Though we're initially testing simple purchase order transactions , this pilot is significant because it demonstrates our ability to conduct e-business using a web-enabled platform capable of linking separate systems not originally developed to communicate with one another , said Fred Buehler
, Eastman's director of e-business.Mary Kay Devillier , director , e-business and Information Resources at Albemarle , said her company views the opportunity to work with Eastman as an important step in its global e-business initiative
When completed , this pilot should provide a complete end-to-end system integration test and a demonstration of the value of supplier-customer partnerships.Integrating supply chain activities with key customers and suppliers represents a tremendous opportunity to provide more value at reduced costs , she
Successful implementation of this technology is critical for business-to-business integration in the chemical industry , said Buehler
.We view webMethods as the leader in solutions for B2B system-to-system integration , and we are excited to partner with them to connect with our customers , suppliers and service providers..