Sunbury, United Kingdom — March 17, 2008 — GXS™, a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce solutions, today announced that Steve Keifer, GXS’ vice president of industry and product marketing, has been named to the eighth annual listing of Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s Provider Pros to Know. As the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, Supply & Demand Chain Executive annually publishes a listing of Practitioner and Provider Pros to Know. The Supply & Demand Chain Executive Provider Pros to Know is a listing of individuals from a software firm or service provider, consultancy, or analyst or research firm who have a vision for the 21st century supply chain and who have personally helped clients apply technology or processes to modernise their supply chains.
In his role as vice president of product marketing, Keifer is responsible for marketing and positioning GXS’ entire product line ranging from electronic data interchange (EDI) services to strategic, software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based supply chain visibility solutions. In addition, Keifer leads the strategy and marketing for GXS’ vertical industry programs, including those for retail, consumer products, financial services, automotive, high-tech and manufacturing. Keifer discusses many of his strategies and ideas in his blog called EDInomics, in which he addresses common B2B integration challenges in various vertical markets and spurs discussion on viable solutions.
“This year’s Provider Pros to Know have shown themselves to be thought-leaders in their respective supply chain segments,” said Andrew K. Reese, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “Their efforts in developing the tools and processes necessary for supply chain transformation, and in promoting new approaches to supply chain enablement, are helping raise Supply Chain’s status within the enterprise and have earned them a place on this year’s Provider Pros listing.”
Winners were chosen by a selection committee comprised of Supply & Demand Chain Executive Editorial and Advisory Board members who culled through scores of nominations to find the applicants that best fit the criteria. The full listing of the 2008 Pros to Know is available in the February/March 2008 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive and on the magazine’s Web site at www.SDCExec.com.
“B2B e-commerce is a key foundational element to any successful value chain. All of today’s advanced supply chain strategies including vendor managed inventory, collabourative demand planning and supply chain finance depend upon tightly integrated electronic communications with trading partners,” said Keifer. “We have recently entered an era inwhich B2B e-commerce has become not just an instrument for cost takeout, but a growth enabler that can accelerate time to market, differentiate product offerings and enhance customer satisfaction. Being recognised by Supply & Demand Chain Executive as a Pro to Know is a reflection of GXS’ ability to help customers achieve these goals.”
About Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilising hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. On the Web at www.SDCExec.com.
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.
For further information please contact:
Denise Oakley, Director, Marketing Programmes International GXS
Tel – +44 (0) 1932 776408 / +44 (0) 7768 537 481 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org