HILLSBOROUGH, N.J.Aug. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Vantage Consulting Group, a trusted manufacturing automation expert, today announced it has joined GS1 Healthcare US, an initiative to improve the accuracy, speed and efficiency of the healthcare supply chain.

GS1 is the organization that developed the barcode more than 40 years ago, and its GS1 Healthcare US initiative similarly drives the use of open global standards to improve patient care, regulatory compliance, operational effectiveness and data quality.

Among the objectives of the initiative is helping manufacturers, packagers, wholesalers and others comply with new federal anti-counterfeiting requirements to authenticate (and eventually track) prescription drugs from manufacturer to dispenser. Vantage Consulting Group, an expert in helping companies streamline their compliance with the related serialization requirements, joins more than 165 member organizations in the GS1 Healthcare US initiative.

“GS1 standards are essential for tracing healthcare products throughout the supply chain, in some cases down to the individual patient record,” said Rob Magee, portfolio director, Vantage Consulting Group. “As we help ensure our clients meet the challenge of regulatory compliance, it’s good for Vantage Consulting Group to work more closely than ever with GS1 Healthcare US.”

GS1 Healthcare US members include healthcare manufacturers, distributors, providers, dispenser pharmacies, group purchasing organizations, government agencies, and industry associations. As a trusted manufacturing automation expert, Vantage Consulting Group partners with a wide range of healthcare manufacturers and packagers.

“The mission of GS1 Healthcare US dovetails with our mission,” said John Jordon, vice president of business strategies, Vantage Consulting Group. “Our shared goal is bringing peak performance to healthcare supply chains for the benefit of participating businesses and ultimately the patients who depend on them. We look forward to contributing our people, insights and energy to the initiative.”

About GS1
GS1 is a neutral, not-for-profit organisation that develops and maintains the most widely used global standards for efficient business communication. We are best known for the barcode, named by the BBC as one of “the 50 things that made the world economy”. GS1 standards improve the efficiency, safety and visibility of supply chains across physical and digital channels in 25 sectors. Our scale and reach – local Member Organisations in 112 countries, 1.5 million user companies and 6 billion transactions every day – help ensure that GS1 standards create a common language that supports systems and processes across the globe. Find out more at www.gs1.org.

About Vantage Consulting Group
Vantage Consulting Group is a focused manufacturing solutions provider helping pharmaceutical and food companies deliver safer, higher quality products. It solves complex manufacturing automation problems ― including vision inspection, serialization and packaging ― by providing end-to-end expertise that spans strategic guidance, design, implementation and validation. Capital projects are consistently delivered more effectively, quickly and at less cost because of the company’s deep industry expertise and proven methodology. Headquartered in Hillsborough, NJ, Vantage also operates centers of excellence in Berlin, Germany and San Juan, Puerto Rico. For more information, please visit www.vantage-cg.com.

SOURCE Vantage Consulting Group