Initial meeting for OP data standards taskforce


18 January 2006 – Chicago (IL): The National Office Products Alliance (NOPA) and Office Products Wholesalers Association (OPWA) and other industry groups met in Chicago on 10 January to discuss voluntary industry standards.

The historic meeting began the initial phase of "harmonisation of manufacturer prefixes, units of measure and SKU standardisation" due to be completed by the end of Q1 2006.


The NOPA/OPWA Office Products Industry Data Standards Taskforce was organised in late 2005 to develop voluntary standards that can be used for the next round of catalogue implementations by wholesalers, buying groups and independent dealers.
For additional information about the OPWA Standards Program access