BAX Global Expands Services Contract with AT&T
AT&T Delivers Enhanced Network to Connect BAX's North American Locations
Irvine, California, December 21, 2006
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) announced today that BAX Global has extended its relationship with AT&T with a 24-month $5 million contract. The contract includes Internet Protocol (IP)-enabled Frame Relay (IPeFR) and IP-enabled ATM (IPeATM), using Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology and includes long distance voice and professional services. The solution provided by AT&T will help BAX improve its network infrastructure to support BAX's future communications needs and to maintain a high level of network performance.
BAX offers its customers a wide array of comprehensive supply-chain solutions, as varied as warehousing and inventory management, order fulfillment and transportation optimization to sequencing, postponement and customs compliance. With AT&T technology, BAX's customers are able to track their freight online and obtain status reports to determine when shipments will arrive.
Because BAX wished to connect all of its North American locations, AT&T leveraged BAX's existing AT&T MPLS network to connect the remaining sites, resulting in a more efficient means to move data. The MPLS backbone allows BAX to move to advanced technologies, such as IP Telephony (IPT). AT&T will also design and implement an IPT system and provide IPT equipment to BAX, allowing the company to lower operational costs while handling calls more efficiently and increasing worker productivity.
"We have been pleased with the solutions that AT&T has provided us in the past and felt confident that they would continue to provide superior service when we were ready to connect our remaining North American offices," said Bill Sawtell, BAX's vice president, IT Infrastructure and Service Delivery. "We are especially satisfied with AT&T's ability to offer a combination of MPLS and IPT, which will allow us to plan and prepare for disaster recovery and business continuity across our 130 locations in the U.S. and Canada. Our ability to operate under any circumstances will provide our customers with the peace of mind that their shipments will be tracked and delivered safely, especially in extreme conditions."
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About BAX Global Inc.
BAX Global Inc., with worldwide headquarters in Irvine, Calif., is a USD $2.9 billion supply chain management and transportation solutions company offering multi-modal logistics management for business-to-business shippers through a global network. BAX specializes in managing the movement of heavyweight packages and cargo of all shapes and sizes. It offers specialty services for the aerospace, automotive, hi-tech, retail, government and health care industries.
BAX Global and Schenker are a part of DB Logistics, the Transportation and Logistics Division of Deutsche Bahn AG. Schenker and BAX Global are in the process of integrating around the world, and joining forces to become the industry's leading logistics provider. The joint organization has a team of about 50,000 experts at 1,500 locations in 150 countries. Together Schenker and BAX are now the world’s No. 1 source for European land transportation, No. 2 for global airfreight, No. 3 resource for global sea freight, No. 6 for global contract logistics and No. 3 for North American integrated heavy freight. For more information, visit www.baxglobal.com, www.baxgoesschenker.com and www.schenker.com.
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