GS1 Connect 2018

GS1 Connect 2018 took place at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Arizona, from June 5 to June 7, 2018.

This annual industry conference showcases the best practices of GS1 standards, including the Global Data Synchronization Network (or GDSN). Aligntrac provides solutions for electronically transmitting item information between trading partners via the GDSN.

Aligntrac attended the conference and was pleased to meet with a number of our current users as well as attendees from other companies - We were especially pleased to see and congratulate IPC/Subway on winning a GS1 US Excellence Award as they use the Aligntrac Sync/PDI solution for receiving GDSN item information.

What are the key benefits in going to this event?

One of the best opportunities for companies at this conference is to attend any session run by their customers at the event (e.g. Lowe’s, Wal-Mart, Dot Foods, Wakefern, etc.). You can hear their plans and ask questions of them – most of the retailers/distributors also have round-table sessions where you can have some one-on-one time with them.

The other activity that can be very helpful for companies at this conference is to network with peer companies – they may be in your industry or in a similar situation as your company. You can see what your peers are doing for data sync and what issues they have overcome.