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GPC - Global Positioning Code

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GPC Code Set;

  • The Brussels/Belgium-based GS1 Community owns it.

  • It is a code set that has been growing continuously since 2007 and is structured under The Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) for this purpose.

  • It is a standardized global code system used in the retail industry.

  • It is constantly updated with requests from users.

  • Appropriate code can be found at https://www.gs1.org/services/gpc-browser.


Hierarchy;

GDSN => Global Data Synchronization Network => Synchronized Database

GPC => Global Product Code => Classification Code => Milk

GTIN => Global Trade Item Number => Identification Code => xBrand Milk – Whole Milk – 1 lt


GDSN Features [1]

  • Standardized and Automated, continuous synchronization between stakeholders

  • Industry experience is utilized as it is constantly updated in light of feedback gathered from stakeholders in the industry.


GPC (Global Product Code) Features;

  • Structured in English and translated into 12 languages (no Turkish).

  • It is product-oriented.

  • Due to its hierarchical structure, it offers efficient, accurate, and flexible use.

  • It is a Classification Code, not an Identification Code.

  • Classification Code => Milk

  • Identification Code => İçim Milk – Yam Fat – 1 lt

  • It is the retail industry standard.

  • Segment => Industry => Dairy products

  • Family => Segment separation => Milk

  • Class => Classification of products in the same category => Milk and

  • Brick => product category

  • Brick Attribute 1 => Subgroup 1

  • Brick Attribute 2 => Subgroup 2

GTIN Properties (Global Trade Item Number) [2]

  • Used in barcodes and RFID

  • GTIN is a member of the EAN.UCC Code family.

  • Varieties

  • In North America. It is used in POS Devices.

  • 12 Digits => UPC-A

  • Outside of North America (Ex: Türkiye). It is used in POS Devices.

  • 8 Digits => EAN/UCC-8 (Especially used in monopoly products)

  • 13 Digits => EAN/UCC-13 (used in most retail products)

  • Indicates different types of packaging. Not used in POS Devices.

  • 14 Digits => EAN/UCC-14 or ITF-14 (thicker lines than EAN-13)

GPC Advantages;

  • Provides speed and accuracy of data exchange with other stakeholders using the same code

  • Industry experience is utilized as it is constantly updated in light of feedback gathered from stakeholders in the industry.

Using GPC;

  • Because the same product may have more than one close description, careful research is required, assuming the code will definitely exist.

Useful Links;

 

References

  • [1] "GS1 and scanner," [Online]. Available: https://www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/stats/documents/ece/ces/ge.22/2014/WS4/WS4_02_GS1_and_scanner_data.pdf. [Accessed 27 08 2020].

  • [2] "GTIN Definition," [Online]. Available: https://www.gtin.info/. [Accessed 27 08 2020].

 






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