• Ron Volpe, Persequor senior vice-president international markets
    Ron Volpe, Persequor senior vice-president international markets
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Denmark-based software company Persequor has joined GS1 Australia as a strategic alliance partner to help drive its growth in the Australian market, with Ron Volpe, a former Coles general manager, spearheading the move.

Persequor builds track-and-trace software, modules, and data systems to assist in the optimisation and digitisation of supply chains. The company said its flagship white-label software, Saga, is scalable, and enables the storing, processing and analysis of billions of track-and-trace events. It is based on EPCIS, or electronic product code information services, which is the global GS1 standard for creating and sharing data.

Persequor senior vice president of international markets Ron Volpe is spearheading the company’s global expansion.

GS1 alliances manager Peter Davenport said Volpe is a well-known thought leader in Australia in the field of digitisation and supply-chain management.

“Persequor’s track-and-trace solution is industry-proven and is fully compliant with EPCIS and GS1 standards. We are extremely excited to have Ron and the Persequor team join the GS1 Australia Alliance Partner Program at the highest level,” Davenport said.

“This will allow them to build awareness, network with our 21,000 members, and collaborate on opportunities in the traceability space. The topic of traceability is a hot one right now and the timing of this partnership could not have been better. I believe our members and industry will be very keen to explore what Persequor has to offer.”

Through the formal partnership, which commences this month, Persequor will be visible to a wide range of industries including pharmaceutical, alcohol, tobacco, clothing, and, in particular, food and beverage where the need for traceability and focus on food safety has never been stronger.

Volpe said that efficient supply chain solutions are crucial to business success for Australian producers, manufacturers, importers, distributors, and retailers.

“We are natural partners as our technology supports the drive of GS1 to identify problems across supply chains and our solutions help businesses to store and automatically share information about products, locations and assets at every stage in the supply chain,” Volpe said.

“Therefore, we both have the same mission of empowering businesses to track and tell the story of their materials and products across the supply chain. The partnership will support our positioning in the Australian market and also bring another best practice solution to GS1 that they can offer to their 21,000 member companies.”

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