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Daylight is first to receive new GS1 accreditation

Thursday May 20 2010

Supply chain services provider demonstrates GS1 standards expertise

Supply chain services provider demonstrates GS1 standards expertise


Daylight Supply Chain Services is the first company to be accredited under the new solution provider accreditation scheme from supply chain standards body GS1 UK.


GS1 UK is part of global organisation, GS1, which has at least five billion barcodes being scanned internationally each and every day, and is dedicated to the design and implementation of global standards and solutions to improve the efficiency and visibility of supply and demand chains.


Daylight, a company that specialises in supply chain optimisation, was selected by GS1 UK to help develop its accreditation programme and, as a result, client-facing staff at Daylight have been the first to pass the exam and qualify the company as the first accredited in the UK.


Competitive supply chain differentiator


“GS1 UK’s solution provider accreditation scheme offers a competitive advantage and an opportunity to differentiate between vendors and suppliers," said Steve Watson, solution provider programme manager for GS1 UK.


"Becoming accredited by GS1 UK demonstrates a company’s experience of deploying GS1 standardised solutions with their customers, and acknowledges their capability and knowledge. It is not a guarantee from GS1 UK, but a validation of their knowledge, expertise and experience in adopting GS1 standards."


Daylight managing director, Tony Hardy (pictured), said the company was keen to help GS1 UK pioneer the scheme. He commented: “Having helped GS1 to create this accreditation programme we are pleased to become the first accredited company, and can now take advantage of the business benefits associated with the validation of our expertise and experience in adopting GS1.”


The scheme is now available to each of GS1 UK's 150 solution provider members. There is no annual charge but there is a flat fee of £1,000 to train the proportional number of staff required to qualify. This also covers the cost of the examination.