Automated business processes and electronic communications are quickly replacing manual paper procedures—including new item introduction—at many Hardlines’ retailers. Industry trading partners have embraced the GS1 Global Data Synchronization Network™ (GDSN®) to streamline item setup and maintenance, lower supply chain costs, reduce human error and improve data accuracy.The industry is working collaboratively to promote broader adoption of the GS1 System of Standards. Collaborative commerce enables retailers, suppliers, distributors and brand owners to share information with one another in a standard business language; bringing visibility, security and sustainability to the supply chain.
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These GS1 US Hardlines resources were developed to help companies automate supply chain processes, reduce costs, optimize business processes efficiencies and improve data accuracy:
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Help Shape the Future of the Retail Industry and Its Supply Chain
The best way to continue your education and community engagement is by staying involved. GS1 US welcomes any organization that wants to be involved in the GS1 US Apparel and General Merchandise Initiative. Our members include more than 120 industry-leading retailers, suppliers, manufacturers, brand owners, and solution providers as well as industry associations and academia. Together they work to provide industry leadership by defining recommended solutions for critical business needs and business process improvements. Learn more.