Trading Partner Roundtables 

Trading Partner Roundtables offer trading partners the opportunity to meet during informal settings to discuss best practices and business processes that will help drive efficiency in their mutual supply chain. These roundtables are offered during lunches and receptions held during the conference.

Your company qualifies for consideration if it:

  • Recognizes the value of having a trading partner community that is versed in proper application of GS1 Standards for efficient, safe, secure, and visible supply chains
  • Is willing to invite your trading partners to come to the GS1 Connect® Conference
  • Has staff that will support the roundtable schedules

To learn more about becoming a roundtable host, or to suggest a host, please email GS1ConnectRoundtables@gs1us.org

2016 Hosts and Schedules

Advantage Solutions Nordstrom
Associated Wholesale Grocers PepsiCo, Inc.
Beaver Street Fisheries Performance Food Group
Belk Department Stores Quality Supply Chain Co-op, Inc.
Dot Foods Sam's Club
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System Tyson Foods Inc.
Foodbuy/Compass Group North America US Foods
Gordon Food Service Wakefern Food Corp.
IPC/SUBWAY Walgreens
KeyImpact Sales & Systems, Inc. Walmart
Macy's, Inc Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
McLane Company  

Advantage Solutions

Thursday, June 2 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics:We would like to meet with our trading partners to discuss their business and any ways we may help them to improve their processes.

"Advantage Solutions (formerly Advantage Sales & Marketing) can take the time and challenge out of Data Synchronization by doing the work for you through our 'Publish on Behalf' service. Realizing that time is money, we also offer industry-leading Vendor Managed Inventory services. Using software from the recognized leader in Demand Management, we forecast and place orders ensuring that you maintain target inventory levels—reventing out-of-stocks while keeping your inventory optimized. If you are already synchronizing but are not yet synchronizing with us, please stop by so we can discuss Advantage Solution's supply chain solutions or any of our portfolios of time-saving services."

Participants:Greg Tolman, Solutions Architect–BPO Services; Kandy Reiss, National Technology Manager, EDI

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Associated Wholesale Grocers

Wednesday, June 1 – 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Topics:Advance Ship Notice (ASN); Data Synchronization; EDI

"We would like to meet with our trading partner community regarding our ASN initiative and on-boarding."

Participants:Cari Carpenter, Business Systems Analyst; Christie Holmes, Senior Manager Business Systems

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Beaver Street Fisheries

Wednesday, June 1 – 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Thursday, June 2 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics:Process improvements related to GDSN® and EDI; GDSN scorecard results; product data accuracy; sending and receiving product attributes via the GDSN

"Beaver Street Fisheries would like to meet with our customers and Trading Partners to discuss our business initiatives related to GDSN and EDI process improvements, and how we use GDSN scorecards to improve business relationships. We welcome the opportunity to share our vision of the future with our trading partners as we commit to the GDSN initiative." "With the vast number of products we carry, it is essential to work within these practices to synchronize logistics/supply, nutritional, and marketing attributes for successful business."

Participants:Kerri Francis, Senior Product Information Analyst; Chad Walters, Six Sigma Black Belt, SCM; Raymond Poinsette, Director Process Improvement

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Belk Department Stores

Thursday, June 2 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Thursday, June 2 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics:Item setup standards; secondary e-commerce and supply chain attributes in gxs; image standards; digital content standards; sample and image management

"We would like to meet with our trading partners to discuss any questions about our item, attribute, and image standards and what we can do together to improve the process."

Participants:Colleen McCarthy, Vice President of Data Governance;
Vanessa Maybury, Director of Digital Content; Meredith McBride, Director of Digital Content

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Dot Foods

Wednesday, June 1 – 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Thursday, June 2 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Thursday, June 2 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics:Item Synchronization; Data Accuracy; EDI; Advance Ship Notice (ASN)

"Dot Foods would like to meet with our customers and suppliers to discuss item synchronization including complete marketing & nutritional data; our data accuracy program; and our Advance Ship Notice initiative."

Participants:Debbie Bower, Director of E-Commerce;
Carey Felten, E-Commerce Team Leader; Jenna Vermillion, Senior E-Commerce Analyst; Kristen Moore, Senior E-Commerce Analyst; Samantha Allen, Senior E-Commerce Analyst; Bailey Kaloupek, E-Commerce Analyst II; Leann Hammer, Senior E-Commerce Analyst

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Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System (FMOLHS)

Thursday, June 2 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Topics:The FMOLHS GDSN initiative: sending and receiving product attributes via the GDSN & the value of using GS1 Standards for interoperability over the patient care continuum

"The FMOLHS team looks forward to meeting our valued suppliers and trading partners to discuss our business objectives related to our GDSN initiative. As we are committed to excellence in the delivery of the highest quality of service across the patient care continuum, we welcome the opportunity to share our vision of the future with our supplier partners as we commit to the GDSN Healthcare initiative."

