Raytheon's Chemical & Gas Management Program (CGMP) began in May 1999
and is a corporate-wide program with over 45 sites participating representing
98% of the chemical spend dollars. Raytheon was a pilot program of CSP,
and after seeing good results at one of the facilities, Raytheon decided
to roll out a CMS program corporate-wide. Raytheon contracts with CMS provider
Haas TCM (formerly Radian International) for the full scope of chemical
management services. To date, the CGMP has resulted in improved service
and quality, and a six-month payback on the first year of implementation
costs. Raytheon's primary drivers for initiating a CMS program were cost
cutting and the need to become one company (after several mergers) despite
multiple cultures, procedures, and systems. They also had a strong desire
to outsource their information management system and centralize and standardize
their diverse and large supplier base (1000+ vendors).
For additional information, read the Raytheon Case Study.