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
  • Listen to OPEN-SCS Podcast here
  • Download the OPEN-SCS brochure here


Serialization Standard Feasibility Study

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

Contacts / OPEN-SCS Members / OPEN-SCS membership

Please see latest informations on the OPEN-SCS landing page here