Why? How? Where To Start? Contact
Fighting against the illegal use of GS1 Global Company Prefixes is a very important issue for all MOs, and one that is particularly important for preserving the integrity and security of the GS1 System. To date, there are also a number of initiatives on both global and local levels to examine how greater protection may be afforded to the GS1 system.
In order to monitor and exchange data used by GS1 members, MOs need to have access to various reliable data sources that include this type of information.
The two main ways of achieving this have been identified as:
- Receiving databases directly from retailers,
- Buying or receiving data from market research agencies.
“GTIN Intelligence Project” established under the umbrella of GS1 in Europe initiative, has a background in close long-term relationship with retailers, suppliers, solution providers and other research or market bodies that already exist with European GS1 Member Organisations. According to project assumptions, cooperation with these market bodies gives MOs a chance to control usage of GS1 company prefixes by possibility to access to their products database.
However, to properly confirm numbers legality (especially those from with foreign prefixes) MOs needs to have an ability to identify and compare their legality. GTIN intelligence network builds on close cooperation between direct people responsible for fighting against illegal usage of GS1 company prefixes in their MOs assures this opportunity.
Where To Start?
Here you will find smart IT tool to support database analysis and contact lists to team engaged in this project.
If you want to shared and collected experiences and best practises of many MOs in guidelines about:
- How to co-operate with retailers to fight with illegal GTINs
- How to facilitate the European co-operation in exchanging information about the foreign GTINs received from databases of major local retailers
Other presentations, guidelines, and case studies are available on the Project Zone of GS1 in Europe.
If you want to join to the group or get more information about this initiative, please contact Dominik Kupisz from GS1 Poland: email@example.com.