GS1 US Expands Advisory Services Program to Address Unique Industry Challenges
Program Supports Accelerated and Holistic Standards Integration
LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – January 26, 2016 – The GS1 US Advisory Services program has been expanded to provide customized technical and business expertise to address industry’s unique GS1 Standards implementation challenges. Companies with an interest in tailored support for integrating standards into their operations receive customized business assessments, training, and educational materials from GS1 US. GS1 Standards are the most widely used information standards in the world and uniquely identify products, services and locations worldwide to support global supply chain visibility and efficiency.
The expanded program includes, but is not limited to, GS1 Standards implementation and education support in the following areas:
- Data quality solutions in support of the GS1 US National Data Quality Program
- Electronic Product Code (EPC®) enabled radio frequency identification (RFID)
- Product images and attributes
- Unique device identification (UDI) and Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) in the healthcare industry
- Supply chain visibility and traceability
- Global Data Synchronization Network™ (GDSN®) implementation and Major Release 3 transition
- Nutritional labeling in the foodservice and retail grocery industries.
A complete list of capabilities is available at www.gs1us.org/advisoryservices.
Launched in February 2015, the GS1 US Advisory Services Program leverages the customized standards guidance of GS1 US and in many cases the technological capabilities of their solution partners to deliver optimal and accelerated supply chain efficiencies. The program expansion was developed based on industry needs and the team’s experiences over the past year working with various companies on their most pressing challenges and opportunities, including regulatory changes, omni-channel strategies, and the growing need to ensure quality data.
“We discovered several patterns in what drives users to seek out standards implementation assistance and developed an expanded program to address those organization-specific needs,” said Michelle Covey, vice president of advisory services, GS1 US. “Many companies already recognize how the interoperability of GS1 Standards can help improve a variety of business processes. The expansion of services is designed to help them take a more holistic and accelerated approach to standards integration.”
Companies across the foodservice, healthcare and retail industries are already utilizing GS1 US Advisory Services, including SCA Americas Inc. Through the collaboration of GS1 US with SCA Americas Inc., GS1 US conducted a training session at SCA’s corporate office bringing together staff from a variety of internal functions. Topics included best practices for leveraging GS1 Standards, GDSN and Data Quality. “GS1 US introduced concepts and reinforced business process ideas that resonated well with our staff,” said Debbie Morris, business development director, SCA Americas Inc. “We look forward to more opportunities to increase our knowledge and expertise utilizing the GS1 US Advisory Services team.”
More information about GS1 US Advisory Services is available at www.gs1us.org/advisoryservices. To learn more about GS1 US, visitwww.gs1us.org.
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®). www.GS1US.org
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