The GS1 System is the most widely used supply chain standards system in the world and comprises the standards, guidelines, solutions and services created in formalised and collaborative GS1 processes.
The objectives of this document are:
• to inform and guide all those involved in the development and maintenance of the GS1 System by providing a shared understanding of the principles of the GS1 System Architecture; and
• to provide to users of the GS1 System, and anyone else with an interest in the subject, an insight into the foundational ideas that inform the design of the system.
This document, the GS1 System Architecture Document and the GS1 System Landscape together create the framework within which developers are enabled to preserve the coherence and integrity of the GS1 System.