ASU Center for Organization Research and Design

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center: A Chemical Management Services Case Study

Feb 19, 2008

The Chemical Management Services (CMS) program at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)was launched in August of 2005. In the first six months of the program, there were 170 users in 35 work areas requesting more than 1,600 different chemicals from a central ordering system provided by the CMS provider. The CMS provider exceeded the goals for on-time delivery and the program has reduced scrap and spoilage in inventory. Savings have already been realized in material purchase costs, inventory carrying costs, MSDS management, EHS labor, and annual hazardous material inventory activity.