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DHL and Infineon Technologies Create ‘Perfect’ Supply Chain

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Breakthrough global partnership established for Zero Defect Program wins DHL and Infineon Technologies “Best Collaborative Partnership Award” and raises the bar for supply chain excellence

SINGAPORE, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, and Infineon Technologies, a global semi-conductor solutions provider, have together created the ‘perfect’ supply chain via a breakthrough Zero Defects Program. With the deceptively simple objective of reducing the number of supply chain management and distribution defects to zero, the program was launched in Asia Pacific in 2010 and achieved its goal in 2012 thanks to tremendous collaboration between DHL’s Customer Solutions and Innovation (CSI) unit (Note 1) and its three specialist business units — DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Supply Chain. The achievement brings several benefits to Infineon’s customers including damage-free and always on-time deliveries with no shipments or packages lost, and correct documentation at all times. It also garnered both companies “Best Collaborative Partnership Award” at the 9th annual SCM Logistics Excellence Awards held in Singapore in July this year.

“Overseen by DHL CSI, the Zero Defects Program was undertaken by all three DHL business units as we manage Infineon’s supply chain end-to-end, therefore requiring all of our forwarding, warehousing, distribution and express services,” said Richard Owens, Executive Vice President, DHL Customer Solutions and Innovation. “The program taught us that while we were good, being good was not good enough. So while attaining zero faults in the supply chain was the benchmark of success, the real victory of the Zero Defects Program was the creation of an organizational culture of excellence and collaboration that ultimately makes doing business easier for and with Infineon Technologies.”

DHL provides end-to-end logistics solutions globally and in 12 Asia Pacific markets including China, Japan and India for Infineon Technologies, a DHL customer for over 10 years. DHL Supply Chain manages Infineon’s regional distribution center in Singapore while DHL Global Forwarding is a key supplier of air freight services. DHL Express plays a vital role in getting Infineon’s time-definite shipments to customers across the region. In 2012, DHL delivered over 110,000 shipments for Infineon Technologies.

Successfully completed in Germany in 2008, the Zero Defects program was implemented in Asia Pacific in 2010. With a zero-tolerance for supply chain errors compounded by increasing volume, Infineon and DHL launched the Zero Defects program to reduce risk and raise quality standards against a 2009 baseline.

In its first year, the program’s target was a reduction in defects by 50 per cent — no more than 47 defects out of more than 270,000 delivery notes — at Infineon’s regional distribution center in Singapore, managed by DHL Supply Chain. Similar goals were established for DHL Express and DHL Global Forwarding and all targets were achieved on schedule. In 2011, DHL Supply Chain was tasked to deliver another 50 per cent reduction in defects. In 2012, DHL achieved the ‘0’ defect target.

Roxane Desmicht, Senior Director for Corporate Supply Chain, Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific, said: “In our business, striving for perfection is vital to our success. We serve customers who rely on just-in-time deliveries to keep their assembly lines moving. A defect in one of our shipments for any reason can idle a line and result in a loss of millions of dollars. Our collaboration with DHL has helped us streamline our processes and find greater operational efficiency. DHL has the foundation, the culture and the methodologies to work together with us to achieve our Zero Defects goals.”

The Zero Defects Program builds on the foundation of DHL First Choice which uses tools and strategies from Six Sigma and Lean process improvement methodologies to achieve a customer-centric culture focused on the continuous enhancement of service quality.

1. DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation is a unit within DHL dedicated to the management of sectors and global customers through the creation of globally connected communities and action plans as well as the development of innovative products and ideas aimed at improving the DHL customer experience.

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DHL — The Logistics company for the world

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics Company for the world.” DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 285,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting environmental protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 55 billion Euros in 2012.

About Infineon Technologies

Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions addressing three central challenges to modern society: energy efficiencymobility, and security. In the 2012 fiscal year (ending September 30), the Company reported sales of Euro 3.9 billion with close to 26,700 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY).

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DHL Asia Pacific & EEMEA
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Anita Gupta
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Fax: +65-6771-3322

