Scan barcodes in the warehouse using GS1 format standards

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Enabled for Public preview General availability
Users by admins, makers, or analysts Aug 2, 2021 Oct 2021

Business value

This feature greatly simplifies the scanning process in warehouses where pallets and containers are labeled with GS1 barcodes. Warehouse workers can simply scan the GS1 barcode to extract all the needed information in a single scan. This reduces the time associated with the task by eliminating the need to do multiple scans or input information manually, while ensuring accuracy of information logged at the point of scanning.

Feature details

The GS1 barcode format is a global standard for exchanging data between different companies. The standard defines the data format and the various kinds of data that can be encoded using it. GS1 barcodes can have multiple data elements, so a single barcode can include many types of product information including batch, expiration date, and more.

This feature enables the Warehouse Management mobile app to scan a single GS1 barcode and correctly extract all the information needed to process the task at hand.

See also

GS1 bar codes and QR codes (docs)