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Implementation Guide
Release 2.0
March 2023
The implementation guide describes the use of EPC Information Services (EPCIS) and Core Business Vocabulary (CBV) to implement a visibility system to increase supply chain visibility. This document provides guidance at a foundational level. Specific industries, such as pharmaceuticals, have developed industry-specific implementation guidelines. EPCIS is a GS1 standard that defines a common data model for visibility data and interfaces for capturing and sharing visibility data within an enterprise and across an open supply chain. Its implementation is intended to provide users with a shared view of physical or digital objects within a relevant business context. Visibility data can describe the origin of an object, each location where it is subject to a business process throughout the supply chain or other process, when those processes took place and what was occurring to that object at each point.

Main sections:

• Overview of EPCIS

• Anatomy of an EPCIS event

• Designing a visibility system using EPCIS

• Advanced EPCIS modelling

• Sharing EPCIS data

• Data validation and system interoperability
Access EPCIS and CBV Implementation Guideline v2.0

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