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August 1, 2013 at 2:16 pm

GMC Software Technology Hires Deming Cha to Head Up Greater China Office

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SHANGHAI /PRNewswire/ —
GMC Inspire gets entrepreneurial heavyweight to drive vertical market focus GMC Software Technology (GMC), the award-winning leader in Customer Communications Management (CCM), today announced Mr Deming Cha as general manager, Greater China region. With 30 staff and based in Shanghai, Cha is responsible for the continuation of the aggressive double digit year-on-year growth GMC is experiencing, as well as the day-to-day running of the region.
GMC is the accepted regional market leader for CCM and multichannel output management. Its solution, GMC Inspire, is the standard software platform used to generate, format and deliver client documentation and communication by print, tablet, internet or smartphone.
As China is running at 7.5%[1] year-on-year GDP growth, Cha’s first priority is to drive GMC’s presence further into new verticals markets include insurance and telecoms.
He reports to Johnny Lu, managing director Asia/Pacific. Lu confirmed: “As part of our plan to hire the best talent possible, we are pleased Deming joined us. As a seasoned executive in enterprise software, he brings a wealth of experiences and skills that will not only maintain GMC’s dominance in the PSP market, but because of his entrepreneurial approach, will propel GMC further into our target vertical markets.”
Having completed his education at San Jose State University securing an MS Software Engineering, Cha worked at Adobe from 1991 to 1993. Over the next five and half years, he climbed the ranks at SAP, ultimately leaving as VP presales in Taiwan. A number of increasingly responsible and sales-related roles at Envive, Octasoft, APAC Solutions and Inventec brought him to Greater China regional director of Compuware.
Cha confirmed: “I am excited to join the GMC family at a booming time. With regular launches of industry specific solutions and the consistent harnessing of new technology to deliver relevant communications at the right time, through the preferred channel for every type of enterprise customer, I look forward to continuing the growth of GMC and extending its presence in the region. I expect to be announcing a number of high-profile contract wins soon.”
With two grown-up sons, Cha is married and enjoys travel, photography and fine cuisine.
[1]Trading Economics – National Bureau of Statistic of China
GMC Software Technology AG: delivers solutions in the field of Customer Communications Management. The company’s platform, GMC Inspire, enables enterprises to deliver relevant communications at the right time, through the preferred channel for every customer to help businesses increase customer engagement across multiple touchpoints, driving customer loyalty, acquisition and operational efficiency.
GMC Software Technology serves thousands of clients worldwide across the banking, insurance, retail, business services, telco/utilities and healthcare industries. Having received numerous awards in the field of CCM, it is recognized as an industry leader for innovation. Visit:
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August 1, 2013 at 12:38 pm

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Robust and High System Availability: Wincor Nixdorf Expands ProCash Family with a Weatherized ATM for Through-the-wall Installations

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SINGAPORE, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Wincor Nixdorf, one of the world’s leading suppliers of IT solutions for banks and retail companies, has expanded its range of robust, compact ATMs in the ProCash family with a new weatherized system. ProCash 285’s simple and intuitive design allows for easy cash withdrawals. The system can also be easily adapted to meet diverse, fast-changing customer needs. And like all products in the ProCash line, it reflects the best of German engineering.

New ProCash 285 through-the-wall system
New ProCash 285 through-the-wall system

More than three decades of experience in designing ATMs have flowed into the development of the new ProCash 285 system. Wincor Nixdorf engineers gave top priority to easy maintenance and high system availability.

Flexible hardware and software architecture

The rear-load system is adaptable to variable environmental conditions that require robust technology. Designed for through-the-wall installations, the compact system fits easily into wall openings. It has capacity for up to four cash cassettes and features flexible hardware and software configurations, which, together with upgrades and module modifications, enable a high level of customization. The use of standardized interfaces allows ProCash 285 to be seamlessly integrated into existing bank networks. Windows 7 or Windows XP Professional are available as operating systems.

Comprehensive Security Suite

Moreover, comprehensive security features on the ProCash 285 offer effective prevention against system tampering such as skimming or cash trapping. Biometric sensors and cameras can also be integrated into the system to identify users.

“On the one hand, bank clients in Asia Pacific expect user-friendly, secure and fast ATM service without having to enter a branch,” said Alvin Ng, Vice President of Wincor Nixdorf for Product/Solution (ProCash) Banking. “On the other hand, it is important for financial institutions to operate easily serviceable machines with high system availability. The ProCash 285 was designed exactly to meet these needs.”

Tailored service ensures high System availability

Wincor Nixdorf’s manufacturer service is available as an option for the ProCash285 as part of the complete solution offer. Tailored services enable the highest possible system availability and security due to standardized service processes and efficient remote management based on the Wincor Nixdorf eServices Platform. By request, banks can transfer their complete IT operations and control of their cash processes to Wincor Nixdorf’s service organization.

About Wincor Nixdorf

Wincor Nixdorf is one of the world’s leading providers of IT solutions and services to retailers and retail banking. The company’s extensive portfolio focuses on optimizing business processes at banks and retail companies. It is aimed mainly at cutting costs and complexity and improving service to the end customer. Wincor Nixdorf leverages know-how from its core business with banks and retailers to diversify into related sectors. These include postal and lottery companies and hospitality and service station chain operators. Wincor Nixdorf has a presence in over 130 countries, with its own subsidiary companies in 42 of these. More than 9,000 employees work at the Group. The company is the leader in Europe and the number 2 in the world for programmable electronic POS systems (EPOSs) and the number 2 in Europe and worldwide for automated teller machines.

