GS1 SINGAPORE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mr Douglas Foo, BBM
Sakae Holdings Ltd
Mr Ryan Chioh, PBM
FarEastFlora.com Pte Ltd
Mr Tan Boon Chong
GP Batteries International Limited
Ms Margareta Laminto
Fullerton Healthcare Pte Ltd
Ms Toh Hui Leng
NTUC Fairprice Co-operative Ltd
Mr Lawrence Pek
Singapore Manufacturing Federation
GS1 Singapore is part of a worldwide network of GS1 organisations in over 115 countries with its global office based in Brussels, Belgium. We enable companies to become more efficient in their supply chain by uniquely identifying products, assets, shipments and physical locations throughout the global supply chain, while also enabling trading partners to exchange information critical to their businesses. Applications of GS1 standards are wide ranging. Examples are scanning groceries at supermarkets’ point-of-sales for fast check-out, tackling counterfeit issues for online purchases through marketplaces, tracing defective product batches during a recall, as well as locating medical items accurately and quickly to save a life
GS1 BUILDS A STRONG FOUNDATION FOR THE INDUSTRIES WE SERVE
As a member-based, not-for-profit organisation, we are the only authorised source for GS1 barcode numbers and standards in Singapore. Our charter is to bring the GS1 standards to the industries to help companies achieve efficient supply chain management. We bring businesses, technology providers and government agencies together. We assist business owners in finding solutions to overcome their supply chain challenges and provide regulators with neutral, user-driven and global perspectives to aid them in developing policies affecting supply chain efficiencies. We enable networking platforms and help to showcase our members, solution providers and industry leaders’ supply chain best practices
GS1 BUILDS BRIDGES BETWEEN THE PHYSICAL AND DIGITAL WORLDS
GS1 Standards are the most widely used system of standards in the world for supply chain management, covering sectors in retail, food, healthcare, finance, technical industries, transport and logistics. Our standards form the backbone of the supply chain and help to Identify, Capture and Share information. Businesses can use these standards in business processes such as traceability and fighting illicit trade.
Business Expansion Beyond Asia Webinar Series
GS1 Singapore, in collaboration with eBay, organised a two-part e-commerce Webinar series in June 2020 to address best practices that businesses can adopt when expanding their e-commerce business to alternative markets beyond Asia through eBay. e-commerce partners in fulfilment, payments and e-commerce business management were invited to share their expertise. DHL shared tips on post-pandemic global fulfilment, and through GS1’s sharing, attendees discovered the importance of having a good foundation for their business through proper product identification with GS1 barcodes and digital content creation. As e-commerce becomes more competitive, a merchant needs reliable partnerships with a payment gateway like World-First, and seamless e-commerce business management like SELLinALL’s Multi E-commerce Platform.
Both webinar sessions were well received with more than 150 attendees representing various sectors including retail, food, healthcare, transport & logistics, solutions providers, academia and government agencies. The webinars helped attendees make informed decisions in enhancing their e-commerce business, and even inspired some to start expanding their business into e-commerce from a traditional brick and mortar store. GS1 Standards and Solutions play important roles in preparing companies to embark on their e–commerce journey by adopting a global product identification at the start to ensure visibility and traceability. Along with good quality digitalised content creation, businesses are provided an edge over their competitors.
Business Development & Projects Manager of GS1 Singapore Mr Alvin Goh, shared GTIN Requirement by eBay.
Business Development & Partnerships Lead of eBay SEA Mr Tam Yong Sheng, shared listing procedure and selling globally on eBay.
Head of e-commerce of WorldFirst SEA Mr Stanley Lee, shared how SMEs and local businesses can scale abroad.
CEO and Founder of SELLinALL Mr Vikraman Ilango Panrutti, shared how cloud-based e-commerce platform makes selling on multiple marketplaces effortless.
GS1 Singapore Healthcare Forum: Accelerating Digitalisation in Healthcare Supply Chain, 3 December 2020
The bar is rising for healthcare supply chains especially during this pandemic. Surviving and thriving the current economic disruption demands manufacturers to rethink every aspect of their business. To help companies stay current with the latest trends and gain insights to digitalisation in the healthcare industry, GS1 Singapore successfully organised a Healthcare Forum Webinar on 3 December 2020 with the theme on “Accelerating Digitalisation in Healthcare Supply Chain”.
Sponsored by Esker Document Automation Asia Pte Ltd, Pharmalutions Pte Ltd and Sato Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, the three-hour event received more than 350 registrations from hospitals, pharmacies, suppliers and distributors of pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
This forum helped attendees make informed decisions on implementing best practices and technologies in boosting their healthcare business and improve their supply chain. The mission of GS1 Healthcare is to lead the healthcare sector towards successful development and implementation of global standards by bringing together experts in healthcare to enhance patient safety and supply chain efficiencies. With this successful event, GS1 Singapore will be looking to organise another event together with partners in 2021.
Senior Manager of GS1 Singapore Mr Andy Siow, started off the session with the latest updates on GS1 Standards for Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices.
Founder and Director of Pharmalutions Mr Tilman Joerss, shared insights on Track & Trace for Product-Serialisation.
Business Development Manager at SATO Asia Pacific Mr Gabriel Ding, shared ways to better improve field inventory and medical device management.
Mr James Chan, Chairperson of Regulatory Services Sub Committee from the SMF’s MTIG, shared insights on the planned UDI implementation in Singapore.
Adoption of RFID in Harsh Environment Webinar, 30 March 2021
Asset tracking in harsh conditions is an important part of inventory management. With the right solution, companies can manage and track their assets even in extreme conditions. In collaboration with Avery Dennison, Tunity Technologies, and Zebra Technologies, GS1 Singapore conducted its first virtual RFID seminar of the year on 30 March 2021, focusing on usage of RFID tags under extreme conditions. Topics on how GS1 Standards enabled the uniqueness of each RFID tag and discovered right tags built to withstand harsh environments based on each needs and requirements were discussed during the webinar. Invited experts then shared insights such as latest development of RAIN RFID and best practices to maximise the adoption of the solution.
Riding on the demand and popularity of RFID seminars, GS1 Singapore continues to curate similar seminars which are ideal for any individual who is starting to work on or exploring an RFID project and would like to gain better understanding on how GS1 Standards can complement RFID solution to improve supply chain management.
Senior Executive of GS1 Singapore Ms Rachel Paran, started off the session with GS1 EPC/RFID Standards enabling RFID Technology.
Senior Manager in Business Development for APAC of Avery Dennison Mr Kelvin Tan, shared the Smartrac Solution and on choosing the right RFID for harsh environment.
Managing Director of Tunity Technologies Ms Lim Peck Hui, shared how to track objects in extreme conditions.
Regional Product Manager of Zebra Technologies Mr Jason Ong, shared the impact of external factors on RFID adoption.