Mark Morley

Michelin is one of the largest tyre manufacturers in the world, in fact much of their €21billion revenue comes from the aftermarket retail sector rather than direct sales to OEMs.  With Sales Operations in 117 countries, 69 production facilities in 18 countries and 115 000 employees, Michelin is a truly global operation. To support their […]

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Mark Morley

Today’s Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) faces a number of challenges relating to the improvement of  procurement processes across manufacturing, retail or service operations.  A recent report from A.T Kearney identifies four primary challenges on a CPO’s agenda, measuring performance, increasing influence, becoming more strategic and attracting and developing talent. The procurement department is typically responsible […]

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Mark Morley

In my previous blog entry I discussed how Supply Chain Directors need to focus more on improving resilience across their supply chain and logistics networks. According to a report from Accenture the correct and increased deployment of ICT infrastructures can contribute significantly towards improved supply chain resilience. GXS offers B2B solutions and services that can […]

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Mark Morley

When I was growing up I had no end of boy’s toys, Meccano for testing my engineering skills, Airfix kits for testing my patience with assembling intricate model aircraft and ships, Scalextric to hone my racing skills and then there was my Hornby model railway layout. I somehow persuaded my grandfather to convert the loft space in […]

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Mark Morley

Last week SAP hosted their Sapphirenow conference in Orlando, a conference that I was fortunate to visit this time last year. It was quite clear last year that SAP were making a very big push towards promoting their cloud, mobile and data analytics based services. Then just after the show they announced that they would […]

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Patricia Hines

As 2012 draws to a close, the GXS Financial Services team looks back at 12 of our most read blog posts. These posts encompass developments across the financial supply chain including transaction banking, securities, corporate treasury, and e-invoicing. These blogs were chosen based on their Google Analytics ranking, newsletter readership and my personal views. 1.  Jerome […]

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Mark Morley

The first email in my inbox this morning was from my colleague Jane Cheng who looks after GXS marketing activities in the ASPAC region.  She forwarded an interesting link to a Harvard Business Review blog looking at how the song Gangnam Style by South Korean rapper PSY could help drive marketing innovation.  Interesting concept I […]

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Mark Morley

Global expansion has been undertaken by many companies over the past decade, whether it is simply to get a foothold in a new market or to take advantage of low cost labour in countries such as China or India. However there is an interesting new trend developing which I highlighted in a recent article over […]

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Matthew Walker

If you’ve been following you’ll recall I got a little distracted by a webinar featuring Marks and Spencer, how they engaged with their supplier community and automatically processed millions of invoices. As I pointed out, (before I got distracted), it surprised me to discover that there are over 500 companies across the globe who use […]

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Mark Morley

Many of today’s IT departments have been relatively slow to embrace cloud computing. Cloud computing is not just hype and it is not something that can be ignored especially with so many analysts getting behind how this technology can help companies become more efficient with how they manage IT infrastructures. Now you can’t tell me […]

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Mark Morley

A few weeks ago, IDC released their annual predictions for the manufacturing sector in 2012. I recently attended two IDC webinars, one focusing on manufacturing trends in EMEA and the other discussing general technology trends across the sector. Now there weren’t too many surprises in terms of where manufacturers should invest their money this year, […]

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Mark Morley

In my previous blog entry I described how GXS had nominated Santa Claus to win a B2B Heroes in the Cloud Award for 2011.  I then went on to discuss how Santa had implemented his cloud based B2B environment over the last three years. You can find out more information about how Santa’s B2B platform […]

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Mark Morley

GXS recently announced the winners of its 2011 B2B Heroes in the Cloud Awards.  These awards were presented to 20 individuals who had made a significant impact on how B2B was used within their company.  Nearing the end of 2011, GXS felt that there was one other individual who should be recognised for his contributions to […]

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Mark Morley

Toyota has suffered one of its toughest years in its history, the Japanese earthquake back in March severely affected Toyota’s global production capacity for many months and is only now starting to get back to some form of normality. Toyota was obviously not the only company to be impacted by the earthquake and they, like […]

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Patricia Hines

As the spring 2011 conference season winds down, I attended the ACORD/LOMA Insurance Systems Forum in San Diego, CA. ACORD (Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development) is a global, nonprofit standards development organization serving the insurance industry. LOMA (Life Office Management Association) provides training and education for insurance professionals worldwide. The event is billed as […]

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