GS1 Philippines – The latest digital migrant

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GS1 Philippines entered into an agreement with an IT company to go digital and has urged its 4,500 members to coordinate with its offices to avail of the numerous services available.

GS1 Philippines will create a search engine that will serve as a digital directory of companies that will be readily available for the public to search for legitimate source of suppliers

The project aims to create a system for GS1 that will enable its members to register and generate its unique barcode for standards verification of products. The system will replace the existing system with better technical architecture and design. Said system is crafted with scalability and high availability facilities for better user experience and functionality.

The barcodes generated will be connected to a private GS1 blockchain where a permanent track of every transaction and data is kept and stored in various ledgers for future verification. These records are immutable, which simply means that users cannot alter or manipulate data without breaking the blockchain. Said records are timestamped and stored cryptographically, which makes them tamper-proof and incorruptible. More importantly, GS1 Philippines has its own encryption system that uses an advance and unique multiple encryption algorithms securing the integrity of data.

This system will totally eliminate identity theft, diminish to a great extent the risk of falsification or evidence destruction and increase transparency in every record.

On the security aspect, the system will include but is not limited to search engine blacklist monitoring; spam blacklisting; vulnerability detection; 360 malware scan, detection and removal; web application firewall; bad bot prevention; file change detection; block access to hackers’ backdoor files; anti-DDO solution; and SSL certificate.

One of the added values of the system will be the traceability of goods and their documents. From the manufacturer/grower to the shipper all the way to the ports of entry and eventual end user, goods may be monitored. Aside from efficiently easing inventory management and avoiding wastage and or losses, companies can promote their product through digital signage that will be set up in various locations and platforms.

A mobile application will be made available, free of charge, to enable consumers or end users to scan the barcodes to ensure the authenticity of a product. Moreover, accredited origin of products, expiry and attributes, such as allergens and other pertinent information, may be scanned to check their validity. Counterfeits can easily be detected by both customs personnel and consumers while genuine products are likewise protected from being replicated.

GS1 Philippines will create a search engine that will serve as a digital directory of companies that will be readily available for the public to search for legitimate source of suppliers. This will be both in the website and mobile platform.

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