EPC Advisory Group #6 Telstra Experience Centre, Sydney December 6, 2007
Welcome Gary Davis General Manager Marketing Telstra Enterprise & Government
Introductions & Previous Minutes Mark Fuller GS1 Australia Chief Operating Officer
Advisory Group Role • Setting the direction for Australian industry • Leveraging overseas experience • Learning through pilot implementation • Lobby Government and Associations • Networking and information sharing • Training and education on use of EPC technology • Public policy eg ‘privacy code of practicé’ • Participation in standards development
Previous Meeting Minutes / Actions • Mtg #5: 27 attendee’s at GS1 Melbourne on 18 October 2007 • General agreement to make the Advisory Group a forum for exchange of information - to oversee its agenda through sub-groups responsible for projects, standards development, Government lobbying etc • Future projects were identified as: • Fresh produce (crates) • FMCG promotions (high value items) • Customs (UCRN) • Music & entertainment • Areas of specific interest for the Advisory Group would include: • Standards Security Connectivity • Environment Data Management Design • Business Transformation Integration Deployment Change Management • Updates presented: Privacy Code of Practice & 4 Watt project • Agreed the Advisory Group needed to promote the business benefits of RFID
Adaptive AssetManager Solution Telstra & NEC
Global Workgroup/User Group Update Alf GrassoGS1 Australia
Information EAS Information Standards Development Structure Discussion Groups (no opt-in/IP and open to everybody) Level 0 Packaging Aerospace Chemical Automotive Requested Provision Industry Action Groups (optional opt-in/IP) Level 1 Retail SCFMCG/AFF/ME Consumer Electronics HLS TLS Business Drivers & Use Cases Joint Requirement Groups (opt-in/IP) Cross Industry Adoption & Implementation Groups (no opt-in/IP) Active Tagging Item Level Tagging Supply Chain Integrity Level 2 Tag Data Reusable Transport Item Sensors & Batteries Implementation Sharing Adoption Programmes Drug Pedigree Messaging Data Exchange Data Discovery Requirements Technical Action Groups (opt-in/IP) Level 3 Software Action Group Hardware Action Group
Level 0 – Discussion Groups • Currently Packaging is active • Three new ones to established • Chemical • First Con Call 31st Oct 2007 • Aerospace & Defense • First F2F in December, 2007 • Automotive • Consumer Electronics recently formed an Industry Action Group • Oct 2007 at the Hong Kong JAG • New Discussion Groups will be established as each industry gains a critical mass.
Level 1 – Industry Action Groups • Four Established to Date • Retail Supply Chain (RSC) • Healthcare & Life Sciences (HLS) • Transport & Logistics (TLS) • Consumer Electronics (CE)
Retail Supply Chain (RSC) • Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) • Apparel, Fashion and Footwear (AFF) • Media and Entertainment (ME)
Apparel, Fashion & Footwear • The First Phase has completed its work • Two work groups • Supply Chain Process (SCP) • Technical Process Descriptions from • http://www.epcglobalinc.org/apps/org/workgroup/rsc_aff_sc_ig/documents.php?&folder_id=1194#folder_1194 • Store Level Operation Process (SLOP) • Technical Process Descriptions from • http://www.epcglobalinc.org/apps/org/workgroup/rsc_aff_slop_ig/documents.php?&folder_id=1291#folder_1291 • Tag requirements • http://www.epcglobalinc.org/apps/org/workgroup/rsc_aff_sc_ig/download.php/8711/EPCglobal1TRIPAFF_Tag%20Requirements_v5.doc
Apparel, Fashion & Footwear Cont • New Apparel Fashion & Footwear Phase 2 established to • Develop business requirements • Based on the Technical Process Descriptions • Determine the business process mappings regarding write scenarios and derive business requirements for ILT. • Review the Core Vocabulary for EPCIS • Determines AFF specific location and business step requirements. • Determine tag placement needs in retail and supply chain environment for different product categories. • Develop guidelines/best practices to tag items to achieve the desired >99% accuracy.
