ERP for Chemical Manufacturing &
Consulting for Chemical Companies

Today, more than ever, chemical companies need ERP solutions that optimize operations, enable compliance, deliver deep insights and manage data flows from formula to manufacturing.

Optimize Processes to Meet Challenges Head-On

In recent years, chemical manufacturers have been challenged by overcapacity, pricing pressures and marketplace uncertainty. And that was before COVID-19 pandemic marketplace changes further drove down demand.

U.S. companies are responding with a focus on operational efficiency and cost management – and by investing in modern ERP solutions to achieve their objectives. Today, forward-looking organizations are driving better overall performance by optimizing business processes and leveraging the deep insights provided by production, supply chain and operational data.

Ultra Consultants offers chemical industry business consulting services that are based on decades of experience and responsiveness to changing industry dynamics.  Our ERP solutions for chemical manufacturing will help to streamline your business processes and position you for continued success.


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“When we embarked on our search for a new ERP system, we had no idea there was anybody in the market like Ultra. Their knowledge of the ERP marketplace, structured evaluation process, and extensive experience has been tremendously valuable.” Mike Summers, Vice President

Enterprise Software Consulting for Chemical Manufacturing

Ultra compiles valuable software intelligence, critical capabilities insight and a deep understanding of your industry's unique functional requirements via ongoing research, regular software vendor briefings, and project technology selections.


Industry-specific solutions address unique requirements.

Extensive regulatory requirements, complex formula management, exacting quality control and advanced inventory management require ERP solutions designed for the industry.


Automated, digitized processes enable highly efficient operations. And ecommerce platforms simplify the purchase process.


An ERP solution built for the chemical industry reduces risk and ensures that audit trails, reporting and automated controls are in place.


Robust global supply chains leverage ERP technology to enhance flexibility, reduce risk, enable JIT delivery and improve visibility.


Advanced toolsets handle formula management, tracking/storage, unit-of-measure conversions, substitutions and scaling.

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Our Consulting Services

Pushing the boundaries of business transformation.

Applying today’s best practices, leveraging our exceptional expertise in manufacturing and distribution and utilizing a flexible and proven methodology, our services are geared to deliver results you never imagined possible.

Business Process Improvement

In the fast-paced electronics manufacturing industry, efficient business processes are vital for success. Our business process improvement consulting services provide a solid foundation for your transformation by comprehensively understanding your unique requirements, assessing your current state and showcasing the possibilities enabled by modern solutions and best practices.

We work closely with your team to develop a desired future state and optimize your core processes. By identifying bottlenecks, eliminating inefficiencies and implementing best practices, we empower your business to maximize productivity and improve overall operational efficiency.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System Selection

Selecting the right electronics manufacturing software is critical for your business to effectively manage the complex manufacturing processes, supply chain management and inventory management. Our technology selection services guide your electronics manufacturing company through an unbiased, comprehensive and highly structured process designed to identify the best-fit, cost-effective solution that meets your unique requirements within the electronics industry. We ensure that the chosen ERP system scales with your business and enables your future vision.

Solution Implementation Management

Implementing an ERP system in an electronics manufacturing business is a complex undertaking that requires meticulous planning, effective project management and a deep understanding of the electronics manufacturing industry. Our software implementation management services combine a flexible, proven implementation methodology and exceptional project management expertise to ensure the successful deployment of your chosen ERP system. We minimize risk, accelerate time-to-benefit, drive return on investment (ROI) and deliver long-term success while saving our clients money.

Business Value Realization

Implementing an ERP system is just the first step on the journey towards transforming your electronics manufacturing business. Our business value realization process combines industry best practices, process maturity-focused projects, software enhancements and your new capabilities to sustain process improvements, close the value circle and ensure you maximize the benefits of your ERP system. We guide you in leveraging your ERP system to optimize business processes, enhance productivity and drive continuous improvement.

