LuitBiz For Chemical Industry

How Can Chemical Manufacturing Companies Benefit From LuitBiz?

Transformation is the cornerstone of the chemical manufacturing industry for turning raw materials into consumer products. Chemical manufacturing companies have complicated process with brands generating polymers and paperwork in equal measure. This vertical, which encompasses a diverse variety of sub-sectors and industries, requires precise documentation. Companies must account for every chemical used and every container shipped, and this is why document management software (DMS) proves so crucial. It offers enhanced workflow and traceability, bolstering every brand’s performance. Chemical manufacturing companies employ sales executives to to acquire batch orders from new and existing clients. In order to trace the progress of sales and customer interactions, an easy to use CRM is very important for this vertical. Additionally, the industry requires a highly skilled workforce to manufacture complex specialized products.

According to the North American Industry Classification System, the chemical manufacturing industry boasts seven specific groups:

  1. Basic Chemical Manufacturing: NAICS 3251
  2. Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing: NAICS 3252
  3. Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing: NAICS 3253
  4. Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing: NAICS 3254
  5. Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing: NAICS 3255
  6. Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing: NAICS 3256
  7. Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing: NAICS 3259

Each of these groups utilizes concentrated chemicals to create products. Their practices are both unique and complicated, requiring superior efficiency with every step.



How can LuitBiz help Chemical Manufacturing Companies manage their Documents, Customers & Employees?

The three main pillars of an chemical manufacturing company are their "Documents", their "Customers" and their "Employees". The capacity to manage your product development, track your workflow and manage all your employee processes all in a single solution means faster time-to-market, increased process visibility, improved collaboration, and enhanced traceability & accountibility.

Some Common Practices Within Chemical Manufacturing

Chemical manufacturing is the creation of goods from compounds. To achieve this effect, each company must employ a series of processes, including:

  • Catalysis: The process of accelerating a chemical reaction by a catalyst, combining reactionary components (such as carbon monoxide and hydrogen) to create a new product
  • Reactions: Utilize the power of thermodynamics, using kiln-like machines to mix batches of chemicals together to build complex alkaline chains, linking the entire manufacturing process together
  • Refining: The general breakdown of chemical molecules, distilling them to their purest forms utilizing a variety of methods, such as cracking or stream feedstocks, to distil every compound.

Through these practices, companies can expedite conversions and generate products. Without the proper DMS and BPM however, this process will fail.

The challenges faced in chemical process management include:

  1. Inadequate process automation: Inability to automate critical task and eliminate human error from their processing hampers the growth of Chemical Manufacturing companies and decreases the efficiency of their manufacturing processes.
  2. High Costs, Resources & Efforts: In the absence of automated processes production lines and resources are not utilized to their maximum potential thereby increasing costs, resources and efforts.
  3. Poor Quality Management: Lack of insight into the quality processes leads to low manufacturing speed and decline in the quality of deliverables or performance.
  4. Unmatched SOPs: Inability to match standard operating procedures (SOP) at every stage leads to additional costs in resources in supervision.
  5. Low Market Adaptability: Due to lack of process information, companies are unable to stay geared to quickly adapt to the market and other changes without needing to impact their production lines.

How LuitBiz DMS & BPM can help improve efficiency

Chemical manufacturing is a field built on precision and highly regulated standards, with all workflow monitored with care. Governing bodies—such as the Environmental Protection Agency, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, and the Federal Drug Administration—oversee every creation, assemblage, and shipping procedure. Sloppy documentation won’t suffice.

Process Consistencies

To ensure that each production process, including catalysis, reactions, and refining, meets the necessary standards and follows the correct workflow process, LuitBiz DMS allows companies to define their workflow processes and save regulatory paperwork. Employees can effortlessly track all components, noting when each practice is complete and achieve greater consistency within production ensuring that no step is overlooked. LuitBiz BPM helps Chemical Manufacturing companies manage all their processes and SPOs with the requisite approvals without investing additional resources in supervision or compromising in the quality of deliverables or performance.

Accessibility

Chemical manufacturing generates an endless amount of paperwork, and searching through stacks of hard copies is a laborious process. LuitBiz DMS & BPM provides instant accessibility to all information from a centralized server. Documents & process forms are no longer misplaced, accidentally tossed away, or unnecessarily duplicated.

Sharing

The chemical manufacturing process is a series of steps that take place in different factories. Sharing documentation & SOPs becomes essential, with employees and decision-makers needing to efficiently trace each chemical’s catalysis, reaction, and distillation. LuitBiz DMS & BPM provides centralized storage, allowing for streamlined paperwork transfers and improved production. Users with due permission can view the documents and forms necessary to simplify and improve every step of the chemical manufacturing process.

How does the chemical manufacturing business work?

