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”

SmartLabel™: Product Information at Consumers’ fingertips

SmartLabel™ is positioned to change the way we evaluate and consume products every day. That is a bold statement backed by consumers, manufacturers and US Government regulatory agencies as each have a stake in making this initiative a reality. What is SmartLabel? SmartLabel™ is a tool designed for consumers to digitally access detailed product information … Continue reading “SmartLabel™: Product Information at Consumers’ fingertips”

Congratulations to 1WorldSync™ Power of 1 Awards Recipients, Announced at GS1 Connect

GS1 Connect 2016 launched with the 1WorldSync Power of 1 Awards, recognizing industry leaders for their transformational contributions to the market and community. LANSA would like extend special congratulations to The Procter & Gamble Company, The JM Smucker Company and ACH Food Companies, Inc. for receiving this award. In addition to their industry-leading direction, the … Continue reading “Congratulations to 1WorldSync™ Power of 1 Awards Recipients, Announced at GS1 Connect”

Product Information Revolution in UK Healthcare: Part 4

Happy Outcomes? This series of articles has looked at the various requirements and legislation supporting the automation of the UK National Health Service (NHS) procurement, product use and recording in electronic systems of the near £30 Billion of pharmaceuticals, device, consumables and services which are bought every year to support care delivery. This final article … Continue reading “Product Information Revolution in UK Healthcare: Part 4”