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GTIN Compliance

  1. 1. GTIN Compliance & the 2005 Sunrise Date <ul><li>Interactive Netsession </li></ul><ul><li>Featuring: </li></ul><ul><li>Ace Hardware </li></ul><ul><li>Uniform Code Council </li></ul><ul><li>Cognizant Technology Solutions </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Note: For the recorded audio of this session, dial 1-800-642-1687 and specify the conference number as 1338199. It will be available till July 24, 2001. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Who is Cognizant? <ul><li>Founded in 1994 as an in-house development center for The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation </li></ul><ul><li>Revenue $137M in 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Listed in NASDAQ (CTSH) since June 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligent infrastructure and development facilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nine development centers in India </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>12 sales and marketing offices </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Our Strengths <ul><li>Strong customer reference base, long-term outsourcing relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Unique onsite-offshore model </li></ul><ul><li>SEI-CMM Level 5 Delivery Process </li></ul><ul><li>Strong vertical focus, including Retail, Healthcare and Financial Services </li></ul>
  4. 4. Solution Offerings Application development Application maintenance Re-engineering Package integration Data warehousing Solutions for equipment vendors Wireless data solutions Solutions for service providers Web application development E-Commerce Legacy to web integration Knowledge management systems ASP enabling services
  5. 5. Our Retail Solutions <ul><li>POS Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>GTIN Compliance Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-Channel Retailing Solutions </li></ul>
  6. 6. Our Valued Customers
  7. 7. Recognition #1 IT consulting organization among 100 hottest companies #1 small company in America America's fastest growing companies Public company of the year award &quot;Best of best practices &quot; Won The Data Warehousing Institute’s Best Practice Award 2000 for E-Business Based Analytical Application Among the top 25 technology IPOs of 1998 Individual Investor
  8. 8. Thank you <ul><li>Paddy S. Padmanabhan </li></ul><ul><li>paddy @cognizant.com </li></ul><ul><li>Note: The next presentation starts in the next slide </li></ul>
  9. 9. 2005 Sunrise Implementation for Retailers John Terwilliger and Al Garton UCC
  10. 10. Uniform Code Council, Inc. <ul><li>The UCC ……. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develops standards for standard product identification, electronic commerce & data carriers (bar codes and RFID) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An industry resource to 23+ industries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is staffed with people who have worked for retailers, CPG firms, technology firms, service firms, banks, the government, etc. who can understand and relate to your challenges and opportunities </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Uniform Code Council, Inc. <ul><li>Founded 1978 as a not-for-profit standards development organization </li></ul><ul><li>Funded through membership and conference fees </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate office: Princeton, NJ </li></ul><ul><li>Operations Center office: Dayton, OH </li></ul><ul><li>110+ Associates at UCC and UCCnet </li></ul>
  12. 12. UCC Mission <ul><li>To take a global leadership role in establishing and promoting multi-industry standards for product identification and related electronic communications. </li></ul><ul><li>The goal is to enhance efficient supply chain management, thus contributing added value to the customer. </li></ul>
  13. 13. What is the 2005 Sunrise? <ul><li>Retailers to upgrade point-of-sales (POS) systems and related applications to store EAN-13 and EAN-8 symbols by upgrading the database field size from 12 to 13 digits </li></ul><ul><li>RECOMMENDED: move to 14-digits and not 13 to accommodate the GTIN in its entirety </li></ul>
  14. 14. What’s behind the 2005 Sunrise? <ul><li>Retail products outside of the USA and Canada are identified with EAN-13s and EAN-8s. </li></ul><ul><li>To sell in USA and Canada, some manufacturers must re-label products with a U.P.C. </li></ul><ul><li>USA and Canada retailers to join the global market </li></ul>
  15. 15. U.P.C. = Data Structure + Symbology Symbology Data Structure (GTIN as UCC-12) 7 12345 12345 9
  16. 16. Global Trade Item Number <ul><li>Globally unique 14 digit number to identify Trade Items (product or service) </li></ul><ul><li>EAN/UCC-14, EAN/UCC-13, UCC-12, and EAN/UCC-8 are the data structures within GTIN </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>UCC-12 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(U.P.C.) </li></ul></ul></ul>EAN/UCC-13 EAN/UCC-14 EAN/UCC-8 GTIN
  17. 17. GTIN Reminder <ul><li>Important note: nothing has really changed. GTIN is a term only! The U.P.C. will not go away. </li></ul><ul><li>Most scanners in use scan EAN/UPC symbols. It’s the ability to store the number in system applications that needs to be addressed. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Why 14 digits and not 13? <ul><li>Updating your systems and related applications to 14-digits will allow you to accept the complete family of EAN.UCC data carriers. </li></ul><ul><li>This includes all levels of packaging. </li></ul><ul><li>Also includes emerging technology such as RSS (Reduced Space Symbology) that will bring 14-digit scanning capability to small items. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Data Structure/Data Storage Examples Encoded GTIN Database Storage GTIN Structure UCC-12 614141005277 00 614141005277 Symbol EAN/UCC-13 3439494949392 0 3439494949392 UCC-12 012345000058 00 012345000058 Symbology EAN/UPC (UPC-A) EAN/UPC (EAN-13) EAN/UPC (UPC-E)
  20. 20. Data Structure/Data Storage Examples Symbol EAN/UCC-14 30012345678906 30012345678906 EAN/UCC-14 10614141000415 10614141000415 UCC/EAN-128 ITF-14 EAN/UCC-8 20123451 000000 20123451 EAN/UPC (EAN-8) Encoded GTIN Database Storage GTIN Structure Symbology
