2017 Trading Partner Roundtables

Trading Partner Roundtables offer trading partners the opportunity to meet during informal settings to discuss best practices and business processes that will help drive efficiency in their mutual supply chain. These roundtables are offered during lunches and receptions held during the conference.

Your company qualifies for consideration if it:

  • Recognizes the value of having a trading partner community that is versed in proper application of GS1 Standards for efficient, safe, secure, and visible supply chains
  • Is willing to invite your trading partners to come to the GS1 Connect® Conference
  • Has staff that will support the roundtable schedules

To learn more about becoming a roundtable host, or to suggest a host, please email GS1ConnectRoundtables@gs1us.org

2017 Hosts and Schedules

Beaver Street Fisheries
Dot Foods
Gordon Food Service
McLane Company
PepsiCo
Performance Food Group
Shamrock Foods Company
Tyson Foods, Inc

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Beaver Street Fisheries

Tuesday, June 20 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Tuesday, June 20 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Wednesday, June 21 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Thursday, June 22 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics: Process Improvements related to GDSN, EDI, and Supply Chain Management; ASN; GS1-128; Product Rich Content and sales; data accuracy and quality

"Beaver Street Fisheries would like to meet with our customers and trading partners to discuss our business initiatives related to GDSN, EDI, Supply Chain Management, and sales to improve business relationships. We welcome the opportunity to share our vision of the future with our trading partners as we commit to the GDSN initiative and improve real world product information communications effectiveness."

Participants: Raymond Poinsette, Director Of Process Improvement; Chad Walters, Six Sigma Black Belt, SCM; Kerri Francis, Sr. Product Information Analyst; Kathy Smith, Application Development Manager


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Dot Foods

Tuesday, June 20 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Tuesday, June 20 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Wednesday, June 21 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Wednesday, June 21 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics: Item Synchronization; Data Accuracy; EDI; Advance Ship Notice (ASN)

"Dot Foods would like to meet with our customers and supplier trading partners to discuss item synchronization including complete marketing & nutritional data, our data accuracy program, and our Advance Ship Notice initiative."

Participants: Debbie Bower, Director of E-Commerce;
 Kristen Moore, Senior E-Commerce Analyst; Samantha Allen, Senior E-Commerce Analyst; Jenna Vermillion, E-Commerce Team Leader; Matt Wand, E-Commerce Analyst II


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Gordon Food Service

Wednesday, June 21 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Thursday, June 22 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics: Gordon’s GDSN Engagement Campaign, GDSN-Integrated New Item Sourcing and Setup, Item Synchronization, Accuracy and Completeness, and Image Requirements

"Gordon Food Service is fully engaged with GDSN and we invite our vendor partners to learn more about how we use their data, our expectations and why it's become more important than ever to publish via GDSN. Realizing that accurate and complete product information is vital to a great customer experience, we are actively integrating GDSN-supplied content throughout our systems to our end-user customers.”

Participants: Kathryn Moore, Project Lead - GDSN & EDI; Chad Metz, Business Analyst


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McLane Company, Inc.

Tuesday, June 20 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Wednesday, June 21 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Topics: Data Quality; GS1 Standards; GDSN issues or concerns; Product Introduction issues or concerns; EDI; VMI Doing Business with McLane Company.

"McLane Company would like to meet with our trading partners to assist in managing our relationship to the greatest potential by addressing any concerns or issues with the topics listed above."

Participants: Beckey James, EC Manager


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PepsiCo

Wednesday, June 21 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Topics: GDSN, EDI, Collaboration

"PepsiCo would like to meet with our trading partners to discuss collaboration issues including; GDSN and EDI."

Participants: Gina Tomassi, Director; Dave Leppert, Director; Kim Armstrong, Analyst


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Performance Food Group

Wednesday, June 21 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Wednesday, June 21 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics: Data Synchronization via GDSN; Item Setup and Maintenance; Item Images via GDSN; Data Completeness with focus on Nutritional information; GS1-128 status; scorecarding

"We would like to invite our suppliers to meet with us to discuss the progress we have made together in data synchronization and next steps needed to sync complete sets of data. Additionally, we would like to speak with suppliers who have not yet made the decision to move forward with the data synchronization process. We will also take this opportunity to share with our suppliers some of the ways in which GS1 data effects downstream applications in our organization."

Participants: Brett Streeter, Enterprise Data Steward


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Shamrock Foods Company

Wednesday, June 21 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics: Updated GDSN Implementation Guide; New Scorecard Distribution and Scoring Process; How to get compliant with Shamrock.

"Shamrock would like to meet with our trading partners on content completeness through GDSN."

Participants: Jocelyn Cahall, Supervisor, Enterprise Data Compliance; Natalie Chambless, Analyst, Enterprise Data Compliance


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Tyson Foods Inc.

Tuesday, June 20 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Tuesday, June 20 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Wednesday, June 21 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Wednesday, June 21 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Thursday, June 22 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics: GDSN Data Integrity & Product Images; Data Governance; eCommerce Capabilities; Databar and other barcoding options for meat and poultry.

"Tyson Foods is excited about the opportunity to spend time with our trading partners during the conference to discuss opportunities to improve our eCommerce capabilities that improves data integrity with our trading partners."

Participants: Greg Goforth, Senior Manager E Commerce Enablement; Julie Gibson, Manager E Commerce Data Integrity; Evan Fernando, Manager E Commerce Data Integrity; Paul Lothian, IS Controls & Automation; Trey Auten, IS Center Of Excellence