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Supply chain software guru wins visionary award

Elemica's Gary Neights was selected as a Top 50 Tech Visionary

June 25, 2019

Gary Neights (R) is presented with his Visionary award.

Wayne, PA – Elemica’s Gary Neights was selected as a Top 50 Tech Visionary at the Intercon Conference in Las Vegas.

“InterCon brings together the best minds in technology to share best practices and innovative thinking and Gary Neights, senior director of product management at Elemica, is one of the top thought leaders in next-gen technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics, and more,” said Rich Katz, president of Elemica.

“Congratulations to Gary for this well-earned award. He works hard to understand forward-looking trends so that Elemica can deliver reliable and scalable internet-based technology solutions for clients.”

Neights continues to bring innovations to light for Elemica customers and is working on several new products which leverage Elemica’s next-generation platforms. ENRICH is an inter-company data management product that offers clients the ability to save millions of dollars per years by eliminating ERP data quality issues.

He is also launching a product described by a major client as “brilliant” and another as “solving a problem we have been trying to solve for years” that improves ordering processes for distributors, sales agents, and the long tail of small customers. A “no-configuration needed” analytics package and robotic process automation (RPA) to pull orders from WebEDI portals are also under development.

In addition to understanding clients and market business requirements, Gary also engages with higher education. He serves on the Management Consulting Advisory Group at Temple University’s Fox Graduate School of Business and recently presented at Lehigh University’s Center for Supply Chain Research on “Digitized Supply Chains = Disruptive Competitive Advantage.”

He is widely published including, “When is Cloud Computing the Best Fit,” “Bolstering Your Efforts for Operational Excellence,” and “Predicting Behavior in Chemical Supply Chains,” where he discusses the application of cloud computing to global supply chains.