Committees and working groups

Committees work in support of our Board of Directors. Their agenda is determined by research questions from GS1 Global or GS1 in Europe, specific assignments from the Board and questions from the market. They try to provide an answer by looking for solutions within the standards and, where necessary, providing input for their expansion.

The members of the committees are representatives of our members (manufacturers and distributors) with extensive experience and expertise in the area. Solutions approved by committees are communicated to the Board of Directors through the General Manager. If a committee cannot reach consensus, the Board of Directors will decide on the further course of action. 

The Board, the CEO or the committees themselves may also set up temporary working groups to address specific issues within a discipline. They report to the relevant committee, which in turn - through the General Manager - communicates the solutions to the Board of Directors. Working groups are composed of experts from the member companies, depending on the  subject at hand.

 

 

 

FMCG & Foodservice

Do you have questions about a committee for this sector? Contact us at fmcg-foodservice@gs1belu.org.

Belgilux Data Committee

The Data Committee has 2 roles:

  • review and give advice to the Benelux maintenance group on every change request on the datamodel (standardised product sheet) and the associated validation rules
  • follow up all projects related to the exchange of product information

Contact person: Victor Vroklage

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Benelux Maintenance Group

The Benelux maintence group maintains the datamodel (standardised product sheet) and the associated validation rules.

Based on the advice of the Belgilux Data Committee and the maintenance group in the Netherlands, it decides on every change request. 

Contact person: Victor Vroklage

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Benelux e-commerce working group general attributes

The Benelux general e-commerce working group prepares the thematic extension of the datamodel (standardised product sheet) with e-commerce attributes that are relevant for all product categories.

The outcome of this work is proposed to the Benelux maintenance group.

Contact person: Victor Vroklage

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Benelux e-commerce working group specific attributes beer & wine products

The Benelux beer & wine e-commerce working group prepares the thematic extension of the datamodel (standardised product sheet) with e-commerce attributes that are specific for the beer & wine product categories.

The outcome of this work is proposed to the Benelux maintenance group. 

Contact person: Victor Vroklage

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Benelux e-commerce working group specific attributes personal care products

The Benelux personal care working group prepares the thematic extension of the data model (standardised product sheet) with e-commerce attributes that are specific for the personal care product categories.

The outcome of this work is proposed to the Benelux maintenance group

Contact person: Victor Vroklage

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Belgilux data quality working group

The Belgilux data quality working group is in charge of the preparation of the content of the data quality program. It defines the audit rules, sample regime,  exemptions, time & reliability KPI-targets and measures non-compliance​. 
The working group reports to the Data Committee, which in charge of the follow up all projects related to the exchange of product information in Belgium and Luxembourg.

Contact person: Victor Vroklage

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Belgilux EDI Committee

The EDI Committee follows up all projects related to the exchange of electronic business documents via EDI.
 

Contact person: Kris Noyez

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Belgilux working group Harmonized Order-to-Cash

The working group "Harmonized Order-to-Cash" maintains the sectoral order-to-cash process which is composed of the business documents electronic order, despatch advice datamodel and invoice/credit note.

It decides on every change request and reports to the EDI Committee.

Contact person: Kris Noyez

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Belgilux working group Continuous Replenishment Planning

The working group Continuous Replenishment Planning develops the sectoral standard for Co-Managed Inventory (CMI) and Vendor Replenished Inventory (VRI) process which is composed of the business documents electronic sales report and inventory report.

It reports to the EDI Committee.

Contact person: Kris Noyez

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FMCG & Foodservice Belgilux working group Coupon Data Pool

The working group Coupon Data Pool - suppliers follow up all projects related to the exchange of coupon information via the Coupon Data Pool.

Contact person: Kris Noyez

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Working Group Variable measure items at POS

The objective of the working group is twofold:

  • to standardize the identification of variable measure items scanned at POS (move from national number to GTIN)
  • to guide the Belgilux retail to transition to GS1 DataMatrix barcode at POS (move from 1D to 2D barcodes)

Contact person: Karen Arkesteyn

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Retail

Do you have questions about one of these committees? Contact us at fmcg-foodservice@gs1belu.org or diy@gs1belu.org according to your sector.

Intersectoral retail Benelux product images working group

The intersectoral retail Benelux product images working group is in charge of defining the specifications of products images that are exchanged via the product information solutions of GS1 Belgilux and GS1 NL.
The working group reports to:

  • FMCG - Foodservice Belgilux : Data Committee
  • FMCG - Foodservice NL:  Food & Drugstore Steering Committee
  • DIY - Garden - Pet Benelux: Steering Committee

Contact person: Ro Van Hamme

Benelux DIY/FMCG working group tax information

The role of this working group is to harmonise the tax attributes for BEBAT RECUPEL WECYCLE STIBAT and WEEE in the Benelux for the FMCG/L&D/DIY, Garden and Pet datamodel

Contact persons

GS1 Belgilux: Ro Van Hamme

GS1 NL: Robin Veldman

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DIY, Garden & Pet

Do you have questions about a committee for this sector? Contact us at diy@gs1belu.org.

Benelux Maintenance Group

The Maintenance Group manages, maintains and develops GS1 standards on the basis of market developments and market demand. The starting point is to resolve business issues and to optimize exchange. The ultimate result is to safeguard the GS1 standards (implementation convention).

Additionally and when needed, there is a possibility to create temporary working groups. For example working groups to optimize a specific part of the datamodel, whether this is a class/segment of bricks, or working groups about one or more specific attributes to be optimized for multiple bricks.

Contact persons:

GS1 Belgilux: Zhang Li Pollet

GS1 NL: Robin Veldman

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Benelux Steering Committee

The objective of the Steering Committee is to steer towards the realization of the GS1 Business Council committed projects within the term set out in the business case. It also aims to develop and prepare project plans instructed by the Business Council or, in the case of enough support within the Steering Committee, developed in-house within the limits of the GS1 policy plan and without delaying factors.

Contact persons:

GS1 Belgilux: Sarah Lard

GS1 NL: Marco Van der Lee

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Benelux Business Council

The objective of the Business Council is to determine the vision and policy of the sector. On that basis, it prioritizes business issues and it commissions and commits to the projects set up by the Steering Committee.

Contact persons:

GS1 Belgilux: Sarah Lard

GS1 NL: Jerry Tracey

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Healthcare

Do you have questions about a committee for this sector? Contact us at healthcare@gs1belu.org.

Healthcare Committee

The objective of the Healthcare committee is to determine the vision, policy and priority of the sector, and this based on the Global Health Care 5 year strategy (2018-2022).
 

Contact person: Patrick Ponsaerts

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Working group Aggregation of Serialized Medicinal Products

The objective of the Working group Aggregation of Serialized Medicinal Products is to make a guidance with recommendation for the different stakeholders in the sector based on GS1 standards in Belgium and Luxembourg.

Contact person: Patrick Ponsaerts

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Working group ECHO

The objective of the Working group ECHO is to make the implementation of GS1 GDSN easier for all Healthcare stakeholders by using a common agreed data model and supporting the pilot.

Contact person: Patrick Ponsaerts

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Working group Electronic Data Interchange in Healthcare

The aim of this working group is to facilitate the implementation of, and give recommendations on, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) for the healthcare sector. 

Contact person: Patrick Ponsaerts

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Standardisation & Innovation

Do you have questions about a committee for this sector? Contact us at support@gs1belu.org.

Working group GS1 Digital Link

This working group aims to inform GS1 Belgilux members about the GS1 Digital Link standard, to guide discussions on Belgilux implementations and to coordinate pilots.

Contact person: Karen Arkesteyn

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