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GS1 Standards for DSCSA Suppliers Online Certificate Course

  • Date:Online Course
  • Location:GS1 US Learning Management System (LMS)

Are you a pharmaceutical manufacturer, wholesale distributor, or repackager using GS1 Standards for the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA)? Learn how GS1 Standards can be applied for DSCSA serialization, lot-level management, and item-level traceability.

GS1 Standards for DSCSA Supplier

The DSCSA can be viewed as a three-phase implementation over 10 years. Phase 1 involves supply chain participants sharing lot-level, chain-of-ownership data starting in 2015. Phase 2 involves item-level identification and marking starting in 2017. And Phase 3 involves the electronic exchange of chain-of-ownership data to support serialized item traceability back to the product origin starting in 2023.*

GS1 US is pleased to offer a self-paced, on-demand training course designed to help you understand how to implement GS1 Standards for DSCSA requirements which will:

  • Help your organization prepare for DSCSA requirements
  • Effectively implement DSCSA lot-level management
  • Understand serialization and item-level traceability requirements

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*For information about the act, see the 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act  
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GS1 Standards for DSCSA Suppliers Online Certificate Course includes six modules that allow you to apply GS1 Standards to prepare for DSCSA requirements.

  • Module 1: Overview of GS1 Standards
  • Module 2a: How to Use Your GS1 Company Prefix (NDC)
  • Module 2b: How to Use Your GS1 Company Prefix (EAN/UPC)
  • Module 3: How to Create and Manage Your Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs)
  • Module 4: GTIN Management Standard
  • Module 5: How to Barcode Your Products
  • Module 6: Introduction to the Global Location Number (GLN)
  • Module 7: Introduction to Inventory Visibility and Track & Trace using EPCIS
  • Module 8:  GS1 Standards for DSCSA

Who Should Attend:

  • This certificate training is designed for pharmaceutical manufacturers, wholesale distributors, and repackagers using GS1 Standards for the Drug Supply Chain Security Act.

What You'll Learn: 

  • DSCSA overview and key milestones
  • The GS1 System of Standards and how it relates to DSCSA
  • How to obtain a GS1 Company Prefix that incorporates your NDC Labeler Code
  • How to use Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) to identify your lowest sellable units and homogeneous cases
  • Which GS1 Data Carriers can be used for DSCSA
  • How to use GS1 Application Identifiers for DSCSA product identification and marking
  • How to use Electronic Product Code Information Services (EPCIS) for DSCSA data exchange
  • Best practices provided in the GS1 US Implementation Guideline: Applying GS1 Standards for DSCSA and Traceability for managing in a mixed environment, exception processing, and forward and reverse logistics events

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