Media & Entertainment • Established 4 work groups • European Pilot • Manufacturers Applied Tag (WS1) (completed) • Retail Capture Tags (WS2) • Data Exchange & Business Intelligence (WS3)
ME – European Pilot • The group will investigate tag placement for both case and item level throughout the supply chain. • They will also investigate various scanning methods to help determine a best practice for the industry. • They will provide their requirements and insights into developing the right RFID based solutions.
ME – Manufacturers Applied Tag (WS1) • Consists of replicators, studios, game and software manufacturers, and RFID solution providers. • Focussed on automating the tag application, • Key deliverable – how and where to tag for best results, scalable across industry, accepted as usable across retail • Various Laboratory Testing Results from • http://www.epcglobalinc.org/apps/org/workgroup/rsc_me_mat/documents.php?&folder_id=1675#folder_1675
ME – Retail Tag Capture (WS2) • Consists of retailers and RFID solution providers • Focus on the reading the tag at case and item level • This group will also house the consumer education and public policy sub group. • The group will work on • Details in receiving mixed items in the case • Mobile item level tag reads at store shelf and storage level • Fixed smart shelf tag reads at item level • Fixed portal tag reads at select read points • VMI impact (variable media initiative – internet and digital art) • Privacy and consumer education
ME – Data Exchange & Business Intelligence (WS3) • Consist of consulting partners, software providers, and studio VMI (variable media initiative) disciplines working to drive value out of the RFID data that is collected. • The work includes • Defining KPI’s for the tests in support of BI goals. • Leverage EPC Global Data Exchange WG • Review/incorporate • GDS (Global Distribution System), • NARM (National Association of Recording Merchandisers), and • other GS1 commerce and numbering initiatives • Determine data elements, and prioritise • Determine technology transfer methods both short/long term
Industry Action Groups • Healthcare and Life Sciences (HLS) • HLS Task Force Industry Adoption (IA) • Track & Trace (TT) • Serialisation (disbanded) • Medical Devices (disbanded)
Healthcare & Life Sciences (HLS) • Medical Devices (disbanded) • Serialisation (disbanded) • Industry Adoption • Develop a road map for industry adoption • Roadmap available from • http://www.epcglobalinc.org/apps/org/workgroup/hls_adopt_ig/download.php/10022/Industry%20Adoption%20Roadmap%20Assoc%20Review%20v11.1.ppt • Track & Trace • The objective is to define requirements for a track and trace system focused on the Pedigree capability enabled as the first of many functions (e.g. recalls, anti-counterfeiting, etc. ).
HLS and GS1 HUG Merge • GS1 Global Healthcare User Group and the EPCglobal Healthcare & Life Sciences Industry Action Group have agreed to join forces and form one united group “GS1 Healthcare”. • GS1 Healthcare Work Teams will consist of End-Users, from manufacturers and wholesalers, to hospitals and pharmacy retailers. • Work Teams will focus on defining use cases and business requirements. • Once defined, these use cases and business requirements will go into the appropriate group where End-Users and Solution Providers will define technical requirements and develop standards.
Industry Action Groups • Transportation and Logistics • Transportation • 4 Walls • Import Export • Integration (disbanded) • Global Pilot
4 Walls (Complete) • Use Cases • Developed uses cases for yard management • Container enters the yard • Container arrives at dock door for loading / unloading • Container departs dock door from being loaded/unloaded • Container is checked-out • Developed uses cases for warehouse management • Validation / confirmation of ASN/Actual • Unpacking outbound unit load • Ship unit building • Loading / validation • Location management • Logistics material management • http://www.epcglobalinc.org/apps/org/workgroup/tls_4w/download.php/9049/20070619_ProcessTemplate.xls • Developed KPIs • http://www.epcglobalinc.org/apps/org/workgroup/tls_4w/download.php/6770/0111_KPI_4Walls.xls • Developed Process Flows for Phase 2 Pilot • http://www.epcglobalinc.org/apps/org/workgroup/tls_4w/download.php/10122/20071009_ProcessTemplate.xls
Import/Export • The Import / Export Work Group want to streamline Import and Export procedures by means of EPC / RFID. • All the transportation means : ocean, air and cross border land based trucking/train in all the regions are under the scope of the group. • Goods can be transport in container, non containerised pallet or bulk cargo. • The project will deal with : • (1) Paperless declaration (port clearance for vessel operator), • (2) Security enhancement, • (3) Customs clearance optimisation (quarantine clearance, immigration clearance), • (4) Import/export procedure optimisation, and • (5) Re-import and re-export Duty free process support.
