This program was transitioned from a previous Chemical
Manager who had been in place for three years. The program includes
all non-production chemicals including purge solvent, booth cleaning,
detackification, water treatment and crib chemicals.
The program was started up using the Haas implementation
team who were on-site within days after notification to allow for
a startup immediately following the year end shutdown. The program
features a “Pay as Built” pricing model with immediate
savings to the plant.
Number of Products managed: 366
The following examples are some of the accomplishments
that have been achieved by the on-site team:
• Recent SCORE savings approved
for $ 221,435 for maintaining production during equipment malfunction.
• Corporate wide highest
2003 Chemical Management Review score of 3.4.
• After discontinuing the
use of argon in a MIG booth, the plant continued to experience usage.
While performing inventory audits and system functional reviews,
the Haas TCM team identified and documented two leaks. This provided
a direct savings of $28,800 this year and the plant has initiated
a project to modify the backup argon system and remove the tank
further saving the $272/mo rental.
• During the cleaning and
startup of a new $1,100,000 hot water generator, Haas TCM was diligent
and reviewed the Water Treatment cleaning specifications and the
manufacturer’s specifications for cleaning and installation.
The review and further discussions initiated by Haas TCM resulted
in the proper cool down period for the boiler after the initial
boil out. This had the potential for saving the new boiler from
thermal shock and weld cracking.
• Haas identified two solvent
leaks during routine inventory inspections and documented them to
proper plant personnel. Both instances resulted in minimization
of production losses, solvent waste, reportable emissions (VOC’s),
and associated costs.
This program has been in place since
1995 with six figure savings annually and benefits typically derived
from Chemical Management in terms of purchasing. The program includes
all non-production chemicals including purge solvent, booth maintenance,
Number of Products managed: 412
The Truck Plant has recently undergone a major model
change and the construction of a new paint shop expansion. The on-site
Chemical Management team managed all new chemicals for the construction
project and assisted in the design of chemical systems for the expansion.
Accomplishments of the program include:
• Implementation of a HAPS (Hazardous
Air pollutants) free paint booth maintenance and purge solvent program
in the new paint shop to meet the requirements of the air permits
for the new model.
• Reduction in purge solvent usage from
5.1 gallons per vehicle in 1995 before Chemical Management to 2.1
gallons per vehicle currently.
• Increase in product scope to include
all non productive chemicals including industrial gases, welding
supplies, architectural paint and office chemicals (toner).
Haas TCM is the Chemical Manager at this facility
covering all non-production chemicals including water treatment,
lubricants, paint booth maintenance, purge solvent, paint detackification,
janitorial chemicals and architectural paints. The program uses
two full-time on-site managers to provide the technical and purchasing
requirements of the program.
Number of products managed: 304
This program has been in place since 1995. The program
has provided yearly six figure cost savings since its beginning.
These savings are generated through reduction in purchasing costs,
reporting, hazardous material approvals, disposition of obsolete
inventory, and other typical Chemical Management savings.
Program accomplishments include:
• Reduction in waste treatment
costs through the implementation of new technology in paint detackification.
• Reduction of purge solvent
usage by 18% with annual purge audits.
• Improved reclaimed purge
quality (water content) necessary for the new clear coat employed
by the plant.
• Decrease of chemical cost
and manpower required for booth maintenance with the implementation
of a water based booth coating program.