Why chemical companies need prescriptive analytics for S&OP

AIMMS

The chemical industry is facing some powerful changes that are directly impacting revenues and margins. This means chemical companies need to be adept at managing costs and profitability. There’s a lot of flux in the chemical industry.

The Opportunities of Digitalization in Chemical Logistics

Talking Logistics

The typical distribution process in the chemical industry looks mostly like this: The chemical producer distributes goods from various locations to a large number of customers, using different forwarders depending on the company’s diverse transportation requirements. The digitalization of management and information processes in logistics opens up groundbreaking opportunities for companies in the chemical industry.

Awash in Volatility, Chemical Manufacturing Must Be Agile

Loftware

The chemical industry can change on a dime. Supply Chain GHS Chemical Labeling

Strategic Planning is Critical to Dow Chemical’s Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Chemical Industry Supply Chain Network Design Dow Chemical Port of New Orleans stratetgic planningWhen it comes to bulk shipments of commodities, strategic planning is even more important than day to day operations. Without careful advance planning, logistics personnel can never hope to effectively manage logistics operations when they are stuck with a suboptimal supply chain network.

Solving planning challenges in manufacturing liquid chemicals

Quintiq

The chemical manufacturing industry has shown impressive growth over the past 25 years. Since the 80s, the global chemical industry has grown by seven percent annually. The storage and manufacturing of liquid chemicals is an intricate process.

A “Must Read” for Chemical Supply Chain Success

Loftware

What are some of your top-of-mind concerns in the Chemical supply chain? Supply Chain GHS ChemicalIf you’re like most professionals in the industry, labeling certainly plays a key role—especially with ongoing GHS regulations. Any mislabeling can result in costly delays and fines.

Breaking Supply Chain News: Blast Occurrence at BASF Ludwigshafen Chemical Production Complex

Supply Chain Matters

Reports indicated that that an explosion has occurred at the massive BASF chemical production complex in Ludwigshafen Germany. Asset Intensive and Process Based Industry Industrial and diversified industry supply chain Process industry focused supply chains Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Disruption BASF chemical complex blast Supply chain Matters blogInitial indications are that two employees have unfortunately lost their lives and two others are currently missing.

The Dow Chemical and Dupont Merger Has Obvious Massive Implications

Supply Chain Matters

The biggest news last week and perhaps for all of 2015 was the announcement that long-time rivals Dow Chemical and DuPont‘s intend to merge into a specialty chemicals giant of more than $120 billion. There are stated plans to split both enterprises into three separate companies providing different specialty chemical based product offerings.

Why Extend Chemical Labeling Outside Your Four Walls?

Loftware

For years companies in the chemical industry have struggled with how they integrate partners like distributors and tollers into their processes. Many manufacturers still package and ship the chemical labels right to the partner or they pay to have the labels printed for the third party by an outside vendor. Supply Chain GHS ChemicalToday many companies use third parties as extensions of their own business.

Upstream Unconventional Oil and the Chemicals Used in Drilling: A Supply Chain in Need of Improvement

Logistics Viewpoints

In producing oil, chemicals are injected into the ground to increase flow. The amount of chemical treatment is tied to the oil and gas production rates; treatments need to be adjusted as production rates vary. In many situations production treatment chemicals represent the second highest […]. Business Intelligence Chemical Industry Inventory Management Mobile Technologies Procurement/Sourcing Unconventional Oil includes shale oil and oil from tar sands.

Seven Strategic Components for a Proactive Process Chemical Supply Chain

Logility

Process chemical manufacturers face complex supply chain challenges including dealing with hazardous and perishable ingredients whose characteristics (potency, color, composition, etc.) Add to these factors razor-thin margins, SKU-proliferation, globalization, long lead times to increase capacity, and products that tend to be heavy and expensive to move and you start to understand the complexities involved with running an efficient process chemical supply chain.

Pilot Chemical Company: Capacity Assurance and Being a Dependable Supplier

Talking Logistics

Capacity assurance is critical,” said Jeff Baxter, Director of Supply Chain at Pilot Chemical Company in a recent episode of Talking Logistics.

Live Webinar: Don’t Let Chemical Labeling Hurt Global Sales

Loftware

companies had to comply with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) for the classification and labeling of chemicals, which mandated, among other things, a new label format with signal words, pictograms, red triangles, etc. We’re fast approaching the three-year anniversary of GHS deadlines. That’s of course when U.S.

World's Most Important Chemical Made Rare Commodity by Harvey

Material Handling & Logistics

Texas alone produces nearly three-quarters of the country’s supply of one of the most basic chemical building blocks. Ethylene is one of the big reasons the damage wrought by Hurricane Harvey in the chemical communities along the Gulf is likely to ripple through U.S.

The Chemical Supply Chain: 3 Things Learned from This Year’s LogiChem Conference

Transportfolio

The Chemical Supply Chain: 3 Things Learned from This Year’s LogiChem Conference. The panels and presenters at LogiChem USA displayed an expertise in chemical supply chains seen nowhere else. Chemical. Chemical prices tend to move in conjunction with crude/natural gas prices.

