SOURCE: Elemica

Elemica

May 14, 2014 07:40 ET

Elemica Reveal2014 Supply Chain Conference a Huge Success

New Product Reveal, Case Studies, Evolving Best Practices, and Actionable Thought Leadership Shared

EXTON, PA--(Marketwired - May 14, 2014) - Elemica, the leading Supply Chain Operating Network provider for the process industries, announces that their recent North American Supply Chain Conference "reveal2014" was overwhelmingly rated a huge success by the attending clients, industry analysts, and prospects. An innovative new product reveal of Elemica's Business Process Control Tower was among the many highlights of the event. The reveal was set as a mock late night TV talk show, included Elemica's VP of R&D, Arun Samuga, and Director of Product Management, Gary Neights as guests, with Kenn Kington, a brilliant and prolific comedian and keynote speaker, serving as host of the show.

Powerful presentations by Elemica customers, industry analysts, and Elemica's Product Management team, along with roundtable discussions, benchmarking, and networking opportunities, made for a full and productive agenda. Participants at "reveal2014" gained actionable insights into key technologies and were privy to winning strategies delivering greater value across their extended and complex global supply chains.

"The Elemica reveal2014 event delivered beyond the promise of informing attendees on leading edge supply chain innovations, evolving best practices, and gaining a real competitive edge," said John Blyzinskyj, CEO of Elemica. "We appreciate all those involved -- clients, industry analysts, prospective customers, and product managers -- for their insightful presentations and discussions on the power of big data and analytics, collaboration with training partners, the journey for superior visibility and agility, and supply chain innovation."

Main insights gleaned from the conference include:

  • Trust is the Number One barrier to collaboration, as shown in surveys presented by Barry Blake, VP Research from SCM World. Despite tremendous efficiency and productivity gains from collaboration among trading partners, organizations still have issues of trust with their suppliers.
  • Collaborative relationships require work and companies need to "get their house in order" prior to a collaboration project mentioned Art van Bodegraven, Managing Principal of Van Bodegraven Associates.
  • Supply Chain Operating Networks (SCONs) are playing a more critical role in various industries said Adrian Gonzalez, President of Adelante SCM, in his presentation, "Communicate, Collaborate, Innovate." Companies can no longer succeed without keeping pace of the rapid rate of change. He sees the next generation of SCONs enabling peer-to-peer communication, like LinkedIn, where people share conversations.
  • E-sourcing streamlines workflow and reduces time to market, said Peter Retterer, Director, North American Procurement, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in "E-Sourcing Maturation - Adapting the Journey."
  • Automating inbound order entry via QuickLink Email & Print ensures 100% data accuracy, faster order cycle time, ability to enter orders 24/7, and customizable business logic per customer mentioned Kristin Ross, E-Business Manager at Wacker Chemical.
  • Using Elemica, DuPont is able to deliver a foundational solution capable of multi-modal and multi-enterprise logistics material tracking and enable business rule-based exception event alerting functionality, i.e. management by exception. David Choi, Supply Chain & EBP CoE Leader at DuPont presented, "Project Cornerstone: A Journey Towards Superior Logistics Visibility," which discussed the company's multi-year journey focused on process simplification and improved productivity.
  • Chris Cameron, Solutions Architect at Elemica, discussed a major trend in supply chains today -the stair-step, multi-year approach to end-to-end supply chain visibility. The key to this success is a multi-enterprise, multi-mode, multi-standard, technology agnostic network built for speed, mass onboarding, and growth.
  • Supply Chain will have the greatest impact on enterprise performance of any part of a company, making the supply chain field an attractive career for the next 50 years plus. Art van Bodegraven says there is a wide range of positions within the supply chain field, including sourcing, procurement, customer service, transportation management, planning and analysis.
  • Cindi Hane, VP Logistics at Elemica, sees clients save $265 - $325 per shipment through lowered admin costs, reduced freight costs, and improved cash-to-cash cycle using Elemica's Logistics solutions.
  • Omar Nadi of Elemica made two key points in his presentation - Effective Vendor-Managed Inventory is becoming necessary for survival for many businesses and Supplier Segmentation is key to an effective sourcing strategy.

The presentations can be found online at http://www.elemicareveal.com/philadelphia/speakers/. On October 15-16, 2014, Elemica will host the European version of this conference in Frankfurt, Germany. For more information and to register to attend, visit: http://www.elemicareveal.com/frankfurt/

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 $250B in annual transactions across more than 6,500 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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