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…


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….


Join Arch Chemicals and Microsoft on Dynamics CRM Webcast with ChemWeek

Arch Chemicals is a long time user of Microsoft Dynamics CRM for both sales and customer service, and they have a great story to tell about why they chose Dynamics CRM, and how they use it in their diverse portfolio of businesses. I invite you to join us for a webcast through ChemWeek.    …


Unified Communications in Manufacturing – With New Dow Corning Case Study

Back in late 2007, I posted a case study highlighting Dow Corning’s deployment of unified communications (UC) to its Engineered Elastomers group. Our UC team just launched a micro-site on unified communications in the manufacturing industry.  The site showcases our point-of-view on the value of unified communications to manufacturing companies highlighting case studies from Intel,…


Eastman Chemical Employees Engineer Thousands of Process Improvements Using Easy-To-Use Software

People drive the most important business outcomes, and software is one of the best investments you can make to enable your people to drive better outcomes.  Eastman Chemical embodies this philosophy in its information technology strategy and the approach is paying dividends. Last month, we released a case study highlighting Eastman Chemical’s approach to driving…


NCH Streamlines Research and Analysis of new Technologies

We released a case study with NCH Corporation about their experience in building a custom sales-force automation solution that integrated with their Oracle ERP solution. The case study is written from the perspective of visiting one of our Microsoft Technology Centers – a resource we have available to customers and partners where you interact with…


Owens-Illinois Cuts Excess Inventory by 50 Percent and IMproves On-Time Delivery

We released a case study earlier this month that you might find interesting. The case study is based on a project Lead Time Technology completed with Owens-Illinois Closure and Specialty Products.  O-I manufactures parts for specialized closures for pharma, chemical, and personal care products, and a rise in make-to-order jobs began to hamper its regular…