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<< Back Engages Greyhound Technologies to Evaluate Strategic Supply Chain Options
     SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 14, 2000--

             Greyhound Technologies Software and Services
                Used in Assessing Expansion

Leading online retailer has engaged Greyhound Technologies to provide analysis for the design of its Global Logistics Strategy.

This engagement is a follow-on to recent work that Greyhound did for in assessing domestic and international strategic opportunities.

Oliver Scutt, VP of Business Development at Greyhound Technologies Inc. made the announcement.

Bill Transue, Director of Global Transportation and Operations Optimization at, said: "Greyhound Technologies and their Supply Chain Explorer software provide the capability of analyzing a multitude of supply chain options to help us design and implement a world-class logistics platform for the benefit of our global customers. Our partnership with Greyhound Technologies on this project helps us serve our customers even better through best-in-class logistics design software and analysis."

Oliver Scutt added, "We are very pleased to be a part of this important and strategic work. Supply chain design at online businesses is particularly challenging because the past is not a reliable guide to the future. Our Supply Chain Explorer software allows businesses to design their supply chains while accounting for both current and expected future cost structures and utilization. also needed the ability to make decisions in 'internet-time'."

About Greyhound Technologies Inc.

Greyhound Technologies, headquartered in Seattle, Washington, is a leading provider of Strategic Supply Chain Design software and services, and is privately held.

Supply Chain Explorer(TM) is the first of a new breed of strategic decision support software to help companies translate business objectives into supply chain designs and understand the implications of different policy, investment and supply/demand scenarios on their future business performance.

The software allows businesses to identify the potential of their supply chain and help focus on making the right investment, outsourcing or improvement activities. Its comprehensive approach considers business objectives, market and growth aspirations, planned improvement initiatives, facility configuration and automation options. The software fully considers forecast volume, uncertainty/variability effects and differentiated service impact on resource positioning and sizing, cost-to-serve and profitability. With these insights, clients are better able to manage their product-market offerings, pricing, supply chain flows, assets and supply base relationships.

For more information about Greyhound Technologies and its products, please visit the company website at or call 206/933-1378.

About (, Inc., and its subsidiaries) is the Internet's No. 1 music, No. 1 DVD and video, and No. 1 book retailer. (Nasdaq:AMZN) opened its virtual doors on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection, along with online auctions and free electronic greeting cards. lists more than 18 million unique items in categories including books, CDs, toys, electronics, videos, DVDs, home improvement products, software, and video games. Through zShops, any business or individual can sell virtually anything to's more than 17 million customers, and with Payments, any seller can accept credit card transactions, avoiding the hassles of offline payments. The company also participates in, the leading auction site for guaranteed art, jewelry, and collectibles, at


Supply Chain Explorer is a registered trademark of Greyhound Technologies Corporation. Other names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Greyhound Technologies Inc.

Oliver Scutt, 206/933-1378

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