Many research organizations are facing a maelstrom of increasing regulation concerning on-site chemicals and an ever-growing volume of chemical-related data to manage and report. Chemical inventory management can be time-consuming; it can hamper workflows; and – worst of all – it can trigger numerous non-compliance determinations. Laboratory efficiency is reduced. Money is wasted on chemicals that expire before use. Safety is jeopardized. Compliance is compromised.
Many of these challenges are caused by outdated methods for managing chemical inventory data, from paper-based laboratory notebooks and checklists to static standalone spreadsheets to legacy systems that are difficult to use and cannot accommodate regulatory requirements.
This guide presents a best practices solution to this dilemma; e.g., how to compare and select a digital chemical inventory management system that streamlines workflows throughout the organization and brings chemical inventory under control.