Implementation Guideline: Applying GS1 System of Standards to Pharmaceutical Chain of Custody

With improved authentication of pharmaceuticals a top priority for the industry, many manufacturers, repackagers, and wholesalers are looking for ways to manage the chain of custody of their serialized products at the item-level.

This guideline was developed to help facilitate serialized data exchanges between manufacturers, repackagers, wholesalers and their contract manufacturers (CMOs), contract packagers (CPOs), third party logistic (3PLs), reverse logistics providers (RLPs), and other 3rd party supply chain agents by standardizing the communication of chain of custody events using the Electronic Product Code Information Service (EPCIS).

Chain of Custody