GDSN electronic messaging has been implemented between supermarket chain Woolworths and their suppliers via the GS1net service from GS1 Australia .
The widely used supply chain standards system, GS1net service enables product master data such as descriptions, weights and dimensions, and pricing to be electronically transferred between suppliers and retailers in a simpler and more accurate way.
Woolworths worked with GS1 Australia and trade partners to implement the GS1net service wherein all messaging developed through the network is to Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN) requirements, the global standard for data messaging.
The GDSN electronic messaging will reduce cost for members by eliminating the use of paper forms unique to Woolworths.
According to GS1 Australia’s CEO Maria Palazzolo, having Woolworths connected to GS1net will provide further benefits to their many trading partners already using GS1net and will drive even greater adoption of data synchronization across the industry.
Maria Palazzolo adds that global supply chain standards are foundational to effective data synchronisation. GS1 global standards are used by millions of companies around the world to enhance the accuracy and efficiency of their supply chains.
Woolworths General Manager for Longlife Buying, Stephen Bate sees this as a valuable opportunity for their trade partners to reduce their cost of doing business, now that Woolworths is fully compliant with GS1net and able to synchronise data with their suppliers.
With the GS1net rollout, he now looks forward to getting more of their vendors on board over the coming months.
Key advantage for companies from GS1net data synchronisation services:
- Publish data once to more than one retailer
- Improve the accuracy of their data
- Improve the speed with which master data changes can be made
- Receive electronic confirmation of master data and cost submission