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Three Hexion Specialty Chemicals Business Units Go Live with Zemeter Supply Planning Software

Published on 2008-12-11. Author : SpecialChem

WILMINGTON, Del. -- Supply Chain Consultants, designer and supplier of the Zemeter suite of supply chain management (SCM) software products, announced that three units of Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc., Epoxy - North America, Phenolics Specialty Resins - Europe and Forest Products - Europe, have implemented the Zemeter Supply Planner.

Hexion's Forest Products business is a leading global producer of resins, adhesives and other materials that are used to make engineered wood panels and other wood products. The Epoxy business manufactures base and specialty epoxy resins that are used in a wide variety of applications from coatings and electrical laminates to composites and adhesives. The European Phenolics business produces specialty resins used in a wide variety of construction, automotive, electronic and other industrial applications.

"Based on our experience with Zemeter solutions implemented in other parts of Hexion, we selected the Zemeter Supply Planner Solution because of its ease of use and ability to address our specific business requirements," said Paul Johnson, vice president of global plan process for Hexion Specialty Chemicals.

Zemeter Supply Planner software has the ability to maximize margins and quickly handle demand and/or supply disruptions. Zemeter is a sophisticated tool for evaluating planned changes to markets including sourcing patterns, capacity, transportation and distribution.

"The Zemeter software helps us get a tighter handle on the millions of dollars worth of inventory we deal with monthly," said Johnson. "Our Epoxy, Phenolics Specialty and Forest products businesses manufacture a diverse range of products globally with more than 3000 active SKUs across more than 40 locations."

The Zemeter supply planning solution provides greater visibility of data, advanced analytical capability for users, metrics, and other decision support capabilities to manage and control inventories.

"The Zemeter tool allows us quicker 'what if' analysis to deal with an ever changing market," said Art Yerger, director for Epoxy NA Supply Chain.

"Managing the supply chain in the chemical and processing industries is an extremely complex task," said Sujit Singh, chief operating officer for Supply Chain Consultants. "Our software helps break down organizational silos and optimizes the usefulness of already existing information."

About Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc.

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Specialty Chemicals is the world's largest producer of binder, adhesive, coating and ink resins for industrial applications. Hexion serves the global wood and industrial markets through a broad range of thermoset technologies, specialty products and technical support for customers in a diverse range of applications and industries.

About Supply Chain Consultants

SCC is a 15-year-old supply chain management software and services company with headquarters in Wilmington, Del., and European operations located in Antwerp, Belgium. SCC's Zemeter software and related services help manufacturers better plan demand, manage inventories, plan production and replenishment, and schedule operations. Zemeter enhances productivity and reduces operating costs at a wide variety of companies including Hexion Chemicals, Terra Industries, Invista, Sunsweet Growers and ANADIGICS.

Source: Supply Chain Consultants


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