How to Safely Handle Chemicals!

Supply Chain Game Changer

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. Indeed, there are various elements that one has to know when it comes to the storage and handling of chemical products. My main goal is usually to raise awareness about the most important elements one has to keep in mind when storing or handling chemicals products.

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.

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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.

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.

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. Another value-added tool that should be looked at is multi-mode freight optimization. When considering transportation costs can represent 40% to 60% of total logistics expenditure we are looking at very significant dollar savings. Process manufacturers face a highly complex supply chain challenge.

Real Time Freight Visibility and Why Dupre Chose Descartes MacroPoint

Descartes

Louisiana-based Dupré Logistics is a privately held, asset-based provider of transportation and logistics services that include energy and chemical transport, dedicated truck transportation, site logistics, and freight brokerage. Dupré specializes in tanker, hazmat, petrochemical transportation and complex supply chain solutions in industrial and consumer products

CLX Logistics Turns to Kewill for Freight Forwarding Solution

BluJay Solutions

When it comes to hauling materials, few areas are as highly regulated or complex as the chemical industry. So we considered it something of a feather in our cap when CLX Logistics – a leader in global logistics services that specializes in helping companies worldwide transport chemicals – recently chose Kewill Forwarding for its freight forwarding services. Most of all, we’re pleased that CLX Logistics continues to place its trust in Kewill.

BR Williams Celebrates Logistics 10th Anniversary and 100 Years of Service

BR Williams Supply Chain Management

BR Williams, 62-year-old family-owned trucking, warehouse, and logistics company celebrates logistics 10th anniversary and 100 years of service experience. The logistics business isn’t for everyone. The logistics business is dynamic. ” TK Bardwell | VP Logistics.

This Week in Logistics News (March 9-13, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Here’s the news that caught my attention this week: January 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Truckload Freight and Rates Dip Seasonally in February: DAT Freight Index. Cass Freight Index – February 2015. Freight stats dominated the news this week. Here are some of the highlights: Freight TSI Index : The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)…fell 0.2 Month-over-month freight volume dipped 6.0

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How to Track Rail Parcels Using GPS Shipment Trackers

Roambee

With the kind of cost-effectiveness, hauling capacity, and reliability that it brings in, rail freight transportation has without a doubt caught up the global freight transport market. Let’s explore how IoT can make rail freight the best of both worlds. The only hiccup that remains is the absence of a failsafe rail parcel tracking system.

Invest in a Smart Rail Cargo Tracking System — It’s About Time

Roambee

Globalization, containerization, and a surge in logistics connectivity have been a boon to the intermodal, multimodal, and global shipping industry. While rail freight plays an integral and growing role as a high-volume low-cost transport option, there’s a glaring lack of business intelligence based on logistics visibility that’s hampering a greater adoption of rail as a preferred medium of transport.

How to Keep Your Multimodal Transport Operators on Track

Roambee

Multiple modes of transportation, several freight forwarders, and a complete loss of visibility and control after the first mile — these are some of the multimodal shipment tracking challenges that customers can now tackle head-on thanks to revolutionary solutions in the IoT-enabled supply chain tracking space. The balance of power is shifting in the shipping industry — customers are no longer at the mercy of the shipper.

The Cannabis Supply Chain and Logistics Map!

Supply Chain Game Changer

People are now looking at the chemicals found in marijuana and what uses can be harness from these compounds. This stage is highly technical and requires entrepreneur with background in chemical engineering, chemistry, biochemistry, and synthetic biology. There are freight trucks that travel and deliver goods across states. The knowledge in logistics of marijuana distribution is very important in this kind of work. The post The Cannabis Supply Chain and Logistics Map!

How Chemical Freight 3PLs Source Bulk Tanker Trailers and Other Equipment

Bulk Connection

As the transportation experts in the middle, freight brokers and other third-party logistics (3PL) transportation providers can play the role of matchmaker between the two – working out key details with both shippers & receivers so that their needs are fully and accurately communicated. In the world of bulk liquid shipping, there can sometimes be a gap between what a shipper needs and what a carrier ultimately delivers.