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Understanding ERP for Chemical Manufacturing

The chemical manufacturing industry involves many sectors including petrochemicals, agricultural chemicals, consumer products and more. Regardless of specialty, all chemical manufacturers face common challenges to their business operations:

  • Supply chain disruption
  • Labor shortages
  • Quality assurance
  • Compliance with government regulations

These challenges require efficient and streamlined processes to ensure optimal productivity and profitability. Ultra Consultants can help marry ERP technology with your business goals for true digital transformation success.

Our Key Consulting Focus Areas for the Chemical Manufacturing Industry

1. Improved Efficiency and Productivity

By automating repetitive tasks, such as data entry and report generation, employees can focus on more important responsibilities. This allows for increased productivity and faster turnaround times.

ERP systems also provide real-time data and analytics, which allows your business to identify areas where you can improve efficiency. For example, if you notice that delays are occurring somewhere outside your company, you can use the data provided by the supply chain management module within your ERP system to identify the root cause of the problem and arrive at a solution.

2. Enhanced Supply Chain Management

ERP systems provide enhanced supply chain management capabilities by integrating data from various departments, such as procurement, inventory management and logistics. This integration allows for better communication and collaboration between departments, which leads to more efficient supply chain management. ERP systems also provide real-time data and analytics, which allows your business to identify areas where you can improve the efficiency of your supply chain.

3. Enhanced Visibility and Traceability

By tracking the movement of materials and products throughout the supply chain, you ensure that your business is meeting regulatory requirements and maintaining quality control. ERP systems also provide real-time data and analytics, which allows you to identify areas where you can improve your products’ visibility and traceability. For example, if you notice that your company is experiencing a high number of quality control issues, you can use the data provided by the ERP system to identify the root cause of the problem and devise a creative solution.

4. Improved Decision-Making

ERP systems provide real-time data and analytics, which allows your business to make informed decisions. By providing a centralized platform that integrates data from various departments, your business can get a comprehensive view of operations.

This comprehensive view allows for better decision-making. For example, if you are considering expanding your company’s operations, you can use the data provided by the ERP system to determine the best utilization of resources to do so. Additionally, ERP systems provide predictive analytics, allowing your business to anticipate future trends and plan accordingly.

5. Reduced Costs

ERP systems can help your business reduce costs by streamlining operations and reducing the risk of errors. By automating repetitive tasks, such as data entry and report generation, your business reduces the need for manual labor. Additionally, ERP systems can help you identify areas where your business is overspending.

6. Increased Agility and Responsiveness

The chemical manufacturing industry is constantly evolving. Therefore, your business needs to be agile and responsive to remain competitive. ERP systems provide your business with the tools needed to be agile and responsive.

By providing real-time data and analytics, ERP systems allow your business to quickly adapt to changes in the market. This allows your business to respond to customer needs more quickly and effectively.

7. Improved Compliance with Regulatory Requirements

The chemical manufacturing industry is highly regulated. As your business strives to comply with a variety of regulations—environmental regulations, safety regulations, etc.—an industry-specific ERP system can help simplify and automate your compliance reporting.

By providing enhanced visibility and traceability, ERP systems allow your business to track and monitor the delivery of material inputs and finished products, no matter where they are in the supply chain. This ensures that your business is meeting regulatory requirements and maintaining quality control.

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ERP for Chemical Manufacturing: Frequently Asked Questions

With features specifically designed for chemical manufacturing, ERP can track and manage compliance-related information, generate reports, and ensure you meet all the necessary regulations, such as REACH, GHS, and FDA guidelines.

By automating processes like demand forecasting, order management, and vendor management, ERP can help you maintain optimum stock levels, reduce inventory carrying costs, and improve order accuracy. Additionally, ERP systems can streamline your supply chain by providing real-time visibility and facilitating efficient collaboration with suppliers, ensuring timely delivery of raw materials.

The implementation timeline varies depending on the complexity of your specific needs and the size of your organization. On average, it can take anywhere from a few months to a year. Implementation involves activities like data migration, software customization, employee training, and system testing. However, the investment of time and resources is worth it, as ERP can bring significant long-term benefits to your chemical manufacturing processes.

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