GS1 EPCglobal, the leader in developing industry-driven standards for the Electronic Product Code™ (EPC), appointed Tony Hollis, director of innovation and technology management at Exel, co-chair of the Transportation and Logistics Services Industry Action Group (TLS IAG). Exel is the North American leader in supply chain management and a Deutsche Post DHL company.
During the past several years, Hollis worked with GS1 EPCglobal to establish the TLS IAG, which is a gathering of many of the largest global transportation and logistics providers. Collectively, the group aims to improve the Transportation and Logistics Services global supply chain from shipper to consignee by creating actionable visibility in today's fast moving, information rich supply chain through the use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and other wireless technologies.
"Global companies are increasingly using wireless technologies in supply chain applications for shipment tracking, asset management, and for safety and security measures," said Hollis. "As co-chair, I look forward to working with members on the completion of functional requirements and the establishment of global standards that can maximize the value and interoperability of these solutions for businesses and our customers."
TLS IAG works with solution providers, manufacturers, retailers and government agency representatives that are part of EPCglobal's community. Since its inception, TLS IAG has executed a series of global pilots that evaluate the viability of RFID-enabled hardware and software solutions to track shipments of goods worldwide. As part of his co-chair position, Hollis also participates in steering committees and strategy development within GS1 EPCglobal.
Hollis is a frequent speaker at industry events, has briefed government leaders from several countries and is quoted often in many of the industry's leading trade magazines. He is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and also serves as a member of the Industry Advisory Board for Ohio University's Industrial Technology Department.