Hamburg Germany, October 5, 2010 – GT Nexus today announced that Adisseo, a leading provider of animal nutrition and livestock feed, has successfully deployed a visibility system to track export flows to markets around the world. Delivered as a cloud technology service, the platform provides Adisseo with detailed information about outbound freight flows, which is then used to proactively keep customers informed about the status of shipments headed their way.
Headquartered in Antony, France, Adisseo France S.A.S. designs, develops and produces nutrition feed additives for the animal production industry. With annual revenues in excess of EUR 1 billion, the company serves customers in over 140 countries and ships more than 10,000 containers each year.
"Flawless logistics execution is a key component to delivering high customer satisfaction," said Sébastien Nuffer, global logistic manager at Adisseo. "We apply just-in-time, lean principles to our manufacturing and we have customers in very remote locations, so it was critical that we have a proven, reliable visibility system to monitor our export shipments. GT Nexus has the network, the solutions and the experience we needed to get a visibility platform up and running quickly and cost effectively."
"We welcome Adisseo to our growing community of European customers," said Andy Stinnes, managing director of GT Nexus Europe. "They immediately saw the potential of shared, cloud-based platforms and how that could drive success. By speaking as one powerful voice along with our other large customers, Adisseo has been very effective in achieving very high data accuracy from their logistics providers, which is key when rolling out a visibility solution."
Adisseo has established a series of benchmarks to track service and data quality with their carrier partners. By proactively measuring key events such as loading, unloading, departure times and arrival times, the logistics teams are able to keep customers informed of what's happening with the shipments of nutritional additives they count on to run their operations.
Since the GT Nexus platform is shared by thousands of major global companies and all of their providers, individual shippers like Adisseo can leverage the power of the overall community to drive very high data quality levels, which is critical for success with a visibility system. The entire GT Nexus customer community uses common integrations and data standards for the status events and documents that partners feed into the cloud-based system. The result is that each individual company benefits, with faster rollouts, best practice sharing and broad community-level influence in the market.
"Being part of the larger GT Nexus community, which includes a number of very large exporters, has been very beneficial for us," added Nuffer. "Our carriers are now aware that we track service very thoroughly and that data quality is critical to our business. The added influence has resulted in significant data quality improvement."
The visibility platform was rolled out worldwide at Adisseo in 2009 and covers all outbound shipments to customers. The entire platform is delivered in the cloud, as a fully-hosted service.
Adisseo Group is the third largest manufacturer of animal nutritional additives and solutions in the world. The Group develops, manufactures and markets four families of additives: Rhodimet®, an essential amino acid for monogastric animals (poultry, pigs, etc.); Metasmart® and Smartamine®, a unique range of methionine products for ruminants; Rovabio®, a multi-enzyme speciality improving the digestibility of raw materials; and Microvit®, a whole range of vitamins. Moreover, with the acquisition of PSR in 2007, Adisseo has recently reinforced its business in the field of sulphur products (H2S, CS2 and sulphuric acid) essential for the production of Methionine. Adisseo employs 1,200 people, has 3 research labs and 5 production facilities: Commentry, Les Roches and Roussillon (France), Burgos (Spain) and Institute (USA). In 2009, the Group's sales figure reached 1 billion Euros. Since January 2006, Adisseo has been one of the main subsidiaries of China National Bluestar, a major player in the Chinese chemical industry, with 26,500 employees and 3.5 billion Euros in sales in 2009.
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GT Nexus runs the world's only industry-backed, on-demand global trade and logistics control platform. Today, more than 40,000 registered users, from over 15,000 organizations use a range of capabilities on GT Nexus to optimize the global flow of goods and trade information from order point to final payment. Buyers, sellers, banks and logistics providers collaborate and automate hundreds of supply chain processes using GT Nexus as their single, common technology platform, in the cloud. Customers include Nestlé, Xerox, Caterpillar, Procter & Gamble, Weyerhaeuser and The Home Depot. For information, visit www.gtnexus.com.