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Driving Smart Decisions for Chemical Distribution Safety

A Distribution Safety Management System involves the safe, secure, and compliant distribution of chemicals from one organization to another and eventually to the end-user.

FACTOR supports chemical companies with advanced route risk assessments to enable informed selection of routes, modes, and suppliers. Identifying locations along existing routes where safety and risk metrics exceed threshold values drives the selection of appropriate mitigation strategies. Our analyses also support planning for alternate routes during service disruptions. We provide ad-hoc analyses and can build custom in-house solutions as well.

Critical Factors in Route Selection

Route selections are determined from options based on both cost and safety risk. Our solutions help ensure that chemical and pharmaceutical companies are in compliance with regulations and industry initiatives related to hazmat distribution safety, including Responsible Care™, have performed adequate due diligence, are using a quantitative, data-driven approach to making business decisions, and supports implementing a Distribution Safety Management System (DSMS).

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Who We Work With

We have performed chemical, pharmaceutical, and petroleum distribution risk analyses for Fortune 500 companies, industry associations, and public sector agencies. Our analyses span international borders and address multiple transportation modes.

 

The tools we applied.

VRiskRoute™

FACTOR’s VRiskRoute™ is a multi-modal hazardous materials decision support tool that enables users to assess route risk, benchmark their transportation risk portfolio, identify high-risk activities and movements, evaluate risk reduction strategies, and meet regulatory route analysis requirements. VRiskRoute is built on a customized geographic information system that provides powerful visualization capabilities, allowing users to easily compare alternatives, provide model inputs, and explore critical relationships between economic, safety, and security factors.

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Arc Map

ArcMap is ESRI’s standard desktop software environment. ESRI is the leader in geographic information systems. FACTOR is a long-term ESRI business partner and uses the full suite of their products and development tools.

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SQL Server Spatial

Microsoft’s SQL Server database environment supports both geographic and projected data types and can support a wide range of geoprocessing functions directly in the database.

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