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Pilots were conducted to help establish best practices for the implementation of the GS1 Global Data Model. Learnings from these pilots include the need for organisations to invest in the right people, processes and technology—however, a positive return on investment is expected as the top-line and operational efficiency benefits are expected to outweigh the initial one-time investment.

Pilots for were conducted to help establish best practices for the implementation of the GS1 Global Data Model. Learnings from these pilots include the need for organisations to invest in the right people, processes and technology—however, a positive return on investment is expected as the top-line and operational efficiency benefits are expected to outweigh the initial one-time investment.

One-time investment and operational changes

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People

Organisations will need to train employees involved in data creation, exchange, verification and usage on the GS1 Global Data Model attributes, definitions and updated processes.

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Processes

Product data will need to be mapped with the GS1 Global Data Model and updated for existing GTINs. Brand owners estimate it could take months to update all data for existing products.

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Technology

Organisations will need to identify technological gaps and implement changes to current systems (APIs, data systems and operational systems) to comply with the GS1 Global Data Model.

Implementation pilots pave the way for future success

Implementation pilots pave the way for future success

The GS1 Global Data Model v1.0 was piloted in three regions: Europe, Latin America and North America. Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa will be coming in 2020. The primary objectives of the pilots were to collect learnings needed to improve or implement the GS1 Global Data Model and establish “what it will take” to implement.

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Implementation pilots pave the way for future success

Implementation tools

Implementation tools

The GS1 business implementation overview provides best practices and detailed information on how an organisation should go about implementing the GS1 Global Data Model.

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These tools will help you get started with the implementation:

GS1 Global Data Model navigator

GS1 Global Data Model navigator

Use this database application to explore the set of attributes which are relevant for your product and geography, and as well have a clear definition for each of these attributes.

Use this database application to explore the set of attributes which are relevant for your product and geography, and as well have a clear definition for each of these attributes.

Download the GDM Navigator

Download the GDM Navigator

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GS1 Global Data Model attribute analysis tool

GS1 Global Data Model attribute analysis tool

Use this spreadsheet to perform an attribute analysis comparing the GDM attributes to your internal data model. The gaps or missing attributes will define your level of readiness and will help in creating an implementation roadmap.

Use this spreadsheet to perform an attribute analysis comapring the GDM attributes to your internal data model. The gaps or missing attributes will define your level of readiness and will help in creating an implementation roadmap.

Download the GDM attribute analysis tool

Download the GDM attribute analysis tool

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GS1 Global Data Model attribute implementation guide

GS1 Global Data Model attribute implementation guide

The attribute implementation guide provides clarity and practical business advice about the use of the GDM attributes

The attribute implementation guide provides clarity and practical business advice about the use of the GDM attributes

Read here

Read here