- December 3, 2009
Healthcare Industry Urged to Transition to Global Standards
As Canada’s healthcare supply chain stakeholders undertake important steps to standardize the healthcare supply chain, prominent representatives of the Canadian healthcare community are urging healthcare providers, manufacturers, distributors, Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs), and solution providers supporting the sector to integrate the GS1 System of global standards within their respective solutions, products and services.
- November 25, 2009
Sanofi Pasteur Executive to Co-Chair GS1 Canada Healthcare Pharmacy Sector Board
GS1 Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Robert Van Exan, Director, Immunization Policy, Sanofi Pasteur Limited., to the position of Co-Chair of its Healthcare Pharmacy Sector Board.
- November 3, 2009
Ground Breaking New Approach to Product Recalls
Industry launches world-leading technology platform
- October 6, 2009
ISMP Canada and Canadian Patient Safety Institute Team Up with GS1 Canada to Advance Patient Safety in Canada
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP) and Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) team up with GS1 Canada to advance patient safety.
- October 6, 2009
New Google Logo Celebrates The Barcode
Google's new logo is a barcode which, as far as we can tell, says "Google." Today is the 57th anniversary of the first patent on the bar code. Inventors Norman Woodland and Bernard Silver filed the patent on October 1949, and it was granted, No. 2,612,994 (pdf), on October 7, 1952. The original patent was for a system that would encode data in circles (a bulls eye pattern), so that it could be scanned in any direction.
- September 23, 2009
HP Develops Cloud Service with GS1 Canada to Enhance Product Recall Process
HP today announced along with the Canadian arm of GS1 – a leading global nonprofit organization dedicated to improving supply chain efficiencies – a cloud-based recall service that traces and removes potentially harmful food products from the supply chain.
- August 19, 2009
GS1 Releases Implementation Guide for Traceability of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
GS1 Canada is pleased to announce that the global GS1 organization, in collaboration with the International Federation for Produce Standards (IFPS), has released an implementation guide for the traceability of fresh fruits and vegetables, based on the GS1 Global Traceability Standard
- July 9, 2009
GS1 Canada Working With Leading Government, Industry Representatives to Improve Healthcare in Canada
GS1 Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of leading government and industry representatives from across Canada to its CareNET Healthcare Sector Board and executive committee.
- June 23, 2009
GS1 Canada™ and GHX Align to Make Canada’s Healthcare Supply Chain More Efficient and Effective
GS1 Canada™ and GHX have agreed to form a strategic alliance to create a global standards-based product registry for healthcare products.
- May 8, 2009
Winner of 2006 GS1 Canada Supply Chain Efficiency Award Announced
GS1 Canada, Canada’s experts in collaborative commerce and global supply chain standards, announced Quality Foods of Qualicum Beach, British Columbia as the winner of the first GS1 Canada Supply Chain Efficiency Award.
- January 30, 2009
New system saves money and the environment
The Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Solutions (VICS) Association, GS1 Canada and GS1 US are launching a new solution to optimize truck transportation by reducing the number of trailers traveling without loads throughout the continent.
- January 28, 2009
GS1 Canada Working With Industry to Improve Product Traceability in Canada
GS1 Canada, Canada’s leading not-for-profit organization in the development of global standards for electronic business and supply chain processes, today announced the creation of a Traceability sub-Committee, working under the GS1 Canada Strategic Advisory Council. Comprised of leading technology solution providers that advocate the use of global GS1 Standards, the committee will work collaboratively to advance food and product traceability in Canada.
- January 28, 2009
GS1 Canada working with Industry to Improve product traceability in Canada
Toronto, ON - GS1 Canada, Canada’s leading not-for-profit organization in the development of global standards for electronic business and supply chain processes, today announced the creation of a Traceability sub-Committee, working under the GS1 Canada Strategic Advisory Council.