Tag: product information

What Makes a Trend… a Trend?

By | March 7th, 2016

Rubik’s Cube.  Leg Warmers.  Juicers.  Boom Boxes.  Atari, Tivo, Game Boys. Chances are good that you bought in to one of the many product trends from the last couple of decades.  After all, whether its fashion, toys, gaming or foods (think “artisanal” cheese), who can resist jumping on a trendy bandwagon?  Admittedly, some trends are […]

2016 Readers’ Choice: Mobility

By | March 7th, 2016

Originally posted in Readers Choice of CGT – A Short List of the Best Technology & Services Providers to the Industry According to Peter Drucker, “Business has only two functions — marketing and innovation.” But with the pace of innovation and technology quickening we might want to think on using a new portmanteau; TECHNOVATION. Technovation […]

The Omni Channel Challenge – 3 Tips on How your Organization can transition to a full customer shopping experience

By | February 24th, 2016

“Here is a simple but powerful rule: always give people more than what they expect to get.” ~ Nelson Boswell “The customer experience is the next competitive battleground.” ~ Jerry Gregoire “Make your product easier to buy than your competition, or you will find your customers buying from them, not you.” ~ Mark Cuban We […]

5 Tips for Moving Business Online After the Era of “Black Friday”

By | December 11th, 2015

It’s December 2015 and Black Friday is behind us.  I mean that in a literal sense (2 weeks have now passed) but also in the sense of The End of an Era. Per retail analysis firm Shopper Track, Black Friday 2015 showed a 10.4% drop year-over-year in physical store sales since 2014.  This drop is […]

4 Steps to making your product information Omni-present for Walmart.com and Beyond

By | September 25th, 2015

Just as the leaves are turning from green to auburn brown this Fall, our attention turns to the holiday season. The time of the year when consumers are getting ready to spend for the Holidays.  The leaves aren’t the only thing changing, however,  shopping habits have been immeasurably impacted by conscious consumers and smart mobile […]

Food Safety has Life-Altering Consequences

By | September 23rd, 2015

History was made this week as a former CEO received the largest penalty ever for a food poisoning outbreak case because his product contained a deadly disease. This ruling will inevitably cause a fundamental shift in how future outbreaks are handled, by the courts and the foodservice industry alike. Food manufacturers are now on high […]

Regulatory Compliance and Beyond

By | August 21st, 2015

Globally, businesses are experiencing the same challenge: they need robust, trusted, accurate product information. Consumers are demanding it, trading partners are requiring it, and governments are mandating it. While meeting consumer and customer demands are certainly a driver for change, regulatory mandates with tangible repercussions for non-compliance push businesses into action. Organizations all over the […]

4 Steps to Delivering High Quality Product Information Using the GDSN

By | August 14th, 2015

The need for product information is on the rise; everyone wants it and everyone needs it. From your procurement officer to your end consumer, product information is impacting your business’s bottom line. Whether that impact is positive or negative is greatly dependent on the quality of your product information. Enabling your business to deliver high […]

The Power of 1WorldSync Product Information Cloud

By | August 10th, 2015

As an avid reader of Bloomberg Businessweek, I was excited to see cloud technology, code, data management, everything that we, 1WorldSync, live and breathe, dominating the June 2015 issue. It got me thinking, how do we as a world, as an industry, as a business, educate decision makers on: ‘Understanding and unlocking’ the value of […]

Transforming the Global Healthcare Landscape

By | July 23rd, 2015

Blog originally featured in Supply & Demand Chain Executive business magazine on July 20, 2015. The effects of inaccurate product information across the supply chain are tremendous, particularly in the healthcare industry where its implications can mean the difference between wellness and illness, life and death. In recent years, the impact of flawed product information ricocheted […]