GXS Sponsors Chief Supply Chain Officers’ (CSCO) Summit

Sunbury, United Kingdom — June 15, 2010 GXSTM, a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce solutions, is one of the main sponsors of the CSCO Summit (Chief Supply Chain Officers’ Summit), which is a two-day global online event on June 15th and June 16th 2010. Alongside GXS, other event sponsors include Cisco and J.P. Morgan.

Steve Keifer, GXS vice president of industry and product marketing, is among the speakers at this cross-industry event with an agenda designed for senior leaders in supply chain, logistics, procurement, finance and IT. The objective is to bring together an influential group of business leaders in a format that allows participants to put questions direct to the speakers. Each session features a panel of senior executives who will present thoughts, experiences and insights around defined topics and then invite participants to submit questions and comments live.

As part of its involvement at the event, GXS has a virtual booth, which allows a participant to find relevant information such as white papers and case studies, store it in a virtual briefcase and even arrange a discussion in the booth with a GXS representative. The participant can choose the GXS person they wish to talk to, define the agenda and decide how and when to arrange the conversation.

Steve Keifer is one of three panelists exploring the theme of The Importance of Supply Chain Collabouration in the New Normal’. Risk, uncertainty and volatility characterise today’s economy. Organisations need to have visibility of both ‘upstream’ supply and ‘downstream’ demand to react quickly to changing market conditions.  The agility required for this New Normal economy demands new types of collabourative relationships between buyers and suppliers.  But what needs to be done to stimulate collabouration and actually get that visibility?  This session will discuss how partner collabouration, information exchange and business process design can form the building blocks for extended visibility and set companies on road to building a best-in-class supply chain organisation.

Who CSCO Summit (Chief Supply Chain Officers’ Summit)
Panel theme The Importance of Supply Chain Collabouration in the New Normal
Who Steve Keifer, GXS vice president of industry and product marketing
When 15th June at 3pm (GMT). An archived version of the session will also be available on demand until December, provided you register below.
Register Click here to register for the event. Registration is free.

“This is an innovative event,” commented Denise Oakley, International Marketing Director at GXS. “For zero attendance fees and zero time out of the office, a company’s leaders can gain access to new opinion, best practice case studies and innovative supply chain approaches from the most senior level global executives at a range of Fortune 500 companies.”

The keynote webinars will also include live research using e-polling around critical focus areas, where the results will be shared direct with all participants to help further operational improvement, cross-industry collabouration and supply chain performance for all attendees.

About GXS

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 http://www.gxs.co.uk, http://blogs.gxs.com and http://twitter.com/gxs.


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