EDI Data Source (GTIN and GLN Data Exchange)
Trading partners preparing to exchange EDI transactions which include GTIN and GLN will need to undertake efforts to exchange GTIN and GLN data to lay the foundation for using GTIN and GLN in EDI transactions.
- Determine the appropriate level for the exchange of GTIN information relative to the business process being undertaken during the transformation process.
- Determine the source data pool in the GS1 Global Data Synchronization Network™ (GDSN®).
- Engage a GDSN-certified data pool or work internally on the ability to pull the data.
- Agree on the scope of the GLN data to be exchanged.
- Establish the appropriate mechanism for the exchange of this information (e.g., EDI or GS1 US Data Hub | Location).
- If the exchange will be done via EDI, all trading partners will need to understand the exact segments and format of the information.
- If the exchange will be done via GS1 US Data Hub | Location, determine if the GLNs and associated data have been validated within Data Hub | Location.
- Compare newly exchanged data to the previous method of data exchange to validate that all partners are receiving accurate data.
- The attributes of the party/location associated with a GLN should ideally be established as part of master data management using the GLN as the key to the information.