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Gregg London Feature Article for Retail Technology Innovation Hub: “It’s too damn hard" is not an acceptable excuse: Content...or tags...or actual item data?"
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30 Years Experience
The U.P.C. is today's most widely recognized barcode. It can be seen in every facet of the Supply Chain - from Retailers to Wholesalers to Manufacturers to Distributors. And yet, it is the one component of a Supply Chain that is - sadly - considered LAST when planning, implementing, or executing systems.
Part of the problem lies in the fact that the GS1 (formerly the Uniform Code Council) system of U.P.C.'s is voluntary in nature (required ONLY by certain trading partners), and part of the problem exists because GS1 Standards are numerous and not well known.
Invalid or incomplete U.P.C.'s (and EAN's) lead to inaccurate Product identification, incorrect Coupons, failure to meet current and future Compliance issues, and breakdowns in the Supply Chain.Email
My name is Gregg London. As an APICS CIRM and Supply Chain Systems Integrator, I provide the following Professional Services:<
NEW FOR 2022 - SUNRISE 2027 2D BARCODE COMPLIANCE
From initiative education to pilot project planning thru the transition period to creation and implementation of Imaging and requisite data.
NEW FOR 2022 - VERIFIED BY GS1 - PREFIX VALIDATION
Verification of existing U.P.C.'s and EAN's to Code correction (if needed) to identification of correct Company Name per GS1 Prefix to basic product attribute creation
GS1 COMPANY PREFIX ACQUISITION
From assessing the specific U.P.C. needs (number of U.P.C.'s needed, Coupon Requirements, etc.), to providing assistance in the completion of the GS1 Membership Application.
U.P.C. / EAN / SCC NUMBER CREATION
From product number and SKU sequence to creation of U.P.C. / EAN / SCC numbers to GTIN planning to GLN planning.
U.P.C. / EAN / SCC IMAGE CREATION
From image placement assistance to Image creation (Bar Height, Resolution, Output Format, etc.) to Image Verification.
2D BARCODE IMAGE CREATION
From image placement assistance to Image creation (Web Page Address, Resolution, Output Format, etc.) to Image Verification.
U.P.C. COUPON CODES
From review of Coupon Requirements through Family Codes and Coupon Value Codes to creation of the Number and Digital Image to cross-reference report creation.
CUSTOM U.P.C. / EAN SEQUENCING
From review of current Products and Product Lines to Item MPN requirements to Coupon requirements to U.P.C. / EAN SKU for symmetry and consistency.
2005 SUNRISE AND GLOBAL TRADE ITEM NUMBER COMPLIANCE
From initiative education to back-end systems and GAP analysis to database modification and migration.
2014 SUNRISE AND DATABAR COMPLIANCE
From initiative education to back-end systems and GAP analysis to database modification and migration to implementation of new Imaging Systems.
FAMILY CODE MANAGEMENT
From review of current U.P.C. structure (and Family Codes if present) to creation and maintenance of valid codes to trading partner distribution.
HARMONIZED SYSTEM / TARIFF SCHEDULE
From initiative education to back-end systems and GAP analysis to assignment of requisite HS or HTS Codes through ongoing Standards Maintenance.
Converting Data Records from this: BKDLY PTTCR ORGL L/FT 12.5OZ into this: (Frito Lay Company) Baked Lays Potato Chips Light Original 12.5 Oz, and U.P.C.'s from this: 4900027280, or this: 49000-27280 into this: 049000272802.
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“Gregg was a go to resource for UPC and product data throughout my time building platforms that served shoppers. Whenever I was trying to connect different data dots to allow us to turn food inspiration into actionable shopping Gregg was one of my first and most trusted contacts.”Andy Robinson
eBusiness Manager at Wallwork
“Gregg is the leading expert when it comes to sales retail data. He is a pleasure to deal with and delivers on what he promises.
If you need to cleanse your data or looking to understand retail data Gregg is the man to go to. I recommend him highly!”
Managing Partner at OIH Medical Solutions, LLC
“I have worked with Gregg for years now and he's always been a great help in getting us setup with UPCs and GS1 compliance. Highly recommended!!”Jan Erik Petersen
General Manager, USA and Canada at New Nordic
“Gregg is an expert at data organization and UPC management. He is incredibly responsive and goes above and beyond--I highly recommend him.”Rory Lipsky
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