LAS VEGAS — The Kroger Co., Cincinnati, has received the Power of 1 Award in the Innovation category for its work in data synchronization from 1SYNC, the data-pool subsidiary of standards group GS1 US.
The award was presented this week here at the GS1 Connect conference, sponsored by GS1 US, Lawrenceville, N.J., which oversees bar code and other commercial standards in the U.S.
Kroger was cited for “creating a new master data management system and process predicated on GDSN [Global Data Synchronization Network] implementation,” said an announcement from 1SYNC. “The Kroger Co. is setting a game-changing expectation of the supplier community to leverage deeper and richer attributes of product data delivered from the ‘source of truth’ – the brand owner’s systems,” the announcement continued. “The result will be to increase speed to shelf and to reduce time and labor associated with data management, while ultimately ensuring quality business and consumer-focused product data throughout the Kroger enterprise.”
Other companies receiving the Power of 1 Award included: Heinz North America (Data Quality-Supplier); McLane Co. (Data Quality-Recipient); PepsiCo (GDSN Adoption-Manufacturer; and Sears Holdings Corp. (GDSN Adoption-Recipient). In addition, the 1SYNC Compass Award was given to Sandy Douglas, president of Coca-Cola North America.
“The Power of 1 Awards honor organizations that have made the greatest impact on the 1SYNC community of trading partners through their exceptional work in product data management and GDSN initiatives,” said Bill Voltmer, president of 1SYNC, in a statement. “These companies and individuals have shown remarkable leadership and innovation that have inspired enhancements in data quality and processes, and increased adoption of data synchronization.”