SOURCE: Elemica


April 26, 2010 07:10 ET

Elemica Hosts North American Sourcing & Supply Chain Conference 2010

Focus Centers on Strategies That Help Companies Accelerate Their Rebound

EXTON, PA--(Marketwire - April 26, 2010) -   Elemica, the industry-leading B2B supply chain network, will host its semi-annual North American Sourcing & Supply Chain Conference on May 5, 2010, at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia. Elemica customer Michelin North America will give the keynote address; The Dow Chemical Company's Director of Business Services will present "Making eCommerce Available to Core Customers;" and Bayer MaterialScience's VP of Customer Service, eBusiness and Supply Chain Center of Experts will explain what is "The Perfect Order." Case studies will demonstrate the value that companies receive from using Elemica's Sourcing Services and Supply Chain Integration platform. The event will highlight how companies can reduce spend and free up resources and working capital through automation and integration -- and ultimately how they can leverage Elemica's solutions to accelerate their rebound in 2010.

"Companies are seeking ways to shorten the order fulfillment time, reduce spend, provide better customer service, and establish stronger supplier relations," said Mike McGuigan, CEO of Elemica, "and they need to do so with limited resources."

According to a recent American Chemistry Council report, "inventories for both chemical producers and downstream companies are lean, and demand is rising." Global chemical output has improved from this time last year, and is expected to rise 6.5% in 2010, and expand further in 2011 and 2012, the report says, as the global chemical industry rebounds from the collapse in demand from early last year. Conference attendees will learn proactive strategies and solutions to support growth and help them prepare their supply chains for demand increase while better serving their customers.

The evening before the conference, Elemica is hosting a welcome reception dinner at a Phillies baseball game in a private suite located on the Hall of Fame Club Level at Citizens Bank Park. When registering for the conference at, please RSVP for the Phillies game.

About Elemica
delivers state-of-the-art sourcing and supply chain integration services in the areas of customer & supplier management, strategic sourcing, and logistics -- promoting new levels of efficiency and profitability for a leaner supply and more fully optimized chain. Elemica's Connect - Transact - Optimize model unites global trade partners and provides an integrated framework in which partners conduct business. Elemica's clients achieve significant benefit from reduced cost of operations, faster process execution with fewer resources through the automation of key business processes, removal of transactional barriers, and seamless information flow between business partners.

Across the entire breadth of supply chain and sourcing business processes, Elemica solutions improve productivity, reduce costs, decrease errors, and increase customer and business partner satisfaction. Elemica was founded in 2000 and today connects more than 2500 companies across multiple industries, processing over $60 billion in annual transactions. Clients include BASF, Continental, Dow, DuPont, Goodyear, LANXESS, Michelin, Rhodia and Shell.

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