GS1 Canada is pleased to provide you with the winter edition of your Food for Thought newsletter. With every edition, we will bring you the latest insights, news and trends.
The new Learning Zone is a simplified, easier-to-navigate site that delivers a more intuitive user experience, with immediate visibility to specific content relevant to your current GS1 Canada solutions and tools.
Learning Zone enhancements and benefits include:
Get into the Zone and start learning how to make the most of your GS1 Canada solutions, services and tools.
On December 3, 2018, enhancements were made to ECCnet Registry to maintain alignment with global standards and the United Nations Standard Products Code through updates to:
An addition to these changes, some optional attributes will become mandatory in 2019. Attributes becoming mandatory will require changes to your internal processes and systems, where applicable.
Please review the coming enhancements documentation to determine what attributes are changing and next steps.
At GS1 Canada, we rely on feedback from our community to drive innovation, from the development of new ECCnet Industry Managed Solutions to improvements to existing processes.
Starting in March, we are launching a new, streamlined online billing system throughmyGS1, including simplified -invoicing – all based on feedback and requests from users like you!
New updates to your invoices:
New billing enhancements in your myGS1:
The changes are designed to provide quick and easy access to the information you need, when you need it.
Click here to see a sample of the new invoice and call 1.800.567.7084 if you have any questions.
GS1 Canada is pleased to welcome two new data recipients: Dubord & Rainville and Bulk Barn.
Dubord & Rainville is a fast growing, Quebec based foodservice distributor servicing both the Québec and Ontario markets. Their customers are comprised of major chain accounts, industrial and school cafeterias, independent restaurants, hospitals, retirement homes, hotels, golf courses and seasonal operations.
Bulk Barn Foods Limited (Bulk Barn) has over 250 locations across Canada and carries over 4,000 products, each sourced for its amazing quality.
To help ensure you’re getting the most out of your GS1 Canada solutions and tools, we have recently updated our TrueSource™ Dashboard learning materials.
Check out our TrueSource™ Dashboard training module to learn more about how this data excellence tool can enable your organization to track product metrics and make informed business decisions about your internal business processes.
If you’re a data provider, you can view your data in 2 different ways:
The My Trading Partners view enables you to compare your content status to trading partner requirements, enabling transparency and collaboration to drive data quality.
The My TrueSource™ Dashboard view eliminates the need for maintaining duplicate scorecards and enables visibility to the status of your product content across multiple business processes, providing insights that can be used to:
Have you started planning special packaging for Halloween or the 2019 holiday season?
You might not realize it, but some packaging changes require new GTINs to avoid problems in the supply chain.
Find out whether you need a new GTIN with the GTIN Allocation Assistant, a simple tool that quickly and easily lets you know whether your packaging changes require new GTINs.
Available for ECCnet Registry users on desktop and mobile devices.
Meet with representatives from GS1 Canada at this upcoming industry event.
April 30 to May 2, 2019
A recent study performed by the University of Guelph suggests fish is being mislabeled at more than one point in Canada's supply chain.
Bob Hanner, an associate professor in the department of integrative biology at the University states, "Nearly 20 per cent of the samples being imported into Canada were mislabeled."
Researchers states that the solution is a barcode solution, they want to see Canada move to a similar system used in Europe where the scientific Latin name of the genus and species is placed on the label.
To read more check out this CBC article here.
Based on subscriber feedback, we are continually enhancing and improving out tools and services.
Upcoming enhancements include: