people need information that will facilitate 100% accurate
item selection. They rely on item and catalog information
provided to customers during the selection and buying
process. They may find new applications of the QR code and
the use of U.P.C. and the expanded world with product
identification methods using the Global Trade Item Number (GTIN).
They need to know the standards that deal with transactions
(like the EAN/U.P.C. GTIN and MAC) as well as content (like
The Amazon Effect
A number of BSA members have recognized Amazon as strong
competitor. How big is it really? Will they have stores?
What is the mystery? This 13 minute video provides a great
overview of the company and what make it “tick.” Jim
Tompkins International provides a high energy yet easy
to understand presentation. Related to The New Demand Driven
Supply Chain (Overview)
The New Demand
Driven Supply Chain (Overview)
This is related to the
The Amazon Effect. Your competitors are doing it! Why
not You? Whether you are in Sales and Marketing where you
creating demand, Purchasing or Manufacturing where you are
meeting demand, or in Order Entry or Distribution/Logistics
where you are delivering on demand. You should know about
the NEW Demand...Much more integrated, real time driven and
multi channel than you might believe.
Through our trade association, we identify issues and
collectively benchmark them to find the ones with the
greatest impact in trading partner relationships. Then we
agree to a way to handle the activity or process so that our
members can see improvements to their bottom line.
Standard Item Record
This overview document provides a link into the BSA
transaction related standards. The product identification
number that is found in the bar code is used to access
different data files in a variety of computer systems.
Information can be accessed by the Main Menu at the left,
Categorized Articles or the Quick Reference Matrix Below.