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Strategies for Profitable Growth: Chemical Industry
Strategies for Profitable Growth: Chemical Industry. Search for Data and Other Software for the Chemical Industry. You may have survived the slowdown of the last few years, but you must still find new growth opportunities to stay competitive. However, you can only cut so much. Midsize businesses in particular need to ask new questions: What strategies and practices are right for the company? And what are the best solutions for facilitating—and even improving them?
: Strategies for Profitable Growth: Chemical Industry Strategies for Profitable Growth: Chemical Industry Source: SAP Document Type: White Paper Description: You may have survived the slowdown of the last few years, but you must still find new growth opportunities to stay competitive. However, you can only cut so much. Midsize businesses in particular need to ask new questions: What strategies and practices are right for the company? And what are the best solutions for facilitating—and even improving
3/7/2007 4:19:00 PM
Issues and Competitive Strategies For the Chemical Industry
Chemical manufacturers are faced with change at unprecedented levels. Some manufacturers are experiencing tremendous growth, while others are simply trying to keep their doors open. Regardless of current strengths and weaknesses, every company in the industry faces every type of operational pressure, and no company can afford to wait for the pace of change to slow before making key decisions.
: Competitive Strategies For the Chemical Industry Issues and Competitive Strategies For the Chemical Industry Source: Aptean (CDC Software) Document Type: White Paper Description: Chemical manufacturers are faced with change at unprecedented levels. Some manufacturers are experiencing tremendous growth, while others are simply trying to keep their doors open. Regardless of current strengths and weaknesses, every company in the industry faces every type of operational pressure, and no company can afford to
3/27/2007 10:45:00 AM
Strem Chemicals, Inc.
Strem Chemicals, which manufactures and distributes specialty chemicals, implemented ProcessPro’s Warehouse Management Solution (WMS). The solution helped them streamline their processes and reduce operational costs, by reducing their overall shipping errors, eliminating the label planning function, and eliminating the dual recording of a majority of their inventory transactions.
: (SCM) Related Industries: Chemical Manufacturing, Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services, Management of Companies and Enterprises Related Keywords: case, ProcessPro, Strem, Chemical, manufacturing Source: ProcessPro Software Learn more about ProcessPro Software Readers who downloaded this case study also read these popular documents! Best Practices for ERP Implementation 3 Key Areas to Reduce Costs with Lean Techniques ERP Implementation Best Practices:
4/29/2005 9:33:00 AM
Supply Chain Planning – Issues for Continuous Chemical Companies
The continuous chemical industries typically share an objective of running at near 100% utilization. This and other realities yield unique requirements for a Supply Chain Planning (SCP) system. This article discusses some of these unique needs.
: – Issues for Continuous Chemical Companies Supply Chain Planning – Issues for Continuous Chemical Companies Olin Thompson - August 4, 2002 Read Comments Why SCP for a Continuous Chemical Company? Why does a continuous chemical company need a supply chain planning system? Because the high fixed cost of the plant drives a management objective of 100% capacity utilization. A common approach to this utilization objective is to set prices at a low enough level to drive to 100% utilization. As utilization
Invensys Production Solutions - Can Historic Strengths And The Protean Boost Overcome Its Liabilities?Part Two: Liabilities, Strategy, and User Recommendations
Invensys must communicate its successes and strategy to the marketplace, and must aggressively invest in customer satisfaction, marketing, and sales. IPS must convince customers and prospects that it is here to stay; while the functionally rich products are great advantages, many other considerations make some customers and prospects perceive these solutions a risk.
: life sciences, and specialty chemical industries. Many pre-Y2K regulated process manufacturing companies have invested heavily in ERP systems, with the aim of running their businesses using a single, integrated application from top to bottom. However, a great part of them have found difficulties in achieving that at the plant level. In total, PRISM and Protean are installed in 1450 sites with 100% of the sites being in the process industries. The group s management tells us the breakdown by industry is
SAP Industry Solutions for Mid-market Companies
For over a decade, SAP has offered industry-specific applications, starting with oil and gas and utilities solutions. Media, insurance, chemicals, banking, and public sector offerings have followed, highlighting SAP's lesser-known side as a market-oriented provider of industry-tailored solutions.
