Datacor Helps Whitaker Oil Increase Profitability
A Conversation with Ed Steinman, Executive Vice President at Whitaker Oil Company
About Whitaker Oil Company
Whitaker Oil is a fourth generation, family-owned, chemical and composite materials distributor with four locations covering the Southeast. Our business began in Atlanta, GA, with a single gasoline pump in the 1920’s. In the years following, we added solvents, bulk storage, custom blending and packaging to meet the needs of our customers. In 2008, Whitaker Oil expanded the distribution of polyester resins, epoxy resins, fiberglass and other composite materials from Florida to the entire Southeast.
Whitaker Oil operates a complex enterprise with multiple companies and multiple facilities. Whitaker needed a business software solution to help them manage and measure profitability at the transaction level and was specifically designed for the chemical industry
Whitaker Oil researched many software solutions and selected Chempax VB from Datacor, Inc. “We recognized Datacor as the leader in the chemical distribution software business. The Chempax VB software captures every transaction we do. Every business process: complex batching and blending, inventory management, purchasing, safety, price management, order entry, invoicing, financial statements. Chempax mirrors our entire enterprise,” states Ed Steinman, Executive Vice President of Whitaker Oil.
“We improved our operations significantly with Chempax. For example, Chempax allows us to automate distribution of reports to key management and sales personnel. On a near real-time basis, we provide sales personnel with up to date information on customer order and invoicing activity. Chempax also does a great job managing global price changes. Pricing in our industry is extremely volatile, so the ability to manage price changes is absolutely essential. We can make price changes quickly and efficiently in Chempax. We feel the business controls Chempax provides helped us improve our bottom line,” states Ed.
“Our business has grown and become more profitable. Datacor and Chempax have certainly played a role in helping us manage our growth.”
- Ed Steinman, Executive Vice President