Standardized Product Definitions for Trading Partners [New Products]

Standardized Product Definitions for Trading Partners [New Products]

GS1 US Attribute Explorer is a new online tool that addresses industry demand for standardized product attribute definitions and help businesses better serve the information needs of their trading partners and customers.

GS1 US Attribute Explorer is a centralized, web-based repository of more than 2,700 product attribute definitions and 3,600 code list values designed to enable the apparel, general merchandise, retail grocery, foodservice and healthcare industries to streamline the exchange of product data by providing one source for GS1 standardized terms.

It provides retailers, marketplaces, suppliers, brand owners and manufacturers with access to standardized definitions for attributes such as brand, ingredients, allergens and other types of product information that have already been defined in the GS1 Global Data Dictionary and through GS1 US industry initiatives. Users can view a list of standardized attributes or search attributes by name or description. They can also ascertain whether an attribute is defined in standards or industry guidelines, identify the attributes for a given product category, and determine which attributes are required by demand-side partners or government regulations. The attributes and code list values contained in the tool include Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) standards and more.

GS1 US Attribute Explorer is publicly available and has been supported by multiple industry stakeholders, including retailers such as Belk. 

To simplify the creation and ongoing management of the underlying data model framework of Attribute Explorer, GS1 US has aligned with 1WorldSync. The two organizations will use the same foundational data model for their respective attribute management offerings, removing duplicative efforts and simplifying the continuous engagement of industry. GS1 US will continue to address standardization, harmonization and rationalization of attributes, in addition to liaising with the Global Standards Management Process (GSMP) with all industry partners.


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