Issue: Oct 2010


Palo Alto Networks Engages Global4PL to Enhance Logistics, Operations



by Ian Howes

Global4PL Supply Chain Services, an industry leading supply chain consulting and transportation management company for Fortune 5000 manufacturers, importers and retailers, has been awarded a new supply chain management engagement by Palo Alto Networks. Under this engagement, Global4PL's expert staff will provide industry advice and operational support to Palo Alto Networks' logistics operations.

"We look forward to contributing to Palo Alto Networks' current and future growth, in particular by expanding its international and national supply chain network. Our mission is and always has been to focus on the customer's bottom line, as if we were the customer," said Jeff Chiu, a Principal of Global4PL.

This new contract highlights the growing, strategic importance of the supply chain for major companies such as Palo Alto Networks. Expected benefits include superior focus on customer service and improved distribution processes and network systems. By working with Global4PL, Palo Alto Networks will be better placed to respond to marketplace changes quickly and effectively, maintaining a high level of service to customers.

"We are honored to have been awarded the contract, which represents a major win for our team under any market condition, but it is extremely positive under the current global economic conditions. This contract will enable us to keep expanding our presence in the telecom and high tech industries and ensure that all parties are benefiting from the creation of value," commented Sergio Retamal, President and CEO of Global4PL.

"Global4PL Supply Chain Services has proven itself to be a highly reliable and strategic partner for many industry-leading manufacturers," said Vonnie French, Director of Manufacturing Operations. "We are confident that our partnership with Global4PL will prove to be equally successful and that ultimately our customers will have an even better experience teaming with Palo Alto Networks."

Palo Alto Networks(TM) is the network security company. Its next-generation firewalls enable unprecedented visibility and granular policy control of applications and content -- by user, not just IP address -- at up to 10Gbps with no performance degradation. Based on patent-pending App-ID(TM) technology, Palo Alto Networks firewalls accurately identify and control applications -- regardless of port, protocol, evasive tactic or SSL encryption -- and scan content to stop threats and prevent data leakage. Enterprises can for the first time embrace Web 2.0 and maintain complete visibility and control, while significantly reducing total cost of ownership through device consolidation. For more information, please visit http://www.paloaltonetworks.com.

About Global4PL Supply Chain Services:

It's All About Efficiency

Global4PL provides transportation and supply chain services that maximize business supply chain competitive advantage with tools, consulting and transportation services. Its primary focus is maximizing customer efficiency through transportation cost savings, compliance adherence, and a strategic approach to logistics issues. The company has won 16 awards for Supply Chain Leadership since 2005 and has employees on three continents. For more on Global4PL's global transportation, cost management, contract negotiation, and software services, please visit www.global-4pl.com.

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