Participants:Sandi Michel, Director of Supply Chain Systems and Quality, The Office of Data Standards & Interoperability;
Tasha Wiehe, Director, Customer Experience – Healthcare, FSEnet+; Lakisha Bradley Bowie, Consulting Manager, Data Standards & Interoperability – Specialty: Pharmacy, DSCSA; Michelle Keller, Consulting Manager, Data Standards & Interoperability – Specialty: Supply Chain, GLN & GTIN; Brittney Moyer, Client Services Manager, Data Standards & Interoperability – Specialty: Client Relations & Administration; James Phillips, Consulting Manager, Data Standards and Interoperability – Specialty: Implants, UDI, MU; Emmett T. Robbins, MBA, CLSSGB, Consulting Manager, Data Standards and Interoperability – Specialty: Enterprise Interoperability

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Foodbuy / Compass Group North America

Thursday, June 2 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Topics:Foodbuy's GDSN Initiative; Data Synchronization; Foodbuy Data Requirements; Data Validation, and Scorecarding

"Foodbuy/Compass Group North America is excited to meet with valued supply chain partners to discuss progress with our Data Synchronization activities, and it's role in support of key Compass Group initiatives."

Participants:Andrew Weingarth, Senior Manager, Data Integration; Amorette Reid, Data On-Boarding Coordinator

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Gordon Food Service

Thursday, June 2 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics:GDSN Engagement, New Item Sourcing and Setup, Data Synchronization, Accuracy and Completeness, and Image Requirements

"Gordon Food Service is now well underway with our GDSN engagement and we invite our vendor partners to learn more about our timelines and expectations. Realizing that accurate and complete product information is vital to a great customer experience, we are fully committed to integrating GDSN-supplied content throughout our systems to our end-user customers.”

Participants:Kathryn Moore, Senior Administrator - GDSN & EDI; Chad Metz, Merchandising Operations Analyst

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IPC/SUBWAY

Wednesday, June 1 – 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Thursday, June 2 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Topics:GDSN Data Synchronization; Data Quality; GS1-128 barcode labeling; GS1-128 barcode scanning; traceability

"We would like to meet with our trading partners to discuss our GS1 US Foodservice adoption programs including GDSN data sync, data quality, and traceability."

Participants:Lucelena Angarita, Quality/GS1 Program Manager; Nicole Satterfield, GS1 Project Manager; Rick Buttner, Director of Quality and Supply Chain Risk; Robert Baker, Director of Distribution

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KeyImpact Sales & Systems, Inc.

Wednesday, June 1 – 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Topics:Supplier Participation; Distributor Participation; Data Completeness; Data Quality; Product Images; Nutrition & Marketing Content

"We would like to invite our clients currently participating with us in data synchronization to discuss our progress together to date, and to explore avenues for a more synergetic relationship to reach our goal of complete, robust and accurate data and the inclusion of product images. We would also like to invite our clients who have not yet partnered with us through the GDSN to join the discussion and learn how collaboration through data synchronization can bring our partnership to the next level, making a KeyImpact to your bottom line."

Participants:Neil Johnson, Chief Information Officer; Lori Anderson, Data Quality Analyst

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Macy's, Inc

Wednesday, June 1 – 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Thursday, June 2 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics:RFID Implementation, EDI, Vendor On-boarding, Logistics, Transportation

"We'd like to meet with our trading partners to share our strategies for current and future omni-channel initiatives and answer any questions our trading partners may have."

Participants:Kris Whitney, Vice President Accounts Payable/EDI; Pam Sweeney, Senior Vice President Macy's Logistics Systems; Bill Connell, Senior Vice President Macy's Logistics

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McLane Company

Wednesday, June 1 – 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Thursday, June 2 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics:We would like to meet with our Trading Partners to discuss Global Data Synchronization, Product Introduction, Data Quality, EDI, VMI, and How to Become a Certified Supplier with McLane Company.

"We would like to meet with our Trading Partners to discuss Global Data Synchronization, Product Introduction, Data Quality, EDI, VMI, and How to Become a Certified Supplier with McLane Company."

Participants:Beckey James, EC Manager; Kevin David, Project Manager; Sandy DeWitt, Supply Chain Manager

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Nordstrom

Thursday, June 2 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Thursday, June 2 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics:Extended Attributes; GXS/Open Text upload timing; Item Setup discussionh

"We'd like to meet with our trading partners to understand their perspective around Item Setup processes and information sharing around product. This discussion is intended to bring understanding on how the processes and communication could be improved between Nordstrom and our vendors."

Participants:Nadine Bruxel, Merchandise Operations Manager; Debbie Nyquist, IT Manager; Jessica Watkins, N.Com Manager

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PepsiCo, Inc.

