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    Amazon Product Barcodes: Everything You Need to Know

    Barcodes are crucial for selling on Amazon as they help keep track of inventory easily and accurately. Amazon Product Barcodes...

    • June 12, 2024
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    Beyond Barcodes: Enhancing Product Traceability with Blockchain Integration

    At its core, blockchain is a digital ledger system wherein data is stored in blocks that are chained together and...

    • June 11, 2024
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    Contribution of GS1 India to MSMEs in the Improvement of Sales

    GS1 India, a key player in the global GS1 organization, is dedicated to the adoption and implementation of GS1 standards...

    • May 22, 2024
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    GTIN-14 Barcode: An Introduction Guide

    GTIN’s full form is Global Trade Item Number, a unique numerical identifier for products and services in the supply chain....

    • May 13, 2024
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    Barcode for Medicine: A Guide to Implementation in Healthcare

    Barcode for medicine, pharmaceutical products, and medical devices refer to the systematic application of barcodes to healthcare items to ensure...

    • May 9, 2024
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    Emerging Blockchain Trends in 2024 – From Institutions to AI

    When discussing emerging technologies in 2024, the evolution of barcodes into a tech-enabled traceability system heralds a new era of...

    • May 1, 2024
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    Tech-Enabled Traceability Driven by Evolution of Barcodes

    In the modern world, traceability has become a cornerstone for ensuring transparency, safety, and efficiency in various industries ranging from...

    • April 30, 2024
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    Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) – GS1 India

    A Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) serves as a unique identifier, making every product distinguishable worldwide. It's similar to a...

    • April 26, 2024
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    GS1 India DataKart – One Platform, Multiple Use Cases

    Efficient management of product data is essential for businesses to thrive. GS1 India DataKart emerges as a transformative solution, offering...

    • April 9, 2024
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    How 2D Barcodes are Transforming the Way You Eat, Shop, and Live!

    With so many technological advancements happening around the globe, 2D barcodes have become a game-changer, reshaping how we interact with...

    • April 1, 2024
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    Role of Barcodes in the Food and Retail Industry

    Barcodes have become an indispensable tool in the food industry, streamlining operations from farm to table. This blog explores the...

    • March 22, 2024
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    How to Get a Barcode: A Step-by-Step Guide for Product Identification

    Barcodes are a fundamental part of modern product management and supply chain operations. Their role in tracking, inventory management, and...

    • March 22, 2024
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    Genuine Barcodes Authentication – Know All About Types, Benefits & Process

    Genuine Barcode authentication is a critical process in ensuring product authenticity and combating counterfeit goods. This system involves the use...

    • March 12, 2024
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    GS1 India Authenticity: Protect Your Business from Scammers and Fraudulent Barcode Sellers

    Barcodes, a common sight in our daily lives, are machine-readable symbols that represent data visually. Introduced in the 1970s, barcoding...

    • March 5, 2024
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    A Comprehensive Guide on How Barcodes Work

    Barcodes are a fundamental and ubiquitous element in modern commerce and logistics, crucially supporting the global economy. They serve as...

    • February 3, 2024
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    Improving Operational Efficiency Through Supply Chain Visibility

    The businesses continuously focus on making operations efficient. This blog explains how supply chain visibility across trading partners can help...

    • August 4, 2022
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    All You Need to Know About Barcoding

    Getting Started with Barcoding This blog will give you an overview about product barcodes, types of barcodes, benefits of barcodes,...

    • November 17, 2021
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    Risk in the Pharmaceutical Industry and How You Can Safeguard Your Firm With GS1 India

    Traceability is an indispensable need of the supply chain in the pharmaceutical industry. The challenges faced by pharmaceutical organizations during...

    • November 12, 2021
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    10 Reasons to Choose DataKart for Your MDM Needs?

    Master data management is basically the set of tools and solutions that helps businesses manage their data effectively and profitably....

    • November 12, 2021
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    Benefits of GS1 India’s DataKart Trace: A Case Study of Indian Army Supply Chain

    The Indian Army faces many challenges in managing its operations that ranges from ammunition management to food supply chain management,...

    • November 12, 2021
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    What Makes GS1 India A New Age Consultant

    In Consulting industry, many firms have found their niche in providing vertical-specific solutions. Client organizations wish to have the solutions...

    • November 8, 2021
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    Is Your Business Ready for Product Recall?

    No organization wants its product to be recalled from the market, however, it is always recommended to have your supply...

    • October 5, 2021
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    GS1 DataKart – Your Single Point Solution to Data Sharing Problems

    Data sharing problems are one of the latest additions to many business challenges faced by brand owners. With most organizations...

