Why Attend GS1 Connect 2017?

With spring in the air, it is time to start finalizing plans to ensure your attendance at the most important annual GDSN community gathering, GS1 Connect 2017. The focus of this event is for industry leaders to learn how to better meet today’s business challenges and position their organizations to unlock tomorrow’s opportunities. Over this three-day …

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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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Major Release 3 (MR3/MjR3) — Simplified

If your head spins like a vortex when you hear the terms MR3 or MjR3, you’re not alone. From attributes and valid values, to validation rules and data migration, deciphering the Global Data Synchronization Network™ (GDSN) Major Release 3 (MR3) is like a neverending ride on a roller coaster. While you’ll likely continue to experience …

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EU Regulation 1169/2011 Continued…

Last week  in my blog post entitled EU Regulation 1169/2011 and its Influence on US Manufacturers and Retailers, I provided an overview of the directive and its impact on the supply chain. Today I’ll dive into the challenges manufacturers and retailers will face along with how to be EU 1169/2011 compliant. Upcoming Challenges in Your …

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