ERP in the Chemical Industry
Chemical industries include the production of chemicals such as petrochemicals, agrochemicals, paints, pharmaceuticals, polymers, and oleo chemicals. Chemical processing depends upon managing chemical reactions to form new substances, or separations based on properties such as solubility, or distillation and transformations by heating and other methods. Once transformations have taken place products are normally stored in bulk form and then either packaged or processed further to become other products.
An ERP solution designed specifically to support chemical manufacturers, and most process-based manufacturers as well, enables efficient and effective management of formulations, testing, measuring, and managing materials and process quality, providing superior customer service, and timely / accurate production and financial information / reporting. Informational needs within the chemical’s industry are not unlike other industries-improving visibility, becoming more responsive, and simplifying business processes.
However ERP capabilities including ingredient grade/potency, hazardous materials tracking/reporting, matching customer specs with an appropriate product lot, support for by/co-products, and tracking physical properties are typically not found within general ERP software.
Over the past decade we have compiled and audited over 100 ERP software vendors, including those that support the chemical industry. Using our proprietary knowledge base our experienced professionals will guide your team to accurately define and classify your organization’s information technology needs and select an ERP solution that meets those specific needs.