I agree and in addition from my point of view it is important to consider customer relationship management is evolving towards social networks platforms or their APIs' utilization, at least. As result, product tracking and CRM-social mix, could represent a good shadow for producers, for making more business and improving in services/products' quality, as per end users' feeling.
This sounds really interesting but who will pay for this service. Is it the OEM's, component suppliers or distributors? Also does it still require OEM's to maintain internal systems to get linked with GDSN.
Very exciting news. GDSN seems to not only improve how product information is shared, it also seems to bring in more efficiencies into the supply chain. The reduction in data duplication from the production to the end user should also help reduce unnecessary waste and improve pricing.
The consistency in naming attributes across products from multiple manufacturers is definitely a great benefit to not only retailers, but the coonsumers who will not have to wait too long for the products. A win win for all I hope, if the savings in the supply chain is passed along to the consumers.
This indeed a good tool that has emerged as the industry answer to facilitating a seamless, highly responsive supply chain, improving internal operations and providing a better buying experince for consumers.
Another reason for the GDSN's growing popularity is that it provides a systematic method of maintaining consistency in naming attributes across products from multiple manufacturers.
With cloud based computing models on the surge and marketability gaining much publicity. What i think would keep individual cloud computing service provider moving in the market may still boil down to unique services they intend to offer and reliability of their security components.
GDSN has been in the 'almost ready' stage for many years. i've talked with lots of folks over that time who were not convinced it was worth the effort. But this last year seems to be a watershed in that more companies have cleaned up their internal data - a prerequisite to publishing externally to the GDSN Pool. For many companies this was a difficult and time consuming job.
The fact that there are tools available to keep the internal systems in sync and automate the synchronization between internal and external systems means the work the companies devoted to the first round of cleanup will not be lost as changes are made.
Great post, Scott. I think the underlying technology behind GDSN is cloud-based where the data is stored in central online locations and not scattered across multiple locations. We have already seen how cloud computing and storage is going to revolutionize electronic manufacturing and supply chain. The case of GDSN is one great example of that.
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