We know that each market faces unique business challenges. That’s why LANSA Data Sync Direct is different.
LANSA Data Sync Direct is fully aligned with the requirements and supporting attributes for the Hardlines and DIY industry to support full GDSN participation. LANSA is working directly with GS1 member organisations worldwide to help promote the adoption of GDSN in this emerging sector.
All across the supply chain, efficient online transactions and communications are replacing manual paper processes, which includes new item introduction at many Hardlines and DIY retailers. More accurate data and less human intervention in everyday processes are helping to reduce costs and increase efficiency throughout the entire supply chain. The adoption of GS1 standards and the use of the Global Data Synchronization Network facilitate these improvements.
The result: fewer out-of-stocks, more satisfied retailers, and happier customers. The GS1 identification numbers (GTINs) also make product traceability more accurate and efficient in the case of a product recalls.
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In strategic terms:
In a Hardlines scenario LANSA Data Sync Direct is implemented in the same way as any other retailer environment, using the standard 2-tier process – supplier publishes (supply-side) and the retailer subscribes (demand-side). 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. In the case of Lowe's this is a mandatory requirement. See the diagram below.