This Week in Logistics News (April 27 – May 1, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week… XPO Logistics to Acquire Norbert Dentressangle SA. Fetch Robotics Unveils Robotics System for Logistics Industry. UPS Freight Adds LNG Tractors. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the 3PL industry remains hot, with another large deal announced this week: XPO Logistics is acquiring Norbert Dentressangle SA for €3.24

This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week. So, while I count the days and hours and minutes until she gets back, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) Activates For Latest Major Hurricane Of 2018. Transplace Acquires Yusen Logistics’ Intermodal & Freight Brokerage Group. Money Keeps Flowing to Logistics Companies.

This Week in Logistics News (November 3-7, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Transplace Acquires Logistics Management Solutions. XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results. Moving on to 3PL news, Transplace announced this week that it has acquired Logistics Management Solutions (LMS) , “a non-asset-based third party logistics provider with particular strength in the chemical and industrial manufacturing sectors.” Note: enVista, Transplace, and UltraShipTMS are Talking Logistics sponsors.

Google Will Acquire a 3PL – And Other Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2015

Talking Logistics

I use this example to illustrate the challenges (or, perhaps, the futility) of making supply chain and logistics predictions. Simply put, I admit upfront that my supply chain and logistics predictions below are biased and flawed, but I make them anyway because it’s a fun exercise, and also because I hope it generates some thoughtful conversations and ideas. For related commentary, see: In Logistics, Somebody Has to Own the Assets.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 14-18, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Lots of supply chain and logistics news this week, so let’s go straight to it… Transplace Acquires M33 Integrated. New Infinea® X from Infinite Peripherals® Expedites Warehouse, Logistics and Supply Chain Operations. FedEx to Increase Shipping Rates for Express, Ground and Freight Services. Final rule for electronic logging devices is pushed back to end of October (Logistics Management). Another week, another acquisition in the third-party logistics (3PL) market.

When Do You Need to Hire a Trucking Company?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Typically, trucking companies haul heavy-duty items like freight from one location to another. A trucking operation relies heavily on logistics. Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Supply Chain Management Freight ManagementSubscribe Here! Email Address.

This Week in Logistics News (January 14-18, 2019)

Talking Logistics

As reported by The Loadstar this week, “Blockchain logistics start-up OpenPort has notified shareholders it is out of funds and intends to proceed with liquidation.” This week, for example, Elemica (a Talking Logistics sponsor) announced “the completion of a successful blockchain pilot project between leading global chemical manufacturers as part of an innovation initiative testing new technologies that will redefine B2B processes and support digital transformation.”

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The Vaccine Distribution Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) the role of Supply Chain “is to ensure effective vaccine storage, handling, and stock management; rigorous temperature control in the cold chain; and maintenance of adequate logistics management information systems. Subscribe Here!

Marketing Logistics Services: How to Get, and Keep, Buyers’ Attention

Logistics Marketing Advisors

Every couple of years, Logistics Marketing Advisors does a survey of professionals who make or influence purchasing decisions on logistics products or services. Over the next several weeks, we’ll share buyers’ views on the best ways to get and keep their attention – along with our take on what this means for those of us involved in marketing logistics services. I got a call lately from someone who said he could bring down rising freight rates.

XPO Logistics (XPO) to Acquire Con-way (CNW)

Supply Chain Network

– September 9, 2015 – XPO Logistics, Inc. (“XPO Logistics” or “XPO”) (NYSE: XPO) and Con-way Inc. (“Con-way”) (NYSE: CNW) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for XPO Logistics to acquire Con-way. XPO will also capitalize on synergies from the combination with Con-way’s managed transportation, truckload and freight brokerage businesses. About XPO Logistics, Inc. GREENWICH, Conn.

What Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain? We Surveyed the Transplace Network.

Transplace

Last week, we surveyed Transplace’s network of customers of $9+ billion of freight under management to reveal the impacts of the pandemic. Logistics leaders in a variety of industries shared their challenges and lessons learned throughout the COVID-19 crisis. The logistics survey also revealed that only 28.5% Looking to the future, the majority of logistics leaders surveyed felt that it would take one to three months to get their supply chain back to normal.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Raymon Krishnan!

