OPEN-SCS (Open Serialization Communication Standard) Working Group Overview
Driven by Healthcare Providers, the OPEN-SCS initiative directly addresses the Healthcare Industry’s Product Serialization Regulation Wave of the next decade. The OPEN-SCS Working Group (OPEN-SCS) is partnered with the OPC Foundation to develop an open source standard in the Packaging Serialization Global Name Registry and an associated set of subscription-based work products. The open standard and work products are focused on the standardization of data exchanges for Healthcare packaging serialization and the aggregations between a Healthcare provider’s enterprise serialization management function and their product packaging lines. This includes interfaces between Levels 2-to-3 and 3-to-4 for Level 2 plant (line and equipment) and supply chain packaging serialization activities (distribution centers (DC) and warehouses) and Level 3 functions (plant and warehouse operations management). The scope of the 2016/17 work products focuses on data exchanges for 6 proposed use cases in two data exchange categories: 1. Mandatory Services and 2. Support Services which are addressed in 6 common Packaging Line Serialization System Configurations.
Download complete information in the OPEN-SCS Member Subscription Program Brochure here.
Serialization Standard Feasibility Study
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Program Scope and Operations:
Marcel de Grutter, Executive Director: Open Serialization Communication Standard Group (OPEN-SCS)
email@example.com, +31 294477027
Charlie Gifford, Technical Director: Open Serialization Communication Standard Group (OPEN-SCS)
firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 208-309-0990
Press and Marketing Information:
Adriano Fusco, Marketing Director: Open Serialization Communication Standard Group (OPEN-SCS)
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Thomas Burke, President, OPC Foundation
firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 480-483-6644
Michael Bryant, Admin Director, OPC Foundation
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Member Subscription provides members with the following Work Products and their updates that are continually driven by the evolving global serialization regulations across individual countries:
- Packaging Serialization User Requirement Specification (URS) for the proposed use cases
- Associated Performance Qualification Tests (PQ) Templates
- Two System Functional Requirements Specifications (FRS) Templates for specific line and system configurations
- An OPC-UA / ISA-95 / ISA-88 Implementation
- An EPCIS Implementation with Standard Healthcare Packaging extensions to the proposed use cases
- Associated Operations Qualification Tests (OQ) Templates
For more information on member subscription, download the OPEN-SCS Subscription Agreement here.
Abbott Healthcare Products B.V.
ACG Inspection Systems
Arvato Systems GmbH
OCS Checkweighers GmbH
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.
Werum IT Solutions GmbH