Moving across the Pond

Partnership with SCM consultancy expands elcom's U.K., Asian presence

Norwood, MA  April 13, 2001  elcom announced this week that it has signed an agreement with London-based supply chain and procurement consulting firm SCIP Limited to offer elcom's e-procurement and e-marketplace software in the United Kingdom and the Asia Pacific region.

SCIP, which was formed by former Shell International procurement executives, will recommend elcom's suite of remotely hosted, automated e-procurement solutions, including PECOS Internet Procurement Manager and PECOS Internet Exchange Manager, to prospective companies in its operating geographies.

Commenting on the alliance, Chris Jones, managing director for SCIP, said: Our philosophy is to provide a practitioner's approach to improving procurement and supply chain practices with the goal of enabling business benefits. We believe elcom 's e-procurement solution offers sustainable and quantifiable benefits that will satisfy a widespread need among companies in the U.K. and Asia. elcom's philosophy matches ours in many respects and we feel confident about recommending elcom's solutions to our clients.

Speaking for elcom, Robert Crowell, the company's chairman and CEO, said: We are looking forward to working with SCIP as they have a wealth of experience in the supply chain management and e-procurement areas. e-Procurement is a vital part of improving the performance of the supply chain, and by working with SCIP, elcom can extend its e-procurement solutions to a wider and larger audience as the market for e-procurement and e-marketplace technology continues to be adopted by companies.

elcom is a wholly owned subsidiary of Elcom International.