Supply Chain Game Changer

This interview is with Raymon Krishnan, President of The Logistics and Supply Chain Management Society. I started my career working in 3PL’s – one of which was the largest freight forwarder in the world in the 1990’s. I then spent 10 years building up my own Logistics consulting business growing it to where we had close to 70 employees. After selling the business in 2009, I went on to work for a leading US Chemical company and then a global 3PL. Subscribe Here!

IMO 2020 is Here. Are You Ready?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Under this regime, the primary responsible party in the freight market will be the vessel owner or operator. The burning of this fuel in ships are main engines, boilers and generator engines and produces exhaust containing Sulphur oxide (SOX) which then reacts with water, oxygen and other chemical to form Sulphuric acid n secondary inorganic aerosols. will also need to update freight tariffs accordingly. Preparing for a New Marine Freight World. Subscribe Here!

This Week in Logistics News (December 10-14, 2018)

Talking Logistics

As I listen to The Cure, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Theresa May survives but the Brexit conundrum remains (NBC News). Amazon will start penalizing sellers who ship unsafe packages to its warehouses, like leaky chemicals and unmarked aerosols (CNBC). DAT Freight Index: Spot Market Volumes and Rates Slip Lower in November. Autonomous trucks gain ground in US logistics (McKinsey). Why can’t I be you?

The Baby Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

This involves a set of logistics in and of itself in terms of going to the doctor, having the tests done, sending the tests to a lab, and having the results returned. Over time they will try to time when baby is fed as they work to get the baby on a regular sleeping schedule. Logistics comes into play in the Baby Supply Chain. Reverse logistics in action. With the use of organic cotton these clothes avoid the use of chemicals or synthetic fibres. Subscribe Here!

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Women in Supply Chain, 2018: A Conversation With Suzanne Judy

Supply Chain Brain

Suzanne Judy is senior vice president of information technology with Freight Handlers, Inc. She joins us on this episode to relate her story of success in two distinct areas normally reserved for men: logistics and I.T. Education & Professional Development Global Supply Chain Management HR & Labor Management Aerospace & Defense Apparel Automotive Chemicals & Energy Consumer Packaged Goods E-Commerce/Omni-Channel Food & Beverage

Supply Chain Risk Management is a Cirque Du Soleil Calibre Act!

Supply Chain Game Changer

What is we had a chemical explosion? Every part of your Supply Chain from suppliers, to logistics carriers to Distribution Centres, Manufacturers and Marketing channels must all have sufficient capacity to meet your needs. The exponential growth of E-Commerce for instance and same day-next day delivery of packages has put strains on the logistics network manifesting itself in truck driver shortages. This should inform your plans for sourcing and logistics.

SIPG Logistics Continues Expansion with Kewill Global Forwarding

BluJay Solutions

September 13, 2016 – Shanghai and Hong Kong – Kewill, a leading provider in multi-modal transportation solutions is pleased to announce that SIPG Logistics Co., Freight Agency (SIPGLFA), one of the seven specialized branches of SIPG Logistics Co., SIPGLFA integrates all the advantageous freight forwarding capabilities of SIPG Logistics and services clients in the Chemical, Manufacturing and Mining industries.

Do You Know When it’s Time for a Freight Review?

Logistics Bureau

Choosing freight carriers is not the easiest of tasks, so it’s understandable why companies often overlook the need for a freight review , even when such an undertaking is long overdue. Read and Heed the Signs that Freight Review is Due. But how do you know when it’s the right time to conduct a freight review? You’ve lost touch with (or have never really explored) developments in the freight service market. Changes in freight-rate structure.

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Labor and management work out deal at Port of LA/Long Beach ( Logistics Management ). As I highlighted in my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2013 , tablets and smartphones are quickly becoming the preferred computing platform for business professionals, which is why technology providers are designing and optimizing their applications for these devices. Robinson, Con-way, and Transplace are Logistics Viewpoints sponsors).

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A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Hazard Communication : OSHA makes special reference to chemical burns when information about these hazardous materials isn’t properly communicated about the workforce. High-energy sources like electricity, steam, pressurized gas and chemicals have deadly potential. SCM #SupplyChain #logistics #distribution #warehousing #supplychainmanagement #safety. Subscribe Here! Email Address.