Key Ingredients to Formulating a Winning Supply Chain Strategy in the Process Chemical Industry

Logility

Chemical manufacturers are faced with shrinking margins and cannot afford to put the wrong product in the wrong location at the wrong time. For additional information, download the white paper: Process Chemical Supply Chain Planning: Finding the Perfect Formula

Provoking the Industry to Move Past Incrementalism

Supply Chain Shaman

To make the argument, let’s look at industry orbit charts in aggregate for the period of 2006-2017 for the apparel and chemical companies. In the chemical industry, the boon was the falling price of oil. Chemical margins are following oil prices. Definitions: Provocateur.

The State of Chemical Labeling

Loftware

Chemical Video LabelingWelcome back to the Loftware blog and our breakdown of the current state of the enterprise labeling industry.

Chemical Market Busy with Mergers and Acquisitions

Loftware

THe chemical sector has seen merger and acquisition activity of late. Standardization GHS Regulatory Chemical

Six Ways to Leverage Chemical Labeling To Increase Safety and Supply Chain Efficiencies

Material Handling & Logistics

How can you leverage innovations in enterprise barcode labeling to help your chemical company succeed in a highly regulated, highly competitive global marketplace? Greg Wimble.

[Video] Chemical Industry Combats Climate Change

Loftware

The chemical industry is no different, seeking to move away from certain compounds that are known to be particularly damaging. GHS Chemical VideoMany industries are doing what they can to combat climate change, either in response to consumer demands or government regulation.

5 Best Practices in Chemical Logistics and How to Implement Them

Logistics Viewpoints

For chemical manufacturers, knowing what you don’t know about your transportation process can be your greatest asset. Chemical Industry Guest Commentary Logistics Service Providers Transportation Chemical logistics service provider

Better Chemical Inventory Needed To Avoid Disasters

Loftware

ChemicalThe possibility of environmental disasters threatens development around the world. Nations throughout the developing world are seeking new corporate investment. But environmental issues are demonstrating how challenging this can be.

Why So Much Depends on Your Chemical Labels

Loftware

Few industries have a wider impact on the way that industrial and consumer products are created, and on how we all live, than the chemical industry. GHS Chemical Labeling

Beyond GHS: What’s Next for Chemical Labeling?

Loftware

Last week’s Fall meeting of the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) in Arlington, VA, revealed that even with OSHA’s GHS deadlines behind them, chemical professionals face ongoing labeling challenges. GHS Chemical

A New Red Wagon?

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week, I spent time with large chemical companies engrossed in this discussion. Let’s take a look at the world of the chemical manufacturer. Acquisitions drove DOW Chemical’s wide swings. Performance Data for the Chemical Industry for 2006-2016.

What Hazardous Chemicals Are Hiding in Your Commercial Food Packaging?

AFFLINK

Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used to manufacture plastic bottles, has been an area of concern for several years because BPA is an endocrine disruptor and consumers were worried about the substance’s ability to migrate to food and beverages. There’s been a lot of buzz lately about food safety.

Chemical Labeling within REACH? Find out at SCHC Fall Meeting

Loftware

Chemical regulations and labeling will be front and center next week at the annual Fall Meeting of the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) in Arlington, VA. GHS Chemical Labeling

Chemical Logistics: Formula for Success

Inbound Logistics

As the chemical industry continues to grow, shippers and their service partners work hard to keep product moving, trouble-free

BASF Video Case Study: The Value of Real-Time Freight Visibility

Talking Logistics

When you think about it, we’re living in the age of Amazon.com,” Bazzetta added, “so it perplexed us to understand why we could receive an email notification that a package was on our porch but we couldn’t have [the same visibility and notification] when a shipment of chemicals was being delivered to a customer.”. Episode Highlights Supply Chain Technology Trends Transportation Management BASF bulk chemicals Descartes Systems Group MacroPoint real-time freight visibility transportation

BASF Uses Real-time Visibility to Drive Supply Chain Excellence

Logistics Viewpoints

Chemical Industry Supply Chain Visibility BASF Descartes MacroPoint supply chain visibilityBASF uses real-time visibility to improve their service capabilities. They implemented a solution from MacroPoint, a Descartes company, to improve their delivery reliability as well as improve the productivity of the transportation providers they use to service the North American market. But implementing great technology is not enough.

Supply Chain Operating Networks Create Supply Chain Rockstars

Talking Logistics

In a study conducted by Accenture in 2015 of chemical companies, results showed that 94 percent expect to boost their investment in digital capabilities in the next three years to embrace a competitive advantage.

Winning the Ongoing Competition for Carrier Capacity

Talking Logistics

What actions should shippers […] 3PL Past Episode Past Episode - CLX Logistics Transportation Management Transportation Management Systems capacity assurance CLX Logistics Pilot Chemical Company TMS transportation management