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  • Cold chain system: Centre asks states to strategise storage preparedness In a bid to ensure the preparedness of cold chain system for safe storage of COVID-19 vaccine once it is introduced, the union health ministry has yet again reached out to states and union territories to initiate a strategy for the same. CNBC TV18 Medical Buyer 16 December 2020
  • Experts express need for traceability of COVID-19 vaccines India took less than a year to become self-reliant in the manufacture of medical devices, personal protective equipment (PPE), and ventilators following the coronavirus outbreak and now seeks to strengthen the global supply chain by ensuring quality, according to industry experts Express Pharma 26 November 2020
  • Covid-19: Cold chain logistics will be big challenge in vaccinating 135 crore Indians With a handful of manufacturers nearing the end of late-stage clinical trials of Covid-19 vaccine candidates in India, the next challenge that awaits the government lies in finding the requisite workforce to administer the shots to such a humongous population and cold chain logistics for their last-mile distribution in such a vast, hot country. The Indian Express 16 November 2020
  • Imported RFID tags cost 1,000, desi ones now come for 250 The focus on indigenisation of radio frequency identification tags, which are being used for all railway wagons, coaches and locomotives, has helped reduce the cost drastically. While in 2017, the per tag cost was estimated around Rs.1,000, domestic players are making them available at Rs.250. The Times Of India 14 November 2020
  • Technology is impacting all areas of life and Businesses are no exception GS1 standards facilitate unique and universal identification, capture, and share of information on products and services, from point-of-origin to point-of-sale or dispensation. Most commonly, GS1 unique codes are used on product packages in the form of barcodes. They enable important applications such as product authentication, track & trace, product recall, real-time stocks monitoring, online selling, and more. The Tech Pod 05 November 2020
  • GS1 to partner retailers and brands to make a common platform, NIFR, for supply chain issues GS1 India, a global standards organisation, has set up the National Industry Forum for Retail (NIFR), where consumer products companies and retailers will partner to better their supply chain and distribution network. The Economic TImes 24 October 2020
  • FMCG wrap: Challenges companies, retailers face in post-COVID world The pandemic has taught many new lessons to retailers and brands. To stay in the game, they must redesign their strategies. Moneycontrol 18 October 2020
  • Preventing counterfeiting with global identification standard S Swaminathan, COO, GS1 explains how adoption of global standards can bring enhanced efficiencies in the supply chain and benefit all stakeholders of the life sciences and healthcare industries. Express Pharma 27 September 2020
  • Use of GS1 barcodes on product labels ensures 100% accurate & automated data capture If you are a brand owner, running a successful business is never an easy task. It includes managing data and record-keeping for products. Manual processes make it time consuming and tedious. On the other hand, barcodes help businesses in capturing accurate data with a simple scan. Labels India 10 September 2020
  • GS1 India‚Äôs DataKart hosts country of origin info of 14 mn products DataKart, the national product data repository of the country maintained by the supply chain standards organisation GS1 India, hosts country of origin information on over 14 million products and help online marketplaces to comply with the newly enacted Consumer Protection Act. ITLN News Nuffoods Spectrum Food & Beverages Processing 10 September 2020
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