Elemica: Bringing Visibility Into Supply Chains

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Rich Katz, CEO
Customer experience is growing in importance with supply chains, thanks to the “Amazon Effect,” where consumers are given total visibility to their orders from entry to delivery at their front door. Customers are demanding immediate information, quick delivery, and instant notification of delays. Businesses today, desire the same visibility into their supply chain processes to achieve key business objectives: improved efficiencies, profits, and customer satisfaction while reducing risk.

The challenge is many businesses that used to fully own and operate every link in their supply chain no longer do. Supply chains of today consist of a broad, diverse, and complex set of trading partners and end customers due to increased outsourcing of procurement, logistics, and manufacturing processes. Sensing, responding, and acting more effectively to achieve business objectives now requires visibility beyond their enterprises’ four walls, to include the entire extended chain.

To achieve this end-to-end visibility many enterprises are undergoing a digital transformation. Enterprises who digitally transform will adopt next-generation thinking and technology. These enterprises will shift from traditional response driven-systems to sensing-driven systems with more intelligence that can scale on demand.“Digital supply chains utilize next-generation technologies powered by data that is enhanced with machine learning algorithms to make better, more informed decisions,”says Rich Katz, the CEO of Elemica. “Elemica’s next-generation Digital Supply Network accelerates this digital transformation by introducing frictionless business processes with all network partners and external data sources.”

Through a Digital Supply Network, companies can connect to their supply chain trading partners. Here each partner brings their own data in their own format— whether its unstructured data, real-time data streaming, PDFs, etc. With a digital supply network, data is captured from supply chain trading partners across each transaction, communication, and collaboration. All data is orchestrated across business processes and is available for visibility to all participants. Companies can then identify patterns to feed machine-learning algorithms that deliver problem-solving insights.
The Elemica Network is 100 percent API-driven for integration, process orchestration, and event management. Its self-service Master Data Management component manages translations and definitions between disparate sources and formats, thereby controlling the data input at the source. The canonical model within Elemica drives a specific domain language that is completely reusable across all the different processes. This results in a domain-driven global representation of business signals for process orchestration. A true layer of communication is then made available across multiple networks and industries.

Encrypted data is sent back into the clients’ systems through a secure API management service. This API management service is designed throughout the platform to support a multi-enterprise business network. The necessary APIs for data services and data streaming event management enable the scalability to support peaks and specific loads on the network.“Elemica’s cloud-based digital supply network solution enables our customers to gain total control and visibility over their global supply chains,” says Rich Katz, CEO of Elemica.

From a vertical industry perspective, the new API-driven innovative platform has enabled Elemica’s network to expand beyond the chemical industry it started in. This has resulted in the ability to move downstream into the Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Food and Beverage, Aerospace and Defense, Oil/Gas, and CPG vertical markets. Geographically, Elemica is aggressively expanding beyond the borders of North America and EMEA to the Asia Pacific region to support the explosive growth these regions and industries are experiencing. Finally, the new API platform has driven the demand for partnerships in areas of vertical domain expertise from system integrators, independent software providers, blockchain participation, and IoT sensor devices for edge computing. These new partnerships are driving new channels of distribution globally and vertically for client success.

“Today, our Digital Supply Network handles more than a million transactions per day, and $500B+ in USD of goods are bought, sold, and moved annually. Elemica strategically modeled our cloud-based platform to be flexible and scalable to fluctuations in market needs and industry requirements. We also have expanded beyond our network to provide automated supply chain solutions for managing how clients buy, sell, move, comply, and see their supply chains,” concludes Katz.

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Rich Katz, CEO

Elemica, the leading Digital Supply Network for Manufacturers connects, automates and provides visibility into supply chains. The company’s solutions connect to the world’s leading manufacturers, thousands of their direct material suppliers, logistics service providers and end customers for the products they buy, sell, move, comply with. Their visibility solutions enable clients to then see and mitigatesupply chain risk