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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 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
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Are you interested in becoming a Trading Partner Roundtable Host? Contact our TPRT Support Team to learn more.



 Beaver Street Fisheries, Inc Logo

Associated Wholesale Grocers

Tuesday, June 5 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM 

Topics: Data Sync; EDI; VMI; Collaboration; Doing Business with AWG  

"We'd like to meet with our trading partners to discuss any of these topics or answer any questions they may have."

Participants: Cari Carpenter, Analyst; Joey Cox, Analyst



 Beaver Street Fisheries, Inc Logo

Beaver Street Fisheries

Tuesday, June 5 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Tuesday, June 5 – 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Wednesday, June 6 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Thursday, June 7 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics: Process Improvements related to GDSN, EDI, and Digital 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 efforts related to GDSN, EDI, Digital 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 GDSN initiatives and improve real world product information communications' effectiveness."

Participants: Raymond Poinsette, Director Of Process Improvement; Kerri Francis, Sr. Product Information Analyst; Brandon Ballew, GDSN & Vendor Compliance Administrator 


Costco

Costco Wholesale

Tuesday, June 5 – 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Wednesday, June 6 – 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Topics: GS1 Standards; GDSN Initiatives; Accounting Modernization; EDI Initiatives  

"Costco Wholesale invites our trading partners to discuss our current Merchandising Modernization project, GDSN initiative, Finance Modernization project, EDI initiative or any other topics or questions you would like to review."

Participants: Jamie Kelly, Director Merch Accounting; Misti Reed, Manager Merch Accounting / EDI; David Tran, Manager Merch Master Data; Evan Bacchus, Supervisor Merch Master Data; Teri Inman, Supervisor Merch Master Data   


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Dillard's, Inc.

Tuesday, June 5 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Wednesday, June 6 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Thursday, June 7 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics:  Supply Chain Initiatives; Drop Ship Opportunities; Vendor Images and Attributes; RFID 

"We welcome our Partners to visit with us on these topics or any other opportunities!"

Participants: Anita Spence, Director, Vendor Relations; Tony Bolte, CIO & VP Global Supply Chain 


 Dot Foods Logo

Dot Foods

Tuesday, June 5 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Tuesday, June 5 – 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Wednesday, June 6 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Wednesday, June 6 – 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Thursday, June 7 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics: Supplier EDI; Master Data; Data Accuracy; Images; Customer EDI

"We'd like to meet with our trading partners to discuss any outstanding issues, plans to provide data, or any questions for our team members."

Participants: Bailey Keech, Master Data Analyst 


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Foodbuy

Tuesday, June 5 – 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Wednesday, June 6 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Topics: Supplier Scorecarding; Data Completeness; Foodbuy Attribute Requirements, Business Value, and Needs. 

"Foodbuy invites our valued trading partners to visit with us to discuss item-level information, our evolving needs, and continued industry collaboration."

Participants: Andrew Weingarth, Senior Manager, Data Integration


 Gordon Food Service Logo

Gordon Food Service, Inc.

Tuesday, June 5 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Wednesday, June 6 – 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Topics: Gordon’s GDSN Engagement Campaign; GDSN-Integrated New Item Sourcing and Setup; Item Synchronization, Accuracy and Completeness; 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, Product Data Analyst


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HEB

Tuesday, June 5 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Wednesday, June 6 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Thursday, June 7 – 12:45 - 1:30 PM

Topics: Answering trading partner questions on current synchronization and future of synchronization.

"We look forward to collaborating with you on this important initiative."

Participants: Amy Heller, Enterprise Data Management; Marcus Malone, Enterprise Data Management


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The Kroger Co.

Thursday, June 7 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics:  Simplification; Images; Data Accuracy; Data Scoreboard; EDI; E-commerce  

"When shopping our stores, customers have the physical product in front of them to help make an educated buying decision. Online customers don't have that physical product in front of them and rely on product attributes to make the same educated buying decision. To effectively sell products on ClickList and through Ship to Home (STH), we need complete and accurate attributes in our Master Data Model (MDM) that can flow to all necessary systems. Currently, we do not have all the items we offer, nor their attributes, in our MDM. We are capturing new items that flow into our system, however, we need to capture all our current items and their attributes as well."

Participants: Ann Korte, Project Manager; Mark Quertinmont, Corporate Data Integrity Manager; Heinrich Stander, Technology / Software Solutions Manager  


 Macy's Logo

Macy's, Inc

Wednesday, June 6 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Wednesday, June 6 – 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
 

Topics: Item level RFID and the Use Cases; EDI Requirements; Omni-Chanel Attributes; Transportation; Reverse Logistics; Vendor Direct to Consumer 

"We would like to meet with our Trading partners to discuss our business initiatives, evolving needs, and continued industry collaboration."

Participants: Kris Whitney, VP Accounts Payable/EDI; Pam Sweeney, SVP Macy's Logistics Systems; Bill Connell, SVP Vendor Collaboration / Transportation 


 McLane Company, Inc. Logo

The McLane Company

Tuesday, June 5 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Wednesday, June 6 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Topics:  New Item Introduction within GDSN; Data Accuracy; GS1 Standards.

"We would like to meet with our trading partners to discuss new initiatives surrounding New Items and speed to market and how that is accomplished within GDSN and Product Introduction. We would also like to discuss Data Accuracy, correct use of standards and the importance of GS1 Barcodes."

