SOURCE: Elemica


September 22, 2011 10:49 ET

Elemica Hosts European Sourcing & Supply Chain Conference

Client Case Studies & Best Practices Will Be Shared by Akzo Nobel, Wacker, Rhodia, and Others

EXTON, PA and FRANKFURT, GERMANY--(Marketwire - Sep 22, 2011) - Elemica, leading provider of supply chain integration and optimization services, hosts the Connect + Collaborate European Supply Chain Conference on Sept. 29, 2011 in Frankfurt, Germany. The conference brings together senior professionals seeking the latest supply chain and sourcing practices to grow their organizations by driving supply chain innovation, simplifying interactions and communications with trading partners, and discovering best practices that improve overall supply chain performance and increase the bottom line.

"Companies today seek business partners who they can trust to help them cut costs, meet demand, manage volatility, and improve service," said Mike McGuigan, CEO of Elemica. "This forum provides an opportunity to network with the most respected global business leaders in the industry, and understand how they address supply chain complexities and achieve higher collaborative relationships with their business partners, enabling a more powerful supply chain."

A mix of industry experts and executives from companies working with Elemica will be speaking at the conference, sharing best practices and providing details on the value they receive from implementing Elemica's Sourcing and Supply Chain services. An opportunity to question the panel of speakers will take place after the presentations. Current global business users of Elemica solutions include BASF, Continental, LANXESS, Solvay, Shell, BP, Bayer MaterialScience, Pirelli, Celanese, Syngenta, Akzo Nobel, DuPont, The Dow Chemical Company, Rhodia, Wacker, and more.

The conference agenda includes:

  • Enchancing inbound logistics through global supply chain management -- Philippe Guibourd, Manager Global eBusiness and Supply Chain Process, Michelin
  • How sourcing aggregation has allowed for increased savings -- Office Depot with Goodyear
  • How to work with your customers to get the most from automation -- Marcelo Burdelis, eCommerce Project Manager, Rhodia
  • Balancing customer responsiveness and internal standardization -- Daniela Huber, eBusiness Manager, Wacker with Simon Hardy, Elemica
  • Managing a global procure-to-pay program within a complex multi-national business -- Jereon Tjepkema, B2B Programme Manager, Akzo Nobel
  • Introduction of Elemica Transport Management Solution -- Phil Lambert, Director Logistics Solutions, Elemica

The conference starts at 9:00 AM with registration and includes lunch and networking, and will be held at the Sheraton Congress Hotel, Niederrad, located at Lyoner Strasse 44-48, Frankfurt, 60528, Germany. The event will be in English language. To register for the event, visit: For questions or more information about the Conference, please contact Helen Russell-Hughes at +447809 367450 or

About Elemica
Elemica delivers state-of-the-art services in the areas of customer, supplier, sourcing, and logistics management. Elemica's Connect - Transact - Optimize model drives bottom line business results by promoting reduced cost of operations, faster process execution, automation of key business processes, removal of transactional barriers, and seamless information flow between business partners. Elemica was founded in 2000 and today connects more than 3,000 companies across multiple industries, processing over $70 billion in annual transactions. Clients include BASF, Continental, The Dow Chemical Company, DuPont, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, LANXESS, Rhodia, Shell and others.

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