EPCglobal Inc. announced Monday it has developed a new industry standard providing the capability of visibility of movement, location and disposition of assets and goods and services throughout the world.
Electronic Product Code Information Services (EPCIS) allows for the secure data exchange at all points of the goods and services lifecycle.
This system can enable a single data capture to share information, as well as provide flexibility for industry and organization-specific implementations. The specification supports container tracking, product authentication, promotions management, baggage tracking, electronic proof of delivery, chain of custody, returns management, and operations management.
EPCIS is the foundational specification for capturing very granular event information across and within organizations. It is anticipated that EPCIS will be built upon, with additional end user and community use cases serving as the driver for enhanced data sharing models.
EPCglobal is a subsidiary of the global not-for-profit standards organization GS1. The organization supports the global adoption of the Electronic Product Code as a global standard to enable accurate information and visibility about products in the supply chain.