Chemical Industry Blog

Highlighting the impact of information technology on the chemical industry

Browse by Tags

Tagged Content List
  • Blog Post: Supply Chain Visibility and Collaboration Using SharePoint 2007

    Guest blogging today is Dave Lassiter.  Dave is our Solutions Director for Manufacturing & Resources and is responsible for solutions that we take to multiple vertical markets inside of the Manufacturing & Resources sector.  One of those solutions is Supply Chain Visibility & Collaboration...
  • Blog Post: Enabling the Agile Supply Chain

    Join AMR Research, Microsoft and Infosys for a June 9th webcast about supply chain visibility & collaboration.  See the invitation below.  You can register at http://video.webcasts.com/events/amrr001/30790 .   Enable the Agile Supply Chain Unlock Value with Actionable Insights and...
  • Blog Post: Owens-Illinois Cuts Excess Inventory by 50 Percent and IMproves On-Time Delivery

    We released a case study earlier this month that you might find interesting. The case study is based on a project Lead Time Technology completed with Owens-Illinois Closure and Specialty Products.  O-I manufactures parts for specialized closures for pharma, chemical, and personal care products,...
  • Blog Post: great microsoft rfid blog

    If you're interested in a deeper view of Microsoft's RFID platform, check out Sudhir Hasbe's blog .  Sudhir is a Senior Product Manager for RFID, and has a great blog consolidating all the information available on the Microsoft RFID platform and about our partners. I could learn a thing or two from...
  • Blog Post: Thoughts from Logichem 2008 in Atlanta

    Last week, Microsoft sponsored LogiChem 2008 in Atlanta. Enrique Andaluz and Greg Walker represented our team, and I asked Enrique to give me his thoughts on the conference to share with the community... -Brian ~~~~~~ We had a great couple of days exchanging knowledge with chemical supply chain...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Sponsoring Logichem 2008 next week in atlanta

    Once again, Microsoft is sponsoring LogiChem . This year's event will be held next week in Atlanta, Georgia. Last year included a terrific line-up of speakers and attendees, and we look forward to another great event this year. Both Greg Walker and Enrique Andaluz, our supply chain market development...
  • Blog Post: On-Demand Webcast on Microsoft's Supply Chain and RFID focus with partner Xterprise

    Last month, Colin Masson, Greg Walker, and Dean Frew (Xterprise) recorded an introductory webcast on Microsoft's supply chain and RFID strategy for manufacturing companies. We had a nice turn out from chemical customers - thank you. For those who couldn't attend (or didn't know it was happening),...
  • Blog Post: ChemSynergy Asia Rolls Out Dynamics NAV ERP in 4 Weeks

    We just released this case study about ChemSynergy Asia, a distributor of oleochemicals in the Phillipines. They were rolling up financial and inventory information with its headquarters in Germany by using spreadsheets and other manual mechanisms. They rolled out Dynamics NAV in 4 weeks using the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Greetings from Convergence...

    It's a Thursday afternoon here at Microsoft Convergence in Orlando, Florida, and I have finally found some time to sit down and do some work. Yesterday, Steve Ballmer delivered the keynote presentation for the conference. You can read through the transcript in about 20 minutes, or watch the video from...
  • Blog Post: The First Ever RFID Solution Days (featuring BizTalk Server 2006 R2) in Bellevue, WA

    If you are currently evaluating RFID platforms for your business, or are starting to do RFID projects using BizTalk Server 2006 R2, we are hosting an event from February 18th through February 21st in Bellevue, Washington. The first two days are a congregation of our customers, partners, and Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Operational Excellence article in ChemWeek

    Nancy Seewald wrote a nice piece on Operational Excellence in the November 21st edition of ChemWeek. I believe you need a subscription to view the full article. I was fortunate to be able to contribute a quote on the need for technology to support the management systems, processes and metrics in place...
  • Blog Post: A Rainy Friday Afternoon

