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GDSN Attributes 101: A Quick Count

By | September 18th, 2014

There are 1,100 GS1/GDSN standard product attributes.  But don’t quote me on this.  That’s because the count is approximate, and growing.  More importantly, the 1,100 calculation requires several scoping and definitional qualifiers. A GS1/GDSN standard product attribute can be defined as a product item attribute that has been “approved” and “modeled.”  “Approved” means the attribute […]

Product Information Cloud Forecasted in Global Supply Chain

By | September 11th, 2014

In today’s fast pace business environment, technology challenges are increasing due to the ability to connect large numbers of trading partners around the world with accurate, authentic, timely data. With ever changing customer requirements companies have been forced over the last decade to become more dynamic and support the shift in supply chain architecture from manual […]

The Future of Social Commerce

By | September 9th, 2014

I think it is fair to say that commerce has always been a very social activity. Marketplaces have been a gathering place for people for thousands of years and word of mouth has always been a huge influence on what people buy. But as more and more people engage in social networking activities and platforms […]

The Commerce Metric That Matters

By | August 28th, 2014

E-commerce as a sales channel for the retail industry continues to grow. Currently, e-commerce accounts for about 6% of overall retail sales, and about 11% of the top 30 product categories, according to Forrester.  The growth rate of e-commerce sales is currently estimated around 15% annually, much higher than that of traditional in store sales. […]

Don’t Put the Accuracy “Cart” Ahead of the Completeness “Horse”

By | August 28th, 2014

Throughout time, grandiose aspirations have seemingly convoluted processes and procedures.  What exactly do I mean by this? The Foodservice Industry has been struggling with this balancing act for a number of years now. The balance between reaching an Ultimate Goal vs. Ability to Execute towards that goal. That balancing act has never been more tested […]

Shifting paradigm in healthcare

By | August 20th, 2014

1WorldSync had the great pleasure of attending the Annual AHRMM Conference August 3-6, 2014. There was a lot of valuable information shared, but above all, it was clear that the Healthcare Industry is well on its way to realizing the benefits of GS1 Standards and eventually, the GDSN.

Global Reach, Local Connection- How 1WorldSync is bridging the Gap

By | August 19th, 2014

International trading has always played an important role in Asian countries. In a practical business, it takes a lot of effort to get customers’ orders shipped out; however, it is even more challenging on the back-end of production. There’s potential risk which can cause continuous logistical errors. Product information errors cause a domino effect of errors resulting in […]

The Digital Footprint

By | July 31st, 2014

As a PIM Practice Lead in 1WorldSync’s Professional Services organization, I have over a decade of experience in supply chain technology. I’m a seasoned expert in data synchronization and advise clients regularly on GS1 Standards and GDSN, while leveraging 1WorldSync’s solutions and partners to meet the ever-growing product information demands of businesses. 

Enable and Empower your Supply Chain!

By | July 23rd, 2014

Now, more than ever, global supply chains are under pressure to be agile and transparent, in the face of renewed consumer demand and the massive rise of Omni-channel commerce. In today’s digital world, your product information is one of your most valuable assets. Before your customers and trading partners ever see the physical product, they […]

1WorldSync Annual Congress – Stay Connected!

By | July 8th, 2014

One of my favorite events at 1WorldSync is the Annual Congress in Cologne, Germany. Last year, I was impressed by the variety of topics and in-depth individual sessions. Annual Congress provides insights on how having accurate product information can open many doors for your company. 1WorldSync’s Annual Congress which will be held on September 30 […]