Original Broadcast Date: Tuesday June 21st, 2011
Presenters: Tamie Webber and Anne Sefried
The average R&D laboratory typically has thousands of materials on site and each one requires a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). But having a MSDS is just the beginning because those MSDSs are frequently updated by the supplier, meaning that the lab manager must keep track of not only where each MSDS is and which MSDSs need updating, but also any new MSDSs that need to be attached to new chemicals being ordered by the lab. Keeping up with those changes can be a complex, time-consuming, and costly task.
“Historically, MSDS management has not been integrated with chemical inventory management, so two separate processes and databases are maintained,” says Tamie Webber, Director of Product Management at 3E Company. “However, the two workflows are integral to each other, so it makes logistical and financial sense to integrate the two tasks.”
“The most efficient R&D labs typically automate as many manual processes as possible to optimize lab productivity,” adds Anne Sefried, Technical Specialist/ Inventory Consultant for ChemSW. “Integrating MSDS and chemical management processes streamlines the lab’s workflows, eliminates duplicate work across locations, provides an accurate picture of chemicals in lab inventory, and reduces operating costs.”
Tune in to our live webinar to hear Tamie Webber and Anne Sefried explore the challenges involved with juggling MSDS and chemical inventory management, and different approaches that reduce the financial burden and streamline the associated workflows.
Tamie Webber, Director of Product Management, has worked in product management at 3E Company for several years and is responsible for product management initiatives, product planning and strategies and product development for 3E’s product line, including MSDS Distribution and Management, Emergency Response, Regulatory Reporting, Training and Waste services. She attended the University of Oregon where she received a B.S. Degree in Finance & Marketing.
Anne Sefried, Technical Specialist/Inventory Consultant for ChemSW, provides implementation, data migration, custom reporting, and general technical support to ChemSW customers. She graduated from Chapman University with a B.S. in Computer Information Systems.