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.

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.

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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.

Awash in Volatility, Chemical Manufacturing Must Be Agile


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

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.

How to Safely Handle Chemicals!

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Chemicals article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by Carla Sanz. Every time I am asked about how to handle and transport chemical products I answer that it is all about being well-informed. Know your chemicals. Indeed not all chemicals are similar. Chemical Storage.

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.

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.

Demand for Basic and Specialty Chemicals Continues to Grow

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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.

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

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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.

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

Strategic Planning is Critical to Dow Chemical’s Supply Chain

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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.

Why TMS is Critical for Chemical Companies

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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.

The Opportunities of Digitalization in Chemical Logistics

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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.

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

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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.

Chemical Warehouse Requirements: What is CFATS?

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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).

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.

Storage of corrosive chemicals: 5 warehousing essentials

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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.

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.

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

DOs and DON’Ts of Chemical Transportation

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When transporting chemical products, careful steps need to be taken to avoid costly, even disastrous, shipping errors. Bulk Transportation chemical tranportation

[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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

Dow Chemical Works on a Transactional Process Automation Strategy

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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.

Chemical Transportation: Lean on One Broker for Raw and Finished Products

Bulk Connection

If your company needs to ship chemicals, you are likely familiar with many of the options available to you. What you may not realize is that there are chemical transportation providers out there that can handle both bulk and dry van shipments for you. chemical tranportation