Elemica's Gary Neights Speaks on Demand Driven Value Networks for Improved Customer Engagement at Supply Chain North America

Communicating Demand Signals Across Extended Supply Chain Ensures Value & Profits

EXTON, PA--(Marketwired - Apr 8, 2013) - Elemica, the leading provider of supply chain integration and optimization solutions, announces that Gary Neights will be speaking at Supply Chain North America on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in St. Louis. Gary's talk, "The Demand Driven Value Network for Improved Customer Engagement" will discuss how demand driven value networks manage cross-functional processes that integrate and synchronize product, demand, and supply networks to optimize joint value for businesses. 

"The flow of information and products is becoming more complex and globally distributed. This presents significant challenges across the network of customers, suppliers, and logistics providers," said Gary Neights, Director of Product Management at Elemica. "Our market research shows that customers expect manufacturers to be innovative with both the products they bring to market and the supply chain technology used to communicate demand signals across the extended supply chain network to ensure that quality products are delivered to the right place at the right time and with the right accounting."

Supply chains and distribution networks extend globally in today's market, making the management of risk and increased visibility more critical to success. For success, companies need to collectively sense and properly respond to changes in demand and supply. When companies operate their supply chains to respond directly to external market drivers, this enables them to focus more on sensing, shaping and driving an intelligent response to the environment happening outside their internal control.

In his presentation, Gary will discuss how:

  • A Demand Driven Value Network maximizes the value of extended supply chain processes with technologies that enable collaboration across multiple networks of corporate stakeholders and supply chain trading partners.
  • This type of supply chain network leverages an outside-in view based on insights about customer value to deliver a demand response that improves profitability and visibility.
  • The foundation of a demand driven value network is strong core functional capabilities, flawless execution, and data visibility.

Gary Neights' presentation will take place on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 from 1:30 PM - 2:20PM at Supply Chain World North America, held at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark. He will use the SCOR model to discuss how to create a Demand Driven Value Network, its core functional capabilities, and the benefits to all trading partners, followed by real-life examples of a demand network that supports innovation and growth.

About Elemica

Elemica delivers state-of-the-art supply chain solutions in the areas of customer, supplier, sourcing, and logistics management. Elemica 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 5,000 companies across multiple industries, processing over $150 billion in annual transactions. Elemica's global operations are headquartered outside Philadelphia and include offices in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Frankfurt, London, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. Clients include BASF, BP, Continental, The Dow Chemical Company, DuPont, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, LANXESS, Michelin, Rhodia, Shell, Sumitomo Chemical, and Yokohama. For more information, visit www.elemica.com.

Contact Information:

For More Information Contact:
Becky Boyd
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