HAHT Commerce and Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) are undertaking a major upgrade to OxyChem’s integrated, Web-based customer portals, Connect2.OxyChem.com and Connect2.OxyVinyls.com as part of its continuing efforts to enhance customer service.

Powered by HAHT Commerce’s Demand Chain Management suite, customers can now better manage rail and demurrage costs, reduce inventory and increase the turnover of raw materials, the companies say.

Dallas-based OxyChem, a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY), is a North American manufacturer of basic chemicals such as chlorine and co-product caustic soda, polyvinyl chloride and certain performance chemicals.

HAHT Commerce, based in Raleigh, is a provider of Demand Chain Management applications that integrate and automate Order Management, Product & Brand Information Management, Channel Management, Business Intelligence and Customer Services between manufacturers, their channel partners and customers. These solutions are part of an all-in-one package…HAHT Commerce Suite 7.0…that offers ERP integration, customization and large-scale deployment.

HAHT Commerce: www.haht.com

Occidental Chemical Corporation: www.oxychem.com