Jean-Marc Viallatte at Arkema Wins 2021 TIBCO Visionary Lighthouse Award
Arkema is an €8B specialty chemicals and advanced materials company based in France, manufacturing technical polymers, additives, resins, and adhesives. In addition to managing the physical flow of raw materials, an increasingly vital component of supply chain management is the flow of data from multiple domains throughout the business. Led by Jean-Marc Viallatte, group vice president of Global Supply Chain at Arkema and winner of the Visionary Lighthouse Award, the company deployed TIBCO Unify technology to revolutionize the company's data assets across customer, vendor, and material domains. With Viallatte's supply chain team acting as a "control tower" for these crucial data flows, Arkema leverages APIs to feed master supply chain data to downstream business systems. The team now shares standardized and accurate data widely across the organization, layering a common data framework into an ever-expanding list of products, ensuring every system deployed pulls from the trusted master data hub. Arkema enhanced regulatory compliance, facilitating additional growth through smoother M&A activity-related data integration and providing flawless customer-centric service.