The enterprise information management techniques of data governance, data quality management and master data management for product information should all play key roles in tackling the data challenges of unique device identification compliance. But what is the best way to employ these approaches to get started?

When initiating an EIM program focused on UDI compliance, a good place to begin is with an understanding of your company’s organizational and infrastructure readiness. Leveraging a data governance program or team for this readiness assessment will ensure that business priorities and goals are balanced with the technical requirements of UDI compliance. If you haven’t established a formal data governance organization yet, it is important to pull together a cross-functional working group to drive this effort — this will lay the foundation for a more formal data governance team. It is also essential to enlist a steering committee or group of senior business leaders to provide guidance, feedback, authority and funding to this working group as they develop the roadmap for achieving UDI compliance.

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