EXTON, PA--(Marketwire - February 9, 2011) - Elemica, the industry-leading B2B supply chain network, and WEBB, a firm which optimizes relationships among trading partners, will host a joint conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Tuesday, February 22, 2011. Industry professionals from the chemical, energy/utility, and tire/rubber communities will gain insights from peers on supply chain initiatives that will cut costs and improve efficiencies.

"With today's market volatility, supply chain leaders are recognizing that there's much to be learned from each other, and collaboration combined with e-business strategies can significantly impact their supply chain performance," said Mike McGuigan, CEO of Elemica. "Learning how to develop a sound strategy from experts in the trenches will position companies to better compete in the global arena."

Presentations from The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company on sourcing, Rhodia on Vendor-Managed Inventory (VMI), and CEMAR (Energy/Utilities Industry) on e-Procurement are on the agenda. A case study on Transportation and Logistics optimization at Shell Brazil will also be featured. Elemica will present their supply chain solutions portfolio with success stories in sourcing and customer management. WEBB will discuss their consulting services in catalogue management and e-procurement.

Issues that will be discussed include delivering goods in a cost-effective manner while meeting customer service levels, combining high technology with expert knowledge for logistics and materials sourcing, empowering collaborative relationships to drive down structural costs and increase process efficiency, establishing real-time visibility into inventory and demand, and much more.

The conference begins at 10:00 AM on February 22 and is located at WTC-Av. Das Nações Unidas, 12.551 - Brooklin Novo - São Paulo - SP Brazil. Anyone interested can register here: http://www1.webb.com.br/email/2011/evento_webb_elemica/index.htm.

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, The Dow Chemical Company, DuPont, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, LANXESS, Rhodia and Shell. http://www.elemica.com.

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