Transportation • Identify benefits of EPC RFID in transportation and develop specifications (standards) to enable organisations to improve visibility, performance, security, quality, and communications. • Conveyance Asset Tag • http://www.epcglobalinc.org/apps/org/workgroup/tls_trans/download.php/6996/TLS_CAT_req_ver_6_0.doc • Extended Conveyance Asset Tag • http://www.epcglobalinc.org/apps/org/workgroup/tls_trans/download.php/6997/TLS_XCAT_Req_ver_6_0.doc • KPIs • http://www.epcglobalinc.org/apps/org/workgroup/tls_trans/download.php/7431/1215_KPI_Transportation2007.xls
Global Pilot • The Pilot Objectives are • To establish Business Model of RFID in Global Supply Chain, and • Define the Requirement for Standardisation. • Phase 1 was completed in 2006 • A presentation is available from • http://www.epcglobalinc.org/apps/org/workgroup/globalpilot_tg/download.php/6208/ThePilotSummary12-07-08.ppt • Phase 2 began in November 2007 • Phase 3 is scheduled to start in Q2 2008
Consumer Electronics • Life Cycle Management • Returns & Security • This group just established in October 2007 • Two work streams • Forward Logistics • Reverse Logistics • Significant Japanese input
Level 2 – Joint Requirements • The Joint Requirements Groups define user requirements on behalf of two or more industry action groups • Currently 10 groups defined • Item Level tagging Phase 2 (complete) • Reusable Transport Items (Complete) • Drug Pedigree Messaging (Completed) • Tag Data (Complete) • Data Exchange (completed first phase) • Active Tagging • Data Discovery • Supply Chain Integrity • Sensors & Battery Tags • EAS (Combined EAS and RFID labels)
Joint Requirements Groups • Item Level Tagging Phase 2 (Complete) • The objective of the Item Level Tagging Group is to further refine and the requirements outlined in the Item Level Tagging V1.0.1 • http://www.epcglobalinc.org/apps/org/workgroup/jrg_ilt2/download.php/8804/ILT%20JRG%20Requirements%20V1.2.3_2007-06-04_FINAL.pdf • Tag Data (Complete) • Develop requirements for specifying data structures for those portions of tags that contain TID and User Memory • http://www.epcglobalinc.org/apps/org/workgroup/jrg_td/download.php/9304/LCWDR%20Tag%20User%20Memory%20and%20TID%20Requirements%20Approved%20by%20BSC%20and%20TSC.doc
Joint Requirements Groups Cont • Data Exchange (Phase 1 Complete) • Develop requirements and guidelines for EPCIS • http://www.epcglobalinc.org/apps/org/workgroup/jrg_de/download.php/9212/lcwd-DEJRGvocab-041307.doc • Reusable Transport Items (part of FMCG) (complete) • Create an implementation guide that identifies data guidelines for the tagging of reusable assets and to propose data exchange flows underpinning the efficient and safe management of RTIs. • http://www.epcglobalinc.org/apps/org/workgroup/fmcg_rti_wg/download.php/4791/RTIWG_User_Requirement_v1.0.doc
Joint Requirements Groups Cont • Active Tagging • To develop requirements and guidelines for a specification for tags and readers using active technology: • User requirements, use cases, and markets that can be served • Technical requirements such as sensor support, data storage, and search capability • Security requirements including type, strength, and key/password management, in consultation with the Product Data Protection ad hoc Committee • Privacy requirements • Memory requirements, including size and organisation • Read and write reliability requirements • Description of physical operating environments • Explanation of key technical differences between active, passive and semi-passive operation • Battery life and energy conservation requirement guidelines
