SOURCE: GT Nexus

GT Nexus

February 23, 2009 06:05 ET

CNH Logistics Operating Platform Live on GT Nexus

Agriculture and Construction Equipment Manufacturer Using On-Demand Trade and Logistics Portal to Track Global Shipments of Finished Goods and Parts

TORINO, ITALY and OAKLAND, CA--(Marketwire - February 23, 2009) - GT Nexus announced today that CNH Global N.V. (NYSE: CNH), a world leader in the agricultural and construction equipment business and a majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat S.p.A. (FIA.MI), has rolled out a global logistics tracking system over the GT Nexus trade and logistics portal in North America and Europe.

Supported by about 11,100 dealers and distributors in 160 countries, CNH moves large, specialized, agricultural and construction equipment and parts through its supply chain, putting a premium on precision shipment visibility and control.

GT Nexus serves as a visibility hub, covering order and product information flows across multiple technology systems belonging to organizations inside and outside of CNH. GT Nexus collects and normalizes all of the operational data on a single platform and then makes it available online through a portfolio of on-demand process management applications.

"Like for any global manufacturer, visibility across our shipments is critical," said Dror Noach, VP of Distribution Logistics at CNH. "With GT Nexus we have an information platform which gives us a level of transparency needed to give better service to our customers."

"CNH recognizes the value of using technology to optimize the performance of their logistics operations," said Aaron Sasson, CEO of GT Nexus. "I am very impressed with what they have accomplished on GT Nexus and look forward to helping them drive further improvements."

Currently the platform supports shipments of finished goods and spare parts. Users in logistics, sales, customs, plants and parts depots all log on to the system over the Web to get information they need to support their specific needs, including:

--  Visibility into parts and components shipments moving from suppliers
    to plants and depots;
--  Visibility into finished goods shipments moving from assembly plants
    to dealers;
--  Dynamic shipment planning for ocean carrier capacity forecasting and
    bookings that allows CNH to optimize capacity on a shipment by shipment
    basis;
--  Global logistics data feeds into other CNH systems, which trigger
    domestic Transportation Management System planning, invoicing and
    reporting.
    

The foundation of the tracking system is the integrated network that resides behind the scenes. GT Nexus connects internal CNH systems, transportation carrier systems, brokers and forwarders to a single platform and standardizes the data into a common format, providing status dashboards, performance reports, exception alerts, plant and depot planning and documentation.

"We are planning to expand the work we started with GT Nexus to other markets and processes in order to gain visibility and improve control of our global shipments through the application of a standard approach," added Noach.

About CNH

CNH Global N.V. is a world leader in the agricultural and construction equipment businesses. Supported by more than 11,100 dealers in 160 countries, CNH brings together the knowledge and heritage of its Case and New Holland brand families with the strength and resources of its worldwide commercial, industrial, product support and finance organizations. CNH Global N.V., whose stock is listed at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CNH), is a majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat S.p.A. (FIA.MI). More information about CNH and its Case and New Holland products can be found online at www.cnh.com.

About GT Nexus

GT Nexus runs the world's only industry-backed, on-demand global trade & 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 Xerox, American Eagle Outfitters, Procter & Gamble, Weyerhaeuser and The Home Depot. For information, visit www.gtnexus.com.

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