ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Wegmans Food Markets here and McLane, Temple, Texas, said they are accepting product data from trading partners that was vetted by a new data accuracy program and have seen significant improvements in the quality of that data.
The Certified Master Data Program, from Gladson, Lisle, Ill., certifies that product information is in compliance with GS1 standards for product data accuracy.
“Product data quality is essential to an efficient supply chain,” said Marianne Timmons, vice president of supply chain strategy at Wegmans. “We’ve seen significant improvement in the accuracy of data we receive from those manufacturers that are using Gladson services.”
Beckey James, e-commerce manager of McLane said, “Gladson’s certification program improves product data quality and accuracy, especially in terms of measurements, weights, case pack information, bar code scanability and GTIN allocation rules. This is an important step toward establishing trust in the quality and consistency of data we receive from vendors and facilitates our new product acceptance process.”
Gladson said Mars, PepsiCo and Kraft Foods are using the data accuracy program.
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