组织领域：经济金融与贸易 总部：Brussels， Belgium
To provie a business language to transform how you share information;
To Provide value-added services to logistics participants and users of the system;
To improve the efficiency of the whole supply chain;
To speed up the implementation of the electronic commerce, including all-round tracking process.
On 26 June 1974, a packet of chewing gum became the first barcoded product to be scanned in store. Today, barcodes play a crucial supply chain role, ensuring products hit retail shelves at the right times. EAN manages the barcode standard used by retailers, manufacturers and suppliers.But although its story started with the barcode, its standards have evolved to reflect and influence the world in which we live and work. They boost efficiency in many sectors, from retail and health to transport and logistics. Always working for our members, we’re opening doors and driving down the costs of doing business.
The International Article Number (also known as European Article Number or EAN) is standard describing a barcode symbology and numbering system used in global trade to identify a specific retail product type, in a specific packaging configuration, from a specific manufacturer. The standard has been subsumed in the Global Trade Item Number standard from the GS1 organization; the same numbers can be referred to as GTINs and can be encoded in other barcode symbologies defined by GS1. EAN barcodes are used worldwide for lookup at retail point of sale, but can also be used as numbers for other purposes such as wholesale ordering or accounting.