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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Product Information Revolution in UK Healthcare: Part 2

Savings and safety through verification Continuing on from my post last week about the eProcurement Strategy for the UK National Health Service (NHS), another important topic is how cost savings and improved patient safety can be achieved through data verification. When a product is used anywhere in the NHS, whether on the ward, in the …

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GS1 UK Healthcare Conference 2015

LANSA was once again proud to be supporting GS1 UK at their annual Healthcare Conference in Holywell Park, Loughborough University on the 9th and 10th of June. As with last year’s event, LANSA was a Silver sponsor. We made the most of the two-day conference in terms of networking and promoting our newest PIM offering …

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