Trading Partner Roundtables

Trading Partner Roundtables are designed to facilitate collaborative trading partner to trading partner discussions on the use of standards-based best practices throughout the supply chain.

2022 Trading Partner Roundtable Hosts

Beaver Street Fisheries

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 9:25 AM – 9:45 AM PT and 9:55 AM – 10:15 AM PT

Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 8:40 AM – 9:00 AM PT

Beaver Street Fisheries would like to meet with our customers and trading partners to discuss our business initiatives related to GDSN, Traceability, Product Information Management, and Marketing to improve business relationships.

Key business topics: GDSN, GS1-128, Traceability, Data Accuracy, Marketing Content

Company participants: Raymond Poinsette, Director of Process Improvement; Michael Esposito, Sr. Business Analyst; Brandon Ballew, Sr. PIM Analyst

Ben E. Keith Foods

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 9:25 AM – 9:45 AM PT

Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 8:40 AM – 9:00 AM PT

We’d like to meet with our trading partners to discuss the data we need today and in the future.

Key business topics: How to do business with Ben E. Keith

Company participants: Steve Reiling, Corporate Director Master Data & Procurement Systems

CKE Restaurants

Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 9:10 AM – 9:30 AM PT

We’d like to meet current Trading Partners to discuss their RFID 2 to 5 year traceability plan and with Suppliers who have already implemented RFID technology.

Key business topics: RFID Implementation & Capabilities, EPCIS, Traceability Implementation Costs

Company participants: Ann Kistler, Senior QA Manager

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Dillard’s

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 9:25 AM – 9:45 AM PT and 9:55 AM – 10:15 AM PT 

Thursday, June 9, 2002 at 8:40 AM – 9:00 AM PT

We are excited to meet with our vendor partners to discuss our current initiatives and find ways to work together to achieve success for both of our companies.

Key business topics: RFID, Image and Attributes, Drop Ship

Company participants: Shannon Lertique, Lead Vendor Support Analyst

Dot Foods

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 9:25 AM – 9:45 AM PT and 9:55 AM – 10:15 AM PT

Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 8:40 AM – 9:00 AM PT and 9:10 AM – 9:30 AM PT

Dot Foods would like to meet with our customers and supplier trading partners to discuss item synchronization including complete marketing & nutritional data and our data accuracy program.

Key business topics: Item Synchronization, Marketing & Nutritional Data, 5 Image Requirements, Data Quality, EDI

Company participants: Julie Heinecke, Master Data Analyst; Jenna Vermillion, Master Data Manager; Matt Wand, Senior Data Accuracy Analyst

Foodbuy – Compass Group

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 9:25 AM – 9:45 AM PT

Foodbuy – Compass Group looks forward to meeting with our key supplier partners to discuss the importance of complete and accurate data synchronization including content needs for our MDM implementation and downstream Compass applications.

Key business topics: Data Synchronization, Attribute Requirements, Scorecarding, MDM

Company participants: Andrew Weingarth, Director, Data Strategy

Gordon Food Service

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 9:55 AM – 10:15 AM PT

Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 9:10 AM – 9:30 AM PT

Gordon Food Service is fully engaged with GDSN and we invite our vendor partners to learn more about how we use their data, our expectations, and why it’s become more important than ever to publish via GDSN. Realizing that accurate and complete product information is vital to a great customer experience, we are actively integrating GDSN-supplied content throughout our systems to our end-user customers.

Key business topics: GDSN-Integrated New Item Sourcing and Setup, Item Synchronization, Accuracy and Completeness, Supplier Scorecards

Company participants: Chad Metz, Senior Master Data Analyst; Sorangle Gakwandi, Administrator, Supplier Portal & GDSN

McDonald’s Corporation

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 9:55 AM – 10:15 AM PT

Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 8:40 AM – 9:00 AM PT

Increase innovation and decrease costs to achieve food traceability FSMA requirements—and we, as brand owners, should consider doing it together to create scale.

Key business topics: RFID tagging consistency at manufacturer (food/foodservice packaging), RFID reading consistency at manufacturer, RFID reading consistency at distribution

Company participants: Sue Fangmann, Director, Supply Chain Services

McLane Company

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 9:55 AM – 10:15 AM PT

Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 9:10 AM – 9:30 AM PT

We would like to meet with our trading partners to discuss all issues or catch up on how we can work together!

Key business topics: Global Data Synchronization, Data Quality, Barcodes, EDI

Company participants: Beckey James, EC Manager McLane Grocery; Tammy Fields, Supply Chain Manager McLane Foodservice

Performance Food Group

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 9:55 AM – 10:15 AM PT

Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 8:40 AM – 9:00 AM PT and 9:10 AM – 9:30 AM PT

Reengage with our trading partners to ensure we are capturing accurate, complete data through our GDSN partnership. Confirm our partners understand our data requests and clarify any questions around our recently updated image standards.

Key business topics: Publication Completeness, Images, Type, Quality, and Quantity

Company participants: Brett Streeter, Senior Manager, Data Stewardship

Sysco

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 9:25 AM – 9:45 AM PT and 9:55 AM – 10:15 AM PT

Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 8:40 AM – 9:00 AM PT and 9:10 AM – 9:30 AM PT

Sysco would like to meet with our trading partners to ensure they understand our product content requirements, expectations and trading partner feedback.

Key business topics: Product Content Requirements, Collaboration, Data Quality, Scorecarding

Company participants: Mark Wilcox, Sr. Director, One Sysco Data; Vijay Jayaraman, Director, Item and Supply Management; David Tollett, Manager, Product Center of Excellence

US Foods

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 9:55 AM – 10:15 AM PT

Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 9:10 AM – 9:30 AM PT

We’re excited to meet with our vendor partners to discuss product content strategy and how to make your product content show up!

Key business topics: GDSN Scorecard, New Fields to Consume, Marketing and Nutritional Information, Images, View My Product

Company participants: Matt Troutan, Vendor Onboarding Manager; Jocelyn Cahall, Manager of Data Strategy

Wegman’s Food Markets

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 9:25 AM – 9:45 AM PT and 9:55 AM – 10:15 AM PT

Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 9:10 AM – 9:30 AM PT

Wegmans is excited to meet with our vendor partners to discuss Data Quality and other current initiatives. We look forward to discussing how we can partner to reduce friction and work better together.

Key business topics: GDSN Item Synchronization, New Item Introduction, Supplier Scorecards, Images, EDI

Company participants: Brian Becker, Master Data Manager; Cady McMaster, Master Data Coordinator

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Interested in hosting a Trading Partner Roundtable in 2022? Please send your request to [email protected] to learn more.