RosettaNet launches e-logistics council

RosettaNet launches e-logistics council

E-business standards consortium RosettaNet is stepping up its presence by launching the RosettaNet Global Logistics Council.

The Council is comprised of third-party logistics companies and manufacturers. Cisco Systems, DHL Worldwide, Exel, FedEx Corp., Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Menlo Logistics, Portnet Singapore, Texas Instruments, and United Parcel Service are among the companies that joined as founding members.

The council will help companies develop and deploy RosettaNet electronic business standards in an effort to reduce costs, improve data quality, and accelerate trading-partner connections. Other key focuses include compliance with government regulations, security considerations, and reducing variables inherent in complex supply-chain models. The group will be particularly active in Asia, where a large portion of high-tech manufacturing is done.

Mark Patel, vice president of e-commerce and supply-chain integration at Exel, has been appointed chairman of the council. Based in Singapore, Patel will provide overall strategic direction and interface with RosettaNet's global councils, executive committee, and leadership team.