    • October 5, 2021
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    Most Common Product Management Challenges Faced by a Brand

    Managing product information is not an easy task. Coping up with changing consumer demands, system complexities, and emerging technologies can...

    • September 21, 2021
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    Why Use DataKart for Product Catalogue Management?

    Today’s marketplace is volatile. Whether it is a brick-mortar store or an e-commerce platform, keeping track of your products’ changes...

    • July 29, 2021
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    DataKart: A Holistic Approach Towards Your Product Information Management

    Do you remember the time when data management could simply be done with the help of an Excel sheet? It...

    • July 29, 2021
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    Importance of Barcodes in e-Commerce Operations: Amazon’s Example

    This blog gives an overview of the importance of barcodes in e-Commerce marketplace operations and supply chain processes. Content Introduction...

    • July 26, 2021
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    Traceability: Backbone of an Efficient and Targeted Product Recall

    Product recalls can be a nightmare for any company. With markets becoming extremely competitive, it can damage the brand image...

    • July 26, 2021
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    Blockchain Offers Next-Generation Traceability Solutions for Supply Chain Management

    Blockchain is the new buzzword we are all aware of. Bitcoin and cryptocurrency are the most talked-about applications of blockchain...

    • July 21, 2021
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    How to Generate GTIN Barcodes: A Quick Guide

    Quick Guide to Generate GTIN Barcodes E-commerce websites, like Amazon, Big Basket and others require sellers to enter product IDs/GTINs...

    • July 21, 2021
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    Why Buy GTINs from GS1 India?

    With the increasing business and supply chain complexities, it is becoming essential to get barcode numbers for unique identification and...

    • July 2, 2021
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    DataKart – A Cloud Computing-Based Product Data Repository

    GS1 India’s DataKart is a repository for storing product information. It enables suppliers, brand owners/manufacturers and retailers to access, manage...

    • July 2, 2021
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    Is Product Traceability Becoming a Need to Survive in the Global Supply Chain Market?

    What is the Global Supply Chain? Global supply chains (GSC) are the network chains spread across multiple continents and countries...

    • June 28, 2021
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    Is Investment in RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Justified Over Standard Barcodes?

    Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) uses the electromagnetic field for data collection. The radio-based wireless technology is used in commercial and...

    • June 26, 2021
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    Ensuring Safety in Food Supply Chain with GS1 India’s Traceability Service

    In recent decades, the food industry has faced questions regarding the creditability of food, its source, and its ability to...

    • June 25, 2021
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    Securing Supply Chain for COVID-19 Vaccine

    Worldwide demand for vaccine production has escalated exponentially since the vaccines for the ongoing coronavirus pandemic were developed. Multiple stakeholders...

    • June 24, 2021
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    Is It Possible to Launch Products Without a Barcode?

    In recent decades, barcodes have been leveraged in both the brick-and-mortar and e-commerce industries. The barcode encodes a unique identification...

    • June 24, 2021
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    Prevent Incorrect Product Data with DataKart

    Product data management can be a huge problem for manufacturers and resellers. It involves capturing and regularly updating the product...

    • June 8, 2021
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    EAN 13 – The Barcode Number

    European Article Numbering Code (EAN) is a series of numbers in a unique order that helps identify specific products and...

    • June 7, 2021
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    How DataKart is Revolutionising Product Data Exchange Across Sectors

    What is DataKart? DataKart is a cloud-based online service from GS1 India.  GS1 India has launched DataKart service, a repository of retailed...

    • June 4, 2021
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    Master Data Management for Indian Retail: DataKart

    Every successful brand has a story to tell. One thing that is unique in all these stories is the point...

    • May 4, 2021
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    DataKart: For Reducing Product Data Complexity

    Product data complexity can be defined as a measure of its accessibility to the viewer. Accessibility does not simply mean...

    • April 23, 2021
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    Why is it Vital to Trace Every Product Back to its Source?

    The ability to trace a product’s journey to its source is intangible yet priceless. Tracing has already helped identify forged...

    • April 22, 2021
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    Traceability: A Way to Increase Farmers’ Income by Ensuring Access to High-Quality Seeds

    Indian agricultural sector is considered as the backbone of our country. Two-third of our population is dependent on agriculture directly...

    • November 10, 2020
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    Common Mistakes Made While Printing the Product Barcode

    To be able to sell products in the retail market, manufacturers & brand owners need to affix barcode labels on...

    • August 28, 2020
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    Tips to Increase Traffic to Your Products’ Sales Pages

    With the world transforming digitally, a brand owner needs to build and maintain a strong & a powerful online presence...

    • August 21, 2020
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    Are you a Brand Owner Struggling to Save Your Brand’s Image From Counterfeit Products?

