On its Way: New ISO Standard on Interoperability of Anti-Counterfeit Systems, Based on Unique Identifiers

Dec 17, 2014

Identification systems based on unique identifiers are no longer restricted to individuals’ ID cards, car plates or telephone numbers. For many years now, object identification has been established in the world of things, using unique identifiers on sales items and their packaging, as well as other sales and transport units. Dr Marietta Ulrich-Horn of Securikett reveals the reasons why this is a major step forward in consumer safety, in particular in uncovering counterfeit and illicit trade activities. ...

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Beyond Item-level Serialisation: Extending Traceability Schemes to Secondary and Tertiary Packaging

Dec 17, 2014

The challenges of serialisation are well-documented; however aggregation requires an altogether higher level of data processing and joined-up thinking. Inserting the correct quantity of goods into a box and applying a label is only half the battle. Craig Stobie of Domino proves that where serialisation is required, aggregation is a logical extension – even if not mandated – and one that delivers a range of benefits. ...

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