“We should never forget that one of the main key drivers to implement serialization is to fight counterfeiting and save peoples’ lives”, says Marcel de Grutter, Chairman of OPEN-SCS. We at Syntegon couldn’t agree more! One of many good reasons to join OPEN-SCS.
The Open Serialization Communication Standard (OPEN-SCS) Group was initiated in 2014 in order to define, publish and maintain an OPC UA based standard and companion documents for the integration of serialization solutions. Syntegon fully supports the mission statement of the working group, to “allow functional interoperability of serialization solutions in order to seamlessly integrate the operations and business processes across organizations and regulatory bodies, aligning with other industry groups and standards whenever appropriate.”
Why did we join?
“Apart from the fact that saving lives through anti-counterfeiting measures is an excellent reason, we also firmly believe in open digital worlds and open platforms”, says Jörg Willburger, Product Manager for Track & Trace systems at Syntegon. “Customers should have no constraints. Mixed systems with machines and software from different suppliers will become standard. The same will apply to interfaces. In fact, OPC UA is already implemented as a standard interface today. Customers want flexibility and the freedom to choose. And that’s exactly what we want to offer them with our commitment in OPEN-SCS.”
A real win-win for everyone
At OPEN-SCS, Marketing Director Thomas Halfmann is delighted that Syntegon has joined: “All members are looking forward to working with Syntegon and to realizing our targets together.” Apart from suppliers of machines and software solutions, the group also includes consulting and pharmaceutical companies. “It really is a win-win for everyone”, Halfmann and Willburger agree.