    Counterfeiting threats are real. Brands in all industry sectors, from apparel to health, beauty and electronics, are grappling with questions...

    • August 14, 2020
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    DataKart: National Repository of Information on Indian Retailed Products

    Reaching out to customers with accurate product information has never been more competitive and difficult for retailers than today. This...

    • July 24, 2020
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    Product Traceability – A Way to Enhance Supply Chain Efficiency and Reduce Costs

    In these turbulent times, the technological revolution has taken over the various industries worldwide and the supply chain is no...

    • June 17, 2020
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    What is a 13-Digit GTIN Number and Why Is It Important for a Retail Product?

    Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) can be used by a company to uniquely identify all of its trade items. GS1...

    • June 10, 2020
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    Demand for Local Products Expected to Rise With PM’s Appeal ‘Vocal for Local’

    Two weeks back, Prime Minister Narendra Modi encouraged the citizens of India to buy local products and be a part...

    • June 2, 2020
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    How Spot Authentication Helps New-Age Consumers

    Today, consumers have become much more aware of what they are buying and consuming. Consumers like to authenticate every single...

    • May 26, 2020
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    Why is Traceability Important for Consumer Safety?

    Consumer safety has become the need of the hour with every vertical working towards maintaining strict hygiene and safety standards,...

    • May 19, 2020
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    Perishable Goods & Traceability is the Right Combination for Consumer Safety

    Today, almost every product in the market comes under the perishable category, as every product has a shelf life. But...

    • May 12, 2020
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    DataKart-The National Repository of Product Attributes

    Podcast [audio mp3="https://gs1india.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Podcast-finalEXP.mp3"][/audio]   Transcript Hello, friends! This is our first podcast of the series – Supply Chain Insights. Here,...

    • May 5, 2020
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    Why is Product Traceability Important for Consumers?

    Product traceability is an important business requirement. It enables brand owners in keeping a track of the movement of their...

    • April 30, 2020
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    EPC-RFID Technology and the Industries

    EPC codes, unique digital IDs for products, revolutionize tracking with RFID technology. They improve supply chain efficiency by enabling real-time...

    • April 14, 2020
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    GS1 Traceability Service Enables Complete Track and Trace of Their Products Across the Supply Chain

    In today’s consumerist economy, the sale of a good or service is not merely a transaction – it is a...

    • April 13, 2020
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    Empowering Consumers Through the Smart Consumer App

    With the rapid growth of e-commerce, detailed & accurate product attribute information becomes more crucial since consumers became highly dependent...

    • April 7, 2020
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    Fill Gaps With Traceability

    All about end-to-end traceability  To start with, let us simplify the jargon. End-to-end traceability is about tracking and tracing your products from the source...

    • March 31, 2020
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    Scan Before Purchase and Become a Smart Consumer

    With newer products being launched every year, consumers has a wider range of products to choose from. This wide accessibility...

    • March 24, 2020
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    Traceability – What, Why and How

    This episode of our podcast focuses on explaining traceability to brand owners and what should they look for in a...

    • March 23, 2020
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    Reaching Out Across Offline & Online Sales Channels Through GS1 Barcode Numbers

    Selling is no longer confined to physical retail outlets. With proliferation of online shopping portals, consumers today look up, evaluate...

    • March 17, 2020
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    Counterfeit: Detect Early, Prevent Easily with Traceability

    According to the Global Brand Counterfeiting Report 2018, the amount of total counterfeiting in the global market had reached 1.2...

    • March 13, 2020
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    All You Need to Know About Getting GS1 Barcode Numbers for your Products

    Barcode numbers play a crucial role in supply chains, including selling products over the counter and listing them on e-commerce...

    • January 15, 2020
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    Compliance with National and International Regulations Made Easy with GS1 Barcodes

    Barcode numbers or unique product codes give an identity to your products, whether you are selling them online or through...

    • January 2, 2020
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    Business Impact of Buying Barcodes from Unauthorized Sources

    Overview If you are a business owner selling products through retail chains and/or online shopping websites, it comes without saying...

    • December 10, 2019
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    Traceability in Indian Pharmaceuticals

    India's pharmaceutical industry today enjoys global eminence for producing the largest volume of generic drugs in the world, meeting over...

    • December 6, 2019
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    Why is Reliable & Updated Product Data Critical for Omni-Channel Retail

    At this year’s ‘Thanksgiving Day’ and ‘Black Friday’ in the U.S., on-line shopping overshot sales through retail stores, reversing the...

    • December 17, 2018
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    Smart Consumer App is The New System for Redressal of Consumer Complaints: FSSAI & MoCA

    FSSAI and Ministry of Consumer Affairs informed the Industry about the new system for redressal of consumer complaints through integration...