Source: Wincor Nixdorf

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August 1, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Maersk and Drewry Will Give Speeches at Intermodal China 2013

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SHANGHAI/PRNewswire/ — Organized by UBM China, Intermodal China – Shippers’ Summit will be held at Sheraton Hongkou Hotel, Shanghai, China from September 24 to 25, 2013.
Mike Fang
Mike Fang

Tim Power
Tim Power
Mr. Mike Fang, Managing Director of Maersk (China) Shipping Co., Ltd, North China, and Mr. Tim Power, Head of Maritime Advisors, Drewry Shipping Consultants will jointly deliver speeches on the container shipping market.
Mr. Mike Fang will share with industry players on the topics of “Global container liner industry — facilitating trade,” “Global container liner industry — low profitability makes the industry unsustainable” and “Global container liner industry — outlook.”
Mr. Mike Fang has served as Managing Director of North China Cluster in Maersk Line since 2012, leading PRN cluster with around 250 members. Mr. Fang has about 15 years’ practical managerial experience on sales and management in Maersk Line. His diverse working experience in China’s different areas and oversea markets provided him in-depth local know-how, globalized perspective and keen market insight in the shipping industry.
Mr. Tim Power will share with the industry on the topics of “Roots of overcapacity in liner markets: Liner economics and the cycle; Historical market growth; Historical supply demand balance.”
Mr. Tim Power has worked for 30 years in shipping, ports and supply chain management. With P&O Containers he had roles in container logistics and trade lane management, spending 6 years running Far East-Gulf and Europe-Red Sea and Gulf services. He joined the company’s new Global Logistics division in 1995 where he ran the UK operation, which provided supply chain management, project cargo, airfreight and consolidation services. He left P&O Containers in 1998 and joined International Asset Systems as one of the start-up team that developed and launched InterBox a B2B exchange for container interchange. In 2001 he set up his own company, specialising in e-business, supply chain engineering and container logistics.He joined Drewry as Head of Maritime Advisors in November 2004 and has worked on numerous assignments including government policy, port development strategy, shipping company transformation, and transaction advice and due diligence.
For more details on Intermodal China, please visit
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Serena Liu
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Source: UBM China

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August 1, 2013 at 10:55 am

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Quintiq CEO to Present at Gartner’s APAC Executive Conference

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MELBOURNE, Australia, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Dr. Victor Allis will share “The Missing Piece of the Profit Economy” with supply chain experts

Quintiq, a global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), is pleased to announce that Dr. Victor Allis, CEO of Quintiq, will speak at the forthcoming Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. Dr. Allis will deliver a presentation entitled “The Missing Piece of the Profit Economy” to supply chain experts on August 12 at 3:45pm AEST at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne.


Dr. Allis’ presentation will focus on how optimizing supply chain planning processes can generate profit from untapped sources, as opposed to relying on ERP solutions that only manage past transactions. Following the presentation, Dr. Allis will be available for media briefings to discuss the topic in greater depth.

“If managing past business events is what you’re interested in, this session isn’t for you,” says Dr. Allis. “My session will explain why supply chain planning surpasses ERP solutions for maximizing business profit. With a view to managing the future, I will provide insight into what we call ‘The Missing Piece of the Profit Economy’ and how it will aid attendees’ plans for the future.”

During the Melbourne conference, participants are invited to visit the Quintiq booth and meet with representatives from the Sydney office to discuss their supply chain needs and watch demonstrations of Quintiq 5.0.

Gartner has long been recognized by supply chain leaders as the No.1 source for expert business advice and insights. Gartner supports businesses globally, leading to higher profits and lower costs. Quintiq enables businesses to achieve those same goals. This year, Quintiq is a Platinum Sponsor of the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference.

About Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference

Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference is the world’s most important annual gathering of senior supply chain executives, providing the critical strategies, tactics and tools you need now so you can move forward quickly and efficiently. This year’s conference offers a brand new agenda designed to help you rethink the very way supply chains work, and to deliver the highest impact on and greatest business value for your enterprise in 2013 and beyond.

About Quintiq

Quintiq’s revolutionary supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O) platform enables enterprises to improve efficiency at every stage of the supply chain journey. It powers end-to-end planning and optimization of personnel, resources, and processes in a single planning environment, across all planning horizons. Many of the world’s largest and most successful enterprises rely on Quintiq to achieve their business goals, strengthen their competitive advantage, and create new revenue streams.

Established in 1997 and growing rapidly, Quintiq has a global presence with dual headquarters in the Netherlands and the USA, a global development center in Malaysia, and offices around the world. Quintiq’s software is in use in 80 countries worldwide.

