.
  • Operators begin to require GTINs on cases.
  • Manufacturers begin to communicate Phase 2 GTIN attributes to distributors via GDSN.
  • Distributors begin using Phase 2 GTIN attributes via GDSN.
Timeline: 2013 - 2014 Key Milestone
Quarter 1 2013 – Quarter 2 2013
  • Operators begin scanning GS1 barcodes on inbound cases.
  • Manufacturers, distributors and operators begin using GTINs in business transactions.
  • Manufacturers and distributors begin assigning GLNs per Workgroup recommendations.
  • Manufacturers, distributors and operators begin using GLNs in business transactions.
  • Operators begin database preparation to receive GDSN attributes.
  • Operators begin using GTIN attribute data via GDSN.

Quarter 3 2013 – Quarter 4 2013

  • Manufacturers begin scanning GS1 barcodes on products shipped.
  • Operators begin assigning GLNs to their locations.
Quarter 1 2014 – Quarter 4 2014
  • Operators begin scanning GS1 barcodes.

Where are you on the roadmap? Click on the checklist specific to your company to benchmark your implementation status.

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