GDSN Initiative Overview
Kent has made the decision to leverage the GDSN (Global Data Synchronization Network), which is supported by other industry competitors in Canada, as the source for receiving all product data and digital content from all supply chain partners. Kent's GDSN supply chain initiative will simplify the exchange of supplier product information by leveraging the GDSN data synchronization model.
Kent is in the process of rebuilding their product master files for their new ERP system which will be launched mid-year. Kent’s request has a hard deadline for all suppliers to have published all your GDSN product content prior to launch. This Kent initiative is named “Supply Chain - Project Clarity”.
The GDSN uses standardized data attributes and communication choreography that enables Kent to receive clean, current and complete product content from ALL suppliers through a single network. The GDSN Network employs a data synchronization model, so as suppliers change, add or delete an item, the change is automatically received within 24 hours, keeping both parties on the same page.
Read more in the letter from Kent under 'Key Documents for Download'.