More than 30 companies worldwide have worked with GS1 to develop this data model. Watch the video to see and hear more about why the industry thinks it's important.
Not yet, each target market decides for itself when they will switch to the Global Data Model. For now, Benelux is the first to announce an implementation date (November 20, 2021).
The following target markets have committed to implement this year: Germany, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Turkey, USA, Canada, Mexico and Colombia.
Please note that each target market will retain its 'own' local layer and differences will also remain between European target markets and within other regions.
No, after November 20 you will first see announcements in your data quality reports. After the release of February 2022 they will become errors.
Currently, it is only in the food, health and beauty industry. The Global Data Model now covers FOOD and NEAR-FOOD. Because NON-FOOD is currently out of scope, it is not yet usable in, for example, DIY, garden and animal. This will be worked out in the future.
For now, the Global Data Model only applies to the food, health and beauty industry. If you are working in another industry, nothing will change.
The current Benelux data model is managed by the Benelux Maintenance Group, with representation from GS1 Netherlands, GS1 Belgium & Luxembourg and their respective members.
As of 20 November 2021, the Benelux Maintenance Group will only manage the local layer. The European Maintenance Group will then manage European product category layer and the Global Maintenance Group the global core and product category layer. Both of these working groups include representatives from the Benelux Maintenance Group.