GXS to Address Long Distance Trading Partner Management with Senior Automotive Executives at Odette 2006

Sunbury, United Kingdom —  November 28, 2006 — Representatives of GXS™, a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce solutions, will address more than 500 automotive industry executives at the Odette conference to be held from 28th – 29th November at the International Congress Centre (ICM) in Munich. Mark Morley, director of automotive and industrial marketing for GXS, will detail the complexities of managing global automotive supply chains, with a focus on enabling B2B integration with Chinese automotive suppliers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in Asia. Mark will outline and highlight the development of GXS’ automotive trading hub in China, China e-Auto Hub, which enables western OEM’s and suppliers to work seamlessly with trading partners in Greater China.

Details of the session are as follows:

Who Mark Morley, director of Automotive and Industrial Marketing
What Managing Long Distance Supply Chains
When Tuesday 28th November, 11.15 – 13:15

Specifically, the presentation will:

Address the challenges facing customers working with long distance supply chains
Review trends in new and emerging markets, such as Eastern Europe and China, and discuss the challenges with connecting to and managing trading partners in these regions
Outline the capabilities and benefits of China e-AutoHub, GXS’ new automotive trading hub in China and the first B2B e-commerce platform for the Chinese automotive industry endorsed by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China
Discuss the three key enablers / IT strategies to enable long distance trading, outsourcing and implementing of collabourative trading platforms and increasing visibility of the global supply chain.
In March 2006, GXS and China Enterprise Online Data Exchange Services Ltd (CEDEX – formerly China EnterCom) launched China e-Auto Hub, a B2B e-commerce solution for more than 8,000 companies in China’s rapidly expanding automotive sector. China e-Auto Hub will enable original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), parts and raw materials suppliers, automotive dealers, aftermarket retailers and third party logistics providers in China’s automotive community to quickly and easily exchange information related to design specifications, production planning and materials management in electronic format. Mr Mingguang Cheng, CEO of CEDEX will be at the GXS booth during Odette to meet conference attendees and discuss China e-Auto Hub.

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 have partnered with GXS to 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 over 75 per cent of the Fortune 500 and 90 per cent of Global 2000 automotive companies as clients. 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 Ford, Daimler Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan, Renault, PSA, Honda, Mitsubishi, and Penske.

Now in its 11th year, 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.

About GXS

GXS is a leading global provider of B2B e-commerce solutions that simplify and enhance business process integration, synchronisation and collabouration among trading partners. Organisations worldwide, including 75 percent of the Fortune 500, leverage the GXS Trading Grid® to extend supply networks, optimise product launches, automate warehouse receiving, manage electronic payments and gain supply chain visibility. With an unmatched global presence, proven trading partner management and B2B outsourcing services, GXS’ on-demand solutions maximise the benefits of integration for businesses.

Based in Gaithersburg, Md., GXS’ extensive global network serves customers throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific regions. GXS can be found on the Web at www.gxs.co.uk

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For further information please contact:
Alistair Kent, Harvard Public Relations Ltd.
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8759 0005 / Email: gxs@harvard.co.uk

Denise Oakley, Director, Marketing Programmes International GXS
Tel – +44 (0) 1932 776408 / +44 (0) 7768 537 481 Email: denise.oakley@gxs.com