XML EPCIS Examples

Provided examples describe proposed data structure and data flow. The main goal is to elaborate data structuring process and features on ODN. We have set out simple Manufacturer-Distributor-Retail (MDR) supply chain where goods move only forward.

Supply chain consists of 4 entities:

  • Green - Manufacturer of wine
  • Pink - Distributor of beverages
  • Orange and Red - Retail shops

For clarity and analysis examples deal with generic items called Product1 and generic locations (with generic read points). Real life use cases should utilize GS1 identifiers for values (GLN,GTIN…). For example, instead value urn:epc:id:sgln:Building_Green there should be GLN number like urn:epc:id:sgln:0614141.12345.0.

1. Basic sales example

Supply chain participants map:

../_images/Basic_sale.jpg

Use case: Green is producing wine and selling it to Pink. Shipping and receiving events are generating data that is being processed on ODN.

GS1 EPCIS design:

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Sample files

2. Complex manufacturer-distributor-retail (MDR) sale

Supply chain participants map:

../_images/MDR.jpg

Use case: Green is producing wine and selling it to Pink. Pink is distributing (selling) wine to retail shop (Orange). Batches on Pink are sold partially. Shipping and receiving events are generating data that is being processed on ODN.

GS1 EPCIS design

../_images/DesignMDR.JPG

Sample files