Key learnings and outcome of the meeting:
Quality master data and data synchronization is fundamental for collaborative business processes (from supply chain planning, efficient replenishment, inventory, EDI to Category Management and efficient assortment) implementation between trading partners. However it costs not only data pool fees, but will require also organizational efforts. The benefits promises to be great as well.
The event was made possible thanks to
According to the meeting for successful data synchronization (GDS) and solving master data (MD) quality issues in Baltics the following steps to be taken:
- Engagement and support from major Baltic retailers;
- Joint forces with GS1 member organizations in Baltics and other Industry associations support;
- Call ECR Baltic Global Data Synchronization and Master Data management working group (please join the group, here! and poll for the first meeting in July 2012, here!);
- “Our homework” align and standardize product cards between retailers and manufacturers;
- Connection of local suppliers to global trade via GS1 GDSN certified data pool(s) introduction in Baltics – choosing the proper solution that suits our Industry needs;
- EDI solution providers involvement for mapping business processes, information exchange and workflow integrations inhouse and between trading partners.
Presentation materials from the meeting:
Annexes to ECR Baltic presentations:
Saphety solution YouTube video:
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Radisson Blu Latvia Hotel, Elizabetes 55, Riga, Start at 9:30
Preliminary agenda (Agenda is subject to changes):
9:30 Registration and welcome coffee
10:00 Introduction (Quality master data management issues) Edgars Pentjušs
10:20 Retailers and manufacturers benefits and expectations for using data pool (data synchronization). PRISMA / RIMI / Kraft / Cido free-form discussion
11:30 Coffee break
11:50 Implementation of data pool (case examples from other Countries):
- Poland (Unilever PL);
- Sweden (GS1 Sweden)
- Russia (ECR Russia)
12:40 Lunch (50 min)
13:30 Retailers and manufacturers & industry associations meetings with solution providers (only one solution provider at the time). Others will be asked to leave the room, thank you for understanding!
The questions for solution providers will include the following:
b. What is the proposed business model for the Baltic countries? How could the cost model for retailers and for suppliers look like?
c. Support for users in the Baltic market? Would there be any 'Helpdesk' or support team in each of the three Baltic countries?
13:30 Meeting (interview 1h) of the provider # 1 SA2 | Worldsync
14:30 Technical/Coffee break (10 mins)
14:40 Meeting (interview 1h) of the provider # 2 Edisoft
15:40 Technical/Coffee break (20 mins)
16:00 Meeting (interview 1h) of the provider # 3 Saphety
17:00 Technical/Coffee break (10 mins)
17:10 Summary of the Day and decision about next steps (Calling data synchronization working group, pilot projects, defining necessary functions and service levels of data pool, evaluation of existing solutions, alignment of attributes, choosing data pool and business model).
For more information, please contact
Edgars Pentjuss, ECR Baltic
Watch video 3-D effect by GS1 (Why data quality matters), below?
Benefits for suppliers: http://www.gs1.org/gdsn/ds/suppliers