Chemical Management Services Advantages, Barriers and Opportunities in the Egyptian Market
Abstract: Chemical management services (CMS) is an application of the Product Service System in the chemical sector. It is a new business model based on a long term relation between customers and service suppliers, who both have the same goal of reducing the costs and volume of chemicals used in the customer's processes. CMS started in the early 1980's in the US and transferred to Europe later. CMS is not implemented widely in developing countries due to the difference of social, economical and legal conditions between developed countries and developing countries. This thesis is based on a comparison analysis of the benefits and barriers between chemical management services in Egypt and in Europe & the US. It presents the current and future opportunities for implementing CMS in the Egyptian industries. The case of Egypt can be used as an example for a preliminary examination of CMS implementation in other developing countries having similar social, economic and environmental conditions.
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