Citing Macy’s support for GS1 Standards in general and for Electronic Product Code (EPC)-enabled RFID (radio frequency identification) at the item level in particular, Peter Longo was appointed to the GS1 US Board of Governors. Longo is president of the New Jersey-based Macy’s Logistics and Operations division, which is responsible for all activities connecting the vendor/retailer supply chain for both Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s.
“I’m honored to join this esteemed group of industry leaders, and I look forward to having a role in driving supply chain visibility and efficiency through the use of GS1 Standards,” he said.
GS1 US develops supply-chain standards, solutions and services for more than 200,000 businesses in 25 industries. Longo joined Macy’s Logistics in 1995 as senior vice president for logistics and distribution, was named executive vice president in 1999, and became president in 2000. He began his career in 1973 at Bloomingdale’s, rising through the ranks to senior vice president of operations in 1989.
“Peter brings 40 years of retail industry experience with a company that has been on the leading edge of standards development and implementation,” said Bob Carpenter, president and CEO of GS1 US. “His voice on the board will be extremely valuable as we continue to increase standards use for both B2B (business-to-business) and B2C (business-to-consumer) business processes, leading to revenue growth and cost reductions for our customers.”
The GS1 US Board of Governors includes executives from The Coca-Cola Company; Johnson & Johnson; The Kroger Co.; McKesson Corporation; Premier Inc; Procter & Gamble; Publix Super Markets; The J.M. Smucker Company; Sysco Corporation; Unilever; Walmart; Wakefern Food Corporation; and Wegmans Food Markets, in addition to the Food Marketing Institute and Grocery Manufacturers Association.