Sunbury, United Kingdom — March 24, 2009 — GXS™, a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce solutions, today announced that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Bob Segert, has been named a 2009 “Pro to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. This year’s winners were specifically recognised for “demonstrating leadership during the current economic downturn by managing risk in the supply chain, providing competitive advantage and/or delivering value to the bottom line.” Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s Pros to Know is a listing of individuals who have a vision for 21st century supply chains and who have personally helped clients apply technology or processes to modernise their supply chains.
In his role as president and CEO, Segert works closely with Fortune 500 companies as well as small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) to solve their most critical global supply chain management challenges. Since the start of his tenure, Segert has placed a razor sharp focus on growing GXS Managed Services, the company’s portfolio of B2B outsourcing solutions. In 2008, under Segert’s leadership, GXS was able to grow its managed services revenue by more than 25 percent and signed 30 new customers at an average contract amount of more than $1 million for the first time in GXS’ history.
“GXS strives to deliver a top notch, comprehensive suite of B2B managed services that help our customers cut costs and ease the stress of managing complex supply chains while also helping them grow their businesses,” said Segert. “Through the tireless efforts of the entire GXS team, we are able to not only continue to innovate and expand the capabilities of our platform, but we also can give our customers a greater appreciation of the benefits of B2B outsourcing solutions. Being named a Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pro to Know is a reflection of our entire team’s ability to help our customers achieve these goals.”
GXS Managed Services is a comprehensive B2B outsourcing portfolio that provides companies with the people, processes and technologies necessary to maintain complex B2B e-commerce programs. With B2B outsourcing from GXS, companies can build and grow B2B networks without making additional investments in hardware, software or human resources. GXS provides customers with world-class B2B program management including trading community management, global supply chain visibility, transaction management, data translation, systems administration and supplier performance reporting. GXS Managed Services customers represent a variety of industries including consumer products, financial services, high tech, manufacturing and retail. More than 200 companies currently use GXS Managed Services around the world, including BB&T, Henkel, Miller Brewing Company, Shinhan Bank, Sun Microsystems and WHSmith.
“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 that enable companies to weather risky economic conditions and place them in a position to surge ahead in better times 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’s 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 2009 Pros to Know is available in the February/March 2009 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive and on the magazine’s Web site at www.SDCExec.com.
GXS is a leading global provider of B2B e-commerce solutions that simplify and enhance business process integration and collabouration among trading partners. Organisations worldwide, including more than 70 percent of the Fortune 500, leverage the on-demand services on GXS Trading Grid® to extend supply chain networks, optimise product launches, automate warehouse receiving, manage electronic payments and gain supply chain visibility. GXS Managed Services, GXS’ B2B outsourcing solution, empowers customers with the expertise, technical infrastructure and program support to conduct B2B e-commerce with trading partners globally.
Based in Gaithersburg, Md., GXS has an extensive global network and has local offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions. GXS can be found on the Web at www.gxs.co.uk, http://blogs.gxs.com and http://twitter.com/gxs.
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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