SOURCE: Elemica


April 05, 2011 10:42 ET

Elemica Responds to Disaster in Japan

Offers Free Supply Chain Services for Japanese Chemical Industry

EXTON, PA--(Marketwire - April 5, 2011) - With offices in Tokyo and around Asia, Elemica, the industry-leading supply chain integration and optimization network, is committed to providing financial and business services relief efforts to support their customers in the wake of the recent devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. 

Damaged infrastructure, power outages, plant, warehouse and transportation destruction has left companies struggling to keep business running as supply chains are severely disrupted. Recognizing the urgency and vital need for business continuity, Elemica has committed to open their network to companies impacted by this crisis. For the next 6 months, Elemica will provide access free-of-charge to its QuickLink™ Portal to any buyer or seller located in Japan wanting to transact across the Elemica network. 

Through the course of this disaster, the Internet has remained the most stable and reliable piece of infrastructure. Elemica's network provides the continuous service and crucial visibility that companies need to quickly and effectively respond to the disruption in their supply chains. Inquiries regarding this offer can be made to Brian Selby, SVP Asia, or Ted Higuchi, MD Elemica Japan,

In financial support of the humanitarian effort in Japan, Elemica is also encouraging its employees, family, and friends to donate financially to help in the recovery, and has agreed to match employee contributions. A website has been set up to make the donation process convenient for anyone wishing to contribute:

"We are deeply saddened by the recent disasters and offer our thoughts and prayers to our employees and clients in the region, and to all people of Japan," said Mike McGuigan, CEO of Elemica. "We are sensitive to business relationships that must continue in this unstable environment and hope our offer will ease these current challenges."

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 2500 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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