EPCIS (Electronic Product Code Information Services)

Consumers and businesses rely on global supply chains to produce a diverse array of high quality, safe goods and services at affordable prices in a socially and environmentally responsible way. Meeting the demands of today’s consumer requires a much finer degree of supply chain visibility than has been typically exposed in the past. Up until now, this granular level of visibility has been seen in the transport and logistics industry, but not much elsewhere. Everyone has tracked a package they have ordered and has been able to see where the shipping process began, all of the stops it took in between, when it is anticipated to reach its destination and its arrival at the intended recipient. Increasingly, organizations, governments and indeed consumers want that same ability for products they purchase, the things they eat and perhaps even electronic records about things they care about.

Electronic Product Code Information Services (EPCIS) is a GS1 Standard that helps to enable trading partners to share information about the physical movement and status of products as they travel throughout the supply chain—from business to business and ultimately to consumers. It helps answer the “what, where, when, and why” questions to meet consumer and regulatory demands for accurate and detailed product information. EPCIS is used by companies across the world to track everything from the origin and freshness of foods to the safety of pharmaceuticals.

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