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.

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

One-time investment and operational changes

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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