Supply chain information standards are concepts, terms, words a codes that have common and consistent meaning to each supply chain participant. They are used to define and identify products, services & information that move between participants in the supply chain.
The use of global standards for numbering, barcoding and eMessaging offers benefits to all parties in the red meat industry supply chain by reducing costs, saving time, providing traceability, and increasing accuracy through management of the entire supply chain.
Three components of information standards
1. Identification This comprises of standard numbering on carcase, carton, and pallet labels.
2. Data Carriers This comprises of barcodes, RFIDs, pallet labels, carton labels and carcase tickets.
3. E-Messaging This comprises of transmitting data between trading parties electronically, such as the eMTC and eNVD.
RMSCC Standards Development Process Infographic
Standards Publishing Process