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.

Awash in Volatility, Chemical Manufacturing Must Be Agile

Loftware

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

Chemical Manufacturing: A High-Speed, Volatile Supply Chain

Loftware

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

Process Chemicals – A Complex Supply Chain in Motion

Logility

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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

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.

[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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

Loftware

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.

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

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 […].

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.