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posted on October 27th, 2023, by Lewis Davis in Technology Links

GS1 is a global standards organization that helps define, among other things, barcode standards. This is a great video discussing the power of QR codes and how GS1 has standardized some of the information being encoded.

Phil Archer of GS1 explains what is a QR Code, how it’s structured and what’s particularly a QR Code powered by GS1. How QR Codes powered by GS1 – with GS1 standards inside – benefit business and consumers by providing next level consumer engagement and next level operational efficiencies.

Be sure to check out the best practice guide published by GS1.


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posted on October 11th, 2022, by Lewis Davis in Flooring Links

fcB2B held its annual meeting last month in Nashville, where it unveiled the release of its first non-EDI standard product catalog. Designed to enable suppliers who do not have an EDI infrastructure, this new tool will modernize their business and provide a standard format for product and price catalogs without having to implement the traditional fcB2B standard.

While the traditional B2B exchange remains superior, this new standard provides a Comma Separated Values (CSV) format that matches the attributes used in the fcB2B 832 product catalog and can serve as a temporary platform as distributors and manufacturers continue to work on their long-term objectives with fcB2B.

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posted on July 20th, 2022, by Lewis Davis in Flooring Links

Don Roberts, CEO, Central, Alabama Flooring, and chairman, Floor Covering Education Foundation (FCEF) discusses dealing with price increases, Floor Covering Business to Business (FCB2B) and the Floor Covering Education Foundation.

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posted on March 21st, 2022, by Lewis Davis in Flooring Links

The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) recently conducted a member survey to discuss the challenges retailers are facing. It was no surprise that the lack of technology in the industry was an issue that came up frequently. The fact is, however, there are technology-based programs available to help flooring retailers.

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posted on March 8th, 2022, by Lewis Davis in Groups / Association Links

The Floor Covering Industry Foundation gets families back on their feet when battling catastrophic injuries, severe disabilities, or other life-altering medical crises.

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posted on March 8th, 2022, by Lewis Davis in Groups / Association Links

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posted on January 6th, 2022, by Gordon Werner in Technology Links

Established more than 40 years ago, X12 is a non-profit, ANSI-accredited, cross-industry standards development organization whose work is used by an overwhelming percentage of business-to-business transactions upholding America’s electronic information exchange.

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posted on January 2nd, 2022, by Gordon Werner in Groups / Association Links

The WFCA is the floor covering industry’s largest advocacy organization representing specialty floor covering retailers, manufacturers and distributors around the globe. We provide our members and industry partners leadership and resources that will raise the level of professionalism, increase industry profitability, and enhance consumer satisfaction.