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GS1 eConnect
(April 2017)
News & Articles
Improving Information Flow to Boost Omni-Channel Profits
Article Courtesy of:


While making cost-cutting service proposition changes is tempting, improving information flow is ultimately the most powerful cost lever of all for boosting omnichannel apparel profits.

The decision by many online sellers to offer free deliveries and returns has created a costly consumer expectation that countries like the USA have so far managed to avoid.

While it may be that the UK comes into line with the US on the high costs of ‘free’ delivery at some point, the reality is that it’s what customers currently expect.

To find out more on how to get Big Wins in the long term, click here!
GS1 DataMatrix -
A tool to improve patient safety through visibility in the supply chain

Safer, more efficient care starts with a simple scan.

In today's rapidly changing landscape, the pressure is on healthcare providers to ensure high quality patient care while working within ever increasing time and financial constraints. GS1 barcodes and standards help to address the foundational difficulties healthcare providers face and help deliver improved patient safety and cost-saving operational efficiencies.

With the help of GS1 standards, hospitals can:
  • Access and manage inventory more effectively across various hospital storage locations
  • Make products available when needed
  • Better avoid or mitigate out-of-stock scenarios by identifying other locations as an alternative source
  • Undertake more effective hospital inventory planning projections

Pharmaceutical and medical device identification & marking can have very specific needs, including:
  • Encoding large amounts of variable or dynamic data (batch/lot number, expiry date, serial number, etc.) at high production speeds
  • Direct part marking (e.g. marking on surgical instruments, etc.)
  • Global legal and regulatory requirements that may dictate the placement of, and data encoded in a bar code symbol as well as the specific data carrier (bar code symbology) to be used
  • Traceability requirements for both pharmaceuticals and medical devices

GS1 DataMatrix is the preferred two dimensional (2D) matrix bar code symbology that efficiently meets all of the needs of the pharmaceutical and medical device industry.

To find out more, click here!
Where does it hurt in your Medical Device Supply Chain?

Article written by:

Ms Laura Johnson


Keeping up with US and international UDI regulations. Battling increased complexity and the rising costs that go with it. Dealing with the growing pains of expansion or M&A activity. If you’re a supply chain professional in the medical device industry, you have daily challenges and are always looking for ways to improve efficiency. Why not look at supply chain labelling software as a source of relief?

Innovations in enterprise barcode label software are helping medical device companies around the world succeed in a highly regulated, highly competitive global marketplace.

How will you achieve that?
Courtesy of Loftware, here is a brand new Q&A report addressing the “6 Critical Questions (and Answers) on Medical Device Labeling”.

Click here to download the report!
Looking for Technology Solutions?

The GS1 Community consists of end users (manufacturers, distributors, retailers etc.) who continually have products in motion in the supply chain and Solution Partners (hardware and software companies, consultants, solution providers, systems integrators and training companies) who help the End User Community implement GS1 System and Technologies.

GS1 encourages our end users to work in conjunction with and support GS1 Singapore Solution Partners who are active members of GS1 and able to provide a platform of products and services that not only aim to implement the GS1 system of standards but also other wide range of solutions.

The GS1 Call for Collaboration Platform (CFC) is a solution offering by GS1 Singapore to aid members and user companies identify the right Solution Partners for their project implementations.

4 Step Methodology:

For a complimentary consultation on your requirement, please contact us at 6826 3081. Alternatively, you may choose to send an email to or fill in the GS1 Singapore CFC Form here.

Click here to find out more about our CFC platform!
GS1 Singapore
Members Briefing Session

Date: 21 April 2017
Time: 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Venue: SMF Building,
2985 Jalan Bukit Merah

Click here to register!
Learn How to Achieve Inventory Optimisation using EPC/RFID!
Date: 28 April 2017
Time: 1.30pm - 5.30pm
Venue: SIMTech @ Fusionopolis 2

Click here to register!
ECR Singapore CEO Forum 2017

Date: 6 July 2017
Time: 1.30pm - 5.30pm
Venue: NTUC Fairprice Auditorium @ 1 Joo Koon Circle

Stay tuned for more information!
Looking for Solutions?
GS1 Singapore Call-for-Collaboration Platform:
Helping companies look for the right solutions

Our solutions include:
  • Barcode printers/scanners/labeling solution
  • Barcode/RFID inventory/asset management solution
  • Supply chain-related
    consultancy services, and more..
Let us know what you need today by simply filling in this form and our friendly GS1 Singapore staff will get in touch with you on your requirements.
GS1 Solution Partner Zone
Looking for Solutions?
We have all you need right here!

Check out a list of our GS1 Singapore Solution Partners simply by clicking here to check out our Solution Partner Zone!
GS1 Singapore Membership Referral
Get Rewarded by Simply Referring a New Member to GS1 Singapore!

The more successful membership referrals you refer, the more rewards you can earn!
If you are interested to find out more, click here and discover all the benefits you could get from participating in our Membership Referral Programme!
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