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Title:Chemical Management: Overcoming Barriers to Diffusion
Author(s):Bierma, Thomas J.; Waterstraat, Francis L.
Subject(s):Diffusion of innovation -- Illinois
Industrial procurement
Chemicals -- Management -- Illinois
Pollution prevention -- Diffusion of innovation -- Illinois
Abstract:Chemical management services (CMS) is an innovative alternative to traditional chemical supply, resulting in lower chemical costs and reduced chemical waste. However, we estimate that only 3%-6% of applicable companies have adopted CMS. This report identifies the most significant barriers to diffusion and provides a "Top 10" list of recommendations for strengthening and expanding the CMS industry. These 10 priority activities were derived from a comparison of the CMS and chemical industries (Part 1 of this report), and from an evaluation of the factors governing market demand for CMS (Part 2). The "Top 10" list represents broad initiatives for CMS growth; specific marketing activities must be developed by CMS suppliers, industry associations, and other organizations, such as WMRC, that seek to accelerate diffusion of CMS.
Issue Date:2001
Publisher:Champaign, IL : Illinois Waste Management and Research Center and Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Series/Report:RR Series (Illinois Waste Management and Research Center) ; 087
Genre:Technical Report
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-09-12

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