Joint Requirements Groups Cont • Sensors & Batteries • To develop requirements and guidelines for a specification for tags and readers with Sensor(s) and/or Battery Assist: • User requirements, use cases, and markets that can be served • Sensor types to be incorporated • Sensor interface and data management guidelines • Special cases of markets and sensors to be served by fully passive tags • Security requirements including general type, encryption strength, and key management after consultation with the Product Data Protection ad hoc Committee • Privacy features • Memory features, including size and organisation • Read and write reliability • Description of physical operating environments common in the handling of battery assisted and sensor enabled tagging • Explanation of key technical differences between passive and semi-passive operation • Battery life and energy conservation requirement guidelines
Joint Requirements Groups Cont • Supply Chain Integrity • To develop Business Requirements and Guidelines for achieving integrity in the supply chain • Authentication of tagged product as it moves through the supply chain • Decommissioning of tagged product at the point in time and manner consistent with optimising security and utility of the tag. • Both, forward and reverse logistics business processes • Drug Pedigree Messaging • This group never launched, as DPM has been published by EPCglobal • It was formed to identify requirements to support tracking of ePedigree information.
Joint Requirements Groups Cont • Data Discovery • The objective is to create a set of requirements which relate to EPC event data sharing among multiple participants, especially in cases where data must be shared between participants that have no prior business relationship. • EAS • To develop a set of requirements for the introduction of EPC standards based RFID capability that meet the use cases that are identified for electronic article surveillance and loss prevention capabilities.
Level 2 – Cross Industry Adoption • Consists of two groups • Implementation Sharing • Cook Book (disbanded) • http://www.epcglobalinc.org/what/cookbook/ • Multi-sourcing EPC Assignment • The use of current EPCglobal Standards to help improve multi-sourcing of manufactured objects. • Intended to aid in avoiding the duplication of serial numbers for retailer’s EPC assigned objects • http://www.epcglobalinc.org/apps/org/workgroup/ci_is_multi_sourcing_epc/download.php/9915/MEA_Recommendation_1%203.doc • Key Performance Indicators • CPG Implementation (New) • Share and document implementation learnings and data sharing results • Adoption Programs • European Adoption Program • Asian Adoption Program
Cross Industry Adoption Cont • Adoption Programs • European Adoption Program • To help European business to extract maximum business benefit from the use of EPCglobal technology as quickly as possible and with minimum problems and without duplicating the work of other EPCglobal or GS1 work groups. • Spectrum Task Force • The Spectrum Task Force supports the European Commission in its effort to implement the harmonised conditions for the availability of radio spectrum for UHF RFID devices in all 25 member states through the UHF-Decision. • Asian Adoption Program • To help Asian business to extract maximum business benefit from the use of EPCglobal technology as quickly as possible with minimum problems and without duplicating the work of other EPCglobal or GS1 work groups
Level 3 – Technical Action Groups • Hardware Action Group • C1G2 (complete) • Interoperability (complete) • Testing & Certification (many standards complete) • UHF Air Interface V1.2.0 (complete) • HF V2 • Tag, Label, Reader Printer Performance • Ad-hocs • Product Data Protection, ETSI, Health & Science, Battery (complete) • Regulatory Affairs Committee
Level 3 – Technical Action Groups Cont • Software Action Group • Tag Data Standards (complete) • Tag Data Translation (complete) • Reader Protocol (complete) • Reader Management (complete) • Object Name Service (complete) • Security (complete) • EPCIS Phase 2 (complete) • Drug Pedigree Messaging (complete) • Reader Operations (partially complete) • Filtering & Collection (partially complete) • Tag Data & Translation