  21. 21. Data Storage & Applications Requirements <ul><li>Systems and applications need to expand to accommodate 14-digits. </li></ul><ul><li>Data structures that require less than 14-digits should be right justified and left zero filled. </li></ul><ul><li>When communicating GTINs electronically, the full 14-digit structure should be transmitted and stored right justified and left zero filled. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Next Steps: Reminders & Cautions <ul><li>Don’t delay ….. Begin to plan for system changes now! </li></ul><ul><li>Use a checklist to assist with your planning and conversion efforts, available in 2005 Sunrise brochure: www.uc-council.org/2005sunrise/ </li></ul><ul><li>Before transmitting GTINs, it is recommended that you notify your trading partner to verify their ability to accept and store a 14-digit GTIN </li></ul>
  23. 23. NOTE: UCC Company Prefixes <ul><li>UCC-12, 12 Total Digits (old term: UPC-12) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>6 - UCC Company Prefix </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5 - Item Reference (Item Number) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 - Check digit </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- or - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>8 - UCC Company Prefix </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 - Item Reference </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 - Check digit </li></ul></ul></ul>Began March 2000
  24. 24. Thank You! <ul><li>Contact Information </li></ul><ul><li>Alan Garton </li></ul><ul><li>609.620.4546 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Service: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>937.435.3870 </li></ul><ul><li>www.uc-council.org </li></ul><ul><li>UCC’s U Connect Conference </li></ul><ul><li>May 22-24, 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Salt Lake City </li></ul><ul><li>Note: The next presentation starts in the next slide </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>ACE Hardware </li></ul><ul><li>GTIN Compliance </li></ul>Jay Heubner Director - IT Application Development
  26. 26. <ul><li>ACE Hardware Corp. is a dealer-owned, 75 year old cooperative based in Chicago </li></ul><ul><li>Dealer network of over 5,100 independent hardware, home center, lumber and building materials retailers. </li></ul><ul><li>Presence in over 65 countries </li></ul><ul><li>2000 wholesale revenue of 3 billion USD and retail sales over 13 billion. </li></ul>Ace Hardware - The Company
  27. 27. <ul><ul><li>The unified EAN.UCC system requires retailing systems to accept 14-digit GTIN data structures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ace merchandising applications supported UCC-12 (UPC-12). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The business had started importing European items with EAN-13. Applications needed to be enhanced to accept 13-digit EAN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ace faced internal budget and time constraints, and reluctance by internal staff to take up another mass change project after Y2K </li></ul></ul>GTIN Compliance- The Business Issue
  28. 28. <ul><ul><li>Enable all applications to accept up to 14 digit GTIN data structures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Execute the project cleanly in short time and low cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the project as a “proof of concept” for testing the onsite/off-shore business model </li></ul></ul>Project Objectives
  29. 29. <ul><ul><li>Outsource the systems enhancement and database migration to Cognizant, who have proven skills with similar projects </li></ul></ul>The Solution
  30. 30. <ul><ul><li>Assess the impact of the proposed enhancement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify the impacted programs, and recommend a conversion strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommend a phased strategy for migration of databases </li></ul></ul>The Mandate for Cognizant
  31. 31. <ul><ul><li>IBM Mainframe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Languages: Cobol, PL/1, Easytrieve, Netron, Telon </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Database: IMS DB and DB2 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AS/400 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Languages: Cobol/400 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Database: DB2/400 </li></ul></ul></ul>The Systems Environment
  32. 32. Impact Analysis <ul><li>Cognizant team ran a set of analytical tools to capture impact on Ace Mainframe and AS/400 systems. </li></ul><ul><li>525 programs, 6 IMS segments and 29 DB2 tables identified as impacted. </li></ul><ul><li>Entire assessment carried out in 4 weeks by Cognizant </li></ul>
  33. 33. Project Initiation <ul><li>Cognizant agreed on turnkey execution of the project in 5 phases </li></ul><ul><li>Cognizant assembled a full-time project team in India and stationed a full-time onsite project co-ordinator at Ace Hardware, Chicago </li></ul><ul><li>A dedicated data link was established between Ace Hardware and Cognizant’s development center in India </li></ul>
  34. 34. Project Execution <ul><li>Cognizant and Ace assign dedicated project leaders from both sides </li></ul><ul><li>Communication and project review plan put in place; project milestones set </li></ul><ul><li>Project completed in 6 months using a virtual onsite/off-shore team at Cognizant’s development center in India </li></ul>
  35. 35. Successes <ul><li>Project executed on schedule, in manageable phases, and within budget </li></ul><ul><li>Disperse applications were enhanced to access the expanded 14 digit GTIN from a single, centralized data structure </li></ul><ul><li>Ace achieved over a 40% cost saving based on initial estimate for internal effort </li></ul>
  36. 36. Learnings <ul><li>Impact on production environment underestimated. Project schedule had to be adjusted to production priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Ace team had to overcome cultural differences arising from offshore outsourcing model for first time. </li></ul><ul><li>Outsourcing a project end-to-end minimizes internal effort, but does not eliminate it. Acceptance testing is still our job! </li></ul><ul><li>The model works!!! … but only if the key internal influencers are fully committed to making it work! </li></ul>
  37. 37. Thank You!!!

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