The Chemical Management Services (CMS) Forum, a program
of the non-profit Chemical strategies Partnership, is a membership-driven
coalition of service providers, customers, and others interested
in promoting the CMS model. The CMS Forum was founded in January
2000 by three service providers- Ashland Inc., Haas TCM and Radian
International - Who saw the need for a collective effort to promote
widespread adoption of CMS.
To grow the awareness and practice of economically and environmentally
beneficial chemical management services.
• Increase the market demand CMS
• Document and promote the economic and
environmental benefits of CMS
• Standardize the CMS definition to foster
• Provide a forum for CMS providers,
their Tier II suppliers, and customers to access information, conduct
research, and networking opportunities
The CMS Forum pursues a range of initiatives, agreed upon by the
membership at the beginning of each year. The Forum’s priority
initiative is to disseminate information about the CMS model broadly
through outreach and education. Activities include writing articles,
delivering presentations, conducting industry research, and developing
relationships with key multipliers- including decision-makers in
federal, state and local governments.
The cornerstone of the CMS Forum’s outreach
efforts is the annual CMS workshop, jointly sponsored by CSP. This
is the only workshop devoted solely to bringing together stakeholders
for candid discussions about the CMS model. The CMS Forum also publishes
The CMS Insider, a quarterly newsletter containing articles, resources,
and other information about the CMS industry.
Forum members enjoy access to practical information, research, networking,
and promotional opportunities that enable leaders to develop and
implement CMS strategies and programs.
• Link to the homepage of the member
company or organization on the CMS Forum website.
• Opportunity to present at CMS Forum
• Speaking and publishing opportunities
in a variety of venues.
• Annual CMS training session given to
your company or a potential customer by CSP staff.
• Complimentary copies of the CSP Manual
and Chemical Management Services Industry Report 2000.
• Opportunity to interact with potential
customers and colleagues at workshops.
• Access to CMS industry market data.
• Access to information about CMS trends,
academic research and new developments.
• Voting rights on annual priority activities
and general policy decisions.
Interested individuals can submit an application online at www.cmsforum.org
or call Darcy Whaley at 415-421-3405
CMS Forum Founding Members:
Ashland Specialty Chemical Company
CMS Forum Members:
• Air Products
• AV Chem
• Delta Air Lines
• Dow Corning Corporation
• General Motors
• Henkel Chemical Management
• Illinois Waste Management and Research
• Illinois State University
• Interface LLC
• PPG Industries, Inc.
• Raytheon Company
• Rockwood Electronic Materials
• Seagate Technology
• Shell Services USA
• University of California Labs Administration
What Is CMS? Chemical Management
Services (CMS) is a strategic, long-term relationship in which a
customer contracts with a service provider to supply and manage
the customer's chemicals and related services. Under a CMS contract,
the provider's compensation is tied primarily to quantity and quality
of services delivered, not chemical volume. CMS goes beyond invoicing
and delivering product to optimizing processes, continuously reducing
chemical lifecycle costs and risk, and reducing environmental impact.