eConnect, the shipment sharing and monitoring platform extends its functionalities by introducing the bi-directional exchange of information through the GS1 standard.
The goal of GS1 is to provide global standards for the identification, registration and sharing of information, to build a more efficient logistical chain. By developing global standards within certain sectors, the implementation of processes and standards are facilitated. More info can be found on the GS1 website.
Digitalisation is a social, economic and technical trend affecting all business sectors. Data is not only a result of processes and statuses that are collected and administered, nor does it only serve the purpose of planning resources, products or processes. It is much more that data itself has become a product and forms the basis for analyses as a business asset and strategic resource for initiating innovative added value processes. Industrial Data Space gives companies a strategic tool with which they can actively shape the way data is handled and form the basis for modern business models. Indeed, there are already solutions or even standards for specific use cases at some individual levels. However, this still has not answered questions concerning governance architecture. Industrial Data Space now provides the first architecture designed together with users that combines everything and simultaneously sets up an internationally accepted standard.
The combination of GS1 and the Industrial Data Space – integrated in eConnect – leads to a platform which is standardised and accepted within a lot of industries, enabling you to bring your data exchange to a higher level. This integration in combination with eConnect is now rolled out, in one of the biggest steel industry companies in Germany.