Project explores real-time product tracking

By Rick Pendrous

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Related tags: Radio frequency identification, Electronic product code

Partners are being sought for a pilot supply chain project designed to track products in real-time using radio frequency identification (RFID) and...

Partners are being sought for a pilot supply chain project designed to track products in real-time using radio frequency identification (RFID) and prove a business case for this technology.

GS1 UK, the independent global supply chain standards organisation has joined forces with BT Auto-ID Services to work on the electronic product code information service (EPCIS) pilot. It aims to prove the concept of managing and exchanging RFID-sourced data between trading partners and identify the benefits.

Trading partners participating in the pilot will be able to exchange EPC, RFID and sensor data carried on an RFID tag within and between their organisations. Applications could include container tracking, product authentication, promotions management, electronic proof of delivery, returns management and operations management.

“The GS1 UK EPCIS pilot project provides a groundbreaking opportunity to innovative organisations keen to improve their supply chain efficiency and save money by managing and exchanging data at a far more detailed level than ever before,” said David Lyon, business manager for EPCglobal, the industry standard body within GS1.

The pilot service will be provided at no charge. For more details contact Mark Gillot at GS1 UK znex.tvyybgg@tf1hx.bet

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