Inditex has chosen GT Nexus’ tracking and managing system for its global ocean shipments. Delivered on-demand over the internet, the GT Nexus trade and logistics portal will serve as the clothing retailer’s global ocean freight information system. It will provide detailed container status and event information, documentation management and shipment transaction capabilities to automate interactions with Inditex’s global network of ocean carriers.
Inditex has more than 86,000 employees throughout the world and posted sales of 9.4bn euros in 2007. Its retail presence under the Zara, Pull and Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home and Uterqüe concepts encompasses more than 4,200 stores in 73 countries worldwide.
To further scale the company’s ‘fast fashion’ rapid replenishment system in the scope of its global market growth, Inditex was looking for an automated solution to provide visibility into the inbound inventory flows from overseas suppliers. Improved transparency into inbound shipments will help Inditex’s distribution centers proactively support the continuous store replenishment requirements for its stores worldwide.
“GT Nexus provides us with a very useful combination of universal connectivity to all carriers with well established data quality management processes, and real time visibility capabilities,” said Abel Lopez Cernadas, director of import export transportation at Inditex.
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