Elemica's Rich Katz Named 2013 Supplier Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine

Elemica's Rich Katz Named 2013 Supplier Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain 
Executive Magazine 
Katz' Technology Vision Enables Elemica Customers to Operate a High
Performance Demand Driven Supply Chain 
EXTON, PA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/14/13 --   Elemica, the leading
provider of supply chain integration and optimization solutions,
announces that Chief Technology Officer, Rich Katz, has been named a
Provider Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine.
Rich was chosen because his technology-sophisticated and
business-savvy skills led him to formulate the advanced technology
and supply chain solutions that deliver value and profitability to
Elemica customers. 
"Rich Katz is an acknowledged and very highly regarded change agent
across the global Process Industries," said John Blyzinskyj, CEO of
Elemica. "He is our long standing technical thought leader, helping
us build state-of-the-art cloud-based supply chain solutions which
are easier to maintain and to implement. Rich's vision is displayed
in Elemica's product and service portfolio, allowing our customers to
go beyond the four walls of their organization; to reach customers,
suppliers, and logistics service providers, and derive value across
their entire supply chain network. This enables our Fortune 1000
global clients to realize increased productivity and improved
business efficiency." 
"Our annual list of Provider Pros to Know highlights the many
thought-leaders who are helping to shape the supply chain industry
and advance supply chain as a respected discipline in the
enterprise," said Barry Hochfelder, editor of Supply & Demand Chain
Executive. "Their efforts in developing the tools, processes and
knowledge base necessary for supply chain transformation, and in
promoting new approaches to supply chain enablement, have earned them
a place on this year's Provider Pros listing." 
Rich believes one of the key challenges facing his customers and
their supply chains involves the adaptation of supply chains from an
enterprise-focused approach to a customer-focused approach, also
known as the "Inside-Out" vs. "Outside-In" supply chain. An
outside-in approach focuses on and is designed around the needs of
customers and requires a Demand Driven Value Network in order to be
successful. By integrating disparate s
ystems and automating supply
chain processes across all trading partners, companies gain the
competitive edge that keeps them profitable in a volatile economy and
helps them to better serve the specific needs of their customers.  
Rich Katz is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Elemica, a leading
supply chain solutions provider for the chemical, tire & rubber,
energy and related process industries. As CTO, Rich is responsible
for overseeing the System Development and Operational aspects of the
Supply Chain Solutions. Rich belongs to several industry
organizations, where he takes a leadership role, including APICS and
CCSMG (Chemical Customer Service Management Group). He is active with
OAGi (Open Applications Group), which helps define the supply chain
integration standards for multiple industries. He earned a Bachelor's
Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of
Technology.  
The Supply & Demand Chain Executive "Pros to Know" awards recognize
exceptional supply chain executives at manufacturing and
non-manufacturing enterprises who lead initiatives to help prepare
their companies' supply chains or those of their customers for
significant challenges ahead. With the 2013 edition of Supply &
Demand Chain Executive's Pros to Know, the magazine is recognizing
these men and women who are helping the supply chain to be
increasingly recognized as a strategic differentiator crucial to
meeting the challenges of the "new normal." 
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. 
For More Information Contact:
Becky Boyd
MediaFirst 
(770) 642-2080 x 214
becky@mediafirst.net 
 
 
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