News | February 17, 2012

Elemica Introduces Transportation Management Solution

New BPO Service "Powered by Oracle" Helps Customers Leverage Best Practices Gained From Years of Experience With Chemical Logistics

Exton, PA --(Marketwire) - Elemica, a leading provider of supply chain integration and optimization services to the chemical, tire & rubber, energy and selected manufacturing industries, introduces the Elemica® Transportation Management solution (ETM), a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) service "Powered by Oracle" and based on Oracle Transportation Management. Available as a subscription offering, the new service will help enable customers to rapidly optimize logistics and transportation processes resulting in significant savings. Moreover, built-in chemical industry and logistics best practices will help customers accelerate their return on investment. Elemica is a Gold level member of Oracle® Partner Network (OPN).

"Supply chain teams face major challenges to manage complexity and variability on a continuous basis. Factors such as high upfront costs, complex implementations, lack of connectivity, difficulty with integration and lack of in-house resources have delayed the ROI and made the business case for TMS difficult to justify for some organizations," said Mike McGuigan, CEO of Elemica. "With the Elemica Transportation Management solution, we are delivering a solution that breaks down these barriers to help our customers achieve significant benefits faster and with reduced cost and risk."

"Oracle is committed to delivering value and efficiency to both our partners and the joint customers we serve," said Tibor Beles, Vice President, Business Process Outsourcing, Oracle. "By leveraging Oracle technology in tandem with the domain expertise of our valued BPO partners, like Elemica, customers can remain agile, be responsive to changing market conditions and effectively manage costs."

The Elemica® Transportation Management solution provides comprehensive control and visibility over the end-to-end logistics order lifecycle and it's powered by state-of-the-art connectivity. Included pre-configured processes support common and anticipated needs of the chemical industry. Elemica's team has deep industry experience, including logistics operation backgrounds, providing superior depth of process, operations, and systems knowledge. This expertise helps enable Elemica to deliver the next level of competitive advantage for its clients.

A Gartner October 2011 report entitled, "Complex, Constrained and Undervalued: A Look Inside Chemical and Process Industry Supply Chain Logistics," mentions that "the transportation software solution space has been slow to develop holistic solutions for the chemical and process manufacturing industries." It goes on to discuss the SaaS business model. "These are solution options that companies in the chemical industry seem to have been waiting for, and should evaluate for implementation."

Elemica's experience in the core industries that it serves, its track record of delivering supply chain reliability through the power of QuickLink in a flexible solution-as-a-service model, combined with the functionality of Oracle Transportation Management creates a dynamic transportation solution. ETM can help customers rapidly achieve significant savings in their transportation spend, along with measurable performance improvements in logistics operations.

More information on the Elemica® Transportation Management solution can be found on our website: www.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 3000 companies across multiple industries, processing over $70 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.

About Oracle Business Process Outsourcing
Oracle Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) makes Oracle's complete stack of application, database, and middleware technologies available through Oracle's network of BPO providers. Relying on Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services "Powered by Oracle" partners are equipped to help their customers speed time to market with new innovations, while providing a low risk, cost effective and world-class service. When choosing an Oracle BPO partner, customers benefit from outsourced services that are powered by leading Oracle technologies and applications that deliver performance, reliability and security. For more information, please visit: http://www.oracle.com/bpo

SOURCE: Elemica

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