AgGateway members formed this council in November 2015 to address electronic connectivity issues related to the specialty chemical business. Segments covered by the council include professional vegetation management, pest control services, and turf and ornamental, as well as subset segments such as aquatics and forestry. The council will address “pain points” related to the exchange of business data within these segments, and will collaborate with industry partners to implement standards and guidelines that provide timely, accurate and standardized data.
The council’s vision is that electronic standardization and coding on products will enhance the accuracy and timing of billing and payments to distributors while also reducing complexity within the industry. Reducing complexity will solve pain points for everyone, improve efficiency and save money. The council may be able to apply some of the work done in AgGateway’s Crop Protection Council to the unique aspects of the specialty chemicals industry.
Initial priorities have included incorporating product codes into the Ag Industry Identification System (AGIIS), starting the process of using standard product identifiers, and creating consistent industry guidelines for contract-to-invoice and sales reporting.
Companies interested in joining the council can contact member services at Member.Services@AgGateway.org.
Promote the standardization and use of eBusiness solutions designed to increase the efficiencies and productivity of the business-to-business communication while also increasing timeliness and accuracy.
Specialty Chemical Charter
Specialty Chemical Council Wiki
You must be a member to access some areas of the Wiki. Contact Member Services at Member.Services@AgGateway.org for more information.
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Theresa Smith, BASF/em>
Stephen Barkley, SePRO Corporation
Operational Board Representative
Sarah Moster, BASF Corporation
Area-wide e-Laboratory for Food, Agriculture & Environment (ALFAE)
Bayer Cropscience LP
Central Garden & Pet Company
Crop Production Services
FMC of Canada
Helena Chemical Company
Land O Lakes, Inc.
Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC