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Elemica Hosts European Sourcing & Supply Chain Roadshow in Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Client Case Studies Highlight Elemica's Sourcing & Supply Chain Services

EXTON, PA and FRANKFURT/MAIN, GERMANY -- (Marketwire) -- 10/01/10 -- Elemica, the industry-leading B2B supply chain network, is hosting the European Sourcing & Supply Chain Roadshow in Frankfurt, Germany on October 13, 2010. The conference will highlight how companies can accelerate the momentum into 2011 through industry expert presentations and client success case studies.

This event will focus on how companies are using Elemica solutions and services to make their businesses better -- more reliable, more efficient and more profitable. The presentations will address current market complexities and the related strategies that unify order automation, streamline supply chains and enable a collaborative approach to sourcing. A keynote address will be given by Onno Maliepaard, Director of Purchasing, Europe, Middle East & Africa of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Client presentations on customer, sourcing, supplier and logistics management will be followed by an interactive roundtable discussion with a Q&A for a sharing of ideas on how to best tackle the challenges of today's rapidly evolving market.

"The Elemica European Roadshow will help companies discover cost saving activities they can engage in to promote an integrated, leaner supply chain that will drive momentum in 2011," said Mike McGuigan, CEO of Elemica. "Businesses can learn first-hand how they can reduce costs by improving indirect spend despite limited resources, gain insight on surpassing their competition through a proactive focus on customer satisfaction, and interact with some of the most respected leaders in the industry."

Speakers will be industry experts currently working with Elemica. Companies using Elemica solutions include BASF, Continental, LANXESS, Solvay, Shell, BP, Bayer MaterialScience, Pirelli, Syngenta, Akzo Nobel, DuPont, The Dow Chemical Company, Rhodia, Wacker and others.

The agenda includes:

  • Opening Remarks: Mike McGuigan, CEO, Elemica
  • Keynote Address: Onno Maliepaard, Director of Purchasing, Europe, Middle East & Africa, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • Elemica's Product Suite: Rich Katz, VP Product Management, Elemica
  • Sourcing Management: Carsten Boege, VP Corporate Purchasing, Continental
  • Customer Management: Haimo Zekoll, Head of e-Business Solvay
  • Supplier Management: Client presentation (to be announced)
  • Logistics Management: Ralf Kahre, Senior Manager e-solutions, BASF
  • Panel Discussion and Q&A Session with all speakers
  • Wrap-up/Closing Remarks: Simon Hardy, Elemica

Elemica's European Sourcing & Supply Chain Roadshow is taking place in the Sheraton Congress Hotel in Frankfurt/Main - Niederrad, Germany on October 13, 2010 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Registration is required. For questions or more information about the Roadshow, please contact Nadja Lannert at +49-69-66123-102 or nadja.lannert@elemica.com.

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, Dow, DuPont, Goodyear, LANXESS, Rhodia and Shell. http://www.elemica.com.

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