WAYNE, PA--(Marketwired - Jul 21, 2015) - Elemica, the leading Supply Chain Operating Network provider for the process industries, announces that Ann-Marie Craig from Procter & Gamble's North American Supply Network Design operation will speak at Elemica's IGNITE North American Conference. Her presentation, "A Buyer's Perspective: Keys to a Successful Connection," will define the benefits, reasons, objectives, scope and deliverables that must be clearly aligned for success in business process automation. Attendees will better understand how to more effectively manage order processing, forecasting and inventories across global supply chains using a Business Network.

"A proven Business Network enables companies to speak the language of their individual customers, greatly improving customer service and satisfaction while also providing the agility needed to keenly respond to ever increasing fluctuations in demand or disruptions in supply," said Gary Neights, Director of Product Management at Elemica. "P&G leverages information gained across their extended supply chain ecosystem to win in the market, and I'm delighted that Ann-Marie will be sharing her business-to-business collaboration insights from a buyer's perspective at our conference."

Ann-Marie developed Procter & Gamble's Global Supplier Connectivity program. The program focuses on digitizing information with P&G's supply base. P&G leverages Elemica to connect suppliers and automate orders, allowing them to better manage orders, exchange messages automatically, gain visibility into what is happening across their global supply chain, track shipments of materials and better forecast demand. Prior to Ann-Marie's leadership in supplier connectivity, she worked in P&G's logistics organization creating more efficient and effective finished product planning, material planning and material management teams. Ann-Marie holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Elemica's IGNITE Supply Chain Conference 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 North America takes place on October 20th at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event also includes a pre-conference dinner and cocktail reception the evening prior. For more information and to register, please visit www.elemicaignite.com.

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 www.elemica.com.

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