Why chemical companies need prescriptive analytics for S&OP


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.

Awash in Volatility, Chemical Manufacturing Must Be Agile


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

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Keep up with Chemical labeling regulations


While it's essential that chemical manufacturers keep up with all relevant labeling laws, the process isn't easy. Supply Chain GHS Regulatory ChemicalAfter all, the regulations in this field are always changing.

Chemical Manufacturing: A High-Speed, Volatile Supply Chain


Chemical producers must stay agile and responsive. Supply Chain Chemical Track & Traceability Logistics

Good Timing: Best Practices for the Chemical Industry


The chemical industry is drastically evolving with a shifted focus to customer demands as companies look to revamp antiquated business processes while developing contingency plans to deal with ongoing cyber security threats. Supply Chain Chemical SAPWith regulations and traceability still top-of-mind priorites, it's imperative that companies find solutions to assist with all these needs.

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.

Process Chemicals – A Complex Supply Chain in Motion


On a recent road trip to retrieve my daughter from college I drove past a handful for chemical manufacturing plants of various types. Viewing a chemical manufacturing plant from a distance everything seems so peaceful and static.

How to Safely Handle Chemical Products!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Every time I am asked about how to handle and transport chemical products I answer that it is all about being well-informed. Indeed, there are various elements that one has to know when it comes to the storage and handling of chemical products. 1- Know your chemicals.

Process Chemicals — A Complex Supply Chain in Motion


On a recent road trip to retrieve my daughter from college I drove past a handful for chemical manufacturing plants of various types. Viewing a chemical manufacturing plant from a distance everything seems so peaceful and static.

Solving planning challenges in manufacturing liquid chemicals

DELMIA 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.

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.

Why Extend Chemical Labeling Outside Your Four Walls?


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.

How IoT is Helping Chemical Supply Chains Increase Agility


Chemical Company Supply Chain Challenges. Because US markets haven’t been able to absorb the massive capacity increase, chemical companies have turned to overseas customers. The post How IoT is Helping Chemical Supply Chains Increase Agility appeared first on Savi Technology.

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.

Dow Chemical Works on a Transactional Process Automation Strategy

Logistics Viewpoints

The post Dow Chemical Works on a Transactional Process Automation Strategy appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Chemical Industry Robotic Process AutomationRobotic process automation (RPA) has gotten a good deal of attention.

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


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.

Demand for Basic and Specialty Chemicals Continues to Grow

Material Handling & Logistics

Following growth throughout 2018, the chemical industry is expected to see continued healthy demand for basic chemicals throughout this year, with most specialty segments predicted to benefit from growing demand as well, especially in construction markets.

Seven Strategic Components for a Proactive Process Chemical Supply Chain


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.

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


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

The State of Chemical Labeling


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

[Video] Chemical Industry Combats Climate Change


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.

Chemical Market Busy with Mergers and Acquisitions


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

Better Chemical Inventory Needed To Avoid Disasters


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.

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.

Why So Much Depends on Your Chemical Labels


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?


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

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

CH Robinson 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.

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.

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

What Hazardous Chemicals Are Hiding in Your Commercial Food Packaging?


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


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

The Role of Industrial AI in Chemical Manufacturing Digitization


How chemical manufacturers can achieve production optimization using Industrial Artificial Intelligence technologies. The post The Role of Industrial AI in Chemical Manufacturing Digitization appeared first on Seebo Blog.

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.

Live webinar with 3M on updates to Prop 65 for chemical labeling


Chemical Proposition 65First passed by voters in 1986, California’s Proposition 65 requires companies to clearly warn Californians before they are exposed to substances that may cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.

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.

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.

Using IT as a Competitive Weapon: Dow Chemical, PepsiCo, and the Internet of Things

Logistics Viewpoints

Logistics Technologies Dow Chemical Industrial Internet of Things IoT PepsiCoCompanies interested in exploring whether the Internet of Things (IoT) is a worthwhile investment have three different paths they can go down. The Internet of Things connects intelligent physical entities – such as sensors, devices, machines, assets, and products – to each other, to Internet services, and to applications. IoT represents a stack of technologies […].