For more information, visit or follow Quintiq on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and YouTube.

Press Contacts:

APAC enquiries
Loris Toffano
Marketing Manager, ANZ
Tel: +61(0)3-9268-6900

Source: Quintiq

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August 1, 2013 at 10:26 am

INEOS Bio Produces Cellulosic Ethanol At Commercial Scale

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First facility in the world using new advanced bioenergy technology to convert waste to renewable fuel and electricity

VERO BEACH, Fla., July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — INEOS Bio today announced that its Indian River BioEnergy Center (Center) is now producing cellulosic ethanol at commercial scale. First ethanol shipments will be released in August. This is the first commercial-scale production in the world using INEOS Bio’s breakthrough gasification and fermentation technology for conversion of biomass waste into bioethanol and renewable power.

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“We are delighted with the progress made by our team at Vero Beach,” said Peter Williams, CEO of INEOS Bio and Chairman of INEOS New Planet BioEnergy. “They have successfully addressed the challenges of moving a new technology to large production scale for the very first time. Consequently, we are now pleased to announce that we are producing commercial quantities of bioethanol from vegetative and wood waste, and at the same time exporting power to the local community — a world first. We expect to spend the remainder of 2013 putting the plant through its paces, and demonstrating full nameplate capacity.”

Dr. Williams added, “All that we have seen so far validates the technical and economic viability of the technology. We remain convinced that the ability to divert waste materials from communities by converting them into competitively priced renewable fuel and power offers an excellent value proposition. It helps solve waste disposal issues, contributes to the supply of affordable and renewable fuel and energy, creates attractive jobs, and provides a sustainable source of value for the community. We look forward to taking the next steps in building a global business based on the broad deployment of this advanced technology.”

The BioEnergy Center is a joint venture project between INEOS Bio and New Planet Energy. The facility has already converted several types of waste biomass material into bioethanol, including vegetative and yard waste, and citrus, oak, pine, and pallet wood waste. It will have an annual output of eight million gallons (24kta) of cellulosic ethanol and six megawatts (gross) of renewable power. The Center is also permitted to utilize municipal solid waste (MSW), quantities of which will be used for bioethanol production at the Center during 2014.

The biofuels produced in Florida will anchor the new production of cellulosic ethanol under the U.S. Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). INEOS Bio is working with other companies and cities globally to use this technology as a new direction for waste disposal and the production of advanced biofuels and renewable power.

The Center cost more than $130 million and created more than 400 direct construction, engineering and manufacturing jobs during its development. The project sourced more than 90% of the equipment from U.S. manufacturers, creating or retaining jobs in more than 10 states. The Center has 65 full-time employees and provides $4 million annually in payroll to the local community.

The Center will serve as a reference plant for future INEOS Bio facilities and for companies and cities interested in licensing the technology for similar facilities. As a major licensor of chemical process technology in the world, INEOS will leverage its extensive expertise to bring this technology forward as an exciting new alternative for sustainable waste disposal.

For more information on licensing the INEOS Bio technology, contact Mark Dietzen or Markus Hesse also at

Note to Editors

INEOS Bio is a BioEnergy company producing advanced biofuels and renewable power from a wide range of low-cost carbon materials. The company’s highly innovative technology provides an alternative to waste disposal for communities around the globe. INEOS Bio is one of the global businesses in INEOS. For more information, visit

INEOS Bio Bioenergy Technology

The INEOS Bio Bioenergy process combines advanced bioethanol production, involving gasification, fermentation and distillation, with renewable power generation. The thermo-chemical gasification step provides feedstock flexibility, converting all types of biomass, including waste, into carbon monoxide and hydrogen gases. The bio-chemical fermentation step is a highly selective and high yield synthesis of cellulosic ethanol from these gases at low temperature and pressure. The heat recovered from the hot syngas is fed into a steam turbine and is used to generate renewable electricity. The continuous process is also rapid, measured in minutes. The INEOS Bio process technology is energy-efficient and environmentally safe. The technology has been fully developed and tested at integrated pilot scale for ten years on a broad range of waste feedstocks.

INEOS ( is one of the world’s leading chemicals companies; a global manufacturer of petrochemicals, specialty chemicals and oil products. Comprising 15 businesses, the production network spans 51 manufacturing facilities in 11 countries. The company produces more than 60 million tonnes of petrochemicals. INEOS employs 15,000 people and had sales in 2012 of $43bn. Through its Joint Venture with PetroChina (petroineos) it produces 20 million tons per annum of crude oil refined products (fuels). It also operates joint ventures with BASF, PQ Corp and Total.

New Planet Energy is a project development company engaged in the development and implementation of advanced biofuels and energy projects. For more information, visit

Source: INEOS Bio

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August 1, 2013 at 9:54 am

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