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

2017 Hosts and Schedules

The Albertsons Companies McLane Company
Army and Air Force
Exchange Service (AAFES)
PepsiCo
Beaver Street Fisheries Performance Food Group
Dillard's SUBWAY/IPC
Dot Foods Shamrock Foods Company
Foodbuy Tyson Foods, Inc
Franciscan Missionaries of
Our Lady Health System

US Foods
Gordon Food Service Wakefern Food Corp
H-E-B Walgreen Co
The Kroger Company Wegmans Food Markets
Macy's Inc  
 

 The Albertsons Companies Logo

The Albertsons Companies

Tuesday, June 20 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Wednesday, June 21 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Topics: Product Introduction;Data Quality;GS1 Standards; GDSN;EDI;Company changes

"We'd like to meet with our trading partners to answer any questions and discuss ways we can partner together to improve data quality and increase efficiencies."

Participants: Susan Moore, Director Data Governance & Standards; Kris Hsu-Woerner, Manager GDSN PI


 Army and Air Force Exchange Service Logo

Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES)

Wednesday, June 21 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Topics: Product Information Manager(PIM) launch 2017;Data Quality;Data Accuracy and Completeness

"The Exchange would like to meet with our suppliers and discuss data quality, data enrichment, and what this means with our PIM implementation that is set to launch in late summer 2017."

Participants: Debra Zarsk, Vice President, E-Business; Edward Wood, E-Business Solutions Manager; Melody Russum, Business Analyst


 Beaver Street Fisheries, Inc Logo

Beaver Street Fisheries

Tuesday, June 20 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Tuesday, June 20 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Wednesday, June 21 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Thursday, June 22 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics: Process Improvements related to GDSN, EDI, and Supply Chain Management; ASN; GS1-128; Product Rich Content and sales; data accuracy and quality

"Beaver Street Fisheries would like to meet with our customers and trading partners to discuss our business initiatives related to GDSN, EDI, Supply Chain Management, and sales 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 and improve real world product information communications effectiveness."

Participants: Raymond Poinsette, Director Of Process Improvement; Chad Walters, Six Sigma Black Belt, SCM; Kerri Francis, Sr. Product Information Analyst; Kathy Smith, Application Development Manager


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Dillard's

Tuesday, June 20 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics: RFID; Drop Ship; Image and Attribute Exchange; Speed to Market Initiatives

"Join us for a discussion on any of these topics!"

Participants: Anita Spence, Director Vendor Relations


 Dot Foods Logo

Dot Foods

Tuesday, June 20 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Tuesday, June 20 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Wednesday, June 21 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Wednesday, June 21 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Thursday, June 22 – 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 supplier trading partners 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;
 Kristen Moore, Senior E-Commerce Analyst; Samantha Allen, Senior E-Commerce Analyst; Jenna Vermillion, E-Commerce Team Leader; Matt Wand, E-Commerce Analyst II


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Foodbuy

Tuesday, June 20 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Wednesday, June 21 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics: Data synchronization, Foodbuy requirements, supplier compliance, data accuracy and completeness

"Foodbuy invites our trading partners to visit with us to discuss item-level information, our evolving needs and continued industry collaboration."

Participants: Andrew Weingarth, Senior Manager, Data Integration


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Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System

Wednesday, June 21 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics: GDSN Initiative; Product Data sharing for Touchless Ordering; Product Data for EHR and Regulatory Compliance

"The FMOLHS team looks forward to meeting our valued suppliers and trading partners to discuss 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: Lakisha Bradley Bowie, MBA, Consulting Manager, Data Standards and Interoperability – Specialty: Pharmacy, DSCSA; Michelle Keller, Consulting Manager, Data Standards and Interoperability – Specialty: Supply Chain, GLN & GTIN; James Phillips, Consulting Manager, Data Standards and Interoperability – Specialty: Implants, UDI, MU; Emmett Robbins, MBA, CLSSGB, Consulting Manager, Data Standards and Interoperability, -Specialty: Enterprise Interoperability; Tasha Wiehe, Director, Customer Experience - Healthcare


 Gordon Food Service Logo

Gordon Food Service

Wednesday, June 21 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Thursday, June 22 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics: Gordon’s GDSN Engagement Campaign, GDSN-Integrated New Item Sourcing and Setup, Item Synchronization, Accuracy and Completeness, and Image Requirements

"Gordon Food Service is fully engaged with GDSN and we invite our vendor partners to learn more about how we use their data, our expectations and why it's become more important than ever to publish via GDSN. Realizing that accurate and complete product information is vital to a great customer experience, we are actively integrating GDSN-supplied content throughout our systems to our end-user customers.”

Participants: Kathryn Moore, Project Lead - GDSN & EDI; Chad Metz, Business Analyst


 H-E-B Logo

H-E-B

Tuesday, June 20 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Wednesday, June 21 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Thursday, June 22 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics: Getting Started with HEB and GDSN; Messaging; New Item Setup; Hazardous Requirements, Online Requirements; Supply Chain Requirements

"We'd like to meet with our trading partners to answer any questions they may have with our new engagement."

Participants: Amy Heller, Enterprise Data Management; Cimber Mabe, Environmental Affairs;


The Kroger Company

Wednesday, June 21 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Topics: GDSN; Data Quality; Item Attribution; VIP/MDM; eCommerce

"We invite our trading partners to stop by to discuss the opportunities for continuous improvement of the item data process.”

