There are benefits when dealing with supply chains, one of the most obvious is that you know exactly where your products are coming from. One of the disadvantages, however, may be that it can take a long time to record the delivery of an item, whether it be a crate, pallet or singular. To make life a little easier, GS1 host a barcode look-up tool (barcode search engine) entitled GEPIR (Global Electronic Party Information Registry).
The engine allows for :
The GEPIR is a unique service based entirely on the internet that allows for basic contact information for GS1 registered users. These members can use the GEPIR to identify products, locations and shipments.
It is easy to use; just type a product bar code number into the system and you can find all the information that you need. Please visit the GS1 website where you can find the barcode lookup tool.
GTIN : Global Trade Item No.
SSCC : Serial Shipping Container Code.
GLN : Global Location No.
EAN : European Article No.