UCCnet is a standards organization that provides an Internet-based supply chain management (SCM) data registry service for e-commerce companies and companies that have an e-commerce component. A non-profit subsidiary of the Uniform Code Council (developers of the UPC code), UCCnet provides a global repository where enterprises can register item data and share standardized, synchronized supply chain information.
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The lack of data synchronization has long been one of the major stumbling blocks hampering the adoption of e-commerce. According to UCCnet, as much as $50 billion dollars is wasted each year by companies dealing with inaccurate or outdated item information. The organization promotes industry-wide adoption of standards for data. A growing number of major companies, including Wal-Mart, Shaws, and Home Depot, are requiring their suppliers comply with UCCnet standards.
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