Participants: Kathy Sant, Business Solution Architect; Ann Korte, Assistant Project Manager, Data Flow


 Macy's Logo

Macy's Inc

Wednesday, June 21 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Thursday, June 22 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics: Item level RFID and the use cases; EDI requirements; Omnichanel attributes; Transportation; Reverse Logistics

"We would like to meet with our Trading partners to discuss our business initiatives, evolving needs, and continued industry collaboration."

Participants: Kris Whitney, Vice President Accounts Payable/EDI; Jana Wainscott, Director EDI; Pam Sweeney, Senior Vice President Macy's Logistics;


 McLane Company, Inc. Logo

McLane Company, Inc.

Tuesday, June 20 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Wednesday, June 21 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Topics: Data Quality; GS1 Standards; GDSN issues or concerns; Product Introduction issues or concerns; EDI; VMI Doing Business with McLane Company.

"McLane Company would like to meet with our trading partners to assist in managing our relationship to the greatest potential by addressing any concerns or issues with the topics listed above."

Participants: Beckey James, EC Manager


 PepsiCo Logo

PepsiCo

Wednesday, June 21 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Topics: GDSN, EDI, Collaboration

"PepsiCo would like to meet with our trading partners to discuss collaboration issues including; GDSN and EDI."

Participants: Gina Tomassi, Director; Dave Leppert, Director; Kim Armstrong, Analyst


 Performance Food Group Logo

Performance Food Group

Wednesday, June 21 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Wednesday, June 21 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

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: Brett Streeter, Enterprise Data Steward


 Shamrock Foods Company Logo

Shamrock Foods Company

Wednesday, June 21 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics: Updated GDSN Implementation Guide; New Scorecard Distribution and Scoring Process; How to get compliant with Shamrock.

"Shamrock would like to meet with our trading partners on content completeness through GDSN."

Participants: Jocelyn Cahall, Supervisor, Enterprise Data Compliance; Natalie Chambless, Analyst, Enterprise Data Compliance


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SUBWAY/IPC

Tuesday, June 20 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Wednesday, June 21 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Topics: GS1-128 barcodes; SSCC; ASNs; Traceability Data; GDSN Data Quality; Scanning at Restaurant

"We would like to meet with all our trading partners to discuss our GS1 Traceability Program, Benefits of scanning case level barcodes at restaurants, and GDSN Data Quality effort. We would also like to address any questions or challenges you are experiencing to meet our GS1 adoption requirements."

Participants: Lucelena Angarita, GS1 Program Manager; Rick Buttner, Director of Quality and Supply Chain Risk; Brad Clem, SUBWAY North America Quality Manager; Katherine Ramos, Traceability Project Manager


 Tyson Foods Inc. Logo

Tyson Foods Inc.

Tuesday, June 20 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Tuesday, June 20 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Wednesday, June 21 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Wednesday, June 21 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Thursday, June 22 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics: GDSN Data Integrity & Product Images; Data Governance; eCommerce Capabilities; Databar and other barcoding options for meat and poultry.

"Tyson Foods is excited about the opportunity to spend time with our trading partners during the conference to discuss opportunities to improve our eCommerce capabilities that improves data integrity with our trading partners."

Participants: Greg Goforth, Senior Manager E Commerce Enablement; Julie Gibson, Manager E Commerce Data Integrity; Evan Fernando, Manager E Commerce Data Integrity; Paul Lothian, IS Controls & Automation; Trey Auten, IS Center Of Excellence


 US Foods Logo

US Foods

Tuesday, June 20 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Wednesday, June 21 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics: Data Quality, Data Accuracy, Post MR3 Data Compliance

"We would like to meet with our trading partners to discuss post GS1 MR3 data compliance and customer requests for robust data like marketing claims and allergen information."

Participants: Ingryd Hernandez,PIM Manager; Floyd Agosta, PIM Supervisor; Rich Priest, PIM Supervisor; Steve Griswold, PIM Analyst


 Wakefern Food Corp Logo

Wakefern Food Corp

Wednesday, June 21 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Thursday, June 22 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics: GDSN; Data Quality; Scorecarding; Product Introduction; Supply Chain Efficiency; EDI

"We would like to meet with our trading partners to discuss the efficient exchange of data using GS1 standards, answer any questions regarding Wakefern initiatives and share our expectations for data quality."

Participants: Mike Durning, Manager, Data Integrity; Christine McMaster, Director of Product Integrity; Doug Perks, Project Analyst


 Wegmans Food Markets Logo

Wegmans Food Markets

Wednesday, June 21 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Wednesday, June 21 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Topics: Data Quality; GS1 Standards; GDSN issues or concerns; Product Introduction issues or concerns; EDI; Supply Chain; Partner Collaboration

"We would like to meet with our trading partners to answer any questions they might have, and share our expectations for a successful partnership. We look forward to hearing what your focus areas will be for the coming year."

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


 Walgreen Co Logo

Walgreen Co

Tuesday, June 20 – 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Wednesday, June 21 – 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Topics: Data Synchronization via GDSN; Walgreens compliance requirements; Supplier collaboration; Item images via GDSN

"Walgreens would like to meet with our valued trading partner to discuss our GDSN initiatives. We are committed to provide great experience to our customers and key component of that is accurate product information. We would like to discuss the collaboration opportunities to improve the data quality and meet and exceed compliance and regulatory requirements."

Participants: Lokesh Gupta, Manager, Master Data; Madhuri Panwar, Senior Director, Supply Chain; Jason Workman, Manager, Master Data