    • September 18, 2017
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    ShopClues to Improve Their Google Shopping Ads and Their Product Item Master

    Unicorn e-commerce platform, ShopClues, is the latest to subscribe to GS1 India’s DataKart service. Several compelling reasons have prompted ShopClues to...

    • June 13, 2017
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    Upload FSSAI License Number and Take A Step Towards Smart Labelling

    FSSAI recently sent a letter to Industry asking them to publish FSSAI license numbers along with other product attributes for all...

    • June 13, 2017
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    Over 125 Companies Sign Up for DataKart Premium Services

    Companies of all sizes across product categories are seeing tremendous value from DataKart’s premium features which allows them to share detailed...

    • June 13, 2017
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    Consumers are Increasingly Using Smart Consumer Mobile App to View Product Details, According to Report

    The Smart Consumer mobile app of the Department of Consumer Affairs, Government of India was launched last year, to enable...

    • June 13, 2017
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    India’s Traceability System for Pharmaceutical Products Wins AFACT Award

    The Asia Pacific Council for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (AFACT), under the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and...

    • May 26, 2017
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    Why Should Dairy Companies Use Barcodes?

    India is the largest milk producer in the world contributing to more than 17 percent of the global output. According...

    • May 23, 2017
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    This Young Businessman Created a National Brand With GS1 Product Codes

    Thirty-one-year-old Ravish Sangani, an entrepreneur from Coimbatore, is the first Indian rubber band manufacturer to barcode his products, which has...

    • May 8, 2017

    Blogs

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    Tech-Enabled Traceability Driven by Evolution of Barcodes

    In the modern world, traceability has become a cornerstone for ensuring transparency, safety, and efficiency in various industries ranging from...

    • April 30, 2024
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    Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) – GS1 India

    A Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) serves as a unique identifier, making every product distinguishable worldwide. It's similar to a...

    • April 26, 2024
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    GS1 India DataKart – One Platform, Multiple Use Cases

    Efficient management of product data is essential for businesses to thrive. GS1 India DataKart emerges as a transformative solution, offering...

    • April 9, 2024
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    How 2D Barcodes are Transforming the Way You Eat, Shop, and Live!

    With so many technological advancements happening around the globe, 2D barcodes have become a game-changer, reshaping how we interact with...

    • April 1, 2024
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    Role of Barcodes in the Food and Retail Industry

    Barcodes have become an indispensable tool in the food industry, streamlining operations from farm to table. This blog explores the...

    • March 22, 2024
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    How to Get a Barcode: A Step-by-Step Guide for Product Identification

    Barcodes are a fundamental part of modern product management and supply chain operations. Their role in tracking, inventory management, and...

    • March 22, 2024
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    Traceability: Backbone of an Efficient and Targeted Product Recall

    Product recalls can be a nightmare for any company. With markets becoming extremely competitive, it can damage the brand image...

    • July 26, 2021
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    Blockchain Offers Next-Generation Traceability Solutions for Supply Chain Management

    Blockchain is the new buzzword we are all aware of. Bitcoin and cryptocurrency are the most talked-about applications of blockchain...

    • July 21, 2021
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    Is Product Traceability Becoming a Need to Survive in the Global Supply Chain Market?

    What is the Global Supply Chain? Global supply chains (GSC) are the network chains spread across multiple continents and countries...

    • June 28, 2021
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    Is Investment in RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Justified Over Standard Barcodes?

    Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) uses the electromagnetic field for data collection. The radio-based wireless technology is used in commercial and...

    • June 26, 2021
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    Ensuring Safety in Food Supply Chain with GS1 India’s Traceability Service

    In recent decades, the food industry has faced questions regarding the creditability of food, its source, and its ability to...

    • June 25, 2021
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    Securing Supply Chain for COVID-19 Vaccine

    Worldwide demand for vaccine production has escalated exponentially since the vaccines for the ongoing coronavirus pandemic were developed. Multiple stakeholders...

    • June 24, 2021
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    Smart Consumer App is The New System for Redressal of Consumer Complaints: FSSAI & MoCA

    FSSAI and Ministry of Consumer Affairs informed the Industry about the new system for redressal of consumer complaints through integration...

    • September 18, 2017
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    Why Should Dairy Companies Use Barcodes?

    India is the largest milk producer in the world contributing to more than 17 percent of the global output. According...

    • May 23, 2017
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    This Young Businessman Created a National Brand With GS1 Product Codes

    Thirty-one-year-old Ravish Sangani, an entrepreneur from Coimbatore, is the first Indian rubber band manufacturer to barcode his products, which has...

    • May 8, 2017
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