April 20, 2009 08:00 ET

Media Advisory: GXS Representatives to Present at the AHMA Hardlines Technology Forum

GAITHERSBURG, MD--(Marketwire - April 20, 2009) - Representatives from GXS (Booth #17) will be presenting at the American Hardware Manufacturers Association (AHMA) Hardlines Technology Forum today and tomorrow. The topics discussed will be financial and operational sustainability through B2B e-commerce; how to achieve the "perfect order"; the importance of collaboration during tough economic times; and, finally, scorecarding, measurement and key performance indicators (KPIs) in the supply chain. The AHMA is a globally focused trade association of manufacturers, or providers, of hardware, home improvement, lawn and garden, paint and decorating and related products, as well as manufacturers' representatives' agencies and trade publications.

All presentations will be given at the Hardlines Technology Forum venue at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia. Further details are as follows:

Who:    Bryan Larkin, director of retail and consumer products marketing
What:   Saving Green by Being Green
When:   Monday April 20, 2009 10:15 a.m. ET
Why:    Addressing how B2B e-commerce improves financial performance and
        reduces environmental impact

Who:    Bryan Larkin, director of retail and consumer products marketing
What:   The Perfect Order
When:   Monday April 20, 2009 11:30 am ET
Why:    Defining the perfect order and the challenges to meeting it in the
        retail supply chain

Who:    Melanie Ligons, senior global product manager
What:   The Importance of Keeping Collaboration Up When the Economy is Down
When:   Monday April 20, 2009 1:30 pm ET
Why:    Options for achieving supply chain efficiency goals, including
        reduced time to market and lower costs

Who:    Pradheep Sampath, director of product management
What:   Scorecarding, Measurements & KPIs
When:   Tuesday April 21, 2009 1:15 pm ET
Why:    How supply chain monitoring, benchmarking and KPIs enable
        organizations to unlock the value of B2B

About GXS

GXS is a leading global provider of B2B e-commerce solutions that simplify and enhance business process integration and collaboration among trading partners. Organizations worldwide, including more than 70 percent of the Fortune 500, leverage the on-demand services on GXS Trading Grid® to extend supply chain networks, optimize product launches, automate warehouse receiving, manage electronic payments and gain supply chain visibility. GXS Managed Services, GXS' B2B outsourcing solution, empowers customers with the expertise, technical infrastructure and program support to conduct B2B e-commerce with trading partners globally.

Based in Gaithersburg, Md., GXS has an extensive global network and has local offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions. GXS can be found on the Web at, and

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