Mays Chemical selects Red TMS, saves $100,000 in transportation costs

The Supply Chain Journal

Several years ago, Mays Chemical, a midsized national distributor of food chemicals and raw materials, found itself at an increasingly common crossroads. We drew up the implementation between Red TMS and the Mays Chemical ERP.

What to Keep in Mind When Managing a Chemical Supply Chain


The chemical industry faces a unique set of challenges regarding safety in their logistics operations. The transportation of chemicals requires next-level care and expertise as it deals with sensitive and potentially dangerous materials.


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Awash in Volatility, Chemical Manufacturing Must Be Agile


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

Beating Your Chemical Supply Chain Challenges | Roambee


The chemical supply chains stand at the crossroads of another upgrade; on one end there are traditional methods that pose challenges and on the other you have compelling technology solutions.

Chemicals shippers relay rail service woes to regulators

The Supply Chain Journal

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) wants regulators to look into why chemicals shippers are experiencing “rail service challenges” throughout the U.S. News Rail American Chemistry Council chemicals shippers Class I railroads CSX rail shippers Surface Transportation Board

Chemical Manufacturing: A High-Speed, Volatile Supply Chain


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

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.

4 Key Considerations for Choosing a Chemical Storage Facility

West Coast and California Logistics

Finding the right chemical storage facility for your products is an involved process. In this article, we’ll try to simplify the sourcing process and identify the top 4 factors you’ll need to consider when finding the right chemical 3PL partner.

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.

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. Getting things right is non-negotiable for organizations that want to keep their customers safe and informed, as well as avoid the threat of fines and other penalties for noncompliance.

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. Many chemical companies are using S&OP (Sales & Operations Planning) as a tool to tie up operational planning and activity with financial goals and strategy.

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.

A “Must Read” for Chemical Supply Chain Success


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. But did you know labeling can also have a significant impact on the success or failure of your extended supply chain?

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.

Chemical Giant Uses Inventory Tracking for Solving Key Supply Chain Issues


As an industry that generates trillions of dollars in sales and employs millions globally, the chemical industry is ubiquitous when it comes to products and technology.

Transforming the GCC Chemical Industry with Supply Chain Integration – LogiSYM September 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The GCC chemical industry is second largest manufacturing industry in value add, after refining. 2017 Facts and Figures report by Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), the chemical industry accounts for 3.1 Following COVID-19 the global chemical supply chain market reported a severe decline in output. Overcoming these challenges, regional chemical manufacturers and suppliers are now forced to rethink and readjust their global supply chain model.

Demand for Basic and Specialty Chemicals Continues to Grow

Material Handling and 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. based chemical manufacturing remains advantaged in global markets due to abundant energy and feedstock supplies. Total chemical production volume (excluding pharmaceuticals) rose by 3.1%

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. A chemical plant is a complex and expensive array of storage tanks, pipes, controls and special chemical or biological transformation and/or separation equipment to take raw materials and create new value-added materials.

Enterprise Labeling for Chemicals – The Winning Formula


Data integrity, regulatory compliance, and supplier labeling are areas of vital importance to chemicals companies. Regulatory Chemical Labeling

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.

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. If current trends continue, global chemical markets are expected to grow an average three percent in the next 20 years. However, rising global competition and challenging customer demands are forcing chemical manufacturers to prioritize operational excellence.

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. When it comes to advising people, the majority of the time I follow a simple 5-step guideline to establish the main challenges related to the storage and handling of chemical products. 1- Know your chemicals. Chemical Storage.

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. A chemical plant is a complex and expensive array of storage tanks, pipes, controls and special chemical or biological transformation and/or separation equipment to take raw materials and create new value-added materials.

Global Chemical Company Uses PINC YMS to Cut $1.5 Million in Detention and Demurrage Fees


is a global chemical company that makes performance chemicals used by the oil refinery, agricultural, automotive, energy, and consumer electronics industries. The post Global Chemical Company Uses PINC YMS to Cut $1.5

Study Finds Inventory Control Top Priority In Chemical Supply Chain


The ability to meet a projected increase in demand with consistent reliability is a top priority for supply chain managers at chemical manufacturing firms, according to Supply Management. The post Study Finds Inventory Control Top Priority In Chemical Supply Chain appeared first on RFgen.

Why TMS is Critical for Chemical Companies

Talking Logistics

Why is transportation management more critical than ever for chemical companies? That was one of the key questions Cindi Hane (Vice President, Product Management & General Manager, Elemica Eyefreight) and I addressed in a recent webcast produced by Chemical Week.

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.

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.

The Big Texas Chemical Freeze Raises Issues on Resiliency of the Petrochemical Supply Chain


Prices for polyethylene, polypropylene and other chemical compounds used to make auto parts, computers and a vast array of plastic products have reached their highest levels in years in the U.S.

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Bulk Chemical Transportation 101

Bulk Connection

Chemical transportation in bulk tanks and trailers is a different world from dry van and other types of truck transport. Dry Bulk Transport Liquid Bulk Transport chemical tranportation

Chemical Warehouse Requirements: What is CFATS?

West Coast and California Logistics

When you entrust your chemical products to a 3PL, it’s critical that you partner with an experienced provider that is compliant with modern chemical warehouse requirements. Chief among these requirements are the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS).

Storage of corrosive chemicals: 5 warehousing essentials

West Coast and California Logistics

The storage of corrosive chemicals, whether liquid or solid, is a strictly controlled process. Logistics Management Chemical Logistics Chemical StorageMany risks present themselves if proper specifications and handling methods are absent.

U.S. Company Stops Sale of Chemical Used in Mexico Heroin Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

company selling a chemical across Mexico that is essential for making heroin stopped all sales in the country after an investigation found it was easily diverted to produce the drug fueling a U.S. A U.S.

How To Overcome The 3 Key Challenges Of Chemical Supply Chain | PLS Logistics Services

PLS Logistics

Chemicals production is a multi-million dollar industry with a complex supply chain ecosystem. The chemical market is experiencing many transformations right now, and not just because of the coronavirus pandemic.

What You Need to Know About Chemical Warehousing

West Coast and California Logistics

Chemical warehousing, including the storage of hazardous materials, is a highly regulated undertaking with a substantial investment in both the physical storage environment and rigorous adherence to associated protocols, practices and paperwork required to ensure safety and compliance.