GXS Sponsors Global Upstream Supply Initiative

Sunbury, United Kingdom —22 June, 2011— GXS™, a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce solutions, has announced that GXS is sponsoring the Global Upstream Supply Initiative (GUSI) Implementation Team (EU) meeting in Paris, France on the 22nd June. Melanie Nuce, GXS Director of Retail/CPG Industry Marketing, will attend and speak at the meeting. The Global Upstream Supply Initiative, (GUSI) has developed a process model and supporting XML message standards for manufacturers of consumer product goods and suppliers of packaging ingredients and raw materials. The model and message standards aim to provide tighter integration of supply chain transactions between B2B partners, without the need for costly and time-consuming IT integration projects. GUSI is being implemented across multiple countries worldwide by companies such as; Unilever, Smurfit Kappa, P&G, and many more.

GXS has a long heritage in working with CPG companies and over 6,000 CPG companies are customers directly connected to GXS’s cloud computing platform, GXS Trading Grid. This includes 95% of the 2010 Fortune 500 CPG manufacturers and 100% of Apparel, Beverage, Household Product, Food Production and Consumer Product companies. GXS Trading Grid eliminates the ongoing complexities and costs of do-it-yourself B2B integration for CPG’s and their supply chain partners.

Who: Global Upstream Supply Initiative Implementation Team members
What: Global Upstream Supply Initiative Implementation Team (EU) Meeting
When: June 22nd 2011
Where: Paris, France

“Early adopters of GUSI were primarily in Europe, but the US consumer goods industry has shown interest in the initiative as a potential strategy to digitise the exchange of catalog, forecast, shipment and invoice data with ingredient suppliers,” commented Melanie Nuce, Director of Retail/CPG Industry Marketing, GXS. “The consumer packaged goods industry vertical is a key market for GXS and it is important that companies are aware of and educated on initiatives like GUSI. The GUSI Implementation Team Meeting will provide an opportunity to show how this messaging standard can help supply chains become more streamlined and visible going forward.”

About GXS
GXS is a leading integration services provider and operates the world’s largest integration cloud, GXS Trading Grid®. Our software and services help more than 40,000 companies, including 75 percent of the Fortune 500, extend their partner networks, automate receiving processes, manage electronic payments, and improve supply chain visibility. GXS Managed Services, our unique approach to improving B2B integration operations, combines GXS Trading Grid with our process orchestration services and global team to manage a company’s multi-enterprise processes. Based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, GXS has direct operations in 20 countries, employing more than 2,000 professionals. To learn more, see http://www.gxs.co.uk, read our blog at http://blogs.gxs.com, follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/gxs and join us on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/gxs.

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Media Contact:
Denise Oakley
Marketing Programmes International, GXS
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