SOURCE: Elemica


May 13, 2011 07:15 ET

Elemica Hosts North American Sourcing & Supply Chain Conference "Powering Better Business" in Philadelphia

Topics Include Compliance Issues, Ocean Logistics, & Process Optimization

EXTON, PA--(Marketwire - May 13, 2011) - Elemica, leading provider of supply chain integration and optimization services to the chemical, tire & rubber, energy and selected manufacturing industries, will host their semi-annual Supply Chain Conference on May 24, 2011 in Philadelphia, PA. "Powering Better Business" brings together global industry experts and Elemica's clients, including Wacker, A. Schulman, and BASF to share best practices and experiences on using Elemica's sourcing and supply chain solutions to power their businesses and improve productivity and profitability.

"Companies can achieve dramatic improvements in bottom line results when using powerful advanced sourcing services, integrating supply chain operations, and collaborating electronically with all trading partners," said Mike McGuigan, CEO of Elemica. "Our conferences bring together global executives and business leaders where many share their real-world experiences overcoming challenges that confront every business process owner and affect every supply chain. Our clients want to learn how other companies are managing a certain problem or using a particular solution, and this is the perfect forum to get answers to these types of questions and network with peers."

The Elemica Supply Chain Conference Agenda includes presentations from Sudipta Das, eBusiness Manager at Wacker, Gary Miller, Vice President Global Supply Chain and CPO at A. Schulman, a business leader from BASF, and thought leadership pieces from Brian Habacivch, Senior Vice President of Fellon-McCord, and Charles M. Deise, Jr., Vice President, Process Industries Division of Computer Sciences Corporation. In addition, breakout sessions will provide interactive discussions on:

  • "Ax the Faxed Customer Order" - How can you enable the automation of inbound fax and Email customer orders without needing IT resources or changing customer processes? QuickLink™ Print and Email is Elemica's fastest growing product and has shown a 33% increase in suppliers and a 50% increase in buyers and orders for Q1 2011.

  • "Is it the Journey or the Destination? Sourcing the Answer" - The path towards procurement excellence is a journey. This breakout session will explore what best-of-breed organizations look like in the following areas; 1) Spend under management, 2) Sourcing process-cycle time, on-line tools, supplier discovery and qualification, collaboration, SMEs, 3) Contracting, 4) Supplier performance-KPIs, and 5) Contract compliance -- "How to deal with maverick spend". Comparative discussions will provide you with new gap identification skills and empower you to know how to fill them and move your organization forward.

  • "Creating a Go to Mass On-Board MRO" - Open discussion forum exploring the challenges and issues around the long tail of Maintenance, Repair and Operation (MRO) assets and indirect suppliers. Participants will identify what processes and technologies are needed to make this work.

  • "Calming the Seas of Global Ocean Logistics" - Elemica's Ocean Logistics solutions automates your ocean booking process, offers Sailing Schedule visibility and integration, and delivers global track and trace capabilities. Discussions will center on the challenges of ocean logistics and how Elemica can help streamline the process using Elemica's QuickLink™ Portal and Carrier and Shipper networks.

The conference starts at 8:00 AM with registration and breakfast, and ends at 4:30 PM with networking and refreshments. It will be held in Philadelphia on Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. For questions please contact: Ashley Capuzzi, (610) 786.1239 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 3000 companies across multiple industries, processing over $60 billion in annual transactions. Clients include BASF, Continental, The Dow Chemical Company, DuPont, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, LANXESS, Rhodia and Shell.

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