Export Supply Chain Visibility Project
Through this proof of concept project, we aimed to demonstrate the value of using global data standards to increase visibility, security and transparency across international supply chains.
The project exists within the auspices of APEC, Australia’s premier regional forum for the promotion of trade liberalisation. APEC aims to remove impediments to trade, improve supply chain connectivity, reduce costs and simplify trade procedures.
The project aimed to:
Demonstrate increased supply chain visibility and connectivity
Highlight the benefits of using international data standards
Support APEC’s target of lowering supply chain cost by 10% by 2015
Show that the use of GS1 identifiers in the cross-border supply chain can have real direct benefits for traders, customers and governments
Facilitate more secure and efficient supply chains in the Asia-Pacific region
Boost business confidence and drive economic growth
Reduce costs and drive significant supply chain efficiencies
Enhance product traceability and make recalls of unsafe products more effective
Enable data interoperability between all stakeholders using supply chain event tracking processes and technology