Wednesday, June 1 – 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Thursday, June 2 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Topics:We would like to meet with our trading partners to collaborate on the following topics: GDSN, Data Quality, eCommerce, Extended Product Data, Images

Participants:Gina Tomassi, Director, Global Operations; Dave Leppert, Director, Field Support

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Performance Food Group

Thursday, June 2 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Friday, June 3 – 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Topics:Data Synchronization via GDSN; Item Setup and Maintenance; Item Images via GDSN; Data Completeness with focus on Nutritional information; GS1-128 status; scorecarding

"We would like to invite our suppliers to meet with us to discuss the progress we have made together in data synchronization and next steps needed to sync complete sets of data. Additionally, we would like to speak with suppliers who have not yet made the decision to move forward with the data synchronization process. We will also take this opportunity to share with our suppliers some of the ways in which GS1 data effects downstream applications in our organization."

Participants:Brad Best, Director, Enterprise Data Management; Brett Streeter, Manager, Data Stewardship – Item; Keith Jackson, Vice President Food Safety & Quality; Shannon Summerville, Corporate Nutritionist and Product Specification Specialist

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Quality Supply Chain Co-op, Inc.

Wednesday, June 1 – 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Topics:Wendy's/QSCC GS1 Standard Implementation Roadmap; GS1-128 Supplier Compliance Scorecard; GS1 Standard Distributor Compliance Expectations

"We'd like to meet with our trading partners to share our Wendy's/QSCC GS1 Standards Implementation Roadmap and answer any questions they might have."

Participants:Eddie Phillips, Vice President, Information Systems; Ed Medlock, Senior Vice President, Distribution/Logistics/Program Mgt.

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Sam's Club

Wednesday, June 1 – 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Thursday, June 2 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Thursday, June 2 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics:Overview of Sam's Club; Review our GDSN initiative; Project Diamond; How to comply with Project Diamond

"We'd like to meet with our trading partners to give our Suppliers a chance to ask questions regarding timelines, next steps, and what Project Diamond means to our Supplier Community."

Participants:Cherise Allison, Senior Manager, Sam's Item File

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Tyson Foods Inc.

Wednesday, June 1 – 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Thursday, June 2 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics:GDSN Data Synchronization; Data Governance; The Foodservice GS1 US Standards Initiative and GS1 US Retail Grocery Initiative task group topics such as Product Images and Data Accuracy; Databar and other Barcoding options for meat and poultry.

"We are excited about the opportunity to spend time with our trading partners during the conference to talk about opportunities to improve what we do and improve data accuracy with our trading partners."

Participants:Evan Fernando, External Rapid Growth E-Commerce Development, Marketing Manager; Paul Lothian, IS Controls & Automation, Business Solution Architect; Trey Auten, IS Product Data Management, Lead Programmer Analyst/E-Commerce & GS1 IS Contact; Vicky McClung, Grocery Deli Customer Service, Manager; Julie Gibson, Hillshire Brands, E-Commerce Manager

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US Foods

Thursday, June 2 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Topics:USF 2016 Claims & Allergen Initiatives; Image & Nutritional Requirements; Reconciling product information

"We'd like to meet with our trading partners to have an opportunity to discuss what data our mutual customers are requesting from our supplier partners."

Participants:Lisa Adam, PIM Supervisor; Floyd Agosta, PIM Supervisor; Ingryd Hernandez, Manager, Product Information Management

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Wakefern Food Corp.

Wednesday, June 1 – 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Thursday, June 2 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Topics:Data Quality, GDSN Synchronization, EDI, Supply Chain Efficiency, New Item Introduction

"We would like to meet with our trading partners to discuss our commitment to efficient business practices through GS1 Standards and our expectation for data quality from our suppliers."

Participants:Mike Durning, Manager - Data Integrity 
Christine McMaster, Director of Product Integrity and Replenishment

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Walgreens

Wednesday, June 1 – 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Thursday, June 2 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics:Master Data; GDSN; Compliance Initiatives; Supply Chain Initiatives; Walgreens Initiatives

"We'd like to connect with our trading partners to discuss any GDSN, Master data, or Compliance related topics that may be of concern."

Participants:Jason Workman, Manager, Supply Chain - Master Data Management; Lokesh Gupta, Manager, Supply Chain - Master Data Management; Madhuri Panwar, Director, Master Data and Merchandise Disposition

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Walmart

Wednesday, June 1 – 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Thursday, June 2 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Thursday, June 2 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics:Walmart's attribute requirements; Data Quality; How to prepare for new Item Management System, Store Assortment Online Initiative

"We'd like to meet with our trading partners to help them understand our requirements and give them an opportunity to ask questions regarding several initiatives Walmart is working on."

Participants:Tracy Scott, Director of Business Solutions - Item File

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Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

Thursday, June 2 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Topics:

"We would like to meet our trading partners to answer any questions they might have, and share our expectations for a successful partnership."

Participants:Kathy Welch, Supply Chain Manager, Master Data; Cady McMaster, Master Data Specialist

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