Network Services Receives the 1WorldSync 2013 PaceSetter Award

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Industry leader recognized for rapid enablement of GS1 Data Standards with their supplier and member community.

1WorldSync, the industry leader in global product data management and data pool solutions, today announced that Network Services Company has been awarded the 2013 1WorldSync PaceSetter Award. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in the use and expansion of GS1 industry standards through the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN).

Paul D. Roche, CIO, Network Services Company said, “The expertise of the 1WorldSync organization paved the way for smooth GDSN on-boarding for our members and suppliers subsequently increasing the number of supplier connections. Continuing to grow our connections with suppliers is critical to keeping pace with the explosion of product data and the demand for more and better data by NETWORK’s customers. 1WorldSync offers a reliable data pool service and a professional staff that is responsive and dedicated to engaging our independent distributor members and suppliers.”

“NETWORK® is committed to continuing its leadership in implementing GS1 data standards by partnering with 1WorldSync and our suppliers. Our goal is to streamline and improve accurate product data sharing between NETWORK and our 70+ independent members and thousands of manufacturers to better service our Corporate Account customers. Leveraging the GDSN and GS1 standards provides NETWORK with the framework upon which to build standard based information sharing processes. This allows us to optimize new item set up and improve invoice accuracy. It also reduces administrative costs associated with item maintenance and increases buyer satisfaction with our eCommerce website. Participation in data synchronization also positions us to meet the data sync compliance mandates set by the Healthcare and Foodservice industries.”

Dan Wilkinson, Managing Director, 1WorldSync Americas commented: “Network Services and their members have shown a strong commitment to the implementation of GS1 US Standards and have achieved a very rapid adoption of global data synchronization. Their coordinated efforts enabled them to begin data synchronization with more than 100 suppliers representing thousands of products in a very short period of time. Their success demonstrates the ease of implementing GS1 standards and the readiness among industry suppliers to streamline operations and provide trusted data across their supply chain for their customers.”

About 1WorldSync:

With more than 15,000 customers across 54 countries, 1WorldSync is the industry leader in global product data management and data pool solutions certified for the GS1 Global Data Synchronization Network(TM) (GDSN(R)). 1WorldSync solutions and services allow companies to share trusted product information with one another and with consumers, driving business and convenience for everyone, all around the world. 1WorldSync is a joint venture of GS1 Germany and GS1 US, which are member organizations of GS1, the organization that develops global standards for identifying, capturing and sharing product information. For more information, visit http://www.1worldsync.com.

About Network Services Company:

NETWORK® is the flexible, integrated distribution solution that improves supply chain efficiency and drives business success. For corporate accounts in commercial real estate, healthcare, foodservice, industrial, printing and the public sector, NETWORK offers deep experience, vast infrastructure, customizable programs and best-in-class products in our core categories of printing papers, janitorial supplies and equipment, foodservice disposables, and packaging supplies and equipment. Our system blends single-source convenience with true local market presence on an international scale. Centralized account management provides greater control, while our network of distributors delivers the flexibility, accountability and category expertise you need to stay ahead of the competition. You'll call this a better way to do business. We call it Distribution by Design®. For more information, visit http://www.networkdistribution.com or call 800.683.0334.

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