Chemicals companies are fairly complex organizations that are dealing with worldwide challenges including consolidation, regulatory issues, complex value chains and collaboration. In this Webcast, IDC Research Analyst Kimberly Knikle discusses strategies chemicals companies can implement to achieve profitable growth by improving their end-to-end sales lifecycle processes. Submitted by Microsoft Dynamics06/01/2010
Mark thinks we can learn a lot from Dow Chemical. In fact, in early October, Dow Chemical received the 2010 Robert W. Campbell Award from the National Safety Council (NSC), Itasca, Ill.05/24/2011
See how this advanced technology multi-stage end suction pump provides an ANSI dimensional solution that will fit into an existing pump and piping footprint and offer optimized duty points to maximize pump efficiency and minimize internal wear.06/29/2010
In this video, Ray Rex, President of Hammond's HALOX Division, and Gerry Kaoukis, Hammond's IT Director, discuss their formula for reducing IT costs by 39%, reducing document management costs by 80%, improving service levels, increasing cross sell opportunities, and empowering their customers.06/02/2010
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is considered to be the technology backbone to manage myriad transactions. And with an increasingly competitive global economy, being able to easily manage logistics, distribution, inventory, shipping, invoicing and accounting and even HR functions could prove to be the key to boosting the bottom line.
Traci Purdum, senior digital editor, talks to Russell Smith, Senior Vice President of Edgewater Fullscope to learn how chemical manufacturers can leverage technology to meet operational and financial goals.
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For chemical manufacturers, being able to react quickly to quality variations or unexpected conditions will set them apart from the competition. Providing compliance documentation will ensure swifter movement through the supply chain.
Traci Purdum, senior digital editor, talks to David Weger, a senior Industry Marketing Manager at Microsoft, to understand the importance and benefits of Track and Trace.
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Mark asks: Where is America's equivalent of Ashok Kumar? A chemical engineer who worked extensively in industry, he was the first and only chemical engineer in the U.K.'s House of Commons. In 1997 he was elected as a Member of Parliament for an area that's a major chemical production center.12/14/2010
When Mark got his chemical engineering degree, the job market was buoyant. He had lots of offers, including from a leading global chemicals producer, a distillery and a shoe polish maker. Most involved starting out in a production role. That was the norm. Hear what he thinks about about this career move.05/24/2011
Chemical Processing's Editor-in-Chief notes that the American Chemistry Council is moving proactively to influence legislation.07/19/2010
Chemical Processing's Editor-in-Chief urges readers to not risk finding out whether bargains really will work right.07/19/2010
Chemical Processing's Editor-in-Chief notes that President Barack Obama announced his first nominees for the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB): Rafael Moure-Eraso, Ph.D., to be chair and Mark A. Griffon to be a member. If confirmed, these appointments would bring the board back to a full complement of five members.07/06/2010
Chemical Processing's Editor-in-Chief reports Asian countries are gaining momentum according to the National Science Board's report to the President and Congress on the state of science, engineering and technology in the U.S.07/13/2010
Chemical Processing's Editor-in-Chief has visited more than a few facilities in his time and, frequently, first impressions can be telling. For instance, it's often apparent from a cursory view how well a site is maintained and the quality of housekeeping.06/23/2010
World travel isn't as appealing to Mark as it used to be. Having been posted abroad for a number of years and traveled extensively over his career has jaded him a bit. Nevertheless, he does frequently get out of the office. In this video he talks about a state-of-the-art valve testing facility that occupies the site of historic factory.12/14/2010
Chemical Processing's Editor-in-Chief points out that chemical companies continue to face financial pressures. With funds tight for capital expenditures, there's less motivation to send engineers to the show, especially when firms also are curtailing non-essential travel to save money.07/13/2010
Chemical Processing's Editor-in-Chief remembers when many engineers of his generation played with Erector Sets when they were growing up.07/13/2010
Chemical Processing's Editor-in-Chief is worried that industry still hasn't adequately addressed one factor behind the disaster.07/19/2010
Mark tells us to expect a lasting legacy after oil finally stops flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from the well drilled by the Deepwater Horizon. Cleanup and restoration will take a long time, probably decades. Long-term changes in spill-response planning and regulation undoubtedly also will occur.12/14/2010
Chemical Processing's Editor-in-Chief discusses a study that points to considerable cash flow benefits from better performance. Effectiveness in using resources differs markedly among some major chemical companies and that difference has a significant financial dimension, according to a recent report "Sustainable Value Creation by Chemical Companies."07/06/2010