Supplying the chemical ingredient needs of industry
Manufacturers of the specialty chemicals on which so many other manufacturers rely for the chemical agents, additives, flavorings and other ingredients of their end products, tend to be more market-driven than fine, petrochemical or pharmaceutical manufacturers. Their products are often central to their customers’ end solutions offerings so they need the agility to adapt operations to rapidly fluctuating global competition and market dynamics.
Specialty chemicals producers must improve asset utilization continuously and maintain consistent quality while keeping operating costs in check. Market survival requires new levels of performance, predictability and cost effective regulatory compliance. And the faster they can vary their offerings or produce smaller lots to capitalize on emerging market opportunities, the greater will be the positive impact on both the bottom line and customer satisfaction.
Wonderware bases its specialty chemicals software offerings on a digital real-time information-based management platform. It is designed to provide all plant functions, operational stakeholders and the extended supply chain with the right information at the right time.
Wonderware software addresses these key specialty chemical production challenges:
- Reduce waste
- Increase yields
- Improve profitability
- Decrease variability in process performance
- Increase capacity
- Easier and faster data analysis and knowledge management
- Improve workflow and collaboration
- Reduce inventory (and need to stockpile)
- Improve agility and response to operational variances