The New GDSN Major Release Provides Trading Partners Ability to Better Manage Included Attributes

In May of 2016 it is planned that GS1 Global will roll out the latest version of the GDSN communications protocol and data set by moving to the application of the major update with the acronym MR3. The GDSN Community as a whole determined that the list of attributes associated with even the most basic of products had grown to be almost unmanageable by both data providers and data recipients. MR3 now provides for a very short list of mandatory core attributes but allows for individual trading ....

Quebec’s Ministry of Health and Social Services (MSSS) Launches GDSN Initiative

As the entire Canadian Healthcare community moves towards a completely digital supply chain, supported by the use of the GS1 GDSN for clean, accurate and timely data, Quebec joins the movement by requesting GDSN product data from vendors. Having determined earlier that a very high percentage of purchase orders created and released by Quebec Healthcare Providers contained errors that were the result of poor quality Item Masters, and that processing these orders added significant costs to hospi....

British Columbia Clinical and Support Services Society (BCCSS) Launch Sets BC to become Leader in Digital Supply Chain in Healthcare

On April 1st, 2016 BCCSS was launched by the BC Ministry of Health to better manage inventoried items for the Health Authorities across all of British Columbia. As the entire Canadian Healthcare community moves aggressively towards a completely digital supply chain based upon 100% EDI transaction activity, supported by the use of the GDSN for clean, accurate and timely data, BCCSS has become the defacto leader. Working closely with Commport, and more particularly with Commportâ....