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1 1 What is Data Synchronisation and How to Get Started? Peter ALVAREZ GDSN, Inc.

2 2 Session Objectives Data Synchronisation Overview, Impact of Dirty Data & the Role of the Data Pool Standards Development Status How to Ensure your Business Needs are Met Develop an Implementation Plan Additional Information

3 3 The impact of Dirty Data Sales Team Clerical overhead Shoppers Out of stocks Point of Sale Errors Shipping Returns, reshipments Inventory Idle stock Back Office Data Verification Error Correction Data Reformat Data re-key Data re-creation

4 4 Global Data Sync Refresher Data Synchronisation is the continuous alignment of item attributes between two or more trading partners –Result: static item information becomes the same across all connected systems –Essential for collaborative supply chain management ( CPFR, Price and Promotion, RFID) GDSNthe Global Data Synchronisation Network is the environment to distribute standards-compliant, reliable item data between regional and global trading partners –Components: Global Registry, Data Pools and Trading Partners

5 5 Global Data Synchronisation - Vision Registry for Registration of Items and Parties, and Global Search Global Registry GS1 Singapore WWRE GS1 Australia 1SYNC Data Pool Certified GS1 Hong Kong Retailers and Suppliers have single point of access via Certified Data Pools Standards compliant data and messages -Suppliers - Retailers


7 7 GDSN Components Global Registry –GTIN (item) and GLN (party) uniqueness –Telephone Directory Directory –Enables Global Data Synchronisation to scale Local to global Multiple trading partner relationships GDSN User Group –User and Member Organisation voice in Business Requirements Definition Global Standards Management Process (GSMP) –User voice in standards development Certification –Robust program to ensure annual Data Pool readiness and compliance Global Product Classification (GPC) –Methodology of common categories to group products globally

8 8 2005 – 2006 User-Driven GDSN Roadmap New Requirements and Standards Multi-Source New Item Form Item Authorization Price Synchronisation Data Accuracy Flex Fields / Retailer Specific Extensions GDS Network and Process Improvements Attribute Value Pair Process TP Corp. Revenue Field GLN Hierarchy Transfer of Data Pool GR Test Bed Environment Centralized Validation Standards Enhancements CIC Response Enhancement Addl RFCIN Requirements GPC Subscription Capabilities Code list implementation CIC Additional Responses Sync List Audit Validations Item Delete Rules/Guideline Others

9 9 How to Get Involved Asia Pacific North America Europe MEMA GDSN Business Needs GDSN User Group Latin America GSMP Standards GDSN Deployment - Proposal (SOW) - Discovery / Business Needs - Design (BRAD, BSD, TSD) - Delivery (Pilot) - Evaluation of Pilot - Deployment & Certification - Production Feedback - Develop New Requirements Retailers Suppliers Data Pools MOs Trade Assoc. Central & Eastern Europe

10 10 Step 1: Establish a core business team –Executive/business sponsor (commitment and business perspective) –Technical resource (day-to-day functionality) Step 2: Gather Implementation information –Technical documents and implementation information –Get involved in the GDSN User Group –Certified Data Pools list Step 3: Identify an implementation team –Choose a Certified Data Pool –Has successfully implementations - ask for references –Addresses your needs Develop Implementation Plan

11 11 Develop Implementation Plan Step 4: Locate your data –Clean your data! –Ensure you have a Global Location Number (GLN) and Global Trade Item Numbers® (GTINs®) –Do NOT underestimate this step! Step 5: Migrate to Production –Add clean product information into the Data Pool –Establish a relationship with a your trading partner to synchronize item information –Add any required (industry or retailer specific) additional data attributes and transmit to chosen trading partner –Roll out item information to other trading partners

12 12 Additional Information on web site

13 13 Thank You! Contact Information: Peter J. Alvarez Senior Director GS1 GDSN, Inc. D. +609-620-4547 E.

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