Welcome!

News Feed Item

1WorldSync Power of 1 Awards Honor Supply Chain Leaders

1WorldSync announced the recipients of its Power of 1 Awards at GS1 Connect 2013, the annual conference sponsored by GS1 US. The winners were the Hershey Company, Wakefern Food Corp., the Colgate-Palmolive Company, Target Corporation, Kellogg Company, and Timothy P. Smucker, Chairman of the Board, The J.M. Smucker Company.

The awards were presented at a special reception by 1WorldSync, the industry leader in data synchronization and product data management (PDM). 1WorldSync has loaded more than 9.7 million Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) in the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) and serves over 15,000 global users.

“The Power of 1 Awards honor organizations that have made the greatest impact on the 1WorldSync community of trading partners through their exceptional work in product data management and GDSN initiatives,” said Dan Wilkinson, Managing Director of 1WorldSync Americas. “These companies and this individual have shown remarkable leadership and innovation that have inspired enhancements in data quality and processes, and increased adoption of data synchronization.”

The 2013 1WorldSync Power of 1 Award recipients are:

Data Quality (Manufacturer): The Hershey Company.

The Hershey Company is the largest producer of quality chocolate in North America and a global leader in chocolate and sugar confectionery. With revenues of more than $6.6 billion, Hershey offers confectionery products under more than 80 brand names, including such iconic brands as Hershey’s, Reese’s, Hershey’s Kisses, Hershey’s Bliss, Hershey’s Special Dark, Kit Kat, Twizzlers, Jolly Rancher and Ice Breakers. The Hershey Company has had an ongoing commitment to data quality, which extends to all levels of the company.

Data Quality (Recipient): Wakefern Food Corp.

Wakefern Food Corp. is the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the United States. With a focus on helping the independent grocer compete in a big business world, they provide the tools entrepreneurs need to stay a step ahead of the competition. They are a long-standing member of the GDSN and a strong advocate in the use of GS1 Standards for improving the quality of information in the supply chain. They closely monitor data synchronization with their supplier community and currently have over 1,000 supplier connections. Their commitment to data quality includes supplier education, internal audits and scorecards, and the drive to create improved workflow for the entire GDSN community.

GDSN Adoption (Manufacturer): Colgate-Palmolive Company.

As the global oral care leader, Colgate-Palmolive sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world. They have been a member of the 1WorldSync data pool since 2002, have published over 33,000 GTINs and have connections with over 45 trading partners in eight countries. In addition to their oral care products, Colgate-Palmolive is synchronizing items from other product categories and is actively engaged with several GDSN standards workgroups and the 1WorldSync Strategic Council.

GDSN Adoption (Recipient): Target Corporation.

Target Corporation is an upscale discounter that provides high-quality, on-trend merchandise at attractive prices in clean, spacious and guest-friendly stores. In addition, Target operates an online business, Target.com. Target has partnered extensively with 1WorldSync to develop a GDSN adoption program with the goal of establishing global data synchronization as the preferred method of item set-up and maintenance. Target transitioned ownership internally and formed a GDS Operations team focused on increasing the total number of suppliers utilizing the GDSN. These efforts have led Target to average over 23 new connections every week to date in 2013. Target’s goal is to have 80% of the carton volume flowing through their supply chain synchronized by the end of 2015.

Innovation: Kellogg Company.

With 2012 sales of $14.2 billion, the Kellogg Company is the world’s leading cereal company; second largest producer of cookies, crackers and savory snacks; and a leading North American frozen foods company. Kellogg was one of the first in their industry to recognize the importance of creating a single source of product data that could be used throughout their internal organization and shared externally with their trading partners. As an early adopter of the GS1 standards initiative, they have been at the forefront of creating industry awareness through their marketing programs and active community engagement. They are involved in several GS1 workgroups and have participated in multiple pilot programs and case studies. Additionally, they implemented a new Product Information Management (PIM) solution to enhance their customer and consumer engagements, and are making early preparations to meet the demands of the new EU food regulations beginning in December 2014.

1WorldSync Compass Award: Timothy P. Smucker, Chairman of the Board, The J.M. Smucker Company.

The J.M. Smucker Company is North America’s leading marketer and manufacturer of brands such as Smucker’s®, Folgers®, Jif®, Crisco®, Pillsbury®, and Eagle Brand. Mr. Smucker has served on the board of directors of the J.M. Smucker Company since 1973. He also currently serves as vice chairman and chairman emeritus for the GS1 Management Board, where he was recently recognized with the GS1 Lifetime Achievement Award. His leadership, vision and innovation in the use of information standards has not only advanced the food and beverage industries, but has improved business processes and helped companies share information efficiently around the world.

