Sunbury, United Kingdom — April 15, 2009 — GXS™ , a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce solutions, today announced that its customer, CNH (Case New Holland), a world leader in the agricultural and construction equipment businesses, has been named to Managing Automation’s Progressive Manufacturers 100. CNH was honored by the publication for its global B2B e-commerce deployment via GXS Managed Services which began in 2007. GXS Managed Services is the company’s comprehensive B2B outsourcing portfolio that provides companies with the people, processes and technologies necessary to maintain complex and geographically-dispersed B2B e-commerce programs.
CNH is a majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat S.p.A. and has more than 28,000 employees around the world and more than $16 billion in annual revenue. The company has a very complex B2B network which includes 10,000 parts suppliers in 40 countries and more than 300 transportation carriers. Its suppliers supply anywhere from one to 25 CNH plants and vary widely in their technology use and maturity. CNH has utilised GXS’ EDI services for suppliers and carriers for more than 14 years in North America and more recently in Europe and Latin America. However, CNH’s recent purchase of a new Transportation Management System increased its electronic transaction volume ten-fold, making it cost-prohibitive to manage its B2B network in-house. CNH needed an outsourced solution to manage the increased volume in transactions and standards translation as well as a vendor with expertise to handle transportation management transactions such as tenders, tender responses and shipment status reports. CNH also wanted to improve shipment visibility and the parts receiving process on their docks, requiring all CNH suppliers to provide Advance Shipment Notification (ASN) documents.
“Receiving this award from Managing Automation is an honor as well as a reflection of the work and dedication put into this project from both CNH and GXS,” said Sundar Nagarajan, manager of e-commerce at CNH. “With GXS Managed Services, our global B2B network is now managed smoothly and efficiently, with minimal resources required to support new projects or trading partners. Furthermore, GXS was able to support the integration with our new TMS system, ensuring our B2B process is automated end-to-end.”
As part of its deployment of GXS Managed Services, CNH has substantially increased its B2B automation on a global scale. The company has added nearly all its trading partners in Europe and Latin America to which they were having difficulty connecting prior to migrating them to GXS. In fact, 95 percent of CNH’s suppliers have migrated from the software solution previously utilised by CNH to GXS. Specialised portals were created for the unique needs of the transportation provider and direct materials supplier communities. The portals are available in eight different languages, reflecting the diversity of CNH’s supplier base.
“CNH’s approach to supply chain integration is a case study in best practices for multi-national manufacturing companies,” said Ryan Kraudel, director of GXS Managed Services product management. “The desire to build demand-driven supply networks is driving many large organisations to seek better integration between their ERP systems and their trading partner networks and transactions. In addition, leading companies such as CNH are automating supply chain transactions not just in Europe and North America, but in emerging markets such as Asia and Latin America as well. CNH’s recognition in Managing Automation’s Progressive Manufacturers 100 is a testament to the value of this initiative.”
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.
CNH is a world leader in the agricultural and construction equipment businesses. Supported by more than 11,000 dealers in 160 countries, CNH brings together the knowledge and heritage of its Case and New Holland brand families with the strength and resources of its worldwide commercial, industrial, product support and finance organisations. CNH Global N.V., whose stock is listed at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:CNH), is a majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat S.p.A. (FIA.MI). More information about CNH and its Case and New Holland products can be found online at www.cnh.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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