Effective Supply Chain Trading Partner Onboarding Strategy Is Key to Improving Customer Experience & Gaining Competitive Edge

Effective Supply Chain Trading Partner Onboarding Strategy Is Key to Improving 
Customer Experience & Gaining Competitive Edge 
Automated Processes Lower Onboarding Costs and Overcome Integration
Challenges 
EXTON, PA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/17/13 --   Elemica, the leading
provider of supply chain integration and optimization solutions,
announces that an effective mass onboarding campaign strategy is
crucial to gaining a competitive edge and to improving the customer
experience across the enterprise. When trading partner networks reach
critical mass, value increases exponentially. Thousands of companies
connected seamlessly across a supply chain operating platform allow
participants to better conduct business with each other and leverage
their collective activities to achieve operational efficiencies and
significant cost savings.  
"Effective trading partner onboarding campaigns create a network
effect, yielding dramatic working capital reduction and improved cash
flow," said Arun Samuga, Vice President of Research & Development at
Elemica. "Traditional approaches to implementing and supporting
external connectivity campaigns have been expensive and time
consuming due to the myriad of technologies and formats used across
thousands of customers, suppliers and logistics providers. We are
investing significantly in new technologies and building powerful
solutions to overcome these challenges."  
Connecting a partner to a B2B network has historically involved the
complex orchestration of establishing technical connectivity,
exchanging connectivity information, identifying security
considerations, exchanging data transformation information,
establishing data standards, developing data transformation routines,
establishing special processing rules, etc. The entire process could
have taken between several days to many weeks depending on the
trading partner systems and their capabilities. 
Today, there is a new reality. Elemica utilizes a robust mass
onboarding process that automates many of the basic time-consuming
activities, such as data gathering, communication, and testing, to
reduce the cost and complexity of large onboarding programs. As a
result of Elemica's investment in its network backbone, customers
will have the ability to perform extensive trading partner
connectivity
 campaigns with high degrees of automation while reducing
manual intervention. Customers will have an easy and cost effective
ability to quickly onboard thousands of their trading partners to the
Elemica QuickLink Network, providing a high return on investment
(ROI).  
"The ability to automate processes across procurement, order
fulfillment, and logistics requires the integration of trading
partners on a robust network," added Mr. Samuga. "Getting those
partners onboarded is the important first step to establishing
meaningful business collaboration. Quick and complexity free
onboarding campaigns create critical mass, leading to many more
mutually beneficial business relationships and a clear competitive
edge for those who take advantage of these new capabilities." 
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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