Sunbury, United Kingdom — November 17, 2005 — GXS™, a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce solutions, will be addressing more than 500 automotive industry executives at Odette, from 17 – 18 November at the CNIT Paris La Defence. Steve Keifer, vice president of industry and product marketing, will discuss how OEMs and suppliers already are leveraging e-commerce technology in China. China is the fastest growing market for new products in the automotive space and its low cost labour offers a compelling sourcing alternative. Keifer will highlight that in order to successfully enter the Chinese market, organisations will need to develop a strategy to communicate electronically with local customers and suppliers.
Details are as follows:
|Who||Steve Keifer, vice president of industry and product marketing, GXS|
|What||“B2B e-Commerce in China – what is your strategy?”|
|When||Thursday 17 November, 11.15 – 13.15|
Specifically, the presentation will: explore the challenges in the supply chain for China’s domestic and export automotive market; evaluate the readiness of Chinese technology infrastructure for e-commerce by evaluating the adoption of Internet, ERP and Accounting software; present findings based upon GXS’ real world experience with automotive OEMs and Tier 1-N suppliers in China and the results of third party studies; and provide a methodology for developing a B2B e-commerce strategy to interact with customers, suppliers, logistics providers and financial institutions in the local and global supply chain.
With more than 35 years of automotive industry experience, GXS delivers standards-based supply chain solutions and services that enable a company—regardless of its size, location or technical sophistication—to become “demand driven.” Leading global OEMs, suppliers and standards organisations partner with GXS and deploy its Trading Grid solutions and services to improve materials management, logistics and financial performance of their global supply chains. GXS hosts one of the largest B2B networks in the world, supporting an unmatched automotive customer base that includes the top 25 global automotive OEMs, more than 70 percent of the Tier 1 suppliers and more than 6,000 Tier 2-n suppliers. An active member in automotive industry standards organisations including the Automotive Industry Action Group, Odette, Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association and the Open Applications Group, GXS offers localised sales, consulting and technical support throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Automotive companies that rely on GXS to power their demand-driven supply chains include Daimler Chrysler, Honda, Mitsubishi, and Penske.
Odette is organised by Odette International which sets the standards for e-business communication, engineering data exchange and logistics management and links more than 4000 business in the European motor industry and their global trading partners.
GXS is a leading global provider of B2B e-commerce solutions that simplify and enhance business process integration and collabouration. Organisations worldwide, including more than 75 percent of the Fortune 500, leverage GXS Trading Grid® to achieve balance between supply and demand. Active in the global standards arena, GXS solutions enable customers both large and small, to connect with global partners, synchronise product information, optimise inventory levels and demand forecasts, and accelerate the execution of supply chains.
Headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., GXS provides sales and support to businesses and their partners worldwide. For more information about GXS visit www.gxs.co.uk.