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GDSN Standard Package Measurement Tolerances Best Practice Guidelines

2010.12.02


The purpose of this manual is to share with the GDSN trading partner community a recommended set of best practices and guidelines around the use of standard tolerances, which define allowable variations between stated (synchronized) and measured (actual) physical product dimensions of a trade item. These recommendations are based on the work of approximately 25 companies that comprised the GDSN Data Accuracy Task Force. These companies spent one year conducting deep analysis of internal best practices in conjunction with an industry discovery pilot that utilized data from real life supply chains.

This manual provides clarification and recommended practices for utilizing tolerances properly in the context of maintaining accurate dimensional data for products. It also supports the recommendations identified in the GS1 Data Quality Framework published in 2005. It can be located on the GS1 website at:

http://www.gs1.org/productssolutions/gdsn/implementation/data_quality.html

This manual is not intended to be a technical manual, nor does it intend to provide rules for publication of data through GDSN. GS1 Member Organizations provide excellent training and information on interpreting and applying the package measurement rules, which form the foundation for accuracy of physical dimensional data. In addition, many GS1 Member Organizations provide services to audit product data and communicate the results between trading partners. Additional details regarding the rules for package measurement can be found in the GDSN Package Measurement Rules which can be located on the GS1 website at:

http://www.gs1.org/services/gsmp/kc/gdsn/index.html

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GDSN Package Measurement Rules GS1 Standards Document

2010.12.02


This document establishes rules for the global, unambiguous definition of nominal measurement attributes of product packaging to facilitate communication of the same for retail and non-retail products from the consumer unit to the case level and all intermediate packaging levels in between. These rules are intended to provide a consistent, repeatable process to determine measurements for a given product package; and may not represent the “as merchandised” or shelf orientation of the product. Any, more restrictive, local regulations governing the measurement of either weight or dimensions take precedence over these specifications.

When a new Global Trade Item Number™ (GTIN™) is assigned to a trade item, it is essential that the party allocating the number, normally the manufacturer, provide detailed information to trading partners about the characteristics of the new trade item. This information should be provided as soon as possible before the product is actually traded and should include details such as brand name, net weight, packaging materials, etc, and package measurements.
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GDSN Package Measurement Rules Implementation Guide

2010.12.02


The purpose of this document is to provide guidance and support to the person(s) responsible for implementation of the Package Measurement Rules within their company. It supports the recommendations identified in the GS1 Data Quality Framework which is published in 2005. This manual is not intended to be a technical manual, nor does it intend to provide rules for publication of data through GDSN. The information is based on the real world experiences of users. You will find helpful hints, tips, pitfalls to avoid and suggestions for the development of the measurement and reporting process in your company.

Important: It is important to note that this document in no way takes the place of or supersedes the GDSN Package Measurement Rules. The GDSN Package Measurement Rules should always be your first source for Package Measurement information.

This document also provides guidance for the proper use and application of standard tolerances, as defined in the Package Measurement Rules. The section numbering of this document adheres closely to that of the Package Measurement Rules, making it easy to reference back and forth between the two documents. Adherence to the practices identified in this document is a first step to establishing and maintaining a data quality management system, as referenced in the GS1 Data Quality Framework.

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GS1 Belgium & Luxembourg Logistic Label

Jan Somers (ECR Belgium) 2010.10.06


The document is available in French and Dutch languages only.

Ce manuel a pour objectif de définir les attentes minimales de la distribution belgo-luxembourgeoise concernant le marquage des unités logistiques (palettes et colis) pour les produits à marque nationale et les produits à marque propre. Ont été pris en compte lors de la rédaction de ce document : les GS1 General Specifications, les principes du ECR Blue Book ainsi que les prati- ques commerciales réelles belgo-luxembourgeoises.

Le document décrit les attentes minimales pour le marqua- ge des palettes tant uniformes que mixtes.
Pour les palettes uniformes, ce document fait la distinction entre le marquage des palettes standards et le marquage des palettes non standards.
La distinction est également faite entre le marquage des colis pour la boucherie et les autres colis (cas général).

