Foodservice Market

We know that each market faces unique business challenges. That’s why LANSA Data Sync Direct is different.

Synchronization is the key to efficiency in Foodservice supply chain optimization

LANSA Data Sync Direct is fully aligned with the requirements and supporting attributes for the Foodservice industry to support GDSN participation. LANSA is working directly with GS1 in multiple regions to help promote the adoption of GDSN in this sector.

The Foodservice Industry is under intense pressure for complete and accurate product information as it relates to consumer safety and the growing use of web-based platforms in the foodservice supply chain. With many significant issues such as sustainability, food safety, food wastage and cost savings facing the sector, accurate and timely information is becoming increasingly important. The foodservice initiative helps businesses capture and share standardized information throughout their business to the benefits of their customers and their supply chain.

What are the benefits?

  • Accurate and Trusted Nutritional/ Allergen Information
  • Product Images
  • Recipes and Suggested Uses
  • Easy to view catalog of products you sell
  • Meeting the information demands of your customer, while reducing operating costs

As a foodservice distributor, manufacturer, or operator, you can reduce inefficiencies in your supply chain by using GLNs and GTINs for product identification and by exchanging product information through the GDSN. Electronically scanning barcodes with GS1 numbers for inbound and outbound transactions can help you improve the way you manage and track inventories and reduce billing, ordering and/or shipment errors. Adopting and implementing GS1 Standards can also help improve your company's order-to-cash ratio, cash flow, transportation logistics, and/or overall efficiency. And it empowers all trading partners to trace products to specific manufacturer batches/lots and track production dates – facilitating faster recalls in the event of a foodborne illness outbreak.

Manufacturers and distributors can enable trading partners access to more accurate, complete information on your products. That makes it easier for trading partners to select the right products – and dramatically cuts down on product returns.

Operators can address local and federal requirements for menu-labeling and other nutritional regulations through better product and ingredient information. You can also identify items that address consumers' dietary needs and restrictions – and improve recipes and cook staff training through more accurate preparation instructions.

By sharing data efficiently through one network, manufacturers and distributors can accelerate speed to market and enhance customer trust around new or modified products. You can also reduce the time and resources required to use cross-reference tables or proprietary files. Further, sales professionals for distributors can spend less time updating product information and more time interacting with customers and addressing their needs.

Implementation of LANSA Data Sync Direct in the Foodservice environment

In a foodservice scenario, LANSA Data Sync Direct is implemented to interact with both source data from foodservice product suppliers, and publication of source data to be consumed by other demand-side organizations, such as restaurants, bars/pubs, leisure facilities, caterers, etc. This is often referred to as a 3-tier GDSN implementation. This system is used in other sectors as well like Healthcare and Alcohol/Beverages with 2-tier relationships being leveraged.

As with all LANSA Data Sync Direct implementations, the consumption and publication of product information can be point-point as well as via the GDSN. For maximum efficiency and benefit it is recommended that all trading partners use the GDSN to ensure data quality through the use of GS1 standards. See the diagram below.

LANSA Data Sync Direct works with both source data from foodservice product suppliers, and publication of source data to be consumed by other demand-side organizations, such as restaurants, bars/pubs, leisure facilities, caterers, etc.