GS1 US Expert Joins Blockchain Webinar Discussion to Highlight Supply Chain Efficiency and Traceability Benefits

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Melanie Nuce, Vice President of Corporate Development, Will Participate in Produce Marketing Association’s September 13th Webinar

A GS1 US blockchain expert, Melanie Nuce, will participate in a webinar presented by the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) exploring the growth of blockchain technology in the produce industry.

WHO: Melanie Nuce, vice president of corporate development, GS1 US

WHAT: During the webinar “Blockchain Technology: How Will It Affect My Company?” Ms. Nuce will offer expertise on the benefits of blockchain, including improved data security and unprecedented efficiency in the supply chain. She will draw on her background as an expert in supply chain collaboration through the use of GS1 Standards, the most widely-used supply chain standards in the world.

The discussion will also cover trading partner collaboration on blockchain, its potential to improve food safety through transparency, and Walmart's blockchain pilot program.

Additional speakers include:

  • Ed Treacy, vice president of Supply Chain Efficiencies, PMA (moderator)
  • Frank Yiannas, vice president of Food Safety, Walmart
  • Mahesh Pradhan, vice president, Walmart Labs
  • Drew Zabrocki, cofounder/CEO, Centricity

WHEN: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 2:00 PM ET

WHERE: Register for the free webinar through PMA’s website

MORE DETAILS: While in its early stages, blockchain technology is being explored by many of the world’s largest companies, as it maintains a digital ledger of transactions rather than a physical one, leading to the faster, more secure traceability of products. GS1 has developed a position paper describing the transformative aspects of blockchain when used in combination with global standards.

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About GS1 US
GS1 US®, a member of GS1® global, is a not-for-profit information standards organization that facilitates industry collaboration to help improve supply chain visibility and efficiency through the use of GS1 Standards, the most widely-used supply chain standards system in the world. Nearly 300,000 businesses in 25 industries rely on GS1 US for trading partner collaboration that optimizes their supply chains, drives cost performance and revenue growth while also enabling regulatory compliance. They achieve these benefits through solutions based on GS1 global unique numbering and identification systems, barcodes, Electronic Product Code-based RFID, data synchronization, and electronic information exchange. GS1 US also manages the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code® (UNSPSC®).

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