The GTIN is used to automate the trading process - basically buying and selling. GTINs are therefore assigned to any item(product or service) that may be priced, or ordered, or invoiced at any point in any supply chain. The GTIN is then used to retrieve pre-defined information about the item. The key benefit is that information about the item can be retrieved about the product from the GTIN whether it is read in a GS1 BarCodes symbol, exchanged via a GS1 eCom message or accessed from the Global Data Synchronization Network.
The GLN is the GS1 Identification Key for Locations. The GLN can be used to identify physical locations and legal entities where is a need to retrieve pre-defined information to improve the efficiency of communication with the supply-chain. Global Location Numbers are a prerequisite for GS1 eCom message or to access information from the Global Data Synchronization Network.
The SSCC is the GS1 Identification Key for an item of any composition established for transport and/or storage which needs to be managed through the supply chain. The SSCC is assigned for the life time of the transport item and is a mandatory element on the GS1 Logistic Label using Application Identifier(00)
The GRAI is the GS1 Identification Key for types of reusable package or transport equipment that are considered an asset. It is used to enable tracking as well as recording of all relevant data associated with the individual asset or asset reference. The GRAI is assigned for the life time of the asset and may be bar coded using Application Identifier(8003).
The GIAI is the GS1 Identification Key used in a diverse range of business applications such as recording the life-cycle history of aircraft parts. The GIAI is assigned by the owner of the asset and may be bar coded using Application Identifier(8004).
The GSRN is the GS1 Identification Key used to identify the recipient of services in the context of a service relationship. It is used to enable access to a database entry for recording recurring services. The GSRN is normally assigned by the service provider and may be bar coded using Application Identifier(8018).
The GDTI is the Identification Key for a document type combined with an optional serial number and used to access database information that is required for document control purposes. The GDTI is assigned for the life time of the document type and may be bar coded using Application Identifier(253).
The GSIN is the GS1 Identification Key used to identify a grouping of logistics units that comprise a shipment from one consignor to one consignee(buyer) referencing a dispatch advice and/or BOL. The GS1 Identification Key is comprised of a GS1 Company Prefix, Shipper Reference and Check Digit using the Application Identifier(402).
The GINC is the GS1 Identification Key used to identify a logical grouping of logistics units that are assembled to be transported together under one transport document. A consignment identifies a grouping for transport purposes and must not be confused with a shipment which identifies a grouping for trade purposes. The GS1 Identification Key comprises a GS1 Global Company Prefix and the Freight Forwarder's or Carrier's transport reference using the Application Identifier(401).