OneChem, Many Solutions

ASP teams with Manugistics

Miami and Rockville, MD  April 11  OneChem Ltd., an application service provider (ASP) to the chemical industry, and Manugistics Group Inc., a provider of Enterprise Profit Optimization (EPO) solutions (the combination of supply chain management and pricing and revenue optimization solutions) for enterprises and e-marketplaces, today announced that they intend to add a suite of Manugistics-powered supply chain management and e-marketplace capabilities to the OneChem e-Commerce platform.

Following completion of a formal agreement, OneChem and Manugistics will work together to enable chemical companies and their trading partners to reduce supply chain inventory, optimize the physical distribution of materials and facilitate collaboration. The aim is to further enable OneChem's customers to gain efficiencies in their private trading networks of customers and suppliers. The hosted, Internet-based solutions would be offered as an alternative to the significant infrastructure investment traditionally required to support advanced supply chain management.

"OneChem is committed to a best-of-breed technology strategy that has enabled us to build a portfolio of solutions and services in an ASP environment specifically designed for the chemical industry, which combine order management, customer care and B2B connectivity through the OneChem B2B Connectivity/e-Hub," said Jay Starkman, president of OneChem. "A number of Manugistics applications are well-designed to further enhance the collaborative private trading networks between chemical companies and their trading partners which utilize OneChem's e-Commerce platform and e-Hub."

Jeff Smith, Manugistics group vice president, chemical and energy, said, "Once our solutions become part of the OneChem e-Commerce Platform, we particularly believe that the industry's mid-market companies will look to these Manugistics-powered supply chain capabilities to increase revenue, decrease costs, and improve asset utilization and customer service."

Companies including BASF, BP, Cabot, ChemLogix, DuPont, ExxonMobil, Mitsui Chemicals, Repsol, Rhodia, Rohm and Haas, Royal Dutch Shell, Van Waters & Rogers, and Vulcan Chemicals are all utilizing, or in the process of implementing, Manugistics solutions.