NORCROSS, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EasyLink Services International Corporation ("EasyLink" or "Company") (NasdaqCM: ESIC),(www.easylink.com), a global provider of comprehensive messaging services and e-commerce solutions, today announced Toyota Peugeot Citroën Automobile (TPCA) has signed a three year term renewal to utilize EasyLink’s FTS (File Transfer System) Enterprise Gateway and Web EDI solutions enabling operational efficiencies with their Just In Time (JIT) logistic system.
TPCA originally processed their internal data files using premise-based EDI software and sent it to suppliers using two VAN providers. With a JIT logistic system in place, TPCA needed to achieve operational excellence in its supply chain application. With multiple VANs they found themselves dealing with multiple points of contact, different communication protocols and a need to commit critical internal resources to manage their EDI system.
TPCA invited multiple VAN providers to bid on a proposal to consolidate their EDI traffic. EasyLink was awarded the bid by offering the most tailored solution with the highest levels of support and a single point of contact. EasyLink’s compliance with Odette, the auto industry organization that sets the standards for electronic communication, enabled TPCA to trade with 100% of their supplier base and benefit from the economies of scale in consolidating their EDI to one vendor. TPCA also outsourced their EDI translation to EasyLink removing the costs of premise-based EDI translation software, lowering resource management costs and allowing them to refocus on their key business.
TPCA have minimized inventory, increased the efficiency of their JIT system, and benefited from increased accuracy resulting in higher quality and reduced errors.
About Toyota Peugeot Citroën Automobile (TPCA)
Toyota Peugeot Citroën Automobile (TPCA) is a joint venture of Toyota Motor Corporation and PSA Peugeot Citroën, built in 2002 in the industrial zone of Kolín - Ovčáry. Production started in February 2005 and by year end 2006 had achieved the planned yearly capacity of 300,000 cars. Today, TPCA employs 3,600 members of staff. Revenue of approximately CZK 50 billion ranks TPCA among the biggest exporters in the Czech Republic. The manufacturing plant based in Kolín produces the Toyota Aygo, Peugeot 107 and Citroën C1, reliable city cars with low fuel consumption. TPCA employs the most environment-friendly technology, as proven with the BAT (Best Available Techniques) certificate, which the plant was awarded along with an international certificate of management of environmental protection EN ISO 14001:2004. TPCA has donated more than CZK 80 million in support of the region of Kolín already.
About EasyLink Services International Corporation
EasyLink Services International Corporation (EasyLink) (NasdaqCM: ESIC), headquartered in Norcross, GA, offers a comprehensive portfolio of “any to any” business messaging and transaction services that can bridge the most challenging technology gaps while creating significant cost efficiencies across an organization. From Desktop Fax and Production Messaging to EDI, Managed File Transfer, Document Capture and Management, Secure Messaging and Telex we help companies drive costs out of their operations. With over two decades of servicing customers around the globe, EasyLink has established a proven track record for providing effective, reliable and secure communications. For more information on EasyLink, visit www.easylink.com.
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