Global Data Synchronization
As trading partners recognize the importance of working more closely together to improve operational efficiency and service levels, the way information is managed and shared is becoming a critical issue. Organizations must ensure that the information they share with trading partners about the products they make, buy or sell is 100 percent accurate and up-to-date. Global Data Synchronization (GDS) is the perfect solution for ensuring that this happens.
How Global Data Synchronization Works
The Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN), an Internet-based, interconnected network of interoperable data pools and a global registry known as the GS1 Global Registry. It enables organizations around the globe to exchange standardized and synchronized supply chain data with their trading partners.
- Supplier loads its product information into the Source Data Pool using RedTail GDS.
- Source Data pool sends a description to GS1 Global Registry automatically.
- Buyer, through the Recipient Data Pool, subscribes to supplier’s information.
- Supplier fulfills the buyer’s subscription by publishing the requested data.
- Buyer sends confirmation to supplier that product information subscription is complete.
RedTail GDS Datasheet (pdf)
Product Data Management – the Evolution of Data Synchronization (pdf – Registration Required)
This four page whitepaper by 1WorldSync explains the benefits of Global Data Synchronization for supply chain, merchandise planning, visibility, and alignment to a broadened value chain. Learn how customer collaboration and consumer interactivity with manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and product information providers is enhanced with enriched item information. RedTail Solutions is a 1WorldSync Solution Partner.
Supported Global Data Synchronization Product Data
Product identification and classification gives suppliers and buyers a common language for distinguishing product data that is uniform across the entire supply chain. All keys to the unique identification of product data are supported by RedTail GDS:
Global Location Number (GLN) — A unique, 13-digit number that distinguishes physical, functional and legal entities (e.g., companies, warehouses, stores, etc.).
Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) — The 14-digit data structure used to uniquely identify trade items (products and services) within the evolved EAN.UCC system.
Global Product Classification (GPC) — Standard groupings of products and services with like attributes established by GS-1.
RedTail GDS Service Specifications:
- Hosted Item Publication and Maintenance
- Certified by 1Sync
- Supports Multiple Organizations (GLN’s)
- Supports Multiple Target Markets
- Simplifies GDCN XSD’s
- Secure SSL-based GDSN Communication Including Sending and Receiving
- Configurable Work List Retrieval and Reporting
- Queues for Guaranteed Delivery
- Processes, Expands, and Retains Item-specific Publication Authorization Information
- Stores Message Data and Reports Success or Failure
- Ties Success, Errors and Warnings to Specific Items
- Assures Message & Item Audit Trail