GS1 US National Data Quality Program Framework to Support Efficient Supply Chain Operations
Educational Workshop Series to Guide Industry Implementation of the GS1 US National Data Quality Program

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ (February 26, 2015) – GS1 US has published a GS1 US National Data Quality Program framework, which outlines the key components to help companies establish and sustain effective data quality programs based on GS1 Standards. The framework offers detailed information about the assessment criteria and scoring for the three pillars of data quality: data governance process, education and training protocol, and attribute audit.

Developed with companies in the general merchandise, hardlines, healthcare, consumer packaged goods, grocery, fresh foods, retail and foodservice sectors, the GS1 US National Data Quality Program is designed for companies of all sizes, product types and distribution channels across multiple industries. In addition, the framework enables each industry to add additional components to address industry-specific challenges.

“The GS1 US National Data Quality Program framework is the culmination of industry stakeholders collaborating to address and confront data quality issues head-on,” said Siobhan O’Bara, senior vice president of industry engagement, GS1 US. “The common approach based on GS1 Standards will promote a higher level of trust among trading partners and consumers that product information is complete, accurate and timely.”

To support the GS1 US National Data Quality Program, GS1 US will hold a series of one-day workshops to educate companies about how to establish or enhance data quality programs at their organizations using a standards-based framework. Industry experts will be available throughout the workshops to share their experiences. The workshops will be held:


  • April 7, 2015
    8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)
    Chicago, IL 
  • April 21, 2015
    8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)
    Dallas, TX, hosted by Dean Foods
  • July 14, 2015
    8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)
    Mooresville, NC, hosted by Lowe’s
  • September 30, 2015
    8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)
    Atlanta, GA, hosted by The Coca-Cola Company

For more information on the GS1 US National Data Quality Program and to register for the workshops, please To learn more about customized company-specific training and implementation support for data quality efforts, please visit

 About GS1 US
GS1 US, a member of GS1®, is an information standards organization that brings industry communities together to solve supply-chain problems through the adoption and implementation of GS1 Standards. More than 300,000 businesses in 25 industries rely on GS1 US for trading-partner collaboration and for maximizing the cost effectiveness, speed, visibility, security and sustainability of their business processes. They achieve these benefits through solutions based on GS1 global unique numbering and identification systems, barcodes, Electronic Product Code-based RFID, data synchronization, and electronic information exchange. GS1 US also manages the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code® (UNSPSC®).

Legal disclaimer: Participation in the Program is voluntary. Nothing herein is intended to suggest agreement among companies or organizations or that any industry member will or should be penalized or disadvantaged for non-participation.