LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ December 5, 2003 – UCCnet, an organization that provides product registry and data synchronization services in accordance with EAN.UCC global standards, announced today that H-E-B, one of the largest, independently owned food-retailing companies in the United States, has joined UCCnet and plans to implement the UCCnet GLOBALregistry service. H-E-B joins nearly 2,000 other supply and demand side trading partners as members of the UCCnet community.
The UCCnet GLOBALregistry service will allow H-E-B to improve the accuracy of its supply chain product and location information by enabling it to update product information in a timelier manner with its North American and international suppliers. UCCnet services enable suppliers and their retail partners to improve scanning accuracy and reduce costly administrative errors in invoice pricing, purchase orders, and product delivery. In addition, companies will be able to increase the speed of getting new products to market and facilitate the exchange of information regarding changes to existing items. Synchronized data in a standard format also provides a solid foundation for realizing the true cost savings of more advanced e-commerce tools such as scan-based trading and Collaborative Planning Forecasting and Replenishment (CPFR®).
UCCnet GLOBALregistry service improves the accuracy of an organization’s supply chain product and location information. Suppliers provide product, location and trading partner information to the UCCnet GLOBALregistry service. UCCnet SYNCengine services then check the data for compliance to EAN•UCC standards and validate the data with demand side partners, ensuring that all trading partners are using identical, updated, EAN•UCC standards-compliant data. UCCnet is a not-for-profit subsidiary of the Uniform Code Council, Inc. Visit www.uccnet.org for more information.
Founded in Kerrville, Texas in 1905, H-E-B proudly employs 56,000 employees and operates 300 stores throughout Texas and internationally in Mexico.
Jeff Oddo, Manager of Corporate Communications
Uniform Code Council
Director of Public Relations
Uniform Code Council