GS1 US National Data Quality Program

Unlock the value of complete, accurate product data to satisfy consumers and unleash your business potential

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Accurate data is a must-have for the optimal exchange of product information and delivering outstanding consumer experiences. Data quality is absolutely essential for effective collaboration among trading partners. It’s also crucial to improving efficiencies across various business processes.

To help organizations improve data quality, GS1 US® has brought together industry stakeholders to develop the GS1 US National Data Quality Program (NDQP).

GS1 US National Data Quality Program

NDQP is built on a standards-based framework for all industries and addresses three essential components that can lead to data quality certification by GS1 US:

  1. Data Governance – Provides the processes and procedures to establish and maintain accurate data over time. Follow the program’s Five Point Best Practice:
    1. Adhere to GS1 Standards and rules for initial attributes in internal setup
    2. Assign data owners throughout the organization
    3. Appoint one entity/department/individual as the sole owner of product data
    4. Audit all new items produced in a sustainable production environment ready for shipment (finished goods)
    5. Execute communication of initial attributes and package measurements, both internally and externally
  2. Education and Training – Give your organization the knowledge it needs. Conduct ongoing education focused on GS1 GTIN® Management Standard, Package Measurement Rules, and the Global Data Synchronization NetworkTM (GDSN®), if applicable
  3. Attribute Audit – Validate your data governance processes and institutional knowledge through routine physical audits—comparing an actual product to the most recent information shared about that product

What is Data Quality Certification?

Proficiency in all three components of the GS1 US National Data Quality Program allows an organization to obtain data quality certification by GS1 US. This will demonstrate to your trading partners that you are an industry leader that has met the high standards of data quality stewardship. To apply for the GS1 US National Data Quality Program Certification, contact advisory services.

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Who should get involved?

Professionals with responsibility for product data, master data management, data synchronization, research and development, sales and marketing, operations for:

  • Suppliers/manufacturers/brand owners
  • Wholesalers/distributors
  • Receivers/buyers/providers  

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Make a Case for Your Data Quality Program

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Complete the GS1 US Data Quality Assessment Guide to benchmark where your organization stands in terms of data quality processes and to identify areas of opportunity.

 
We offer a variety of services to address your specific data quality challenges:
  • Education & Training – Engage GS1 US for data quality workshops and on-site education and/or training customized for your organization
  • GS1 Standards Assessment – We’ll assess your gaps and opportunities for improvement, outline implementation recommendations, and deliver detailed guidance on how to follow industry best practices for adopting and using GS1 Standards
  • Data Governance Assessment – We’ll assess your gaps and opportunities for improvement, outline implementation recommendations, and deliver detailed guidance on how to follow industry best practices for data governance 
  • Attribute Audit – Not sure how to complete an attribute audit? We can help, assessing your readiness for GS1 US Data Quality Certification, providing a scorecard for your products or product categories, and outlining next-step recommendations to help you achieve and maintain complete, accurate product data
  • Implementation Support – Get customized guidance on implementing any or all of the components of the GS1 US National Data Quality Program

Certification

When you think you’re ready to become certified, we’ll help you make sure you have everything in place. Then we’ll verify your proficiency in all three components. View our National Data Quality Program Certification page for more. Have additional questions? Contact AdvisoryServices@gs1us.org.