Chemical Inventory Software for ERP

Chemical Inventory Software – SYSPRO Business Solutions for Chemicals Manufacturers

From commodities pricing volatility, economic uncertainty, globalization and industry consolidation to low margins, high fixed cost and changing regulatory requirements in the chemicals or plastics industry it’s clear you face steep challenges.

Optimizing manufacturing efficiency and flexibility, and improving customer relations and service, are key to your continued success, as is the management and control of hazardous materials and quality control. Low margins and high fixed costs in the industry mean that tight control and visibility to all aspects of your operations are essential to maximize your profits in a competitive environment.

Whether you supply commodity, intermediate or tertiary products, managing one location or a multinational corporation, take your chemical business to the next level with a strong, integrated ERP technology foundation, from a vendor who knows how to solve your specific industry challenges. SYSPRO’s chemical inventory software solution has the flexibility to help you meet the chemical industry’s challenges and capitalize on your opportunities.

7 Key Chemical Manufacturing challenges SYSPRO can help you resolve


Total amount spent on R&D by the global chemical industry in 2017. This spending supported a $92 billion GDP contribution, and 1.7 million jobs.
source: icca-chem.org
  • Control quality with multi-level formula management of intermediates and products, including co-products and by-products
  • Maintain revision history for audit reporting
  • Protect your designs with highly granular security controls
  • Accurately track total costs of intermediate and finished goods
Accommodate variable end-products which result from regrading and unpredictable chemical processes.
  • Easily cost and capture the receipt of multiple products of varying grades from jobs originally planned for single-grade items using SYSPRO’s co-products and manufacturing inspection functionality
  • The increasing use of common components in large numbers of products causes recalls to spread across several manufacturers with some problems not becoming apparent until the goods have been sold to the mass market.
  • Traceability is especially challenging because problems can occur at any point along your supply chain, from R&D through materials handling to assembly and shipping. Broken or slow processes can be particularly costly – and even lethal.
  • SYSPRO Traceability offers full visibility throughout the value chain to ensure quality and continued compliance with regulatory requirements. It provides the ability to trace, identify, isolate, report, quarantine and place affected products on hold quickly and with minimum disruption.
Comply with local and international environmental and safety regulations
  • Improve your capability to demonstrate compliance in your core processes, as well as implement a variety of control measures for stringent record-keeping to suit the level of vigilance required
  • SYSPRO’s flexible features and integrated nature ensure rapid access to centralized compliance information across your business
  • Constant innovation is one of the key factors to remaining competitive, and on-going research and development to design new and better products is integral to the industry. Your ability to design new products and modify existing designs, as well as improve time-to-market is critical to remaining competitive and profitable.
  • SYSPRO’s ECC, Bill of Materials, Work-in-Progress and Factory Documentation modules enable you to implement controls to ensure that your products are manufactured under consistent processes, to the correct designs and specifications. Single-level, multi-level, co and by-product bills are all catered for and flexible bill definitions accommodate complex component and sub-assembly requirements.
  • Leverage advanced forecasting and planning to more closely match supply with demand
  • Ensure the right raw materials are in place for each job with advanced Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
  • Streamline purchasing by using Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) to trade with partners and value-added networks
  • Track quality status, lot numbers, expiration dates and multiple units of measure
  • Improve visibility of warehouse activity from receipt of goods through outbound shipping
  • Use data to see production costs and requirements for each formula and component
  • Simplify planning and scheduling to maximize capacity
  • Minimize bottlenecks with a real-time view of each step of the production process
  • Manage Work in Process: gain control over scrap, yield and rework metrics
  • Identify ways to sequence production more efficiently based on product characteristics
  • Allocate inventory to orders on a first-expire-first-out (FEFO) basis to minimize waste
  • Automate tracking of variances and defects
  • Reduce lead times for faster delivery

Drive operational efficiency with SYSPRO Chemical manufacturing software

  • Protect R&D and control formula development
  • Manage hazardous materials and reduce compliance risks
  • Reduce waste with better inventory and materials management
  • Manage the storage, handling and transportation of hazardous goods
  • Manage complex production recipes
  • Track material and production flow to eliminate bottlenecks
  • Manage by-products for those companies that produce by-products as a result of their manufacturing processes and who want to recycle, sell or use these by-products for some other value-added purpose, rather than write them off as unrecoverable scrap.
  • Ensure production quality and comply with ISO and SDS requirements
  • Improve real-time visibility across your operations for smarter decision-making
  • Reduce costs and eliminate waste while remaining flexible and responsive
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Business Critical Solutions


Industry-built to support your quality and safety systems, SYSPRO ERP offers a full traceability system which enables manufacturers to:

  • Track materials from receipt right through to delivery of the product to the customer, as well as at any level in between
  • Rapidly identify, quarantine and retrieve potentially defective goods from customers
  • Accelerate the time to completion of your product recalls
  • Improve governance and drive compliance
  • Continually test and improve your traceability system
  • Remain compliant and meet regulatory reporting requirements
  • Mitigate the risks associated with recall
  • SYSPRO’s Work in Progress inspection system gives you the tools to record the inspection details of manufactured items and, depending on the results, select to receipt, scrap or rework quantities. Units in inspection are visible, but unavailable for use until accepted into stock. Within the inspection function, you can capture detailed records of counts, inspection, scrap, rework and stock receipts
  • You can receipt inspection items as the original product to manufacture, or as a different product or products, which is useful for end-products of variable grade. Also, you can receipt items into a warehouse different than what was originally planned
  • SYSPRO Bill of Materials (BOM) is designed to ensure your organization has complete control over the product structure.
  • The complete bill forms the foundation for material and capacity planning, shop floor control and costing and ensures that engineering, production, purchasing and order processing are utilizing the same information
  • It allows you to facilitate accurate expected costs against which actual production costs can be tracked
  • SYSPRO BOM provides a mechanism for configuring the manufacture of multiple items against a single bill of material, including those products that result from the manufacturing process but which are not included in demand planning. This is useful for companies that produce by-products as a result of their manufacturing processes and who want to recycle, sell or use these by-products for some other value-added purpose, rather than write them off as unrecoverable scrap
Features enable the creation of user-defined Work-flows to control the product development process and ensure electronic sign-off. Transactional data is controlled through a paperless approval and authorization mechanism including ECC event triggers as defined by an organization.
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