DHL Announces New Appointment Within Rosettanet Executive Committee
DHL’s Bob Sartor Elected as Vice Chairman to RosettaNet Consortium
Plantation, Fla. -- March 16, 2006, DHL, the world’s leading express delivery and logistics company, today announced the appointment of Bob Sartor, Director, Industry & Customer Programs, Global Customer Solutions at DHL, to the Executive Committee Vice-Chairman of RosettaNet, a consortium of companies that create and implement industry-wide e-business process standards. More than 500 companies representing $1 trillion in annual revenues actively participate in RosettaNet. As the position of Vice-chairman is the Chairman elect and assumes the role of Chairman at the end of the Chairman’s two year term, this appointment effectively puts DHL in a long-term role within the RosettaNet organization.
RosettaNet is a self-funded, non-profit organization and consortium of over 500 major Information Technology, Electronic Components, Semiconductor Manufacturing, Telecommunications and Logistics companies, all working together to create and implement industry-wide, open e-business process standards. RosettaNet helps companies of all sizes meet the demands of today’s global supply chain by addressing the challenges of increasingly complex, global trading networks. DHL’s leadership role within RosettaNet helps the company engage its customers within various industry associations, consortiums, and standard bodies for development of methods that form a common e-business language and align processes between supply chain partners on a global basis.
“DHL builds its e-business platforms around the requirements of our customers, but through our collaboration with various industry organizations we can bring greater benefits to DHL and the customer by standardizing information systems and processes,” said Sartor. “Active participation in RosettaNet and other industry consortiums affords DHL the opportunity to leverage best practices, develop standards, and improve processes. This can dramatically improve operating efficiencies for DHL, and create a more productive working environment with our customers, fostering a better overall business relationship,” added Sartor.
DHL has been an active member of the RosettaNet consortium since 1999, and has effectively participated in the development of the suite of transportation and distribution Partner Interface Processes(TM) (PIP TM), which define RosettaNet’s e-business process standards.
In 2003, DHL became active in RosettaNet governance by joining and being elected to leadership roles on RosettaNet Supply Chain Councils. Due to the Exel acquisition, DHL now holds the role of Chairman and Vice-chairman on the Logistics and Electronic Components Supply Chain Councils, respectively. DHL’s leadership positions on RosettaNet Supply Chain Councils are currently held by Cindy Smith, CIO Global Forwarding, DHL Americas; Mark Patel, DHL Exel Supply Chain, Asia Pacific; and Bob Sartor, Director, Industry & Customer Programs, GCS Business IT.
Mr. Sartor is also leading collaborative efforts between RosettaNet & IATA Cargo 2000, and RosettaNet & EPCglobal. DHL also holds leadership positions in both Cargo 2000 and EPCglobal.
RosettaNet membership includes many of DHL’s largest global customers. These customers have made a commitment at the highest levels of their organizations to industry-wide business process standards that support the proliferation of e-business process integration among suppliers, business partners and customers.
Further information about the RosettaNet consortium can be obtained at the RosettaNet website (www.rosettanet.org).
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