8 questions to ask yourself about your existing EDI solution

Jul 13, 2022, by  - Category: Despite the considerable benefits and business opportunities provided by EDI, some companies still view it as an unavoidable overhead.

Realise the benefits of EDI with the right solutionDespite the considerable benefits and business opportunities provided by EDI, some companies still view it as an unavoidable overhead. Common frustrations range from poor customer service and the pressure placed on internal IT resources, to the inability to accurately budget due to variable and unpredictable costs. Does this sound familiar?How does your current EDI solution stack up?We've posed a number of questions that are worth considering when thinking about your cu...

Bausch + Lomb & Sanofi winners at Irish Export Industry Awards 2017

Nov 23, 2017, by  - Category: Irish Export Awards Winners 2017 Irish Dog Foods crowned Exporter of the Year; Bausch + Lomb win Multinational Exporter of the Year (sponsored by GS1 Ireland)

The Export Industry Awards 2017, the premier event recognising the remarkable achievements of companies working in the export industry in Ireland, took place on Friday, 17th November at the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road Dublin. 11 companies won individual category awards across a range of sectors. County Waterford took home two awards with Bausch + Lomb Ireland being announced Multinational Exporter of the Year and Sanofi Waterford winning Life Sciences Exporter of the Year. Kildare based Irish Dog Foods was crowned the...

From Farmers Market to Supermarket with Rigneys Granola

Nov 7, 2017, by  - Category: Caroline Rigney talks about going from farmers markets to getting her granola retail ready for supermarket shelves with new packaging and a GS1 barcode.

Caroline Rigney takes us on her journey from farmers markets to supermarket shelvesIreland has seen an explosion in the number of artisan food businesses in recent years. Craft producers have been bringing a variety of tasty and innovative foods from farmers markets to supermarkets through programmes such as Supervalu’s Food Academy. The results have set taste buds singing and tills ringing. This boom has also given entrepreneurs like Caroline Rigney the chance to follow their dreams of making it big in the food sector....

EU FMD Pharma Serialisation Industry Readiness Survey Report 2017

Nov 1, 2017, by  - Category: A report on the 2017 ESP - GS1 Ireland EU FMD survey on industry readiness for pharmaceutical serialisation with a focus on the EU FMD deadline

Report focus: EU Falsified Medicines Directive - FMD - pharma serialisation readiness Serialisation Readiness Survey BackgroundOur joint report on serialisation readiness returns in its second year. This time, we have focused on preparations to meet the impending EU FMD deadline. The survey draws from across the industry, including Pharma Manufacturers, Virtual Pharma Companies, Contract Manufacturers, 3PLs, and Wholesale Distributor Repackagers.Key findings of the reportThere is a greater understanding of the financial...

Irish Export Awards 2017 Shortlisted Finalists

Oct 18, 2017, by  - Category: Congratulations to everyone who as made the shortlist for the Irish Export Awards 2017.

Congratulations to everyone who as made the shortlist for the Irish Export Awards 2017. Details of the Finalists can be viewed here.GS1 Ireland is delighted to be sponsoring the category:Multinational Exporter of the Year category. The finalists are:Bausch + Lomb IrelandIrish DistillersPortwestSanofi WaterfordWe look forward to meeting you all on the night!Tickets for the Irish Export AwardsTickets for the awards ceremony can be obtained from the Irish Exporters Association. For more information and to book your corpora...

What is the difference between a barcode from GS1 and others I see on the internet?

Sep 8, 2017, by  - Category: If you are researching barcode numbers on the internet you may come across websites offering you barcodes at a very cheap one-off rate. These operators are not part of the GS1 network and are not authorised to sell GS1 numbers.

GS1 is an organisation established by industry, for industry, and is run on a not-for-profit basis. GS1 was established with the specific aim of managing the allocation of identification numbers to companies and to develop the standards (rules) around the use of those numbers.GS1 standards and a unique company prefixAny organisation wishing to use GS1 barcode and ecommerce messaging (EDI) standards needs to join GS1 to receive their own company identification number (prefix). In fact, as your business grows and develops...

Reap the benefits of GS1 System Certification for your business

Aug 30, 2017, by  - Category: Enable your staff to deliver a better quality of service to your customers with GS1 System Certificate Training

Enable your staff to deliver a better quality of service to your customers with GS1 System Certificate TrainingFor many solution providers, being able to offer a GS1 standards based solution can be a real point of value to their customers, ensuring the interoperability, scalability and longevity of their solutions.Having staff trained in the implementation of GS1 standards based solutions reduces cost, increases efficiency, and can be a great selling point for any solution provider. Having access to a proper training re...

CEN chooses GS1 SSCC for unique cross border parcel identification

Aug 8, 2017, by  - Category: Transformation of cross-border parcel delivery using using GS1 Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC) to enable unique identification and interoperability in the parcel delivery network.

Transformation of cross-border parcel delivery services through the use of a single, common parcel label that includes a parcel identification code.Members of the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) published the Technical Specification (TS 17073) for Postal Services – Interfaces for cross-border parcels.Brussels, 21 June 2017This achievement is the result of a collaborative effort by representatives from postal organisations, online retailers, couriers, express and parcel service providers. It is part of the E...

New regulations present Healthcare with opportunity to improve patient safety and drive down cost

Jul 27, 2017, by  - Category: HSE host information day for industry and healthcare providers to explore challenges and benefits of product identification and tracking requirements

The opportunities and "unintended" benefits delivered by new EU and US healthcare regulationsRegulation is coming - the time to act is now. This was the key message from speakers at the Healthcare User Group (HUG) Information Day, hosted by the HSE at Cherry Orchard Hospital in Dublin. The event was attended by almost 100 delegates from across both hospitals and industry, including a significant delegation of pharmacists.EU and US Regulations and Directives: Falsified Medicines and Unique Device IdentificationThe Health...

Automating the process of ordering and supplying products with EDI

Jul 4, 2017, by  - Category: Processing orders, delivery dockets and invoices with EDI

The Order-to-Cash ProcessOrdering, delivering and paying for goods is what most companies do in the run of their day-to-day business. Finding ways to automate that process, through the use of technology solutions and GS1 standards, can make it faster, more efficient and cheaper for everyone involved.Order-to-cash is the term used to describe the process where goods are:OrderedDeliveredReceivedInvoiced and paid forMany organisations, from commercial businesses to public sector and service organisations, have automated th...

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