LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. — A group of retailers and manufacturers have tested a new system from 1SYNC here, a not-for-profit subsidiary of GS1 US, designed to help trading partners achieve data quality for multi-sourced and private-label brands. The online tool, called the 1SYNC Brand Identity solution, can be used by retailers and their trading partners to support multi-sourcing of private-label products.
1SYNC engaged retailers and suppliers to conduct testing of data for brands with 68 different global trade item numbers (GTINs) coming from multiple suppliers. Participants included Associated Grocers Baton Rouge, Daymon Worldwide, Dean Foods, Harris Tea, Knouse Foods Cooperative, Land O’Lakes, PepsiCo, Topco Associates, Wal-Mart Stores and Wegmans Food Markets.
The system flagged and stopped 123 errors on the 68 items before they went into the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN), as well as catching and flagging 83 errors on items that already existed in the GDSN. Some of the errors were related to product dimensions, weights, and bar codes.
“With this solution we hope to reduce data inaccuracies, which would tremendously benefit us and our suppliers,” said Kamaria Rivera, data sync team member, Wegmans Food Markets, in a statement.
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