05-12-2010 11:16 AM CET - Logistics & Transport

Grupo Modelo selects GT Nexus to provide Global Logistics Operating Platform

Press release from: GT Nexus
GT Nexus
GT Nexus
Mexican beer producer deploys cloud-based system for export logistics visibility and control

Hamburg, Oakland and Mexico City – May 11, 2010 – GT Nexus today announced that it has been selected by Grupo Modelo, S.A.B. de C.V. to provide an operating platform for global logistics management and control. Delivered as a Web service, the platform will integrate to internal Grupo Modelo software systems and provide shipment visibility, documentation standardization and transaction automation between Grupo Modelo and its network of logistics partners and customers worldwide.

Grupo Modelo is the leader in Mexico in beer production, distribution and marketing. Currently, it brews and distributes 13 brands, including Corona Extra, the number one Mexican beer sold in the world, Modelo Especial, Victoria, Pacífico and Negra Modelo. It exports five brands and is present in 160 countries.

“We have a broad strategy to leverage innovative technology across our global supply chain,” said Julian Fernandez, Supply Chain Director at Grupo Modelo. “GT Nexus gives us the ability to extend the reach of our technology across our logistics partner network and provides the connectivity to our supply chain planning systems. The enhanced logistics visibility and control will enable us to better optimize production operations to meet demand.”

“Grupo Modelo is a significant win for us in Latin America,” said John Urban, President of GT Nexus. “Their brands are present all over the world and they have a complex supply chain that supports their global operations. We look forward to contributing to round out their supply chain transformation initiative.”

The capabilities of GT Nexus are all provided via cloud technology. On top of IT infrastructure that is shared by all GT Nexus customers, Grupo Modelo controls a secure private network that is configured for their unique needs. Users access business applications via standard Web browsers while other systems interact via direct electronic integrations to exchange data in real-time.

GT Nexus runs the world's only industry-backed, on-demand global trade and logistics portal. Today, more than 40,000 registered users, from over 15,000 organizations use a range of capabilities on the portal to optimize the global flow of goods and trade information from order point to final payment. GT Nexus connects the physical and financial supply chains. This allows buyers, sellers, banks and logistics providers to work over a common platform with a core set of information that supports multiple trade and logistics functions. Customers include Philips, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, ZARA (Inditex) and Xerox. For information, visit www.gtnexus.com

Boris Felgendreher
Marketing Manager Europe, Middle East, Africa
GT Nexus
Schopenstehl 20
D-20095 Hamburg
Office: +49 (0) 40 822 242 317
Fax: +49 (0) 40 822 242 399
Email: boris.felgendreher@gtnexus.com

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