Supply chain traceability

Supporting visibility, quality and safety in the supply chain management


Consumers’ daily lives revolve around “trust”.  They want information, more than ever before, about the products they purchase and foods they consume.  Protecting your brand and guaranteeing consumer safety is essential for every business, and this drives the need for having end-to-end visibility.

Built on Global Traceability Standards (GTS) and Global Information Sharing Standards (EPCIS), GS1 HK Supply Chain Traceability helps business to address the demand for traceability, and builds trust among supply chain stakeholders, from upstream suppliers to end consumers.

Food safety, product tracing and product recalls are at the forefront of industry concerns and government regulations around the world. This means companies are facing tighter track and trace requirements and are in urgent need of enhancing supply chain visibility through supply chain management and inventory management solutions. Moreover, technology offers various protocols of achieving traceability and many solutions exist for regional, national and global supply chain participants. Thus to facilitate trade today, international standards play a crucial role in ensuring efficiency and interoperability of heterogeneous traceability systems as well as warehouse management system, so as to improve supply chain visibility.


Benefits of strengthening supply chain traceability

  • Establish trust with trading partners and consumers via a complete, real-time view of supply chain
  • Enhance consumer safety by tracing a problem back to its source, and real-time monitoring of environmental conditions
  • Drive consumer engagement by linking offline behavior to online channels
  • Improve operational efficiency through standardized information sharing (EPCIS)
  • React quickly and precisely to product recalls
  • Better shopping experience and interaction with brand owners


GS1 Hong Kong offers the following supply chain management solutions and services to enable stakeholders to advance their supply chain management systems, warehouse management systems and improve supply chain visibility​.


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