GAITHERSBURG, MD— May 17, 2013 — GXS, a leading provider of B2B integration services, and NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced that Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. has selected GXS Managed Services and NEC’s cloud services to provide visibility into its global supply chain. Using the solutions from GXS and NEC, Fuji Xerox will have greater insight into inventory information and the location of goods as they travel through the supply chain from the production base to domestic and international distributors.
Fuji Xerox manufactures multi-function printers (MFPs) that are shipped and sold throughout North America, Europe and Asia, creating a global supply chain. In recent years, reporting the status and delivery estimations on products has become increasingly challenging. For each inquiry Fuji Xerox received from its partners, the company needed to email or phone factories and transportation carriers in order to report back on a delivery status. Some distributors have even begun securing extra stock to offset transportation delays.
GXS Managed Services and NEC’s cloud service database now track the shipments between Fuji Xerox and approximately 40 partner companies and more than 1,600 carriers around the world to provide product updates and visibility into Fuji Xerox’s global logistics. Fuji Xerox has utilised the system for shipments between China and Japan since February 2013. Regional shipments between China, Europe and the United States are live and planned for greater expansion across Asia in the near future.
GXS and NEC enable Fuji Xerox to accurately locate and report on the status of each shipment during its international transport. Additionally, this control of inventory enables Fuji Xerox to respond more quickly to inquiries, allocate orders to international shipments and improve the accuracy of production planning.
“As business globalisation increases, so does the sophistication of logistics involved in doing business. Companies need to be able to track the flow of goods throughout their supply chain and to effectively manage and deliver inventory,” said Yoshi Tanaka, vice president of Japan sales at GXS. “The solution for Fuji Xerox combines NEC’s database with our experienced B2B integration team to deliver a solution that allows customers to continue to meet the growing demands of international business.”
In addition, Fuji Xerox provides a suite of solutions that enables customers to centralise document management including converting files into electronic documents, sharing information and leveraging documents more effectively. A number of companies, including trade businesses that require a great deal of forms, packing lists and invoices, have already introduced one of these solutions to streamline trade operations. Fuji Xerox leveraged its know-how of trade operations and the partnership with GXS and NEC to enable the visualisation of shipping status through such solution.
NEC’s cloud services provide the visibility into global logistics that is necessary to streamline management and improve business competitiveness.
GXS Managed Services is a comprehensive B2B integration solution that provides companies with highly-skilled B2B specialists who assume the day-to-day operations for the customer, including ERP integration, mapping, on-boarding and technical support. As a cloud-based integration offering, GXS Managed Services enables companies to build and grow B2B networks without making additional investment in hardware, software or human resources.
About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilise the company’s experience and global resources, NEC’s advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC at http://www.nec.com.
GXS is a leading B2B integration services provider and operates the world’s largest integration cloud, GXS Trading Grid®. Our software and services help more than 550,000 businesses, including 22 of the top 25 supply chains, 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 2,800 professionals. To learn more, see www.gxs.co.uk, read our blog at www.gxsblogs.com, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/gxs and join us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/gxs. You can also access our public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission at http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml.
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