Managing supplier & customer master data
The creation & ongoing maintenance of supplier and customer master data across numerous business systems always has its complexities. It’s not only the integration and synchronisation of this data, more importantly it’s the integrity of what is being entered. Ensuring you have the right details entered and approved, will allow your organisation to operate a structured and seamless supply chain for raw materials, finished goods, to order fulfilment and distribution.
Global data synchronisation (GDSN)
Global Data Synchronisation (GDSN) via data pools such as NPC / DHBNC, TrueSource & 1WorldSync is now a standard process of exchanging product and price information between buyers and suppliers. This process allows companies to use the GDSN standards for data sync to 'talk a common language' and provide a more efficient, accurate process to ensure that product catalogues are aligned.
Suppliers & brand manufactures, being able to provide product catalogues to your trading partners ensures data synchronisation and alignment. The requirement to publish tailored product catalogues for print, digital (DVD / CD), websites, smartphones and tablets has never been in more demand. Some of your customers may also mandate catalogue files in a GDSN format, commonly published via global data pools such as NPC / DHBNC, TrueSource or 1WorldSync.
Workflow Management for NPD / NPI / PLM
For brand manufacturers and suppliers, speed to market is essential to ensure they have first options at the lucrative shelf space available in retail stores. Control & visibility are important aspects to the entire New Product Development (NPD) & New Product Introduction (NPI) as well as your overall Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) process. Ensuring that the stakeholders within your process complete critical elements of the process accurately and also on time.