SOURCE: Elemica


June 02, 2015 08:20 ET

Transportation Economics Founder to Speak at Elemica's North American Supply Chain Conference

Leading Industry Analyst Noel Perry to Discuss "Transportation: A Year on the Edge"

WAYNE, PA--(Marketwired - Jun 2, 2015) -  Elemica, the leading Supply Chain Operating Network provider for the process industries, announces that Noël Perry, Founder and Principal of Transportation Economics will be a keynote speaker at Elemica's North American Supply Chain Conference -- IGNITE 2015. Perry's presentation, "Transportation: A Year on the Edge," focuses on the underlying fundamentals of transport demand, operations and competition. His innovative work in freight demand modeling, modal price competition, regulatory analysis, capacity utilization and driver labor economics are in widespread use. Attendees will gain industry insights on the risks in the marketplace and how to overcome these challenges.

"Noël Perry is a forty-year veteran of the transportation and logistics industry and he will share his unique perspective of the transportation market from an insider's point of view," said Ed Rusch, VP of Corporate Marketing at Elemica. "I'm confident that his passionate interest in the way freight moves will make for a thought provoking and insightful presentation. Key discussion points will include strategies to address current and anticipated issues facing the industry, such as government regulations and lack of drivers."

Before founding Transportation Economics Noël Perry served for thirty years in senior research positions at Schneider National, Cummins Engine Company and CSX. That gives him a uniquely broad perspective on the market, covering three modes: rail, truck, barge and the supplier sector. Perry is also a managing partner in FTR Associates, the premier transportation-forecasting firm in North America. He is regularly quoted in the national business media, has appeared as a guest on national radio and TV programs and is a regular speaker at transportation and logistical meetings across the country. Frequently published, he is currently the transport expert on the National Business Economists' Issues Council and is writing a logistical history of World War II.

Noël holds a BA degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree with honors from Harvard University. He is a graduate of Girard College, a unique primary and secondary school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Elemica's IGNITE Supply Chain Conferences will gather executives, industry analysts and supply chain thought leaders who desire to share innovative ideas in order to ignite their supply chains into the next level of performance. Client case studies and actionable insights that streamline the flow of talent, resources and capitol throughout a robust supply chain ecosystem will be presented. IGNITE 2015 North America takes place on October 20, 2015 at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia, PA. The event also includes a pre-conference dinner and cocktail reception the evening prior. To register, please visit

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

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