About 1WorldSync

With more than 15,000 customers across 54 countries, 1WorldSync is the industry leader in global product data management and data pool solutions certified for the GS1 Global Data Synchronization Network™ (GDSN®). 1WorldSync solutions and services allow companies to share trusted product information with one another and with consumers, driving business and convenience for everyone, all around the world. 1WorldSync is a joint venture of GS1 Germany and GS1 US, which are member organizations of GS1, the organization that develops global standards for identifying, capturing and sharing product information. For more information, visit www.1worldsync.com.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, whic...
Coca-Cola’s Google powered digital signage system lays the groundwork for a more valuable connection between Coke and its customers. Digital signs pair software with high-resolution displays so that a message can be changed instantly based on what the operator wants to communicate or sell. In their Day 3 Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Chambers, Global Group Director, Digital Innovation, Coca-Cola, and Vidya Nagarajan, a Senior Product Manager at Google, discussed how from store operations and ...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Carl J. Levine, Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1, will objectively discuss how DNS is used to solve Digital Transformation challenges in large SaaS applications, CDNs, AdTech platforms, and other demanding use cases. Carl J. Levine is the Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1. A veteran of the Internet Infrastructure space, he has over a decade of experience with startups, networking protocols and Internet infrastructure, combined with the unique ability to it...
"Infoblox does DNS, DHCP and IP address management for not only enterprise networks but cloud networks as well. Customers are looking for a single platform that can extend not only in their private enterprise environment but private cloud, public cloud, tracking all the IP space and everything that is going on in that environment," explained Steve Salo, Principal Systems Engineer at Infoblox, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Conventio...
Data scientists must access high-performance computing resources across a wide-area network. To achieve cloud-based HPC visualization, researchers must transfer datasets and visualization results efficiently. HPC clusters now compute GPU-accelerated visualization in the cloud cluster. To efficiently display results remotely, a high-performance, low-latency protocol transfers the display from the cluster to a remote desktop. Further, tools to easily mount remote datasets and efficiently transfer...
It is of utmost importance for the future success of WebRTC to ensure that interoperability is operational between web browsers and any WebRTC-compliant client. To be guaranteed as operational and effective, interoperability must be tested extensively by establishing WebRTC data and media connections between different web browsers running on different devices and operating systems. In his session at WebRTC Summit at @ThingsExpo, Dr. Alex Gouaillard, CEO and Founder of CoSMo Software, presented ...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, James Henry, Co-CEO/CTO of Calgary Scientific Inc., introduced you to the challenges, solutions and benefits of training AI systems to solve visual problems with an emphasis on improving AIs with continuous training in the field. He explored applications in several industries and discussed technologies that allow the deployment of advanced visualization solutions to the cloud.
Gemini is Yahoo’s native and search advertising platform. To ensure the quality of a complex distributed system that spans multiple products and components and across various desktop websites and mobile app and web experiences – both Yahoo owned and operated and third-party syndication (supply), with complex interaction with more than a billion users and numerous advertisers globally (demand) – it becomes imperative to automate a set of end-to-end tests 24x7 to detect bugs and regression. In th...
"NetApp is known as a data management leader but we do a lot more than just data management on-prem with the data centers of our customers. We're also big in the hybrid cloud," explained Wes Talbert, Principal Architect at NetApp, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"Space Monkey by Vivent Smart Home is a product that is a distributed cloud-based edge storage network. Vivent Smart Home, our parent company, is a smart home provider that places a lot of hard drives across homes in North America," explained JT Olds, Director of Engineering, and Brandon Crowfeather, Product Manager, at Vivint Smart Home, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"We work around really protecting the confidentiality of information, and by doing so we've developed implementations of encryption through a patented process that is known as superencipherment," explained Richard Blech, CEO of Secure Channels Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
High-velocity engineering teams are applying not only continuous delivery processes, but also lessons in experimentation from established leaders like Amazon, Netflix, and Facebook. These companies have made experimentation a foundation for their release processes, allowing them to try out major feature releases and redesigns within smaller groups before making them broadly available. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Brian Lucas, Senior Staff Engineer at Optimizely, discussed how by using ne...
Agile has finally jumped the technology shark, expanding outside the software world. Enterprises are now increasingly adopting Agile practices across their organizations in order to successfully navigate the disruptive waters that threaten to drown them. In our quest for establishing change as a core competency in our organizations, this business-centric notion of Agile is an essential component of Agile Digital Transformation. In the years since the publication of the Agile Manifesto, the conn...
While some developers care passionately about how data centers and clouds are architected, for most, it is only the end result that matters. To the majority of companies, technology exists to solve a business problem, and only delivers value when it is solving that problem. 2017 brings the mainstream adoption of containers for production workloads. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ben McCormack, VP of Operations at Evernote, discussed how data centers of the future will be managed, how the p...
"Cloud Academy is an enterprise training platform for the cloud, specifically public clouds. We offer guided learning experiences on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and all the surrounding methodologies and technologies that you need to know and your teams need to know in order to leverage the full benefits of the cloud," explained Alex Brower, VP of Marketing at Cloud Academy, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clar...