OPEN-SCS Working Group

OpenSCSOPEN-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.

More Information

  • Download complete information in the OPEN-SCS Member Subscription Program Brochure here.
  • See 4min video about OPEN-SCS here


Serialization Standard Feasibility Study

A new draft Feasibility Study is now available. Download it here.


Program Scope and Operations:
Marcel de Grutter, Executive Director: Open Serialization Communication Standard Group (OPEN-SCS), +31 294477027

Technical Information:
Dennis Brandl, Technical Director: Open Serialization Communication Standard Group (OPEN-SCS), +1-919-852-5322

Press and Marketing Information:
Ken Fallu, Marketing Director: Open Serialization Communication Standard Group (OPEN-SCS)  +1 418 688 0334 #6113

Thomas Halfmann, Operations Director: Open Serialization Communications Standard Group (OPEN-SCS)  +41 61 5440-001

OPC Foundation:
Thomas Burke: OPC Foundation, +1 480-483-6644

Membership Subscription:
Michael Bryant, Admin Director: OPC Foundation, +1 480-483-6644

OPEN-SCS Membership

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:

  1. Packaging Serialization User Requirement Specification (URS) for the proposed use cases
  2. Associated Performance Qualification Tests (PQ) Templates
  3. 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
  4. Associated Operations Qualification Tests (OQ) Templates

For more member information, download the OPEN-SCS Subscription Agreement here.

OPEN-SCS Members

ACG Inspection Systems
Antares Vision
Arvato Systems GmbH
Jekson Vision
Mettler Toledo PCE
Optel Group
Rockwell Automation
Vantage Consulting Group
Werum IT Solutions GmbH