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GS1 US has unveiled a new certification program to recognize companies that demonstrate proficiency with GS1 global data quality standards.
The new Data Quality Certification Program was developed as a neutral source to provide information to trading partners about certified providers, including service providers, manufacturers, retailers, distributors and other types of companies supporting the Global Data Synchronization Network with product data.
“The GS1 US Data Quality Certification Program is an integral part of our objective to improve product data quality and the effectiveness of the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN),” said Tim Meester, VP, product solutions, GS1 US.
The new program comes as GS1 US puts in motion its 10th annual U Connect Conference in San Antonio, where it expects 1,000 attendees to gather to network and learn the fundamentals of the GS1 system from standards experts, as well as find out about supply chain best practices from industry end-users.
Those who achieve certification will undergo a rigorous process requiring them to demonstrate knowledge of GS1 GDSN Package Measurement Standards, possess National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) certified digital equipment for linear and weight measurement, and undergo periodic reviews/internal audits to ensure strict adherence to program requirements and GDSN standards.
The initial scope of the program certifies providers of accurate product information as measured by GS1 package measurement standards. Data audited by Certified Data Quality providers will be used to support the 1SYNC Data Accuracy Scorecard, which is currently being implemented at major retailers in the United States. The scorecard compares a retailer’s view of the product dimensional data with the same information provided through the GDSN.
Service providers that receive certification will be designated as GS1 US Data Quality Solution Partners.
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Lawrenceville, N.J.-based GS1 US is a not-for-profit organization that brings industry communities together to solve value-chain problems through the adoption and implementation of GS1 standards.