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One autonomous labelling solution.
Rapid return on investment.
At AstralPool’s Noble Park manufacturing location in Melbourne, 3,500 line
items and a total of around 2.6 million finished goods are shipped out annually
to customers, both national and international. The growing range and number
of labels needed to identify these products left the production planner with a
complex maze to navigate each day. Labels were printed in bulk to avoid having
to renavigate the system, subsequently wasting labels or further time printing
more labels. The system was due for an overhaul.
Since moving to one autonomous labelling solution by Peacock Bros and
Intermec by Honeywell, AstralPool has already seen a return on investment
through massive time savings of 60-70% in their label printing. The Intermec
PM43 label printer is remotely managed with a locally stored, easy to manage
database with all of AstralPool’s different label templates to meet worldwide
customer standards. By working with the right integration company and the right
technologies, big challenges become easy.
Contact Peacock Bros. today on 1300 723 282 or visit our
website at www.peacocks.com.au to find out more.
much easier. This service takes the complex-
ity out of data synchronisation by offering the
GS1net user an enhanced interface for data
loading, validation and publication.
“Working with 1WorldSync for the devel-
opment of GS1net Webforms to enhance the
GS1net user experience allowed us to become
confident with the features of the 1WorldSync
platform and the extended benefits their total
solutions would offer our data pool user base,”
said Maria Palazzolo, GS1 Australia’s CEO.
GS1net is GS1 Australia’s data synchronisa-
tion system for the Australian and New Zealand
markets, allowing businesses to exchange stan-
dardised supply chain data with their trading
partners. It is a comprehensive implementation
of item and pricing synchronisation.
GS1 Australia and GS1 New Zealand have
enjoyed a successful uptake of GS1net in
offering a GDSN solution. GS1net is currently
the 3rd largest data pool with over 1670 GS1net
users, with the Global Trade Item Number
(GTIN) count now over 750,000.
“We are pleased to have successfully appoint-
ed 1WorldSync, the world’s largest GDSN data
his will provide the GS1 Australia and GS1
New Zealand supplier and data recipient
user base with a new ‘next generation’
platform for the enhanced delivery of the
GS1net Australasia data pool, part of the
Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN).
GS1net is GS1 Australia’s data synchroni-
sation solution for Australia and New Zealand
that lets users enter, validate, store, maintain
and share product, pricing and related trade
information from a single location. It is the pre-
ferred method of exchanging and synchronising
validated and standardised product and price
data between suppliers and trading partners in
Australia. GS1net also forms the foundation of
the National Product Catalogue (NPC), a data
pool for all products in healthcare, developed
by GS1 Australia.
This partnership follows the successful
deployment of GS1net Webforms, which was
developed over many months by GS1 Australia
in association with 1WorldSync. GS1net
Webforms is an optional front-end data loading
tool for GS1net suppliers, designed to make
loading and maintaining data in GS1net so
GS1 AUSTRALIA TEAMS UP
GS1 AUSTRALIA AND 1WORLDSYNC, A PRODUCT INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
AND DATA POOL SPECIALIST, HAVE ENTERED INTO A MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENT.
pool provider, as our technology provider to take
us into the next generation of our GDSN data
pool operations with a tailored version of their
software for our current GS1net architecture,”
added Ms Palazzolo.
CEO of 1WorldSync Nihat Arkan said:
“1WorldSync considers this decision a milestone
in further growing our footprint in Asia Pacific.
Particularly working with an experienced partner
like GS1 Australia in the region, and with new,
dedicated, data centre facilities deployed in
Australia and Japan, it will allow for 1WorldSync
to provide organisations with real-time high-per-
formance access to trading partners worldwide.”
The new 1WorldSync tailored GDSN solution
will take the GS1net user base well into the
future, providing suppliers and data recipients
with greater functionality and usability, which
has already been successfully leveraged from
the GS1net Webforms implementation.
GS1 Australia’s general manager data
services John Hearn commented: “The new
data synchronisation engine and the new web
approvals features will give our data recipients
additional functionality for managing suppliers’
data feeds, including those from other
GDSN data pools. We have assembled a very
experienced project team and are confident
the new GS1net will be very well received by
our user community.”
The first phase of the deployment will involve
migrating over 70 data recipients between
February and October 2015, with no impact or
effect on their data flows. The second phase will
include the migration of all suppliers to the new
infrastructure in November 2015, once again
with no disruption to the user base. Customers
using GS1 Australia’s certified middleware
solutions will not be impacted either, and can
continue to enjoy seamless integration into
GS1net via their middleware solutions provider.
“We are thrilled with our new partnership and
multi-year agreement with 1WorldSync and look
forward to providing our supply chain commu-
nity with a new generation of data synchronisa-
tion,” said Ms Palazzolo.
For further information on the GS1net data
synchronisation service, please contact the
GS1 Australia Data Services Support Team
on 1300 BARCODE (1300 227 263).
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