All posts by Donna Yeksigian

Donna Yeksigian
Since joining LANSA in 2014, Donna has been an active member of the LANSA Data Sync Direct Services Delivery team. She has provided project management for the implementation of LANSA Data Sync Direct for several global manufacturers. Donna is an experienced leader in business process optimization and project management, leading cross-functional teams to deliver technical solutions that results in quality and productivity improvements within the supply chain. She has expertise in product data management and the implementation of the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) in the retail, consumer packaged goods, food service and healthcare industries.

Kroger Vendor Item Portal – Automating the Process

Several years ago The Kroger Company launched Program Mercury, a data synchronization initiative that requires suppliers to provide information about products sold in Kroger stores. Now called the Item MDM/VIP, the program continues to utilize the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) and the Kroger Vendor Item Portal (VIP) to collect product item data that is … Continue reading “Kroger Vendor Item Portal – Automating the Process”



Why GDSN Standards Matter

In 2004, GS1 launched the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) to provide a common language and set of documents to improve the exchange of product information between trading partners. The goal was to reduce the number of individual connections used to exchange master data. To achieve this vision, standards had to be developed and agreed … Continue reading “Why GDSN Standards Matter”