Katherine Ross to Guide GS1 US Strategy to Improve Cross-Industry Supply Chain Efficiencies
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (June 8, 2015) – Katherine Ross, Vice President, Customer & Logistics Services, Johnson & Johnson and President of Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc., has been appointed to the GS1 US Board of Governors. She will help guide the GS1 US strategy to drive adoption and usage of GS1 Standards to support cross-industry supply chain efficiencies, regulatory requirements, and the needs of today’s consumers and patients. Ms. Ross replaces John Hogan, Vice President, Customer & Logistics Services, Johnson & Johnson and President Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems, Inc., who has served on the GS1 US Board of Governors since 2010.
Throughout her career, Ms. Ross has led manufacturing, procurement and planning organizations, as well as logistics operations on three continents. Currently, she manages the enterprise-wide logistics and customer service organizations at Johnson & Johnson, comprising 6,000 associates, a network of 350 distribution centers and 200 customer service centers. She also leads Johnson & Johnson’s Health Care Systems Inc. organization, focused on providing contracting services to commercial customers and intermediary partners of U.S.-based Johnson & Johnson companies, including hospital systems, health plans, distributors, wholesalers and the U.S. government.
“Katherine’s supply chain leadership and industry expertise will be instrumental in helping GS1 US deliver on its mission to unite communities through greater collaboration,” said Bob Carpenter, President and CEO of GS1 US. “Additionally, her commitment to improving patient safety and supply chain efficiencies will be valuable in driving further adoption and usage of GS1 Standards across all industries.”
The GS1 US Board of Governors includes executives from 20 leading organizations including: Campbell’s Soup Company; The Coca-Cola Company; eBay Inc.; The J.M. Smucker Company; The Kroger Co.; Macy’s; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; McKesson Corporation; Premier Inc.; Procter & Gamble; Publix Super Markets; PVH Corporation; Quality Supply Chain Co-op, Inc.; Sysco Corporation; Wakefern Food Corporation; Walmart U.S.; and Wegmans Food Markets. The full list is available atwww.gs1us.org/about-gs1-us/corporate/board-of-governors.
About GS1 US GS1 US, a member of GS1®, is an information standards organization that brings industry communities together to solve supply-chain problems through the adoption and implementation of GS1 Standards. More than 300,000 businesses in 25 industries rely on GS1 US for trading-partner collaboration and for maximizing the cost effectiveness, speed, visibility, security and sustainability of their business processes. They achieve these benefits through solutions based on GS1 global unique numbering and identification systems, barcodes, Electronic Product Code (EPC®)-enabled Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), data synchronization, and electronic information exchange. GS1 US also manages the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code® (UNSPSC®). www.GS1US.org
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