Scientific-Atlanta Automates Global Export Compliance

Uses solution to create collaborative export process, reduce administrative costs


Uses solution to create collaborative export process, reduce administrative costs

Rockville, MD — October 22, 2003 — Scientific-Atlanta Inc., a global supplier of broadband transport systems and set-tops for cable operators, has integrated NextLinx Corp.'s Trade Export with its SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) app to streamline its exports.

Scientific-Atlanta said that with the integration is has reduced administrative costs, accelerated global trade compliance and increased supply chain visibility across its global network.

NextLinx said Trade Export is designed to minimize the risk of shipment delays, fines or loss of export privileges by ensuring full regulatory trade compliance on exports to all major trading countries around the world. Scientific-Atlanta said that by managing the export process end-to-end it is able to ship products from Belgium, Denmark, Canada and the United States.

"The Trade Export solution has allowed us to collaborate in real-time with our business operations around the world in order to ensure a smooth export-to-import transaction," said Steve Winterbottom, vice president and chief information officer for Scientific-Atlanta Inc. "With fully integrated and up-to-date global trade content, we have realized an improvement in our trade efficiencies, which will eventually support an increase in our products' speed-to-market."

Trade Export enables Scientific-Atlanta to view shipments in real-time, customize documentation and maintain shipment status, according to the global supplier. Specifically, the company is using the solution for the preparation, generation and retention of shipping documents required for cross-border transactions.

Scientific-Atlanta is also utilizing the solution to review shipments and determine license requirements based on Export Commodity Control Numbers (ECCNs) and countries of ultimate destination in addition to screening all exports against the most up-to-date government restricted party lists at the time of order and prior to shipment.

For more information on how to maximize global agreements, read " Making Global Agreements Work ," from the October/November 2003 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executivemagazine.

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