GHXcellence Awards

GHXcellence Awards recognize supply chain leaders that are driving savings and efficiency for their organizations, their trading partners and the healthcare industry through automation and best practices.

Excellence in UDI & Standards - Supplier

This award is presented to the supplier that has best led efforts to incorporate global data standards and unique device identifiers not only internally, but also in a manner that helps providers do so as well. 


  • Use of UDI compliance consulting services and/or Health ConneXion™

Criteria considered

Note: Nominees are not required to meet all these criteria, nor are they limited to these. This criteria defines the range of accomplishment considered for this award. 

  • Efforts to use GTINs and/or GLNs in return documents (855, 856 and 810)
  • Compliance with the UDI rule that demonstrates consideration for how providers (customers) will use UDIs and data provided to the Global UDI Database (GUDID)
  • Publication of data to the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN)
  • Collaboration/communication with providers on how to maximize the value of the UDI rule

Nominations should include supporting documentation whenever possible. 

2018 Winner: Siemens Healthineers

  • Siemens was among one of the first to take a holistic approach
    to standards adoption by examining how global data standards enablement could improve its internal business processes, as well as its interactions with global trading partners and customers.
  • Siemens was an early adopter of GS1 standards dating back to 2011, and its Diagnostics division was one of the first medical device companies to publish data via the GS1 Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN). Siemens now integrates its P41 SAP system with the GHX platform to submit product data to the FDA’s Global Unique Device Identification Database (GUDID), and is eager to extend this integration to the upcoming EUDAMED database.
  • The company has also played an active role in educating others through participation in GHX standards users groups and sponsorship of unique device identification (UDI) related educational conferences.
2017 - Smith & Nephew
2017 Winner -
Smith & Nephew
2016 - Excellence in UDI & Standards - Supplier
2016 Winner -
DeRoyal Industries