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.

RedTail GDS Diagram

    1. Supplier loads its product information into the Source Data Pool using RedTail GDS.
    2. Source Data pool sends a description to GS1 Global Registry automatically.
    3. Buyer, through the Recipient Data Pool, subscribes to supplier’s information.
    4. Supplier fulfills the buyer’s subscription by publishing the requested data.
    5. 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
  • Acknowledgements
  • 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