Interested in EPC-enabled RFID?

Learn how this technology can help you quickly and accurately identify, capture, and share product and location data

Companies are leveraging Electronic Product Code (EPC®)-enabled item level Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to more efficiently locate, manage, allocate, and ship goods through their value chain—across trading partners and internal locations. RFID tagging provides the foundation for actionable intelligence, which companies are using to improve their business processes and bottom lines.

There are many benefits of EPC-enabled RFID adoption across industries:

  • Retail: Improving the ability to execute omni-channel business processes
    • Flexible fulfillment options (buy online pickup in store and/or buy online ship from store)
    • Item level inventory visibility
    • Product authenticity
    • Display compliancy (Planogram compliance)
    • Optimizing back-to-front operations (ensuring products get to the selling floor where shoppers shop)

  • Healthcare: Improving patient safety and supply chain efficiency
    • Asset tracking (physical equipment)
    • Real-time inventory management
    • Product tracking
    • Patient identification and safety

  • Manufacturing: Helping businesses save money by better managing assets and works-in-process
    • Inbound and outbound validation (shipping and receiving)
    • Asset utilization and process tracking (work-in-process monitoring)
    • Warehouse and/or yard management

  • Commercial and industrial: Assisting organizations by reducing operational risks and improving inventory and asset control
    • Maintenance repair and operations
    • Waste management
    • Safety, security, and authentication (access control to authorized-only personnel, validation of tools and assets)
    • Hazardous materials
    • Inventory and asset control
    • Construction management
    • Product lifecycle management
In this publication, the letters “U.P.C.” are used solely as an abbreviation for the “Universal Product Code”, which is a product identification system. They do not refer to the UPC, which is a federally registered certification mark of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) to certify compliance with a Uniform Plumbing Code as authorized by IAPMO.

GS1 US EPC Item Level Readiness

Ready to take the next step? Develop and execute a successful EPC/RFID Implementation program leveraging this self-paced interactive nine-step deployment tool.

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EPC Encoder/Decoder

Use this interactive application to run real-time translations between different forms of the Electronic Product Code and the keys encoded in a barcode (e.g., GS1 Company Prefix and GTIN®).

Note: This tool follows the GS1 EPC Tag Data Standard 1.9.

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EPC User Memory Encoder/Decoder

Use these tools to encode and decode the user memory of a Gen 2 EPC/RFID tag.

Note: These tools follow the GS1 EPC Tag Data Standard 1.9.

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