Information exchange via data pools
Vendors and purchasers in various retail markets often exchange product information via a data pool . This information is primarily intended to support the logistic processes, both nationally and internationally. This data exchange method is also used increasingly for information on food safety. Descartes-InterCommIT offers a service for uploading and reusing this information.
Focus on internal processes and data quality
The main challenge for most organisations lies in achieving effective control and monitoring of the internal process for collecting and maintaining product data. Different departments are involved in many cases. In situations where these departments are also located at different sites or in different countries, correct process fulfilment is even more difficult. A clear process that describes who provides what information when is essential, particularly in the case of new products. Ensuring adequate data quality is also essentially important. The quality must be of such a high standard that both the producer and retailer can rely absolutely on this data for managing their logistic flows.
Descartes-InterCommIT and Product Information Exchange
Descartes is very familiar with the problem of data synchronisation and product information management. We offer various solutions and can provide expert advice.