Sharing Transaction Information to Enable Traceability

Gateway Checker™ provides Conformance Verification to connected supply partners seeking to confidently share serialized product transaction information.

To comply with DSCSA traceability, trading partners must share product identification and change of ownership information among and between trading partners.

Connecting thousands of independent, disparate entities into a supply network requires interoperability.

Interoperability enables computer systems to exchange and make use of information accurately, efficiently, securely, and consistently.

A key component of effective information exchange is the availability of a common language where capturing and sharing of supply chain event information is readily and unambiguously communicated.

The GS1 Electronic Product Code Information Services (EPCIS) Standard (see EPC Information Services (EPCIS) Standard) establishes a structure and data model for defining supply chain visibility. EPCIS enables supply chain partners to capture and share supply chain event information such as commission, pack, ship, and receive.

Conforming to these Standards enables implementation consistency among trading partners, aligns data structures, enables common data definitions and avoids deployment delays. Connecting disparate systems without the benefit of standards results in customized data maps which are fragile, error prone, and difficult to maintain.

Only GS1 US Rx EPCIS 1.2 fully meets the DSCSA interoperable traceability and regulatory conformance requirements.