Locatenet is a central directory of unique Global Location Numbers (GLNs) which identify legal, physical and operational locations. Locatenet delivers the ability for trading partners to communicate location master data using global standards. GS1 internationally maintains a database of GLNs called GEPIR. In Australia the Locatenet database of GLNs is maintained by GS1 Australia.
GLNs are a unique 13-digit reference number that may be assigned to specific suppliers and trading partners. GLNs can be assigned to identify any location against which data needs to be captured, including legal entities such as companies, operational entities such as a specific department within the legal entity or physical entities such as a specific office or warehouse, or even a warehouse aisle, shelf, storage bay or specific room in a building.
Locatenet facilitates the dissemination of this location data from a central, validated, electronic source. For healthcare suppliers, it supports the National Product Catalogue (NPC) by replacing the current manual processes used by healthcare providers to communicate NPC Price Locations to suppliers.