Produce Data Synchronization
CPMA's vision relative to data synchronization is to achieve a single globally standardized methodology for produce identification to support data synchronization and eCommerce.
The ability for trading partners to communicate commerce transactions electronically (from quotes to payment) is a cornerstone to supply chain efficiencies in global commerce. The foundation of electronic commerce is the ability to synchronize/align data, in particular product identification. (Typically the product is identified at the case level, with the individual consumer item reference being one of the attributes, or descriptors, of the case.) The following resources are now available to assist industry in their efforts.