EPC/RFID standards

Use EPC/RFID standards to leverage the many benefits of radio frequency identification, from speed of identification to improved accuracy of your inventory.

Retailers and product owners are embracing Electronic Product Code (EPC)-enabled Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to quickly and accurately identify, capture and share data.

The technology delivers numerous benefits across the supply chain, such as:

  • Improved inventory accuracy
  • Simultaneous counting of inventory
  • Reduced out-of-stock incidences on the shop floor
  • Boost in sales
  • Enables electronic proof of delivery

The EPC can contain everything from basic product identification information, to date of manufacture, place of manufacture, batch/lot number, date shipped and date delivered. 

Standards supporting EPC/RFID

There are many standards that work together to enable EPC/RFID to operate smoothly around the world.

All of the standards and supporting documents can be accessed via the Global GS1 site.

Interoperability of GS1 Barcodes, EPCIS & RFID

Use GS1’s tools and guidelines to design systems that confront the challenge of using various data carriers (barcodes and RFID) with various electronic communications technologies (EDI and EPCIS) to achieve the greatest degree of interoperability possible.

Learn more: Interoperability of GS1 Barcodes, EPCIS & RFID