EXTON, PA – Elemica, a business-to-business supply chain execution network, has announced that client, The Dow Chemical Co. (Dow), has won the 2009 Progressive Manufacturing 100 Award (PM100) from Managing Automation Media. This is the second consecutive year that an Elemica client has won the PM100 for a project with Elemica. It is also the second consecutive year that Elemica has been named a PM100 Technology Partner.
Dow won in the Supply Network Mastery discipline, which recognizes companies that have improved the operations of their material procurement, production and execution aspects of their supply chains. Dow automated the procurement of maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) supplies using Elemica’s Procurement Solution, eliminating paper and manual processes, resulting in significant cost savings and operational efficiencies. Dow has migrated hundreds of key suppliers to Elemica to centralize and standardize its global purchasing operations. By standardizing transactions, Dow has eliminated complexity in the procurement process and simplified its internal infrastructure. In making the transition from manual to automated procurement processes, Dow has gained a significant improvement in business process efficiency, data quality and reduction in human error.
Managing Automation selected the 2009 Progressive Manufacturing 100 winners based on the scope of mastery, business integration and use of technology demonstrated within a specific project. Manufacturers must incorporate multiple levels of innovation into their business to be ranked among the PM100.