    I'm staring out the window at the 3rd straight day of rain. Sounds gloomy, except when you live in the Southeast, USA - and are experiencing Level-3 Exceptional Drought conditions. It is actually quite lovely. Sorry for the lack of posts this week. I was up in Philadelphia for the CSCMP conference. They...
  • Blog Post: Demand Planning Capabilities in Duet for Microsoft Office and SAP

    Have you heard of Duet ? Duet is a software solution from Microsoft and SAP that allows users to work with SAP business processes inside of Microsoft Office. Duet is sold and supported by both SAP and Microsoft. Most chemical customers that deal with either SAP or Microsoft all the time know of Duet...
  • Blog Post: Can we learn an intellectual property protection lesson from George Clooney?

    A lot of people probably heard the recent news story about actor George Clooney's medical records allegedly being inappropriately accessed or leaked to the press by hospital staff following his motorcycle accident. It got me thinking about how private or sensitive information can be secured, and the...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft at Council for Supply Chain Management (CSCMP) Annual Conference

    In less than two weeks we will be at the annual CSCMP event in Philadelphia as the Premier sponsor for the conference. A host of Microsoft folks will be in attendance including me, Enrique Andaluz, Greg Walker, and Marc Monplaisir who you may have met late last month at LogiChem 2007. We will be continuing...
  • Blog Post: Final LogiChem 2007 Thoughts and pointer to the Microsoft and SAP Alliance site

    I can't believe a week has already passed since LogiChem ended. I am still catching up on things after being out most of last week. I enjoyed all of my conversations with customers and partners - it was a great time. As Marc mentioned in the previous post, I kicked things off on Day 2 with a short talk...
  • Blog Post: Report from Day 2 of LogiChem

    Today kicked off with Brian Willson, Chemicals Industry Director from Microsoft, hosting the morning general sessions. Brian introduced and moderated discussion with representatives from Ashland, BASF, and the Transportation Security Administration. The afternoon focused on a panel discussion on RFID...
  • Blog Post: Morning Report from LogiChem 2007

    Hello from the LogiChem 2007 conference in Scottsdale, Arizona! The morning kicked off with Jack Weiss, CEO of Microsoft partner WAM systems , who introduced the speakers and set the stage by discussing industry macro issues such as M&A, the rise of markets and capacity in China, India, and the...
  • Blog Post: New Case Study on J. R. Simplot

    This is a new case study highlighting how J. R. Simplot used BizTalk server and SQL Server to integrate their J.D. Edwards-based ERP environment with their external business partners. Hot off the presses at http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/casestudy.aspx?casestudyid=4000000707 . - Marc from the...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk Server 2006 R2 - Value for the chemical industry (RFID and CIDX Chem eStandards)

    It's been a lot of fun to watch our BizTalk Server product grow over the years. I was fortunate to lead the implementation of one of the first BizTalk Server customer implementations back in my consulting days, and have followed the product closely since. While we have released a bunch of new and upgraded...
  • Blog Post: Dow Chemical Cuts the Cost of Vendor Collaboration

    We published this case study earlier this summer. Global chemical companies like Dow Chemical are turning to technology to help their employees more easily communicate and collaborate with each other and with vendors and partners outside the organization. This case study details Dow Chemical's use of...
  • Blog Post: How iGPS uses BizTalk Server's RFID capabilities for Real-Time Asset Tracking and Visibility

    Microsoft and Xterprise are sponsoring a webcast on Wednesday, August 29th at 2pm EST covering how iGPS is increasing the visibility of their assets and increasing their inventory turns using BizTalk Server's RFID technologies, and partner Xterprise. While not necessarily a chemical case study, it demonstrates...
  • Blog Post: Join us at LogiChem 2007 !

    Join Microsoft at the LogiChem 2007 conference focusing on Chemicals supply chain and logistics issues. The conference is September 24-27 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Industry Director Brian Willson will be the host for the Day 2 general sessions, and we look forward to meeting some of our readers there....
Page 1 of 1 (23 items)