Tag: Standards

Streamlining the Global Healthcare Data Supply Chain to Comply with Safety and Traceability Mandates

By | February 22nd, 2016

Article originally featured in Pharmaceutical Compliance Monitor. The demand for robust product information is pervasive. It touches every industry and comes from multiple facets – end consumers to global governments – and the healthcare industry is no exception. Patients are no longer simply recipients of care, but active participants requiring access to rich product information […]

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 […]

Transparency in the Era of Mobile and Social

By | July 28th, 2015

Blog originally featured in Supply & Demand Chain Executive business magazine on July 7, 2015. Information flows quicker and easier than it ever did before. Long gone are the days when we heard about yesterday’s news in the morning paper. Asking someone for directions seems like a quaint ritual of our parents. Asking a hotel concierge […]

Transparency – The New Consumer and Corporate Social Mandate

By | May 20th, 2015

For some time now we have been living in an era of Transparency. Transparency in our policies and procedures, transparency in the business practices we operate, and transparency in the products and services we buy in business and in our daily lives. The transparent manner in which consumers expect to discover, buy and express opinions about products or services is the new norm […]

“Ask the Experts” about Major Release 3 at 1WorldSync Annual User Group and GS1 Connect Conference

By | April 28th, 2015

Major Release 3 at GS1 Connect Major Release 3 will be a big topic of conversation at the 1WorldSync Annual User Group and GS1 Connect.  Conference attendees will have the opportunity to interact with 1WorldSync MjR3 experts 1-on-1 and in group sessions. Every year, 1WorldSync hosts its Annual User Group conference co-located with GS1 Connect.  […]

A Better Way to Find Stuff Online

By | April 21st, 2015

Finding and comparing products online is far more frustrating than it needs to be.  Especially if you’re trying to find the online version of a product you found in the store. There is almost no correlation between the offline product world and the online product world. I can say this confidently, because I found out […]

How to Be MjR3 Ready!

By | March 23rd, 2015

1WorldSync understands the implications of Major Release 3 for its diverse community of trading partners. The impact to each organization may be very different depending on what attributes they support and what interface they have into their data pool.  1WorldSync is helping its community Be MjR3 Ready by breaking it down into three steps and providing […]

Identifying the Barcode gets Easier!

By | December 15th, 2014

Today when communicating the Barcode (many times referred to as the UPC or EAN) as part of the information about a product, the type of bar code must also be specified:   Confusion may result on how to properly identify the Barcode. With the upcoming GDSN Major Release, the EAN.UCC identification attribute gets easier!  A […]

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 […]

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.