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Tuesday February 24 2009 - Chemical Management Training

In-Depth Chemical Management Services Training

Toxics Use Reduction (TUR) Planners are invited to attend an in-depth Chemical Management Services training program that will take place at the Lenox Hotel in downtown Boston from February 24th-26th.

Who should attend: TUR Planners, CMS Program Managers, purchasing managers, CMS on-site managers, CMS business development professionals, and those interested in developing a chemical management program.


Chemical Management Services Training Program
February 24th - 26th 2009 - The Lenox, Boston, MA

DAY 1 - February 24, 2009 - Tuesday
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
CMS 101
Learn about the CMS business model works and industry trends over the past decade.

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
In-depth CMS Case Study
CMS Customer/ Supplier team presents a case study describing their CMS program: baselining efforts, RFP development, start-up transition phase, program implementation, challenges incurred, and benefits realized to date.


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Baselining / Developing the Business Case
Presentations describing methodologies for developing baseline analyses; chemical management process mapping; and data analysis to develop the business case for CMS.

2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Interactive Baselining Exercise
Students work in groups to analyze baseline data and develop the business case for a CMS program. Instructors available to answer questions and provide assistance to students. Students present results and findings to the class.

4:15 - 4:45 PM
Day 1 Closing Perspectives

4:45 PM - 6:00 PM

The first day of the training is presented in collaboration with the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI). Training participants will have the opportunity to network and share best practices with Toxics Use Reduction planners throughout the day.

DAY 2 - February 25, 2009 - Wednesday

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Team Building Exercise

8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
Change Management
This session will explore: understanding culture and change in organizations, facilitating change, building strategic alliances, trust, and effective teams and creating and communicating vision and values.

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Interactive Change Management Exercise
Role-play exercise in implementing a new CMS program. Participants will develop strategies to overcome resistance, encourage engagement, and address other challenges.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Discussion of Change Management Exercise
Discussion of experiences from the role-playing exercise.


1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
CMS and Global Regulatory Compliance
An overview of environmental and safety regulations; emerging trends in international regulations that must be considered.

2:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Establishing Metrics & Performance-based Contracting

An overview of CMS program metrics used in various industries and how they are used to measure specific performance goals. Students will then put this learning to use in an interactive exercise on metrics selection and prioritization. This will be followed by an introduction to performance-based contracting and key issues to consider in scoping a CMS contract. An interactive RFP scoping exercise will follow on Day 3.

DAY 3 - February 26, 2009 - Thursday

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Process Improvement: TUR Case Study
Mr. Chandonait will explain the fundamentals of the TUR planning process as it relates to finding process efficiency improvements. Mr. Kiddoo will present a case study on how AlphGary used the TUR planning process to find and introduce product substitutions, working in partnership with their customers.

9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Interactive RFP Scoping Exercise
Students will participate in an RFP scoping exercise to gain a better understanding of the trade-offs associated with including (or excluding) different CMS program elements and chemical materials. In addition, students will use the results of the metrics exercise and determine what performance targets to set. Once the exercise is complete, the groups will compare and contrast their logic behind their program scope and performance measures.

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Discussion of RFP Negotiation Exercise
Discussion of experiences from the role-playing exercise.

11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Closing Summary and Feedback

About the In-Depth Training Program
This intensive three-day program is designed to help professionals develop capabilities in areas related to comprehensive chemical management, including business case development, purchasing, contracting, process improvement, inventory management, logistics, and EH&S management.

Instruction will be led by the Chemical Strategies Partnership management team, with several sessions featuring CMS practitioners, industry experts, and Toxics Use Reduction Institute staff. The program also focuses on developing the leadership, organizational and communication skills of CMS professionals.

You have the option of attending Day 1 only, or all three days. TUR Planners should register through the Toxics Use Reduction Institute to receive these discounted rates - the Day 1 stand-alone training that includes lunch costs $225.00. All three days cost $450.00 (Days 2 and 3 do not include lunch).

Recertification Credits
If you attend Day 1 only, you can earn 6 credits that may be used to apply to DEP for recertification. If you attend the entire three days, you can earn 15 credits that may be used to apply to DEP for recertification.

TURA Filers and TUR Planners Registration Information:

To register for this training, please download a copy of our registration form. Fax your completed registration form to Brenda Wilson, fax number (978) 934-3050.

TURA filers and TUR Planners, please contact Anne Basanese at (978) 934-3144 or Brenda Wilson at (978) 934-3195 for additional information

For all others, please contact Aarthi Ananth at (415) 421-3405 X32.

About the Chemical Strategies Partnership

The Chemical Strategies Partnership (CSP) seeks to reduce chemical use, waste, risks, and cost through the transformation of the chemical supply chain by redefining the way chemicals are used and sold.

CSP works with manufacturing companies to help redefine the way they purchase and manage their chemicals. In this new model, manufacturers shift away from a traditional supplier relationship to a strategic alliance with a chemical service provider. Instead of purchasing chemicals, the manufacturer purchases chemical services: assistance in purchasing, managing, and tracking chemicals. This shift to chemical services directly aligns the incentives of the service provider and manufacturer to reduce chemical use and costs.

About the Toxics Use Reduction Institute

The Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) at UMass Lowell provides the resources and tools to help Massachusetts companies and communities make the Commonwealth a safer place to live and work. Established by the State's Toxics Use Reduction Act of 1989, TURI provides research, training, technical support, laboratory services, and grant programs to reduce the use of toxic chemicals at the source while enhancing the economic competitiveness of businesses.

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