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1 Information Systems, Inc. Integrating Reagent Selection, Ordering and Inventory Management Presented at the ACS 219th National Meeting Joint CSA/CINF Symposium: Chemical Information and E-commerce Charles Sullivan, David Evans, Maurizio Bronzetti March 28, 2000

2 Information Systems, Inc. Evolution

3 Information Systems, Inc. Internet Information Company Information Company & Product Information & contact ordering information E-commerce

4 Information Systems, Inc. What does e-commerce offer? Supply-sideBuy-side Cost of doing businessCost of acquisition

5 Information Systems, Inc. Chemical e-commerce sites uAuction sites  bulk chemicals  equipment uOutsourcing/co-op  leverage buying power uSupply-side acquisition

6 Information Systems, Inc. Which one?

7 Information Systems, Inc. Workflow Considerations Identify Select Order Receive Pay Dispose/Reorder Catalogs Online Intranet Extranet Call Fax Online Outsource EDI ERP Inventory ERP Inventory EDI ERP Call

8 Information Systems, Inc. Availability Issues

9 Information Systems, Inc. Available Chemicals Directory (ACD) u906,865 products u278,093 unique chemicals u468 unique suppliers u591 catalogs uUpdated semi-annually uChemical Products Information (CPI) File  Custom Price Loading Tool

10 Information Systems, Inc. Inventory System Characteristics uRegistering a chemical uAbility to search the inventory uTracking the movement of a container uAbility to have multiple containers of the same chemical uKnow the type of container uDisposition of a container at the time of disposal

11 Information Systems, Inc. What to do??

12 Information Systems, Inc. Benefits of an inventory system uReduced cost of doing business uSatisfy compliance requirements (internal and local, state and federal government) uProvide information that can be used in knowledge management uIncrease productivity uBetter supply-chain management uImprove safety processes uSave time

13 Information Systems, Inc. SMART

14 Information Systems, Inc. SMART Searching

15 Information Systems, Inc. SMART Selecting

16 Information Systems, Inc. SMART Comparing

17 Information Systems, Inc. SMART Shopping

18 Information Systems, Inc. SMART Shopping

19 Information Systems, Inc. SMART Ordering

20 Information Systems, Inc. Welcome to Reagent Selector

21 Information Systems, Inc. Search

22 Information Systems, Inc. Filtering uFilter on functional groups, elements, sources, cost and packet size or calculated properties

23 Information Systems, Inc. Clustering uK-Means clustering, using MDL’s 166 Keys

24 Information Systems, Inc. Shop Area

25 Information Systems, Inc. Collect Area uInventory information is accessible through the collect area

26 Information Systems, Inc. Create Reagent Shopping Lists

27 Information Systems, Inc. Custom Price Loading Tool uMDL defined ‘staging DB’ format uCustom Price Loading Tool updates a ‘custom price table’ in CPI Staging DB CPI ACD Custom Price Loading Tool User defined conversion Utility Supplier Price List

28 Information Systems, Inc. QUESTIONS?


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