LANSA Data Sync Direct is a scalable end-to-end business solution that makes it easy for manufacturers and distributors to comply with retailer requests for exchanging item information via the GDS Network. The real value of item data synchronization is in managing Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) activity behind the firewall by means of workflow and an easy-to-use browser interface to maintain on-going data alignment with trading partners. LANSA has over 300 installed and ASP customers using LANSA Data Sync Direct and is one of the leading solution providers certified by 1SYNC.
- Godiva Chocolatier
- High Liner Foods
- Hillman Group
- Hunter Fan Company
- The Kellogg Company
- Mondelēz UK
- Pernod Ricard USA
- ZON fruit & vegetables
Godiva Chocolatier, Inc., the world famous chocolate maker, has implemented LANSA’s Data Sync Direct as its Product Information Management (PIM) solution and as its solution to synchronize supply chain information with its wholesale customers over the GDSN. GS1 compliance was not the most important driver for Godiva and less than half the product attributes the company is capturing are related to GS1. Data Sync Direct serves as the company’s central repository for product information and consistently feeds accurate and up-to-date data to downstream systems and to third parties. Being able to maintain and manage product information in a central place, with proper workflow procedures and audit trails has helped Godiva to streamline its procedures from product development to marketing and sales. Read the Case Study
High Liner Foods Inc, headquartered in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada, is one of North America's largest processors and marketers of prepared, value-added frozen seafood and pastas. High Liner markets its products under the High Liner, Fisher Boy and Gina Italian Village brands. A LANSA customer since 1989, High Liner uses LANSA for its iSeries, Web, Windows, 1SYNC and EDI-INT extensions to JD Edwards World. Using in-house skills High Liner was able to rapidly implement EDI AS2 and GDS. Read the Case Study
The Hillman Group, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, keeps over 21,000 retailers across the USA, Canada and Mexico stocked with an assortment of over 55,000 small, inexpensive but essential hardware items, such as fasteners, keys, signage & engraving products. Hillman installed a heavily customized version of LANSA's Data Sync Direct (DSD) solution and made it its main Product information System. Instead of LANSA DSD being fed by Hillman's three ERP systems, the DSD system was customized to become Hillman's main repository of item information – including images and packaging levels – to feed a bespoke RPG system, JD Edwards World and a Linux/Oracle based JD Edwards Enterprise One system, as well as the product catalog and GDSN. Read the Case Study
Hunter Fan Company, Hunter Fan Company, based in Memphis, Tennessee, is America's fastest-growing home comfort company. Hunter offers a complete line of products, including ceiling fans, portable fans, air purifiers, humidifiers, thermostats and vaporizers. With the implementation of LANSA Data Sync Direct in 2003, Hunter was an early participant in the 1SYNC Global Registry. Today the Data Sync Direct implementation continues to allow Hunter Fan to communicate more efficiently with vendors and resellers and utilize existing eCommerce solutions effectively.
Kellogg’s in Belgium is part of the global Kellogg Company, the original and still the best maker of toasted cornflakes. The worldwide acquisition of Pringles, which was previously owned by Procter & Gamble (P&G), was especially important for Kellogg’s in Belgium, because Pringles’ European production facilities are also located in Belgium. P&G uses a single Global Location Number (GLN) for its entire product range in the 1WorldSync data pool. Kellogg's used LANSA Data Sync Direct to identify and transfer the Pringles product range from P&G to Kellogg’s in the 1WorldSync data pool. The project, under guidance of LANSA Professional Services, took only two weeks and included not only the transfer, but also the publication, processing with the first few retailers and setting up automated workflow procedures for ongoing maintenance of product attributes. Read the Case Study
Mondelēz UK is one of the world’s leading suppliers of foods and drinks, with a portfolio that includes several iconic brands, such as Cadbury, Kenco, Bassett’s, Oreo and Philadelphia. Mondelez sells its products to wholesalers, supermarket chains, convenience stores, specialty and club stores, and other retailers. Tesco is the UK’s largest supermarket and a major customer of Mondelēz UK.
GS1 UK has worked with both organizations to improve and certify the efficiency of their supply chain operations. The largest element of the certification programme consisted of the physical checks of the products that Mondelēz UK produced and delivered to Tesco. LANSA’s DQ Inspector App was used to ensure data was captured consistently and correctly. Since successful completion of the certification process, Mondelēz UK experiences quicker turnaround times on deliveries and has fewer items rejected by Tesco. Tesco now places more trust in Mondelēz UK as a supplier and receives its deliveries faster, thereby reducing labour costs and getting goods to customers more quickly. Read the Case Study
Pernod Ricard USA is the premium spirits and wine supplier in the U.S. and the largest subsidiary of the France-based Pernod Ricard SA, a top player in the global spirits and wine industry. The company is focused on the high-margin segment and has a leading premium brand in virtually all key spirits and wine categories. Pernod Ricard USA is using LANSA Data Sync Direct to synchronize supply chain information with its customers using GS1 standards. Communication of GTIN and GLN data is via the 1SYNC data pool to the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN). Read the Case Study
ZON fruit & vegetables, based in the Netherlands, is one of the largest food horticultural cooperatives in Europe. ZON is the middle link in the chain between growers and buyers and aims to keep the distance between the two parties as small as possible. Data quality is hard to achieve with natutal products and many suppliers in the fruit & vegetables industry fill GS1 attributes with default values. ZON went beyond superficial GS1 compliance and is the first in its sector to not only fill all item attributes with real values, but to also close the entire loop from GDSN publication to EDI invoicing. Using Data Sync Direct, ZON is implementing its new procedures via the GS1 DAS data pool. Read the Case Study