The latest developments for the Electronic Product Code EPC system

Mr John Seaner, Vice President, Industry Development
EPCglobal US, United States


EPCglobal US presentation - updated 5 July*
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Presentation Summary

  • Where we are with EPC and ISO standardisation
  • IP issues and the road forward
  • The future of EPC

Speaker CV

John Seaner is vice president of industry development for EPCglobal US. Mr. Seaner is responsible for working with companies across multiple industries - from Consumer Products & General Merchandise to Healthcare & Life Sciences, Automotive & Industrial, Electronics & High Technology, Aerospace & Defense and others - to drive adoption of the EPCglobal Network™ by understanding critical business needs and requirements within each market sector.
Mr. Seaner has more than 14 years' experience in market development, product strategy, and corporate planning for leading supply chain solution providers and business process outsourcing firms operating in a variety of vertical markets.
Prior to joining EPCglobal US, Mr. Seaner was vice president of global products for QRS Corporation, a California-based company that provides strategic sourcing, logistics resource management, data synchronization, and other business process solutions to companies worldwide. While at QRS, Mr. Seaner developed and managed programs for some of the world's leading companies, such as Target, Sara Lee, JC Penney, Unilever, Kraft Foods, Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson.
Mr. Seaner also served as director of worldwide channels and alliances for Tradex Technologies, a leading e-marketplace software provider based in Atlanta, Georgia, and as vice president of marketing and business development for Prophet 21, Inc., a provider of enterprise software solutions based in Yardley, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Seaner holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Temple University. He is an acitve member of the CMO Council, Software & Information Industry Association, and Business Marketing Association.

Company Profile

Electronic Product Code™ (EPC) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technologies promise to enhance supply chain management to new levels. As the place where industries connect, EPCglobal US™ engages Subscribers across all industries, supporting them locally with their implementation and adoption of the EPCglobal Network™. EPCglobal US also provides US-based Subscribers with technical and educational support, and services.
EPCglobal US offers real value by enabling US-based Subscribers to be involved in standards development on a global level through its affiliation with EPCglobal Inc™. Subscribers set the standards and ensure that the needs of their industry and organization are addressed.
EPCglobal US is headquartered outside Princeton, New Jersey, and:
  • Offers Subscriber services, marketing and communication programs for US-based firms
  • Offers training and educational programs to accelerate EPCglobal Network implementation
  • Provides certification and compliance programs to assist Subscribers in implementation decisions and in choosing suppliers and service providers