The computer manufacturer Hewlett-Packard will use the cloud-based supply chain technology provider GT Nexus to provide global supply chain visibility, the companies said last week.
HP, which has operations in about 170 countries, will also use GT Nexus to build a networked control platform.
“We partnered with GT Nexus because of their leadership in bringing supply chain business processes and data flows together in the cloud,” said Tony Prophet, senior vice president PPS operations for HP. “Cloud-enabled agile networks will be a core element of our continuing supply chain transformation.”
GT Nexus said it will connect the HP network of logistics providers and suppliers across four continents to a single source of supply chain information about orders, inventory, shipments and documents.
“A suite of business applications will deliver supply chain visibility across different HP product supply chains,” GT Nexus said in a statement. “Transportation control layer capabilities will help HP coordinate among regional 3PLs to optimize inventory flows and consolidate shipments. The enhanced capabilities will support initiatives designed to maximize direct shipping to customers, transportation spend reduction and dynamic inventory fulfillment.” - Eric Johnson