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What are your EDI problems costing you?

  When problems arise with your EDI, it’s not only the compliance charges from your trading partner that ends up costing you money. EDI is supposed to streamline your business by enabling documents to flow from your trading partners across the internet or a p... Read More

Commport Customer BC Clinical and Support Services (BCCSS) wins Supply Chain Organization of the Year

Commport would like to extend its congratulations to the BC Clinical and Support Services (BCCSS) organization for winning the Supply Chain Organization of the Year from the Healthcare Supply Chain Network (HSCN). HSCN is Canada’s leading industry association for the promotion of healthcare supply chain standards and leading practices. The annual Supply Chain Organization of the Year award is granted to healthcare organizations that demonstrate excellence in teamwork, innovation, cu... Read More

Come See Commport at HSCN 2018!

Each year the Healthcare Supply Chain Network (HSCN) hosts the annual HSCN conference, the preeminent event for healthcare supply chain professionals and leaders with the goal of advancing healthcare supply chain excellence. This year’s conference is being held May 14-16 2018 at the Delta Hotels Toronto Airport & Conference Centre. In Canada, there remains a significant opportunity for improvement within healthcare supply chain management to deliver cost control, efficiency, aut... Read More

What is the GDSN?

What is the GDSN? GDSN stands for Global Data Synchronization Network.  It is a system of connected firms that share product information in a standardized format.  The GDSN enables manufacturers and sellers of goods to harmonize information about their products with their customers.  Retailers and other buyers of goods subscribe to vendor catalogues and receive updates on them.  These upda... Read More

GDSN Data Excellence Board of Directors Meeting – Brussels, Belgium

At the end of February, I had the opportunity to attend the GDSN Data Excellence Board of Directors meeting in Brussels, Belgium which was part of the GS1 2018 Global Forum.  The Board of Directors was expanded this year with the addition of 5 new data pools, 3 Commercial and 2 GS1 Member owned. Growth of the Network While at the Board of Directors meeting, we were advised that the GDSN had just surpassed 26 million GTINs registered. A sustained grow... Read More

Customer Satisfaction – 2017 Survey Results

We're Proud of the Results from our Customer Satisfaction Surveys! Commport takes customer satisfaction seriously.  We know that our clients expect our EDI, VAN, and GDSN services to work flawlessly.  A high degree of customer satisfaction indicates that we're doing our job.  Supporting our clients so that they can focus on their business and their customers.  That's why we ask our clie... Read More

Updates from the GS1 Global Healthcare Conference – Chicago #5

GS1 Global Healthcare Conference in Chicago, continued… There is a large and growing industry globally in the manufacturing and distribution of counterfeit pharmaceutical drugs. In addition, countries and healthcare organizations need to be able to track and trace each drug and dose within their domains to ensure the patent receives the proper drug and dose and that the actual drug being administered is not past it’s expiry date AND was not subject to a drug recal... Read More

Updates from the GS1 Global Healthcare Conference – Chicago #4

GS1 Global Healthcare Conference in Chicago, continued… Tuesday afternoon the focus changed to Cost Savings through Standards with 3 separate healthcare groups showcasing what they have done to reduce costs within their systems and how their technology and savings initiatives have generated very acceptable ROI on the investments they made. The first presentation was from Dr. Justin Bitter, Business Manager, Bernhoven Hospital, the Netherlands, another European view ... Read More