-- Leading Canadian Forum Focuses on Increasing EPC/RFID Awareness and Adoption to Improve Supply Chain Efficiency
EPCglobal Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of GS1 Canada, announced today that leading radio frequency identification (RFID) technology solution provider Ship2Save joined its Strategic Advisory Council (the Council). With the addition of Ship2Save, the total number of Council members increases to 20, establishing it as the leading advisory forum in Canada focused on increasing the awareness and adoption of the electronic product code and radio frequency identification (EPC/RFID) technologies within the Canadian supply chain.
“We’re pleased to welcome Ship2Save to the EPCglobal Strategic Advisory Council,” said Art Smith, President and CEO. “As we continue to advance our mandate to increase adoption and awareness of EPC/RFID benefits to boost Canadian supply chain efficiencies, Ship2Save’s unique experiences will certainly bring great value to the Council,” he continued.
“EPCglobal Canada is a globally recognized organization that enables companies with hands-on experience to contribute to EPC/RFID development, adoption and standardization. It is a highly collaborative forum that allows Ship2Save to share our implementation experiences, discuss key industry issues, and recommend future EPC/RFID developments with other Council members,” adds Dino De Luca, President and CEO of Ship2Save.
The Council members, along with four sub-committees work cooperatively in an advisory capacity to drive EPC/RFID awareness and adoption through high-level strategic and tactical efforts. To-date four sub-committees have been formed to enable the Council to meet its mandate, including Targeted Industry; Education and Training; Marketing, Communications and Events; and Privacy and Public Policy.
Membership is open to technology solution providers that offer EPC/RFID products or services in Canada ranging from hardware, software, networking and services. Council members include Accenture, Allstream, Bell Canada, Cactus Commerce, Capgemini, Celestica, EDS, GXS, Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Co., IBM Canada Ltd, Intermec Technologies Canada Ltd, Marnlen RFID, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Psion Teklogix Inc., R. Moroz Ltd, Rogers Communications Inc., Sun Microsystems of Canada, Inc. and Symbol Technologies Inc. and TELUS.
About EPCglobal Canada
A Holly owned subsidiary of GS1 Canada, is a not-for-profit organization that serves subscribers across all industry sectors in Canada supporting these organizations in the adoption of the EPCglobal Network (epcglobalcanada.org) and related technologies. EPCglobal Canada holds the exclusive rights to assign Electronic Product Code (EPC) numbers, which will allow Canadian companies to better manage their supply chains from beginning to end, resulting in an increase in productivity and profit. In addition, EPCglobal Canada supports pilot testing, and implementation of products and services related to EPC technology, including certification and compliance testing.
Ship2Save (ship2save.com) is one of the industry leaders in cost effective RFID Solutions and is a founding member of the Canadian Microsoft RFID Council, a member of the Microsoft Global RFID Council, an EPCGlobal Canada Strategic Council Member, a CompTIA RFID+™ Cornerstone Committee Member, and a member of Texas Instruments Tag-It Team. Ship2Save's unique product lines, flexible and proficient software, business development models, and distinctive deployment services, offer customers cost effective and high quality solutions for their logistic needs.