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Elemica Facilitates Connectivity With Road Carriers For BASF, Driving Inefficiencies Out of the Value Chain

Exton, PA – April 20, 2009 – Elemica, the industry-leading B2B supply chain execution network, announces that BASF, one of the largest producers of chemicals in North America, has implemented the Elemica Logistics Road solution to facilitate collaboration with its carriers. The successful project, which seamlessly connects, standardizes, and automates logistics processes with more than 100 North American road carriers of all sizes, was implemented in less than six months. Elemica’s next-generation logistics platform provides the flexibility and scalability carriers need to connect to the network regardless of their technical infrastructure. Streamlining connection through Elemica to its North American road carriers, who transport several hundred thousand shipments annually, means BASF can expect to yield short-term results and build strong relationships with their carriers to drive sustainable value. 

“In an effort to respond to erratic market conditions, manage capacity constraints, contain escalating freight rates and demanding vendor requirements, companies like BASF turn to Elemica to get the job done right and to keep their supply chain flowing much more cost effectively,” said Mike McGuigan, CEO of Elemica. “With Elemica’s Logistics Solution, companies gain real-time insight into the status of their shipments, automate processes, ensure compliance with customer needs, and cut freight expenses.”

“Elemica keeps costs of external communications down by handling all of our outside connections. Rather than interfacing with a couple hundred customers and suppliers, we only have to connect once. Elemica is the middleman that sits between all of us, ensuring we’re all coordinated in the electronic playground,” said Tom Warner, BASF Manager of e-Commerce Systems Integration. “BASF gains by streamlining processes for lower transportation costs and improved customer service levels.”

BASF is using the Road module of Elemica’s business process network to garner visibility into carrier activities, ensuring shipments are correct, the right carriers are selected for order requirements, and shipment turnaround time is greatly enhanced. The Elemica network integrates completely with BASF’s ERP system, improving invoice and shipment accuracy. Carriers can view the loads and bookings that BASF has tendered to them, respond to tender offers, set pickup and delivery appointments, communicate shipment status information, and submit freight invoices. 

Benefits of the Elemica Logistics implementation include collaborative planning and execution with carriers for “right carrier at the right time” scenarios, higher on-time delivery, single point of visibility and real-time access to information for better, faster decision making, reporting for trending and performance management, reduced transportation spend with optimal carrier selection, and more. Carriers no longer have to support multiple shipper systems in their back office environments, enabling better responsiveness to shipper demands. Per Tom Warner of BASF, “This is a win-win for both sides. The whole process just works better.”

"Electronic connectivity increases data accuracy and timeliness which prevents rework for us and our customers, especially in our freight invoicing. Overall, an 18 percent reduction in administrative costs is possible with full integration. Elemica provides us with that possibility in the chemical industry,” said George Grossardt, VP and GM, at Schneider National Bulk.

About Elemica

Elemica was founded by 22 leading global corporations to deliver best-in-class integration of trade partners in the external supply chain for seamless execution of business processes such as order management. Elemica's leading-edge technology unites global trade partners and provides a true framework of 'Connect Once. Connect To All.' The sophisticated hub automates the execution of key business processes, removes transactional and communication barriers, and integrates the information flow between business partners, resulting in reduced cost of operations and faster process execution with fewer resources. From order entry to invoice processing for logistics, planning, and purchasing, the Elemica network enables real-time data exchange, improves productivity, decreases errors, and increases customer and business partner satisfaction. Elemica has connected more than 1900 companies across multiple industries and processes over $50B in annual transactions. Clients include Dow, BP, Rohm and Haas, Shell Chemicals, BASF, and Lanxess. For more information, visit http://www.elemica.com. # # #

Elemica and Basware Announce Global Partnership to Enhance Electronic Invoicing

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Automation of Purchase to Pay Processes Ensures Compliance & Speeds Cash Flow Cycles

EXTON, Pa. and ESPOO, Finland -- February 16, 2009 -- Elemica, the leading B2B supply chain execution network, and Basware, the leading provider of purchase to pay solutions, have entered into a global partnership. The combination of Elemica's Order Management and e-Invoicing solutions with Basware's Enterprise Purchase to Pay solution allows companies to eliminate manual invoicing processes, speed up information flow, and reduce order-to-cash cycle times.

エレミカとJFEシステムズ、日本市場における提携を強化

For Immediate Release 信頼と実績のインテグレータがビジネスチャンスを拡大します ペンシルバニア州エクストン – 2008年10月10日 - 企業間サプライチェーンネットワークのリ ーディング・カンパニーであるエレミカは、日本市場でのエレミカのソリューションの販売・サ ポートについてJFEシステムズとの提携の強化に合意したことを発表しました。この強化された提 携では、JFEシステムズはエレミカの接続ソリューションを販売・サポートし、発注・購買・ビジ ネスプランニング・物流・輸送などの領域で、取引先とのコミュニケーションを促進し、企業間 のアプリケーションを統合してシームレスなデータ交換を実現し、取引の効率化・合理化に寄与 します。
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