SOURCE: Elemica


February 12, 2014 07:50 ET

SCM World Research Executive to Keynote Elemica "reveal 2014" Supply Chain Conference

Industry Veteran Barry Blake's Presentation to Focus on Collaboration Within Supply Chain Operating Networks

EXTON, PA--(Marketwired - Feb 12, 2014) -  Elemica, the leading Supply Chain Operating Network provider for the process industries, announces that Barry Blake, Vice President of Research at SCM World, will be a keynote speaker at Elemica's upcoming conference titled "reveal 2014." Barry will present, "Connect and Collaborate: Overcoming Performance Barriers with a Supply Chain Operating Network." The event brings together industry executives, analysts, and supply chain leaders for thought provoking presentations, networking, and the sharing of evolving best practices. The main conference takes place on May 7, 2014 in Philadelphia at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, with a pre-conference dinner and cocktail reception included the evening prior at Adventure Aquarium. To attend or sponsor the conference, visit

"As global supply chains become ever more dynamic, distributed, and complex, new challenges arise for businesses, and key to overcoming them is more powerful collaboration across a critical mass of trading partners," said Ed Rusch, Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Elemica. "We are extremely privileged to have Barry Blake of SCM World as a keynote speaker at our conference, where he will share his in-the-trenches experiences, expertise, and research-driven insight. Attendees will become armed with exclusive information on how to keep their organizations a step ahead, realizing true cost advantages and clear differentiation as a result."

Barry's keynote presentation will review field data and case studies that highlight the great benefits companies achieve through collaboration, visibility and connectivity. Collaboration is like quality -- a seemingly universal good in the world of supply chain, but something that needs definition and precise scoping to actually happen. Supply Chain Operating Networks foster collaboration by enabling thousands of trading partners to seamlessly conduct business with each other without requiring them to change how they do business.

Barry Blake is Vice President of Research at SCM World where he is responsible for delivering world-class research content and learning opportunities to the supply chain community. He covers a range of topics including distribution and logistics networks, supply chain integrity, and supply chain transformation and talent development. His research cuts across all industries. Prior to joining SCM World, Barry was the lead healthcare and life sciences analyst on Gartner's supply chain research team. Between SCM World and Gartner, he has published over 60 research articles and reports on numerous supply chain topics.

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

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