Roger Milliken Career Achievement Award: Dan C. Smith
Dan C. Smith, former chief information officer for Hudson's Bay Company, received the industry-nominated Roger Milliken Career Achievement Award. Smith has been a constant advocate for the use of standards in retail, driving the innovation and early adoption of many advanced retail standards, including EPC-enabled RFID for omni-channel success in retail. Recognizing the importance of RFID technology to provide retailers with unprecedented inventory accuracy, Smith championed awareness initiatives and workgroups, setting an important example among other industry stakeholders. Earlier in his career, he led Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Universal Product Code (U.P.C.) adoption initiatives, partnering with industry peers to create and deliver best practices and learnings to help increase industry's application, adoption and use.
"Dan is a true collaborator, educator and advocate for GS1 Standards. His tenacious drive and ability to lead by example has helped move the retail industry forward to create more growth opportunities, better business processes and improved operational efficiencies," said Carpenter.
With more than 50 years of retail industry experience, Smith retired as the CIO at Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor and the combined Hudson's Bay Company organization in 2015. Now, as president of RetailWise Consulting, Smith continues to advocate for the use of standards in retail information systems strategies, mergers and acquisitions, customer systems, as well as merchandise and store system selections. A former member of the GS1 US Apparel and General Merchandise Initiative Executive Leadership Committee and the GS1 US Item Level RFID Workgroup, Smith helped expedite the creation and use of standards and guidelines that have left a lasting impact on the retail industry and cleared the way for easier standards adoption and usage.
The Roger Milliken Career Achievement Award honors individuals who have demonstrated outstanding innovation and leadership in the application of GS1 Standards and industry best practices to improve supply chain collaboration. Roger Milliken was known for being a catalyst for transformational best business practices across multiple industries. The award program continues in his memory to recognize those who demonstrate the vision and leadership that makes the retail industry operate more effectively.
All awards are supported by the GS1 US Apparel and General Merchandise Initiative, which serves to provide the education, training, tools and community support that apparel and general merchandise retailers and brands need to implement GS1 Standards. These standards serve as a common language of business, enabling companies to enhance inventory visibility and deliver on consumer omni-channel expectations.
For more information about the GS1 US Apparel and General Merchandise Retail Industry Achievement Awards visit www.gs1us.org/AGMAwards2016, and to learn more about the GS1 US Apparel and General Merchandise Initiative, visit www.gs1us.org/ApparelGM.
About the GS1 US Apparel and General Merchandise Initiative
The GS1 US Apparel and General Merchandise Initiative is a retail industry group that is committed to defining business challenges and opportunities, and organizing members to explore solutions and create adoption plans. More than 130 suppliers, distributors, retailers and logistics providers are participating members in Initiative activities, focused on improving inventory accuracy, exchanging standardized product data and achieving traceability with GS1 Standards. More information about the GS1 US Apparel and General Merchandise Initiative is available at www.gs1us.org/ApparelGM.
About GS1 US
GS1 US®, a member of GS1®, is an information standards organization that brings industry communities together to solve supply-chain problems through the adoption and implementation of GS1 Standards. More than 300,000 businesses in 25 industries rely on GS1 US for trading-partner collaboration and for maximizing the cost effectiveness, speed, visibility, security and sustainability of their business processes. They achieve these benefits through solutions based on GS1 global unique numbering and identification systems, barcodes, Electronic Product Code (EPC®)-enabled Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), data synchronization, and electronic information exchange. GS1 US also manages the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code® (UNSPSC®). www.GS1US.org
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