Standards Development Groups

TAG | U.S. Technical Advisory Group

AIM serves as the secretariat for the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31 | Automatic Identification and Data Capture Techniques. This group formulates the U.S. position on all work elated to the standardization of data formats, data syntax, data structures, data encoding, and technologies for the process of automatic identification and data capture and of associated devices utilized in inter-industry applications and international business interchanges and for mobile applications. Learn more about SC 31 here or contact AIM to become a TAG member.

AIDC Standards

Within JTC-1, Subcommittee 31, Work Group 8 (JTC-1 SC31/WG8)deals with the applications of AIDC standards.  There are a variety of other ISO committees and working groups involved.  Contact AIM to learn more.

RFID Standards Committee

Within JTC-1, Subcommittee 31, Work Group 4 (JTC-1 SC31/WG4) deals with RFID.  There are a variety of other ISO committees that address RFID such as Technical Committee 104 (TC104) which has issued a standard for RFID on maritime containers, and the Joint Working Group of ISO TC122 and TC104 that is working on a set of generic application standards. There are many other committees and working groups involved with RFID.  Contact AIM to learn more.

Data Carrier and Data Structure Committee

Within JTC-1, Subcommittee 31, Work Group1 (JTC-1 SC31/WG1)and Work Group 2 (JTC-1 SC31/WG2) deals with data carrier and data structures.  There are a variety of other ISO committees and working groups involved.  Contact AIM to learn more.

AIM Industry Groups

AIM has been creating and maintaining standards for over 35 years.  AIM is often responsible for “the first step” in the creation of standards for the industry. AIM standards are the result of significant work by one or more of the technical workgroups which make up AIM’s industry groups.  The final product from the industry groups can take the form of:

  • Technical Report
  • Technical Specification
  • Implementation Guide

Learn more about the work of AIM’s Industry Groups here


Founded in 1974 and based in  Brussels, Belgium with more than 112 offices worldwide, GS1 believes in the power of standards to transform the way we work and live.  GS1 standards enable organizations to identity, capture and share information smoothly, creating a common language that underpins systems and processes all over the world, empowering business to grow and to improve efficiency, safety, security and sustainability.  Learn more about GS1 here.

Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG)

Established in 1982, AIAG is a not-for-profit association where professionals from a diverse group of stakeholders – including retailers, suppliers of all sizes, automakers, manufacturers, service providers, academia, and government – work collaboratively to streamline industry processes via global standards development & harmonized business practices. AIAG develops guidelines and standards that provide best practices for the use of automatic identification technologies including bar codes, 2-D, and direct part marking labels and RFID. Learn more about AIAG here

Materials Handing Institute (MHI)

MHI is the nations largest material handing, logistics, and supply chain association. MHI members represent leading providers in several key equipment and system solutions categories. MHI is the TAG to ISO/TC 122, TC 51, and TC 104, and is an ANSI accredited standards developer for standards relevant to the AIDC and material handling industry. Learn more about MHI here