Renault Moves Export Supply Chain Into the Cloud, Selects GT

Renault Moves Export Supply Chain Into the Cloud, Selects GT Nexus 
European Automotive Giant Expands Agreement After Successful Pilot 
HAMBURG, GERMANY -- (Marketwire) -- 12/05/12 --   GT Nexus announced
today that it has been selected by Renault SA to provide one of the
European Automotive leaders with a cloud supply chain platform that
will support the company's growing expansion into international
markets.  
Based on a successful live pilot covering the spare parts export
supply chain from France to key markets such as Brazil, Saudi Arabia,
and South Africa, Renault will now roll out its "Easy Tracker"
project, enabled by GT Nexus, to all export markets around the world. 
As part of the company's "2016 - Drive the Change" corporate
initiative, the after sales organization is focusing on the high
value spare parts and accessory business. The visibility and control
that has been enabled through the GT Nexus cloud supply chain
platform will help Renault better serve its fast growing
international markets and customers, while reducing inventory and
transportation costs. 
"The emerging markets are very competitive and Renault wants to
guarantee spare parts and accessories availability at the
best-in-class level, while reducing safety stocks, inventory, and
expediting costs," said Francesca Gamboni, After Sales Logistics Vice
President at Renault Group. "GT Nexus is the technology foundation
that is helping us achieve our objectives. The ability to have
real-time tracking of customer orders and shipments across our value
chain is a key enabler." 
Renault's spare parts supply chain is highly complex, covering 110
export destinations and 7,000 dealers across Latin America, Africa,
the Middle East, Central Europe, and Asia. Renault uses a large range
of road, air, ocean and express parcel carriers to ship goods to
remote markets. Product diversity is high with over 200,000 SKUs
sourced from 1,700 suppliers.  
"Customer service is vital in competitive export markets. When cars
are off the road because of missing parts, our dealers will do
whatever it takes to get what they need for their customers," added
Ms. Gamboni. "The lack of visibility into orders and inventory in
transit can add costs and create unnecessary customer service
disruptions acr
oss our distribution networks. By providing accurate
ETA status in the cloud through GT Nexus, our importers and
affiliates now have access to the information they need to operate
smoothly. " 
"Renault is a marquee global company that is using innovative cloud
technology to meet corporate objectives," said Andy Stinnes, EVP,
Products and Strategy at GT Nexus. "By bringing supply chain
partners, dealers and different Renault divisions together on a
common information utility, they are poised to go to the next level
with their supply chain. We welcome them to the GT Nexus customer
community." 
GT Nexus uses a "single version of truth" information model which
gives advanced capabilities that go well beyond traditional track and
trace software. For example, Renault is able to monitor real time its
On-Time and In-Full (OTIF) delivery ratio, from the time products are
ordered until they're delivered overseas at the dealership. GT Nexus
also enables the Renault logistics team to measure transportation
services performance for reliability and variability. 
The pilot was completed in the third quarter of 2012 and global
rollout is currently in progress. 
About Renault SA 
Renault manufactures and markets small to midsize cars and light
trucks under three brands: Renault, Dacia, and Renault Samsung Motors
(Renault holds 80%, Samsung 20%). The company owns Automobile Dacia
(Romania's leading automaker) and 
holds just under half of the
Renault-Nissan Alliance (and 43% of Nissan). It also participates in
an alliance with Russian car maker AvtoVAZ and helps Germany's
Daimlerbuild smart cars. Renault, which has become an international
brand, operates nearly 40 manufacturing facilities in more than 15
countries and sells into 118 nations. For more information, visit
http://www.renault.fr/.  
About GT Nexus 
GT Nexus offers a cloud-based platform that the world's biggest
companies use to drive efficiency and agility across the global
supply chain. Leaders in manufacturing, retail and logistics services
all share GT Nexus as their standard, multi-enterprise collaboration
platform. Users operate against a core set of information across
multiple supply chain functions to optimize the flow of goods and
trade information, from order point to final payment. Customers
include Xerox, adidas, Nestle, DHL, Sears, Caterpillar, Kraft Foods
and CNH. For information, visit www.gtnexus.com.  
Media Contact 
Greg Kefer
GT Nexus
+1 510-808-2222
keferg@gtnexus.com 
 
 
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