In recent years, the supervision agencies in China are more and more interested in the monitoring of chemical products inventory. When we feel this pressure and start responding to new enforcement measures, we need to look at how to manage the chemical inventory plan and how it varies depending on the industry. The following outlines the challenges faced by three very common but different environmental regulators in implementing and managing the chemical inventory system. If you are one of the three industries below, you will be happy to know that despite these challenges, there are solutions that will enable the management of chemical products inventory plans to work for your plant or organization.
1. Life Science
One of the main challenges in life science research is the large number of chemicals used in chemical laboratories. When you try to create the next miracle molecule, the last thing you want to happen is that you can’t find the specific chemicals you need. A reliable database of available chemicals is a necessary condition for success to easily refer to chemical search. With this database, you can spend less time and money ordering unnecessary chemicals that you may already have in stock. In most cases, life sciences companies are centrally organized and have laboratory managers or EHS teams to monitor inventory procedures. Companies with this structure can focus on the responsibility of receiving and distributing chemicals and controlling the relevant data management.
2. higher education
Colleges and universities are not as centralized as life science laboratories, which make them the main challenge of managing chemical stocks at a macro level. You can control the chemical information in a warehouse, but it is much harder to master the chemical information in several teaching and research laboratories on campus. In addition, your PI (the lead investigator) may try to get students to manage and report their inventory, which is often imperfect. Over time, high flow rates between these groups also challenge data integrity. With a good system and appropriate training and supervision, you can establish and maintain a useful chemical products inventory plan that will be applicable to your college or university.
3. medical care
Hospitals have more decentralized and regulated power than universities and colleges. The hospital is facing severe and unique challenges in chemical products inventory management. Different departments often use different mechanisms to order, receive, store, distribute and track chemicals. This mismanagement usually requires a lot of mining to find the root causes of each process and to find systems that are suitable for all departments. In hospital environments, appropriate chemical inventory solutions are the result of cross departmental collaboration and collaboration. It also requires high-level support, as the system can cost a few and require someone to be responsible for the entire project for each department.