: tech and electronics industry, Chemical Industry Data Exchange ( CIDX ) for the chemical industry, Petroleum Industry Data Exchange ( PIDX ) for oil and gas, and Automotive Industry Action Group ( AIAG )/ Standards for Technology in Automotive Retail ( STAR ) for the automotive industry. For instance, the Chemical Industry Data Exchange (CIDX) ( http://www.cidx.org ) is a nonprofit, industry-funded standards body whose mission is to improve the ease, speed, and cost of conducting business electronically
When Provider s Value Is Not In Synch With Customer s Value
Embedded knowledge exists in the supply chain to understand and unlock customer value. Integrating the chain is crucial to aligning the goals of customers and provider.
: interesting discussion occurred about chemical services versus chemical sales in automotive. The ultimate goal is not to buy and store chemicals, but rather to have just enough to manufacture the car. Chemical service provides and charges for that outcome and managing the supply chain, the disposal, recycle etc., and only charges based on each manufactured car. Clearly, a lot of data drives this process—end to end. Conclusions Integrating the chain is crucial to aligning the goals of customers and
Process Manufacturing: Industry Specific Requirements Part Three: Textiles
As with any manufacturing operation, process manufacturing has special system requirements such as formulas, unit of measure conversions, and packaging recipes. However, within the realm of process manufacturing, specific industries have needs that are more critical than others. This article explores these critical needs for the food and beverage, chemical, and a hybrid industry (textiles), so that you can focus on these requirements when evaluating enterprise-wide software.
: manufacturing requirements for the chemical industry. Textiles Industry The textiles industry, which includes upholstery and carpeting, is a hybrid of process manufacturing. It is process insomuch that you cannot break a piece of upholstery or carpeting down to its basic, reusable components such as tow (a rope-like band of filaments), or flock (the finely minced filament that makes up the cloth of upholstery and carpeting). It resembles discrete manufacturing insofar as some of its ingredients are
The Exacting Needs of Metal Service Centers
General enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers that are viable companies with a solid product, typically do not meet the dimensional inventory, chemical, and physical properties requirements that are vital to the metal service industry and material converter businesses.
: of grade, size, and chemical composition. Moreover, up to 90 percent of customer ordering patterns can vary considerably. Thus, software used by a metal process center must allow the user enterprise to efficiently manage and control inventory, effectively plan production, perform the necessary quality control, and trace the process all the way down to the steel heat level used to meet particular national standard grades for items such as mild/carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum alloys, etc. These
Zemeter S&OP Helps Akzo Nobel Increase Margins and Evaluate Market Changes
For chemical producers Akzo Nobel, managing a complex supply chain producing more than 2,000 chemical products was an extremely complex task. Akzo Nobel decided to implement a multi-user sales and operations planning (S&OP) system that would be available company wide. Increasing its forecast visibility raised awareness of critical issues earlier—thus reducing inventory and increasing productivity on a global scale.
: Case Study Description: For chemical producers Akzo Nobel, managing a complex supply chain producing more than 2,000 chemical products was an extremely complex task. Akzo Nobel decided to implement a multi-user sales and operations planning (S&OP) system that would be available company wide. Increasing its forecast visibility raised awareness of critical issues earlier—thus reducing inventory and increasing productivity on a global scale. Zemeter S&OP Helps Akzo Nobel Increase Margins and Evaluate
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e-Catalysts Delivers Digital Marketplace
e-Catalysts, Inc. launches its B2B digital marketplace with help from VerticalNet and Aspen Technology.
: refiners to spark critical chemical reactions in their manufacturing processes. Few manufacturing processes are as complex as those employed to make catalysts, characterized by insiders as a blend of science and art. As a process industry, catalyst manufacturing involves all the usual steps such as chemical reactions, multi-phase material transport, solids mixing, and carefully controlled high-temperature drying operations that define the properties of the finished catalyst. Furthermore, catalysts
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