Female workers sort out plastic bottles for recycling in a factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh 26 October 2016. Plastic not only poses an immense pollution problem—it also exacerbates climate change. If plastic production stays on its current trajectory, by 2030, greenhouse gas emissions from plastic could reach 1.34 billion tons per year, equivalent to the emissions produced by 300 new 500MW coal-fired power plants. © Abir Abdullah,Female workers sort out plastic bottles for recycling in a factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh 26 October 2016. Plastic not only poses an immense pollution problemâ??it also exacerbates climate change. If plastic production stays on its current trajectory, by 2030, greenhouse gas emissions from plastic could reach 1.34 billion tons per year, equivalent to the emissions produced by 300 new 500MW coal-fired power plants. © Abir Abdullah

Making the impossible possible: a Digital Product Passport for a circular economy

Many businesses will have to move from a customer-centric business model to a planet-centric model. But what does this mean for your business? Generally speaking, a circular economy cannot be realized without data. So all involved parties in the digital supply chain must get their (product) data organizations organized. In this article: Why do you (and we) need a Product Passport? […]

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SyncForce at first ImpactBuying User Day

SyncForce participates in the first ImpactBuying user day on 13 October 2022! This event is for Dutch and Belgian producers and traders, who are using the ImpactBying platform. Join the event and stay connected! […]

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Join us at the GS1 BelgiLux Forum 2022

Like in previous years, SyncForce sponsors the annual information and networking event, GS1 Belgilux FORUM 2022. This year GS1 BelgiLux FORUM will be about 2D barcodes and the Digital Product Passport. Do you want to know what the future will bring and how SyncForce can support you? Join the event and stay connected! […]

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Foodlog: The Goodness Paradox is what happens when we’re forced to choose between sustainability goals

Reducing food waste is a popular way for manufacturers to become more sustainable. One way to achieve that goal is by using packaging for products, which extends their shelf lives. Unfortunately, making more use of plastic can hardly be called ‘sustainable’. This is just one example of the sustainability conflicts that can arise around a single product – labelled the ‘Goodness Paradox’ by SyncForce CEO Hans de Gier, during the Digital Food webinar earlier this year. […]

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Managing the Goodness Paradox

Supported by apps and social media, today’s increasingly critical consumers rapidly place new and ever-higher demands on products. Therefore, if companies want to harvest the benefits of implementing their CSR policies, they must provide information-based proof of their achievements. […]

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Global Data Model: What you need to know

Operating in the world of GS1 is quite a challenge. Every country has its own rules, where on the other hand consumers also demand more and more information on different subjects. It’s time to simplify. Is your organization ready? Meet the brand new Global Data Model. […]

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Partnership Foodbyte and SyncForce to increase data quality

Edgar Koelewijn, Business Information Manager at Bieze Food Group (BFG), is someone whose response falls into the second category. When he realized that new product introductions were at risk of being delayed due to long waiting times at GS1’s Data Management Services (DMS), he thought up a solution: to set up a highly efficient DMS of his own.  […]

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Visual presentation of the Goodness Paradox

What is the goodness paradox?

Striving for a better world is not only noble but has also become crucial from an economic perspective. However, companies, industries, and consumers sometimes face a paradox in terms of how they can achieve it. In order to make optimal choices, it is essential that all stakeholders have access to the right information. […]

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one pair of hands protecting a small tree and another pair of hands protecting a hart

Information is key in the development of sustainable products

Product innovation is often driven by public opinion – but what if one department of a company decides to eliminate palm oil from its processes, for example, while another department works with a supplier that still uses it? It’s essential for all departments to keep one another informed about their development activities. […]

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GBIN: The globally unique number to identify brands

GBIN is the globally unique number to identify brands. Why? To enable reliable machine-to-machine communication. This new, global standard for brand identification opens a whole new world of opportunities for data to be shared more efficiently and effectively between your internal systems and with your trade partners.  […]

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New SyncForce office outside

SyncForce moves to Strijp-T, the innovation ecosystem of Eindhoven

SyncForce is proud to announce that on 24 April 2020 our office will move from Meerenakkerweg to the TQ Building on Achtseweg Zuid. Our new residence is in the heart of Strijp-T, Eindhoven’s breeding ground for design and innovation, where companies such as Van Berlo, CTOUCH and Additive Industries are located. […]

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The solution for sharing product images via GS1 GDSN

It’s always been a challenge for manufacturers to make sure product images are shared correctly on every external channel. A new level of complexity was recently added: selecting the right file names for images in GS1-GDSN Data Source.  […]

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Strategy to Market value stream describes the 3 stages to help packaged goods manufacturers

Why use value streams to design your system landscape?

Many businesses are facing the same dilemma on a production level that they used to have in sales and finance: should we go best of breed or integrated? Do we use different solutions for every process, or is there one system that covers everything? […]

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The Connected Value Stream Model describes the 3 value streams within packaged goods manufacturering

The Connected Value Stream Model©

Many of our clients increasingly struggle with designing and maintaining their information flow and related system landscape. Digitisation of supply chains, marketing operations and sales (eCommerce) is the main driver behind this increasing complexity. […]

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