Chemical Manufacturing businesses are ones which formulate and manufacture chemicals on a large scale. They generally function on a contract basis and supply chemicals to pharmaceutical manufacturers, machinery companies, dyeing companies, etc. Chemical manufacturing companies have sales executives employed to acquire batch orders from new and existing clients.


How can LuitBiz CRM help your Chemical Manufacturing business?

  • Provides an effective process to set, allocate and achieve sales targets for batch orders
  • Provides robust data storage for all your sales data, leads, customers, chemicals you manufacture, quotations, etc.
  • Provides sales follow up regulation via scheduling of calls, mails, emails and meetings right from your dashboard
  • Provides a complete toolkit to boost sales efficiency and save time by using one dashboard to perform sales oriented tasks
  • Provides a complete quotation management module with version control for quotations
  • Provides accurate sales data and statistics for increased business awareness and informed decision making
  • Provides the ability to estimate your Chemical Manufacturing business’ revenue growth with sales forecasts
  • Allows you to view the progress of your sales cycle via the sales task management module

HR issues faced by the chemical industry

Chemical manufacturing companies today have a hard time finding employees who will show up on time for work, stay at their work stations, and stick with their jobs. When it is hard to find reliable personnel, employers have to spend excess time hiring and training new employees, then rehiring and training new employees. This is difficult both in terms of financial costs and efficiency.

The chemical manufacturing industry being a fragmented industry is seriously affected by various not so supportive Government Policies, low productivity, and so on. It is significant to note that while the industry has been trying to tackle age old and chronic problem areas, newer and more pressing issues have arisen, namely, increased competition, the high investment cost of state of the art production facilities, to name a few, all of which must be effectively dealt with while maintaining a long term perspective. Given this back drop, the role of Human Resource Management function in the chemical manufacturing sector has been one that has supported the functioning of an industry operating under archaic processes, practices and systems within a difficult or at worst an un-supportive economic environment.

Today, the very people practices that saw the chemical manufacturing industry through its various trials and tribulations in its earlier days have become inadequate to meet the new business imperatives. The mind set and related people practices have not quite changed with the times, resulting in a drag. The maintenance approach to HR management must transform to one that anticipates and accepts change to come up with solutions that drive business results. Reactivity needs to be replaced by pro-activity.

Some of the challenges faced by the HR department of chemical industry include:

  • Competence-based development for creating a pipeline of future managers
  • Succession planning for business continuity
  • Development of business savvy leaders for creating innovative solutions to meet tomorrow’s business needs
  • Creation of a high-performance and future-proof organization

Given this scenario, the chemical industry is faced with a unique challenge on the people front – that of attracting and retaining talent. The industry is unable to create a clamour for students wanting to join chemical manufacturing related courses as a preferred career. This talent attraction and acquisition issue is the main issue faced by the HR departments of chemical industries.

How LuitBiz HRM & ESS can help

The HRM and ESS modules of LuitBiz ensure that you hire the right employees, nurture and support their talent and retain them. The unified approach of LuitBiz HRM and ESS ensure that you get sustainable competitive advantage.

LuitBiz HRM provides you a tool to meet the aspirations of your new-age employees with the help of the following functionalities:

  1. Employee Management: LuitBiz HRM helps you to put all your HR related activities in line to increase the quality of your employee base.
  2. Attendance Management: The Attendance Management module of LuitBiz HRM gives you the ability to track your employees' time and attendance.
  3. Employee Self Service: Using the Employee Self Service Module of LuitBiz, employees can apply for leave and managers can approve their applications. Additionally, employees can view training schedules and register themselves for the same. LuitBiz takes care of the entire employee appraisal process.
  4. Recruitment Management: LuitBiz HRM delivers a reliable, intuitive platform suitable for temporary, contract and permanent recruitment of employees.
  5. Employee Training: Your employees are always trying o deliver flawless service to your customers and you need to ensure that they always have the right training and knowledge to do so. LuitBiz HRM's employee training module helps your business meets these needs.
  6. Appraisal Management: LuitBiz HRM's appraisal module helps your organization to quickly create high-value performance appraisals for all your employees and help you build a high-performing workforce that is completely aligned with your organization's goals and priorities and who can be retained and promoted organically for the benefit of the company.
  7. Employee Events Management: LuitBiz HRM's Employee Events module helps you to plan and announce the details of employee fun events organized for your workforce.
  8. HR Forms Management: New legislation, the ongoing modernization of company practices, and drastic changes in the workplace have led to a slew of new challenges for HR professionals. The HR Forms module of LuitBiz HRM tackles these challenges head on and significantly simplifies some of the most important HR processes and record keeping requirements. Your HR Department can use LuitBiz HRM to publish HR forms and manuals that can be viewed by your employees via the Employee Self Service Module.

There are many other ways LuitBiz can be advantageous to the chemical manufacturing industry. To discover other ways you can benefit from LuitBiz’s many powerful features, sign up for the free 15 day trial.