GS1-128 is not actually a distinct bar code symbology, but a usage of the Code 128 symbology for the purpose of tracking shipping cartons of products through the supply chain. It defines a particular set of fields and their meanings within the characters encoded in a bar code. It has formerly also been known as UCC/EAN-128, UCC-128, and EAN-128. A GS1-128 shipping label typically has several bar codes of this format encoding different groups of fields describing different things related to the product and its shipment. GS1 is an association dedicated to creating and implementing standards for supply chains.
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