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UNSPSC works with industry to promote the UNSPSC Classification System to increase productivity, reduce organizational costs, and improve procurement and supply chain efficiency.

GS1The Global Product Classification (GPC) system is a global, multi-sector classification that provides global language for category management and is a key enabler of the GS1’s GDSN.  Find out more about GPC.


Healthcare Industry
The UNSPSC is currently working with the Coalition for Healthcare eStandards (CHeS) to promote codeset adoption and use by Group Purchasing Organizations (GPO's), manufacturers, distributors and healthcare providers. CHeS promotes the use of open data exchange standards in the Healthcare Industry.
Find out more about CheS

GS1 Healthcare US™ promotes the adoption and implementation of UNSPSC due to its broad use in U.S. healthcare and the benefits it brings when coupled with the GS1 supply chain standards currently being adopted in healthcare. GS1 Healthcare US is an industry group that focuses on driving the adoption and implementation of GS1 standards in the healthcare industry to improve patient safety and supply chain efficiency. The group brings together members from all segments of the healthcare industry to address the supply chain issues that most impact healthcare in the United States.
Find out more about GS1 Healthcare US.

New Healthcare Provider Tool Kits Available: How-To Guides to Help Improve Patient Safety and Supply Chain Efficiency with GS1 Standards and UNSPSC Download >

Electrical Products Industry
Founded in 1998 through a partnership rooted in the collective leadership of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) members, IDEA helps thousands of manufacturers and distributors find the most cost-effective methods for running day-to-day business—resulting in lower costs, higher profits and happier partners. IDEA’s data repository is based on industry standards and facilitates the one-to-many/many-to-one exchange of product content between trading partners.

As the official technology service provider and eBusiness standards creating and setting body of the electrical industry, our applications help connect the supply chain—from manufacturer to distributor to end user—and make business processes efficient, easy, and enjoyable for people every day. Not electrical? IDEA can still help you improve your business. Our applications and services also bring value to vertical markets spanning industrial, retail, and consumer-packaged goods. Find out more about IDEA.

If you are interested in participating in the ongoing development and maintenance of the electrical industry UNSPSC code set, please contact IDEA at info@idea4industry.com.