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The GS1 Vision for EPC/RFID • EPCglobal leads the development of industry driven standards for the Electronic Product Code (EPC) to support the use of RFID in today’s fast moving information rich, trading networks. • Our Goal is to increase the visibility and efficiency throughout the supply chain and ensure high quality information flow between companies and their trading partners
Why we are here today….. • Currently no mandates in Australia • Adoption is slow and opportunities are being lost • Early adopters mostly targeting improved management of assets and logistics items • We still have a window of opportunity to examine the EPC network and it’s benefits before this occurs • Use learning’s from • Overseas experiences • EPC Network Australian Demonstrator Project • Other pilots • Begin to learn, experiment, evaluate, adopt
Form / Structure of Advisory Group • Collaborative Network of major users / interested parties • Small focussed business and technical groups (by industry) with a committee or GS1 sitting above • Subsidiary of GS1 • Small working party / committee with cross functional representation with general group feeding requirements • Business help centre • Education / industry updates • Broad industry, federal and state government representation • Provide framework for establishing stds, networking & education • Be the “go-to” point for problems, issue resolution • Independence from Solution Providers • Raise profile of RFID technology
Role in Advisory Group • Majority want to play an active part • 20% want to pilot RFID
Advisory Group Role • Setting the direction for Australian industry • Leveraging overseas experience • Learning through pilot implementation • Lobby Government and Associations • Networking and information sharing • Training and education on use of EPC technology • Public policy • Participation in standards development
Scope / Action Agenda • Develop RFID road maps for industry sectors • Participate in EPCglobal industry development activities • Pilot implementation- National demonstrator project Part B - National Demonstrator project Phase 2 • Training & Education • Lobby Government - support for a major National Pilot • Public Policy (Privacy) • Standards Development
In summary…….going forward • Role - confirmed • Structure - confirmed • Action agenda – confirmed in principle • No less frequently than quarterly meetings – Syd / Melb Join EPCglobal and work with GS1 Australia to realise the potential of EPC/RFID and to give your organisation a competitive advantage
What else can we do now? • Identify executive sponsors within your organisation • Understand what issues you want to address • Be clear on what benefits you want • Conduct a business case to optimise and transform your business • Understand your trading partners’ intentions • Do your research • Events, executive briefings, demonstration, visit testing labs • Hold workshops • Feasibility Study • Business Case Assessment • Execution Roadmap & Program Charter • Internal and External Readiness • Pilot and Implementation • Learn by doing • Focus on your own execution roadmap Join EPCglobal and work with GS1 Australia to realise the potential of EPC/RFID and to give your organisation a competitive advantage