Setting a new standard for collaboration

GS1 turned to Capgemini’s Accelerated Solutions Environment (ASE) to bring together organizations from around the world to align and identify the most pragmatic solution to the unique product identifier challenge.

Information standards for powering commerce

GS1 or ‘Global Standards One’ is a non-profit international organization developing standards for identifying, capturing, and moving information for the benefit of businesses and improvement of people's lives, every day, everywhere.
Their challenge was the many product variations all carrying the same barcodes that made it difficult for shoppers to compare products and manufacturers and retailers to manage their supply chain. An industry consensus for more unique identification was sorely needed.

Moving an industry from theoretical to practical

The challenge: product identifiers unique enough to track discrete differences in products had spun around industry forums for years with a high degree of polarization and without reaching any consensus.

Capgemini and GS1 brought together manufacturers and retailers for two collaborative sessions over 3 months.  Two options were identified and analyzed. Using Capgemini’s Accelerated Solutions Environment global consensus was reached on how to address the problem.  


“Truly remarkable!” “These 2 days more than exceeded my expectations!”

VP of Supply Chain, PepsiCo

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