SOURCE: Elemica

Elemica

October 30, 2014 09:10 ET

Elemica European Supply Chain Conference a Huge Success

Actionable Insights on Supply Chain Operating Networks, Big Data, B2B Automation, Electronic Invoicing & More Shared

EXTON, PA and FRANKFURT, GERMANY--(Marketwired - Oct 30, 2014) - Elemica, the leading Supply Chain Operating Network provider for the process industries, announces that their recent European Supply Chain Conference 'reveal2014' was extremely successful as rated by attending clients, industry analysts, and prospective customers due to the diversity and quality of presentations and information shared. Topics covered include the business value of Supply Chain Operating Networks, B2B Process Automation, Big Data, Electronic Invoicing and more. Along with supply chain executive insights and analyst thought leadership presentations, client case studies from BASF, OXEA, Shell Chemicals, and Wacker Chemie were also shared.

"Participants in our 'reveal2014' Conference in Frankfurt were provided with business outcome oriented information detailed in expert presentations," said Ed Rusch, Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Elemica. "Participant feedback confirmed that the event exceeded expectations. The strategies and forward thinking insights shared will enable our customers to drive exceptional performance from their supply chains. I'm confident attendees walked away in a better position to lead their respective organizations forward with capabilities that are highly differentiated and more customer-centric."

Two innovative new product reveals were highlights of this year's events. In the morning, Elemica's Research and Development team joined the Product Management team to present the company's Business Process Control Tower in a savvy way; combining multimedia, the Autobahn, and live demonstration to convey robust capabilities within the new product. In the afternoon, the teams joined again for a "Sneak Peak" into Elemica's forthcoming Mobile Logistics App, putting powerful shipment visibility and execution capabilities onto a client's preferred mobile device. 

Summaries of Client presentations include:

  • Business Impact of a Supply Chain Operating Network (SCON) - Dr. Bernhard Herzog, OXEA GmbH, described how his company uses Elemica's SCON to manage their customer, logistics, and network operations. It automatically moves and enriches transaction information through all connected systems in a touchless mode with high accuracy, high transparency, and at high speed.
  • Case Study: Logistics Execution - Herman Woltjes, Shell Chemicals, described how Shell leveraged Elemica's Logistics Management Solutions to reduce transportation costs, schedule transportation more efficiently and reliably, lower demurrage and detention costs, and reduce errors and incidents over the entire logistics lifecycle. A particular focus within the presentation was their most recent upgrade to Terminal Time Slot Optimization. 
  • Case Study: On-Boarding Campaign Execution - Daniela Huber, Wacker Chemie, described Wacker's Elemica QuickLink ERP and Email projects that automate order entry and provide demand forecasts, advanced shipping notices, and more. She also described how they switched from a one-to-one on-boarding project to a continuous rollout campaign, which increased the speed of new customer connections, reducing the cost and time of implementation.
  • End-to-End Business Process Management - Ralf Kahre & Patrick Gött of BASF described their Vendor Interaction Portal (VIP) that facilitates the exchange of electronic documents like purchase orders and invoices with suppliers, resulting in the automation of end-to-end Purchase to Pay processes from purchase requisition to invoice. Using Elemica's Supplier Management Solutions, BASF is able to improve the process quality for vendors, increase process visibility and transparency, and enable collaboration and communication with vendors.

Summaries of Analyst presentations include:

  • A Supply Chain Operating Network (SCON): Communicate, Collaborate, Innovate - Adrian Gonzalez, Adelante SCM, discussed how SCONs are playing a more critical role in various industries, enabling peer-to-peer communication for shared conversations and knowledge transfer. This helps businesses keep abreast of the rapid rate of change happening within their markets.
  • From Out-Sourcing to Optimization: Making Sense of Strategic Options - Paul Lord, Gartner, presented how world class performance in a company's supply chain requires eliminating process defects across the value chain. Business Process Management supports the elements of value chain transformation. For success, businesses need to prioritize inventory visibility; reduce waste; align physical networks, decision processes, and metrics; and connect operations with corporate strategy.

Elemica and partner-lead presentations were plentiful across a variety of breakout sessions; From Big Data to Value - The Power of Master Data Management, Electronic Invoicing - A Global Perspective, The Four Forces to Achieving Critical Mass, Linking Business Strategies to Logistics, T&L Sourcing Optimization, VMI: Building a Foundation to Drive Working Capital Savings, Next Generation Apps and Analytics, and Demand-Side Order Automation Metrics.

Presentations from the event can be found online at http://www.elemicareveal.com/frankfurt/be-a-presenter/. Videos of Frankfurt's 'reveal2014' presentations are forthcoming, and will join the 'reveal2014' Philadelphia presentations online at http://www.elemica.com/resources/#rVideosInfo.

About Elemica

Elemica's Supply Chain Operating Network is designed to give clients greater control over their global supply chains. Capturing transaction data, across all trading partners, and translating it into actionable information is key to driving value out of the supply chain. By combining powerful SmartLink business process applications with a robust QuickLink Network, Elemica solutions improve operational efficiency, lower costs, and decrease working capital. Founded in 2000, Elemica today processes approximately $325B in annual transactions across more than 7,000 process industry trading partners. Elemica's global operations are headquartered outside Philadelphia and include offices in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Frankfurt, London, Seoul, Singapore, and Tokyo. Clients include BASF, BP, Continental, The Dow Chemical Company, DuPont, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, LANXESS, Michelin, Shell, Solvay, Sumitomo Chemical, and Wacker. For more information, visit www.elemica.com.

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