GS1 Apparel and General Merchandise Initiative Guidelines (Part 1)
The GS1 US Apparel and General Merchandise Initiative serves as a strategic effort in which retailers, marketplaces, brand owners, suppliers, manufacturers, industry trade associations, solution providers and academia voluntarily join to assist in helping the retail industry drive the adoption and use of the GS1 Standards.
The GS1 System is an integrated suite of global standards that provides for accurate identification and communication of information regarding products, assets, services and locations. Using GS1 Identification Numbers, companies and organizations around the world are able to globally and uniquely identify physical things like trade items, assets, logistic units and physical locations, as well as logical things like corporations or a service relationship between provider and recipient. When this powerful identification system is combined with GS1 barcodes, eCom, EPC®- enabled item level /RFID, and the Global Data Synchronization Network™ (GDSN®), the connection is made between these physical or logical things and the information the supply chain needs about them.
The streamlined movement of products through the retail supply chain is crucial to an organization’s success by providing consumers with the right merchandise, in the right place, at the right time. As retailers and brand owners seek to improve the process, they work together to find best practices that optimize the flow of goods and the cost associated with them.
Consolidation of Purchase Orders by Brand Owner
To identify, develop, and document standardized methods of consolidating purchase orders by the brand owner. This involves the review of orders received from a retailer and determining where they can be consolidated to maximize supply chain efficiencies and then shared via Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) data.
Consolidation of Purchase Orders by Retailer
To identify, develop, and document standardized methods of consolidating purchase orders by the retailer. This involves the review of orders that will be sent to a brand owner and determining where they can be consolidated to maximize supply chain efficiencies and then shared via Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) data.
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