May 20, 2005  


New Chemical Management System is Coming!

By Butch Byers

SLACís long-awaited rollout of its new chemical management system (CMS) is about ready to begin. In fact, for nine of the approximately 40 SLAC workgroups that use chemicals in the course of their daily activities, the rollout has already begun!

(Image courtesy of ES&H)

The CMS project will change the way SLAC orders, receives and manages chemicals on a site-wide basis. The project has proceeded through the planning and pilot stages, and two major schedule milestones are coming up:

Monday, June 6

This is the date on which responsibility for providing SLAC staff with chemicals and cylinder gases that are currently Stores items will shift from SLAC Stores to SLACís CMS provider, Haas TCM. Subsequent to this date, requestors requiring Stores chemicals will place their orders using Haasís on-line ordering system. Such orders will be delivered to the specified location the next business day, much like Corporate Express works. An open house may be held at Stores the week prior to the transfer and if so will be announced in SLAC Today.

Monday, August 1

This is the facility-wide go live date. Everyone who initiates a chemical transaction on or after this date will be required to use the Haas TCM platform.

The SLAC CMS Implementation Team, comprised of several representatives from each division, has worked together for the last year to make this project a reality. In the event you have questions or concerns about the upcoming milestones, please contact one of the following divisional representatives:

SSRL: Stephanie Carlson, Todd Slater
RES: Jim McDonald, Bob Kirby
TECH: Karen Holtemann, Mary Regan
DIR: Rich Jones
ESH: Butch Byers, Matt Padilla
BSD: Tom Murphy

Further information about the project, including a list of FAQs, is available at the project website ( Approximately 100 SLAC staff members have operator privileges within the Haas system. A list of these operators and their departments is also posted on the project website.

To be added to the system, please contact either your divisional representative, Matt Padilla (ES&H) at Ext. 3861), or Haasís on-site customer service representative, Ray Barbara (Ext. 8776).


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Last update Tuesday May 24, 2005 by Topher White