SOURCE: Elemica

Elemica

May 27, 2015 11:54 ET

Elemica Wins Supply Chain Award for Touchless Demand Capture Solution

Third Consecutive Win of Prestigious Supply and Demand Chain Executive 100 Award

WAYNE, PA--(Marketwired - May 27, 2015) -  Elemica, the leading Supply Chain Operating Network provider for the process industries, announces winning a Supply and Demand Chain Executive (SDCE) 100 Award from Supply and Demand Chain Executive magazine. These awards honor the best projects that navigate the complex waters of today's distributed supply chains. Elemica was chosen for implementing a touchless demand capture solution for Lonza North America, receiving customer orders and placing them directly into Lonza's ERP with zero errors and latency, streamlining productivity and speeding order to cash.

"Elemica is pleased to win the SDCE 100 Award once again, recognizing our continued commitment to implementing solutions that return significant value to our clients," said John Blyzinskyj, CEO of Elemica. "Our patented business network ecosystem delivers tremendous capabilities through state-of-the-art technologies and advanced business process orchestrations across customers, suppliers and logistics providers. We're delighted that Lonza selected Elemica as their go-to solution for increased supply chain visibility, streamlined operations, and reduced operating costs."

"Our readers count on Supply & Demand Chain Executive for intelligence and decision-making information on solutions and best practices for supply chain transformation," said Barry Hochfelder, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. "With this year's Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100, we are featuring '100 Great Supply Chain Projects' that demonstrate the broad spectrum of opportunities for enabling excellence in the supply chain. The projects featured can serve as a roadmap for supply chain executives looking for new opportunities to drive improvement in their own operations."

Elemica implemented a touchless order management solution for Lonza called QuickLink Email, which automates inbound fax and email orders into electronic formats and data values that Lonza's ERP system can understand and process automatically. This removes manual order entry while ensuring order accuracy; increasing overall order-to-cash productivity. The ability to automate customer orders without requiring them to change their business processes or adopt sophisticated technological capabilities accelerates the time to value for Lonza. Other benefits from the project include:

  • Scalability to handle spikes and variability of order volumes without adding headcount
  • Ability to automatically send their customers order acknowledgements
  • 50% order entry savings -- 30% increase in order automation -- 25% improvement in cycle times
  • Significant Reduction in sales credits and adjustments

The 2015 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 are supply chain solution and service providers helping their customers and clients achieve supply chain excellence. They have produced measurable gains in ROI through cost-cutting and increased efficiency, whether in warehouse, transportation, procurement sourcing or any other category in the end-to-end supply chain. Over 200 submissions were evaluated by the magazine's editorial staff primarily based on: ambitiousness/scope of the project (30 percent); creative application of technologies/solutions/services used (20 percent); extent of the business results/impact (40 percent); clarity of submission (10 percent). Final recipients will be featured in the cover story of the June 2015 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

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 $350B in annual transactions across more than 7,500 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.

About Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. On the Web: www.SDCExec.com.

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