Deckers Outdoor Corporation Selects GT Nexus for End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility Platform

Deckers Outdoor Corporation Selects GT Nexus for End-to-End Supply Chain 
Visibility Platform 
Leading Footwear Provider Will Deploy a Cloud Platform to Manage
Processes From Order Through Delivery and Settlement 
OAKLAND, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/14/13 --  GT Nexus announced today
that footwear provider Deckers Outdoor Corporation has selected the
GT Nexus platform to enhance supplier collaboration and obtain
visibility into the movement of products and payments from order
through delivery and settlement. The cloud-based platform will
eliminate manual processes, paper and spreadsheets to streamline
supply management processes.  
Deckers is a global provider of footwear including UGG(R) Australia,
Teva(R), Sanuk(R), Tsubo(R), Ahnu(R), Mozo(R), and Hoka One One(R)
brands. In 2012, the company reported $1.414 billion in net sales,
driven by a 30.6% increase in e-commerce sales and 15.6% increase in
international sales. 
GT Nexus will replace EDI and point-to-point solutions with a
multi-enterprise network solution that connects external parties and
ties back into Deckers's ERP system for real-time updates into
performance across the physical and financial supply chains. Deckers
will benefit from clear visibility into inventory, including more
accurate dates for goods available to promise.  
"Our main objective is improving visibility across our extended
supply chain," said Mark Fegley, Senior Vice President of Supply
Chain at Deckers. "GT Nexus will replace a number of disparate
systems to help us closely track the flow of orders throughout the
supply chain, from purchase order through settlement. We'll have
consistent visibility into what is really occurring in the factory,
at the packing station, and in transit." 
Deckers is among a fast growing number of companies recognizing the
importance of adopting cloud-based supply chain technology to better
compete. Gartner recently reported a 40% increase in cloud adoption
for supply chain management in 2012 versus 2011. Deckers is deploying
enhanced business capabilities powered by GT Nexus to better
collaborate and transact with suppliers across China, Vietnam and the
Americas, many of which are already working with other customers on
the GT Nexus network. 
"Companies that re
place traditional software with a network-centric
technology approach to managing their global supply chains are
emerging as winners in the marketplace," said Sean Feeney, CEO of GT
Nexus. "This is a huge opportunity for Deckers to connect all trading
partners in its global supply chain to a single version of truth
information model to execute programs like early payments, deductions
management and direct shipments."  
About Deckers 
 Deckers Outdoor Corporation is a premiere lifestyle
marketer that builds niche brands into global market leaders by
designing and making innovative, functional and fashion-oriented
footwear developed for both high performance outdoor activities and
everyday casual lifestyle use. UGG(R) Australia, Teva(R), Sanuk(R),
Tsubo(R), Ahnu(R), MOZO(R) and Hoka One One(R) are registered
trademarks of Deckers Outdoor Corporation. For more information,
About GT Nexus
 GT Nexus operates the world's largest cloud-based
business network and execution platform for global trade and supply
chain management. Over 25,000 businesses across industry verticals,
including adidas Group, Caterpillar, Citi, Columbia Sportswear, DHL,
Electrolux, Levi Strauss & Co., Kohl's, Nestle, Pfizer, Renault, and
Sears share GT Nexus as their standard, multi-enterprise
collaboration platform. This enables all network participants to
operate against a core, real-time and always on set of information
across multiple supply chain functions, allowing them to optimize the
flow of goods, funds and trade information, from the point of order
through final payment. For more information please visit us at 
Bryan Nella
GT Nexus
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