Managing Director, Independent Building Supplies
Jason Bardell admits to frustration over the pace of GS1net roll-out in the building supplies and hardware sector. As a new Board member, he is determined to see more progress on data synchronisation by suppliers, merchants and retailers. It's a "no brainer", he says, given the benefits to everyone in having always-current and accurate product master data on hand for every business purpose.
Jason's certainly a voice of building sector experience after his 28 years in the sector - 22 of those years building up his own business, IBS (Independent Building Supplies).
For Jason, innovation is another "must have" for IBS, the New Zealand building sector's only specialist supplier of panel board. As major owner and managing director, Jason works continuousy with international manufacturers of different types of board on the development of new, more resilient and sustainable porducts for supply into this country. IBS sources from over 30 producers worldwide, and wholesales to al major building supplies merchants and retailers here. It has brought two innovative new products into the market already in 2015.
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