It is common to find GS1 articles in regional and niche publications and narrow online sources, but when a major IT pub with an international audience gives space to a topic, it is usually because they deem it important. Therefore, while the message that is coming from GS1 Hong Kong is significant in its own right, where this story appeared has meaningful implications as well: NetworkWorld.
Writer Carol Ko does a good job in this update and has provided some relevant and clear quotes I’d like to call out from Joseph Phi, chairman of GS1 Hong Kong board and Anna Lin, chief executive of GS1 Hong Kong.
First, from Mr. Phi: “Today’s supply chain is increasingly integrated and businesses are becoming more interconnected across functions and geographies. The last two decades have been an exciting ride, with huge growth in global trading volumes and major advances in information technology… As a global trade and supply chain hub, Hong Kong needs to continually pursue innovation and adopt technology to bring about greater efficiency, visibility and connectivity…”
And from Ms. Lin: “Leveraging our strong worldwide network and extensive local implementation experience, GS1 Hong Kong is pleased to have played a significant role in forging an intelligent and informed global supply chain for Hong Kong enterprises with the innovative use of the GS1 system of global standards.”
Sure, there’s no breathless, ‘stop the presses’ news here. Instead, we get a rather understated report of the ongoing momentum of a logical global product marking standard continuing to gain traction everywhere. Hmmm… that is important, wouldn’t you agree?