Steve Brown, Divisional General Manager of TNT Special Services stated: "We have shown that greater visibility across the supply chain increases efficiency and flexibility. There is no doubt that a single view across all systems and data speeds up processes and identifies significant events, allowing us to respond in new and better ways to our customers, and they, in turn, deliver a better service to their customers."Luis Alvarez, CEO for BT Global Services, said: "Billions of dollars are attributed to the cost of an organisations' global supply chain, with boardroom focus firmly on reducing cost and driving up operational efficiency. We are uniquely positioned to solve today's key supply chain challenges based on a heritage of managing complex data interactions over our global network. In addition, BT's worldwide infrastructure, service provision, security expertise, and track record of successful system integrations align precisely with the demands of modern supply chain systems. This combination is brought to bear through our strategic focus on global industry sectors, including consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, logistics, pharmaceuticals and retail. Customers in those sectors clearly depend on the efficiency of their supply chains to gain competitive advantages. With BT Trace, we are pioneers in providing those customers with the ability to identify inefficiencies, streamline their processes and be more successful in their market place." Note for Editors BT Trace is a comprehensive supply chain portfolio of services designed primarily for global companies active in consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, logistics, pharmaceuticals and retail sectors. Its cloud-based capabilities rely on BT's new Cloud Compute platform. By using those new capabilities customers benefit from a flexible, scalable and reliable platform in a secure and controlled environment within BT's global data centres. In addition, BT's global professional services team within BT Advise provide consulting, integration and managed services for supply chains.