ACHIEVING PROCUREMENT EXCELLENCE IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

| February 6, 2018

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Achieving procurement excellence in the chemical industry won’t be an easy task. Procurement in the chemical industry is complicated by numerous factors, and CPOs have to address a wide variety of factors to make strategic decisions. For a start, chemical companies will have hundreds of products and specifications ranging from polymers, petrochemicals, intermediaries, derivatives, and inorganic chemicals which is sold to thousands of customers. Specialty chemicals is a different beast when it comes to complexity, as it is highly diversified that serve multiple end-use industries such as construction, oil and gas, cosmetics, textiles, and food. And if that was not enough then multiple grades of chemicals are available from suppliers spread across vast geographies.

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