Elemica® is an independent, global chemicals and plastics industry network hub that facilitates the buying and selling of a broad range of products. By using a single point of contact for information sharing among Dow buyers and sellers, Dow can connect to numerous customers and suppliers in one standard format. Elemica's ERP connectivity solutions and services help lower transaction costs for Dow and its trading partners. In turn, the industry benefits from the resulting savings, which are generated through increased visibility into the supply chain, greater data accuracy and reduced working capital and inventory levels.
Dow's goal is to empower customers to select the manner in which they want to conduct business. Customers that choose Elemica are provided with ERP connectivity, allowing them to trade with Dow and any other Elemica member. Additionally, customers can be ensured a secure flow of information with regular auditing of security policies and procedures. By using Elemica, suppliers with multiple industry trading partners are able to achieve a distinct competitive advantage and reduce overall costs. Dow believes Elemica is the most secure, efficient and cost effective way to conduct repeat order processing for the contract buying of chemicals.