Harland Simon are pleased to announce that they have successfully gained Industry Partner status with GS1 UK, the not-for-profit standards and solutions organisation. To become a certified Industry partner, Harland Simon has had to demonstrate a high level of knowledge and understanding of GS1 standards.

Organisations using Harland Simon’s range of radio frequency identification (RFID) systems, which form part of the Vero suite of solutions, can be confident they deliver accurate product information and use GS1 open standards to uniquely identify products in the supply chain. In the healthcare sector Harland Simon’s RFID Discovery products help NHS Trusts comply with the Department of Health eProcurement strategy to deliver improved patient safety and greater operational efficiencies.

“Becoming a GS1 UK Industry Partner marks an important milestone for our RFID solutions and the GS1 standard represents a stamp of approval which many organisations are starting to look for,” said Declan Begley, Sales Manager for Vero’s RFID solutions and one of the GS1 accredited professionals at Harland Simon.

Using RFID technology provides a cost-effective solution to automatically identify and locate assets or stock items, bringing a host of benefits to a wide range of organisations including retailers, manufacturers and logistics companies. Vero’s RFID solutions are used to increase asset utilisation and improve inventory management to significantly reduce time spent looking for equipment or checking inventory. Passive RFID label tags can replace standard asset labels on most types of equipment whilst displaying all relevant asset information.

The GS1 UK Industry Partner Program supports the implementation of GS1 Standards by connecting users with proven solution providers that can deliver services and solutions which enable quick, efficient, and accurate standards implementation. GS1 is a global information standards organisation primarily known for administering barcodes typically used in retail. GS1 works to improve supply-chain business processes through the adoption and implementation of GS1 Standards, the most widely used information standards in the world. GS1’s EPCglobal open standard defines the use of RFID technology. It enables cross system data exchange, and allows for information to be shared within an organisation or between different organisations whether it is on a local or even a world-wide basis.