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(February 2016)
PepsiCo talks about GDSN Major Release 3
 
GDSN change is moving forward!
The world’s migration to GDSN Major Release 3 (MjR3) is gaining amazing momentum as GS1, certified data pools, trading partners and businesses are coming together and collaborating closely to make this important update. In this newsletter, find how industry peers and partners are responding to GDSN, its benefits and the roll out of GDSN Major Release 3. View the testimonial video from PepsiCo on this edition.

Click here to view the testimonal video from Mr. John Phillips SVP, Customer Supply Chain & Global Go-To-Market, PepsiCo.
Market Surveillance -
Unauthorised Usage of GS1 GTINs

 
GS1 Singapore is the only authorised body in Singapore allowed to allocate GS1 identification numbers, under the rights granted by GS1 Global.

GS1 Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) and barcodes are designed to provide unique electronic identification of products traded throughout the world. Only member companies that have been officially allocated GTINs by GS1 organisations’ are entitled to use GS1 barcodes incorporating these GTINs. In order to protect member’s rights and to ensure integrity of the GS1 system, the GS1 Singapore team conducts regular and ad-hoc market surveillance at various locations across the island. Till date, close to 30 companies were found to have used unauthorised GTINs.

Once proper investigation have been conducted, GS1 Singapore reserves all rights to take all necessary and appropriate actions against companies that have been found to be using unauthorised GS1 GTINs.
How to Improve Brand Protection and Increase Consumer Trust
 
By Mitchell Weinberg
 
Let’s be honest, there are two things that drive food companies: profit and branding. Without good branding, there will be no profit. Without profit, there will be no food company.
 
Food companies make profits with good branding.  Keeping those profits requires brand protection. What kinds of events can hurt or destroy food companies? A food safety or food fraud event that sickens or kills people, depending on where the event occurs, can deal a damaging or fatal blow to a food company. When it comes to protecting brands against food safety and food fraud, totally different approaches are required.

Reprinted with permission by Global Food Safety Resource (GFSR) www.globalfoodsafetyresource.com.

To read the full article, please click here
400 Health Terminals Compete for the Best French Innovation in the Public Sector

By ARBOR Technology Corp.

Tactilis project, supported by Saint-Lô and Coutances Hospitals director Mr. Lugbull, consists in installing a new solution for patient comfort and health services optimization in about 400 rooms. This innovation changes doctor-patient relation and offer better services to avoid patient isolation.


Watch the video here!
Last Mile Fulfilment Asia on 3 & 4 March 2016 - GS1 Members Exclusive!
 
Date: 3 - 4 March 2016
Venue: Max Atria & Hall 1, Singapore Expo

Why You Should Attend the 2nd Edition of LMFAsia? Here's the TOP 6 reasons why!
 
  1. LMFAsia is Asia's only ecommerce fulfilment, supply chain/logistics conference that brings together the 4 key industries – retail, eCommerce, Parcel and Logistics
  2. Learn from senior level executives, some of whom do not speak at any other eCommerce fulfilment conferences 
  3. Experience a truly regional reach; hear from speakers from Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam! Also, Australia, China, India, Europe and USA 
  4. Extensive coverage on strategic & operational issues on eCommerce fulfilment.
  5. Get the opportunity to meet new client, reconnect with current clients and make new friends in a conference that has jammed packed content and social activities that extend beyond the typical 2 day conference that you might have attended
  6. More than 8+ fringe activities that you can partake in other than the main conference!

Experience Last Mile Fulfilment Asia together with the 3,500 attendees from 30+ countries at our event come March!
 
Announcing IoT Asia 2016 Keynote Speaker
 
Keynote Speaker
Louisa Heinrich
Founder of Superhuman Inc., United Kingdom

 
Louisa is a former Executive for Future Platforms at BBC and Head of Strategy for international service design agency Fjord. She has consulted worldwide for MNCs and start-ups, mentored at the Founder's Institute and worked with clients including Nokia, Volksbank, Parrot Analytics, BBVA, Smart Design, Ericsson, BBC, Voddler, Procter & Gamble, Eli Lilly, Citibank, United Airlines, Daimler and ProSiebenSat.

Focusing mainly on the consumer-facing digital world, she collaborates with businesses and governments to design strategies, products, services and organisational structures to empower people through technology.

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Join us for her keynote on
Retaining the Human-Scale in a 'Smartified' World
Find out how much more there is to technology’s potential for human thriving - and what it will take to change our modes of engagement to work & thrive together.

This keynote will highlight the importance of human, communal & social dimensions to growth & dynamism in cities, and how technologies like IoT can support our uniquely human capabilities and resilience in the face of future challenges.

View the conference programme now!

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"Design is key to successfully bridging the gap between emerging technological capabilities and the 'human' interface… and how brands create experiences and build more meaningful customer relationships. The critical challenge is to understand and utilize the full depth of Design's contribution to develop insights, new languages and solutions for complex usability issues and also match shifting cultural and societal contexts…"
Lorna Goulden,
Design Applications Track Chair and Director of Creative Innovation Works
 
GS1 Singapore members get extra 15% off Early Bird Rates for Single Track and All-Access Conference Passes!
PROMO CODE: 15GS1S

 
Register now!
Events
GS1 Singapore Seminar:
Increase your Profits with Accurate Asset Tracking!

 
Date: 17 February 2016
Time: 2pm – 5pm
Venue: SATO Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. - 
11 Ubi Road 1, #03-01, Meiban Industrial Building, Singapore 408723

FREE Pass for all GS1 Members!

Click here to register!
Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) Singapore CEO Forum 2016
 
Date: 25 May 2016
Time: 2.00pm - 5.30pm
Venue: NTUC Fairprice Auditorium - 1 Joo Koon Circle, Level 10, Singapore 629117


Stay tuned for more information!
GS1 Singapore Food Safety Forum 2016
 
Date: 30 June 2016
Time: 1.30pm - 5.30pm
Venue: SMF House - 2985 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 159457


Stay tuned for more information!
Membership Referral
Refer a new member to GS1 Singapore and get rewarded!

The more successful referrals you refer, the more rewards you can earn!

Click here for more details on GS1 Singapore Membership Referral Programme.
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