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Global Implementation of a Centralized Chemical Inventory System at The Dow Chemical Company

Have you ever wondered what it takes for a company to stay in business for more than a century? For The Dow Chemical Company, the answer lies in continual global innovation and investment in R&D. When problems arise, Dow finds solutions.

One such problem was how chemical inventory was managed. In-house systems had been developed and off-the-shelf spreadsheet software worked fine … until the chemical turnover exceeded the ability of these solutions to enable the labs to operate efficiently. Worse, with some data in one system and some in another, there was minimal ownership or detailed chemical location information available. Labs ordered chemicals that were already on site, causing unnecessary costs and wasted time. As a result, in 2013, The Dow Chemical Company began a pilot of a digital chemical inventory system within a single building in Midland, MI. One year later, Dow is rolling out this system to sites across the globe with an emphasis on its use to improve safety, regulatory compliance and cost savings.

During this webinar, Dr. Matt Whaley will describe the drivers for the implementation of a globally standardized chemical inventory system, the challenges of using such a system across multiple geographies with different languages and regulatory issues, and the workflow changes and efficiency improvements that have benefited researchers in the laboratories.

Presented by Matt Whaley, Associate Research Scientist, The Dow Chemical Company and Bryan Billings, Sr. Technical Specialist, BIOVIA CISPro

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