ChemVM Blog

3-Min Video: See How Dynamic Matching Works

1 min read time
January 19, 2021

 

In this short video, ChemVM Chief Information Officer, Dave Coie, demonstrates the newly-released automated matching feature his team has been developing for the past several months. Dave starts with an already-entered chemical project in which the customer has specified the need for blending, packaging and related services. He then shows the dynamically-created list of suppliers the system has matched to the customer's project that meet the specified services and location criteria. 

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Creating a B2I Experience for the Chemical Industry (Part 2)

3 min read time
January 19, 2021

In Part 1 of this article, I describe how our current system of buyer/supplier collaboration in the chemicals market has enormous inefficiencies and suggest we embrace a more efficient, data-driven B2I approach to serving customers in chemical market. Evolving to a B2I model allows the IDEAL chemical & service supplier to create superior value for their customer with reduced costs for all by serving each customer very specifically with precisely what they need and when they need it. In this second installment, I'll describe how we get there. You may not find it surprising to discover that it requires a digital-first approach. 

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Creating a B2I Experience for the Chemical Industry (Part 1)

3 min read time
December 24, 2020

In my nearly four decades in the chemical industry, I’ve been lucky to see so many changes for the greater good. Mostly driven by technology (with smart regulations), we’ve created a safer, cleaner and more efficient and effective market. These changes have allowed innovation from the molecular level to the research and manufacturing processes and the safe and efficient delivery of chemistry to where it is needed worldwide.

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ChemVM is Now Open: What do You Think?

5 min read time
November 10, 2020

Excellence in software development requires a number of elements be in place including a proven and flexible structure and process, management’s engagement to provide strategic direction and candid input, and disciplined decision-making. It also takes patience to sweat the details and ensure the user experience is carefully thought through. In this post, I’ll give you a look inside our software development process that led us to an important milestone this week: our 2nd Beta and opening up the ChemVM application to the world. It starts with a development and design team that’s been around the software block a few times.

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