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Serialization or Track&Trace is one of the key-topics in the Pharmaceutical supply chain today. In an effort to standardize communication between enterprise systems, site and line servers and the printers and scanners which is required to make serialization work, the Open-SCS group has been formed. In a webinar Charlie Gifford, Executive Director of the Open-SCS, discusses how the Open Serialization Communication Standard Working Group’s (Open-SCS) was specifically formed to address the lack of compliance standardization for healthcare packaging
serialization regulations.  The Open-SCS is focused on accelerating compliance to the global healthcare counterfeiting regulations. The industry urgency is explained for immediate development of standard inter-plant serialization solutions to accelerate deployment and lower
the high cost of available compliance systems. So please consider this webinar:

Title: Healthcare Providers Urgently Drive the Open- SCS Initiative as a Serialization Compliance Solution

September 3, 2015: 10:00 AM EST USA, 4:00 PM CET


The Open-SCS was formed by distinguished group of founding members: Abbott, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Famar Health Care Services, Mylan Pharmaceutical, NNEPharmaplan, SAP AG, OptelVision Inc., Systech International, Werum IT Solutions GmbH, and Antares Vision Srl.

Open-SCS (www. operates as an OPC Foundation partner as a chartered working group evolving relationships with GS1, Rx-360, ISA and ISPE to accelerate work product releases in months and not years. With all healthcare providers and vendors
working together, the Open-SCS provides the right track with their new standard and implementation specifications by the end of 2015.

Join us on LinkedIn: Open Serialization Communication Standard Group (Open-SCS)

Contact for program scope and operations questions:

Charlie Gifford, Executive Director, Open-SCS, +1 208-309-0990

Contact for a Member Subscription Program:

Thomas J. Burke, President, OPC Foundation , +1 330-357-8013

About The OPC Foundation

Since 1996, the OPC Foundation has facilitated the development and adoption of the OPC information exchange standards. As both advocate and custodian of these specifications, the Foundation’s mission is to help industry vendors, end-users, and software developers maintain interoperability in their manufacturing and automation assets. The OPC Foundation is dedicated to providing the best specifications, technology, process and certification to achieve multivendor, multiplatform, secure, reliable interoperability in industrial automation and related domains. The organization serves over 440 members worldwide in the Industrial Automation, IT, IoT, Building Automation, Oil & Gas and Smart Energy sectors. For more information about the OPC Foundation, please visit .