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Would you let others control the key to your warehouse?

What would it feel like not being in charge of the keys to your warehouse? Or having trucks block the exit when you want to ship your products?

Not great, we suppose.


With the introduction of digital product passports, the data about your product will be as essential to your ability to sell it as the physical items. No digital product passport, no sale, no revenue.


Are you currently in control of your product data? Or does someone else "hold the key"? The supplier of your ERP system, maybe? Or the supplier of your production control system? Or your supply chain system?


Unfortunately, many such systems are designed using proprietary databases, using supplier's arbitrary standards, not international, public standards. What is technically possible and what are the conditions of your license?


Maybe it's time to find out and take charge of the issue.


We guess that you're not too keen on being forced into using, and paying for, a proprietary, non-standard digital product passport system just because your product data turns out to be locked in? Nor to pay "ransom money" to get it exported, creating a continuous need to keep it in sync with "the original".


Please share your thoughts on the ownership of product data.


What would it feel like not being in charge of the keys to your warehouse? Or having trucks block the exit when you want to ship your products? Not great, we suppose.  With the introduction of digital product passports, the data about your product will be as essential to your ability to sell it as the physical items. No digital product passport, no sale, no revenue.  Are you currently in control of your product data? Or does someone else "hold the key"? The supplier of your ERP system, maybe? Or the supplier of your production control system? Or your supply chain system?
Feeling free!

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