Deze handleiding heeft tot doel de minimale verwachtigen van de Belgisch-Luxemburgse distributie te definiëren betreffende de etikettering van logistieke eenheden (pallets en colli) voor de nationale merkproducten en de private labels. Hierbij werd uitgegaan van de GS1 General Specifications, de principes van het ECR Blue Book en er werd rekening gehouden met de reële Belgisch-Luxemburgse handelspraktijken.
Het document beschrijft de minimale verwachtingen voor de etikettering van zowel uniforme als mixed pallets.
In dit document wordt voor de uniforme pallets een onder- scheid gemaakt tussen de etikettering van standaard pallets en de etikettering van niet-standaard pallets.
Ook wordt een onderscheid gemaakt tussen de etikettering van colli voor de beenhouwerij en andere colli (algemeen geval).
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Les standards GS1 pour les soins de santé

Jan Somers (ECR Belgium) 2010.10.06


Les standards GS1 ont également fait leur apparition dans le secteur des soins de santé, à plusieurs niveaux et pour diverses raisons et ce n'est pas un hasard.

Que ce soient les hôpitaux, les pharmacies, les fabricants ou encore les distributeurs de produits et de solutions médicales, tous sont concernés par l'amélioration de la santé du patient. Il convient en effet de réduire les erreurs médicales, de garantir une meilleure traçabilité et d'empêcher autant que faire ce peut la contrefaçon.

Les standards GS1, ensemble avec la participation active de ses membres, permettent de rencontrer les exigences imposées par le respect stricte des procédures et des processus médicaux visant à assurer de meilleurs soins au patient et à diminuer un maximum les erreurs médicales. L'expérience déjà acquise combinée aux solutions spécifiques au secteur des soins santé font des standards GS1 le système par excellence pour remplir ces différentes missions.

De GS1 standaarden vinden ook hun weg in de sector van de gezondheidszorg , op meerdere niveaus en om diverse redenen en dit is geen toeval.

Of het nu gaat om hospitalen, apotheken, fabrikanten of verdelers van medische producten en oplossingen, allen hebben belang bij een betere gezondheid van de patiënt. Het is immers nodig om medische fouten tot een minimum te herleiden, een betere traceerbaarheid te garanderen en in de mate van het mogeljke namaak te bestrijden.

Met de actieve samenwerking van de GS1 leden, kunnen de GS1 standaarden tegemoet komen aan de strikt gestelde eisen voor medische procedures en processen die moeten toezien op  de beste patiëntenzorg en een maximale bestrijding van medische fouten. De reeds verworven kennis en ervaring, in combinatie met specifieke sectorgebonden oplossingen, maken van de GS1 standaarden het systeem bij uitstek om deze verschillende opdrachten tot een goed eind te brengen.
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GS1 Belgilux Coupon Data Pool

Jan Somers (ECR Belgium) 06/08/2010 09:35:51

Although coupons are a very important aspect of the Belgian retail industry, the handling and clearing of coupons remains very old fashioned.  Today, all coupons are manually verified at the check-out, collected by the retailer and counted at the clearing center. This process is very costly, time-consuming and error-prone. GS1 Belgium & Luxembourg therefore decided to implement the concept of a Coupon Data Pool.

In the future all coupons will be created, processed and cleared electronically via the Coupon Data Pool. The main innovation of the Coupon Data Pool lies in the fact that every coupon will be linked to the GTIN of the purchased product. This link ensures that a product has to be purchased in order for the coupon to be redeemed. A prerequisite for this system is that all coupon issuers will have to upload their products in a GDSN Data Pool like the CDB of GS1 Belgilux. This process will give data synchronization in Belgium an important boost both in number of users and in terms of data quality.

So far, Delhaize and Carrefour announced that they will go live with the Coupon Data Pool in the spring of 2011. On 31 May last all coupon issuers were invited to a learning session about how to prepare themselves in an efficient and timely matter, starting with the GDSN data input.  Read more...




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