CSP offers a wide range of services related to the CMS model and initiating a CMS program. Drawing from our extensive research and work in the field, CSP has expertise in CMS program design, baselining chemical management costs, CMS industry research, training in the CMS model, and education and outreach to chemical users/customers. View consulting brochure.

Below we have outlined more specifically the services we offer to customers and CMS providers/chemical suppliers, as well as the tools and materials available to assist
companies with these activities.

CSP offers comprehensive economic and environmental evaluation services to assist you in deciding whether a CMS program is appropriate for your company. Our capabilities cover the entire range of CMS program development -- from introduction of the concept, to gathering cost and environmental data, through contract negotiation and launch of the program. CSP's levels of service depend on your organization's goals and needs. Below are the major phases of developing a CMS program.

  • Planning
  • Baseline accounting: total chemical use and purchase costs
  • Develop scope of program / request for proposal (RFP)
  • Engage a CMS provider

For more information on the CSP approach to CMS, go to Getting Started.

CMS Providers/Chemical Suppliers
CSP can help your company provide CMS to your customers. We offer services in the following
three areas:

  • Strategic Business Consulting
    • Assessing opportunities to develop a CMS offering within a traditional supply side business
    • Initiating a CMS business area
    • Internal education on what CMS is and the potential for your company to offer CMS to your customers
    • Industry and market research
  • Training in the CSP approach to CMS (go to Getting Started for more information on the CSP approach)
    • CMS program design
    • Baseline accounting: total chemical use and purchase costs
    • Responding to a CMS RFP
    • Designing compensation mechanisms for a performance-based contract
  • General Education
    • Outreach and marketing for customer bases

For more information: Please contact our office at (415) 421-3405 or email to discuss how CSP may be able to assist your company.

Tools and Initiatives
We have also developed several tools and launched initiatives to aid in the education, promotion, and adoption of the CMS model, including:

  • Tools for Optimizing Chemical Management: a comprehensive manual that describes CSP's step-by-step approach to initiating a CMS program.
  • Cost Analysis Tool: CSP has created a software tool to accompany the Manual that can help you assess the total chemical costs across the chemical lifecycle at a facility. Follow the link to take an online tour of the cost analysis tool.
  • CMS Industry Reports: overviews of the CMS industry - its structure, conduct, and performance.
  • Articles: Articles: publications about the CMS model, CSP, and members of the industry.