GS1 Connect 2019: Attaining Interoperability and Overcoming the Challenges

Friday 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM – Healthcare Theater

Conference Track: Healthcare

Type: Industry Track Sessions

Gary Lerner, Managing Director, BrandSure, LLC

This session will identify the challenges of achieving supply chain interoperability in the U.S. pharmaceutical industry. The GS1 Electronic Product Code 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. It is a flexible standard that can be leveraged for a wide variety of business needs, and specific industry guidelines are necessary to attain Interoperability. Hear how this standard helps the pharmaceutical industry reach their interoperability goal.

Gary Lerner
Managing Director, BrandSure, LLC

Gary Lerner, Founder, and Managing Director of BrandSure, is an expert in item-level serialization. Over the past 18 years, he has worked with more than 60 leading brands, serving the needs of pharmaceutical, medical device, packaged food, electronics, consumer, and apparel manufacturers. He has been actively involved in facilitating FDA regulatory compliance and enabling supply network interoperability. Gary is an active participant in medical device and pharmaceutical GS1 industry initiatives, starting in 2010. A member of the GS1 Healthcare industry workgroup, Gary helped to craft the Implementation Guidelines for Applying GS1 Standards for DSCSA and Traceability, published in 2016.

Gary has worked as an executive for OpSec Security, Systech International, and GenuOne to establish industry leading serialization, distribution, and brand protection solutions. He launched more than ten commercial software solutions, including supply chain management systems to enable item authentication, track and control, inline product serialization, and internet monitoring of channel susceptibilities.

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