Participants: Beckey James, EC Manager


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Performance Food Group

Tuesday, June 5 – 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Wednesday, June 6 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Wednesday, June 6 – 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Thursday, June 7 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics: Data Completeness; Data Accuracy; Nutritionals; Images

"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: Brad Best, Senior Director, EDM; Brett Streeter, Enterprise Data Steward  


 SUBWAY/IPC Logo

SUBWAY/IPC

Wednesday, June 6 – 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Topics: Traceability Critical Tracking Events; GS1-128 Barcode Accuracy / Quality; ASNs; SSCCs; GDSN Product Data Quality  

"We have made significant progress in the SUBWAY system reaching full supply chain traceability for 28% of our distribution system (by # of restaurants serviced). 88% of our suppliers are sending Critical Tracking events to FoodLogiQ.99% of our trading partners are exchanging item information via GDSN. All of this we owe to our trading partners' hard work and commitment to our brand. Come join us to bring up your questions, challenges, concerns, and share your success as well."

Participants: Rick Buttner, Director, Quality & Supply Chain Risks;  Lucelena Angarita, Director, Supply Chain Traceability; Aileen Zubimendi, GS1 Project Manager; Katherine Ramos, GS1 Traceability Project Manager; Brad Clem, North America Product Quality Manager  


 Tyson Foods Inc. Logo

Tyson Foods Inc.

Tuesday, June 5 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Tuesday, June 5 – 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Wednesday, June 6 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Wednesday, June 6 – 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Topics: GDSN Data Integrity; Data Accuracy; Images; GDSN Data Synchronization; Data Governance; Tyson's Scorecard Evaluation; GS1 Barcode.

"We are excited about the opportunity to spend time with our trading partners during the conference to talk about opportunities to improve what we do and improve data accuracy with our trading partners."

Participants: Greg Goforth, Sr. Mgr. eCommerce Enablement & Marketing; Julie Gibson, Mgr. eCommerce Data Integrity; Evan Fernando, Mgr. eCommerce Data Integrity; Paul Lothian, Staff Architect Applications - Production Planning; Trey Auten, Lead Analyst Applications - Emerging Technologies 


 US Foods Logo

US Foods

Tuesday, June 5 – 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Wednesday, June 6 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Thursday, June 7 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics: Scorecards; Additional Unused GDSN Fields; Claims & Certificates; Quality Reviews of Nutritionals 

"We would love to meet with our incredible trading partners to discuss how we can continue to grow our relationship to help bring first in class data into our selling systems."

Participants: Ingryd Hernandez, Senior Manager, Data Governance; Rich Priest, Supervisor, PIM; Floyd Agosta, Supervisor, PIM 


 Wakefern Food Corp Logo

Wakefern Food Corp

Tuesday, June 5 – 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Wednesday, June 6 – 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Topics: GDSN and Expanded Data Attributes; Scorecarding; Product Introduction; Supply Chain Efficiency; EDI 

"We would like to meet with our trading partners to discuss the efficient exchange of data using GS1 standards. This year Wakefern is working on a project to increase the number of data attributes that we receive through the GDSN. This initiative will impact both food and non-food categories. Join us to discuss this opportunity for an improved consumer experience and other standards based initiatives."

Participants: Mike Durning, Manager, Data Integrity; Christine McMaster, Director of Product Integrity and Replenishment


 Walgreen Co Logo

Walgreens Co.

Tuesday, June 5 – 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Wednesday, June 6 – 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Thursday, June 7 - 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics: Item Setup Tools and Best Practices; Item Setup for Omni-Channel; How to Meet Growing Demand of Customers for Item Information

"We'd like to meet with our trading partners to learn the opportunities on item setup and maintenance. We would also like to use this time to communicate all the great work we are doing at Walgreens to transform the way we do business and the help and support we need from our trading partners. This will also be a great opportunity to connect and discuss the industry best practices around item setup and maintenance."

Participants: Lokesh Gupta, Manager, Master Data; Jason Workman, Manager, Master Data


 HEB Logo

Walmart & Sam's Club

Wednesday, June 6 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Wednesday, June 6 – 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Thursday, June 7 – 12:45 - 1:30 PM

Topics: GDSN; Item Setup & Management; Online Content; & more.

"Please come and introduce yourself, and chat about topics including GDSN, Item Setup & Management, Online processes & more!"

Participants: Vanessa Benshoof, Sr. Project Manager - Business Solutions Item File; Cherise Allison, Senior Manager - Merchandise Systems Solutions 


 Wegmans Food Markets Logo

Wegmans Food Markets

Tuesday, June 5 – 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Thursday, June 7 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics: Traceability; Visibility and Transparency; Pallet and Case Labeling Requirements; ASNs; EDI; Data Quality; GS1 Standards and Compliance; GDSN; Product Attributes; Partner Collaboration

"Wegmans has been on a multi-year journey to enhance visibility & traceability across our supply chain, as well as provide our customer with a multichannel shopping experience. We would like to meet with our trading partners to discuss critical requirements for transactional data, EDI, barcodes and labeling, as well as hear about your readiness for this advanced supply chain initiative."

Participants: Kathy Welch, Master Data Area Manager; Cady McMaster, Master Data Coordinator; Brian Becker, Master Data Area Manager; Tim Short, Supply Chain Systems Area Manager