Improve traceability, freight management and more efficient business processes
By Sharing accurate and up to date location information
across your supply chain
National Location Registry (NLR)
The National Location Registry (NLR) is an initiative by the Commonwealth Government with support from industry. Designed to facilitate the aggregation and sharing of accurate and up-to-date information about locations.
Access to location data supports improved freight pick-up and delivery processes, more informed policymaking and a range of Healthcare specific applications.
The NLR is managed by GS1 Australia with support from the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications and the Department of Health and is based on GS1 global data standards to support interoperability across the supply chain.
How does the NLR work?
A central database that allows "Location Owners" to load validated location information online, via excel file upload or an API.
Authorised users, such as freight and logistics providers or suppliers can access location data from all their customers and trading partners via a central place.
Organisations wanting to provide or receive location data subscribe to the service for access via a simple online process and can opt to subscribe to the Healthcare module, the Freight module or both.
The type of location information that can be provided and accessed varies between the subscription option. Some data attributes that can be provided for each location record include:
Trading or operating hours for peak periods
Safety constraints at a site
Benefits of the NLR
Supports eProcurement and B2B
Improves traceability and recall of therapeutic goods
Assists in the management and maintenance of product data for the National Product Catalogue (NPC)
Contributes to the digitisation of the Health system
Integrated with the NPC and Recall Health services
Up to date information about pick up and delivery locations
Precision on correct delivery points
Details of equipment, PUD parameters, restrictions, curfews, other site conditions
Supports Chain of Responsibility and driver well being
Efficient synchronisation of data with carriers
Contributes to driver well being
In addition, the NLR significantly reduces errors and ambiguity in the communication of location information between supply partners, as well as the resulting re-work arising from errors and ambiguity.
A centralised database that allows organisations to maintain location information once, and based on agreed standards, directly reduces administration effort and cost across the supply chain.