A Pause for the Blog

Hi everyone, I’m posting this to let you know that I took on a new challenge at Microsoft and that means this blog will “pause” until my replacement in chemical and process manufacturing is brought on board. It’s hard to believe that this is the 3rd year for the blog.  Judging by the number of…


Microsoft Acquires Process Manufacturing Solution

I’m excited to write that yesterday we announced the acquisition of four industry solutions including a process manufacturing solution for Dynamics AX from Fullscope, Inc. These acquisitions signify our continued commitment to driving innovation for our process manufacturing customers and partners and is consistent with our industry strategy to build a foundation of industry functionality…


Medway Plastics Case Study – Online COllaboration

We posted a new video case study of Medway Plastics’ use of Microsoft Office Live Meeting to help increase productivity and drive down costs for both collaborative product development and customer service. Medway Plastics, a family-owned business, is a custom injection molding and tooling company based in Long Beach, CA. The video describes their move…


Coca-Cola Enterprises Moves to Cloud Computing with Microsoft Online Services

Cloud computing, in particular the move of email and other business productivity services out of your data center and into the cloud has a rising interest in the chemical industry. I’d like to share this new case study featuring Coca-Cola Enterprises, the world’s largest marketer, producer and distributor of Coca-Cola products. While certainly not a…


Supply Chain Visibility and Collaboration Using SharePoint 2007

Guest blogging today is Dave Lassiter.  Dave is our Solutions Director for Manufacturing & Resources and is responsible for solutions that we take to multiple vertical markets inside of the Manufacturing & Resources sector.  One of those solutions is Supply Chain Visibility & Collaboration. -Brian ~~~~~ Microsoft and AMR Research recently presented a webinar  on…


Webcast Question Follow-Up: Scalability of Dynamics CRM

I just received all the questions that were on the webcast.  I’ll go through those over the next several days.  One that indirectly came up, was the scalability of Dynamics CRM. The day after the webcast, we released the following information on Dynamics CRM scalability.  Working with Intel, Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 scaled to more…


ChemWeek Sales Productivity Webcast on Dynamics CRM

Thank you to everyone who joined today’s webcast highlighting Arch Chemical’s experience deploying Microsoft Dynamics CRM to help the drive sales productivity. We weren’t able to get to all the questions, so I am working on getting a hold of them and answering any that are broadly relevant on the blog in a future post….


Tackling the Sales Productivity Challenge

I was invited by ChemWeek to contribute a blog entry for the upcoming webcast on June 2nd @ 10:00am Eastern, highlighting Arch Chemicals use of Microsoft Dynamics CRM to drive sales productivity. You can find the blog post here (subscription may be required).  The blog post explains our point-of-view on how technology can be used…


Enabling the Agile Supply Chain

Join AMR Research, Microsoft and Infosys for a June 9th webcast about supply chain visibility & collaboration.  See the invitation below.  You can register at http://video.webcasts.com/events/amrr001/30790.   Enable the Agile Supply Chain Unlock Value with Actionable Insights and Collaborative Execution A joint webcast co-hosted by AMR Research, Microsoft and Infosys Technologies. The current global economic…