AIDC Implementation Considerations

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When organizations procure, store, and distribute and provide goods, they need a common means of sharing data about those transactions. GS1 provides those standards to uniquely identify products, locations, and containers to enable global supply chain management. This document leverages those standards to promote automatic identification and data capture (AIDC),  which refers to the methods of automatically identifying objects, collecting data about them, and entering that data directly into computer systems (i.e., without human involvement).  AIDC enables trading partners to capture data flows that align with the physical movement of products, while reducing costs and better securing the supply chain. By following the suggested considerations, this document will help the implementor close the gaps between existing practices and an ideal AIDC implementation.

Please note that this document is intended to be used in concert with the GS1 AIDC SOP Booklet and the Data Discovery Framework.