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


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. Inventory tends to be a very visible supply chain cost to senior management. How much inventory a company has is listed right there as a current asset on the balance sheet. Again a system-wide approach to inventory optimization is the way to go. Process manufacturers face a highly complex supply chain challenge.

Is High Pallet Safety Stock Hurting Your Supply Chain?


real-time shipment visibility Returnable Asset Tracking Iot Solution Track Reusable Packaging Reusable/Returnable Assets Automotive FMCG Retail Returnable Shipping Assets Management Real-time Inventory Management 3PLs & Logistics Pharma Industrial Manufacturing Food & Beverage ChemicalsAn optimized supply chain is supposed to do more with less.

6 Reasons to Track Your Returnable Shipping Assets


In the world of logistics and supply chains, chances are almost everything that’s moved is moved ON or IN shipping assets such as trays, pallets, crates, tubs, bins, or containers. Track Reusable Packaging Reusable/Returnable Assets packaging supply chain assets Automotive FMCG Retail Returnable Shipping Assets Management Real-time Inventory Management 3PLs & Logistics Pharma Industrial Manufacturing Food & Beverage Chemicals

Good Safety is Good Business at the LogiChem 2015 Conference

CH Robinson Transportfolio

I always come back from these conferences inspired and fascinated at how diligent chemical supply chain managers must be to mitigate risk and adverse events. At LogiChem, attendees interacted through roundtables and panel discussions on topics that identified best practices around inventory and supply chain metrics, third party logistics provider (3PL) management, rail logistics strategy to combat the driver shortage dilemma, and a host of other topics.

How the IoT Platform Fixes Problems in Today’s Logistics Industry


While logistics and manufacturing have grown exponentially, problems have become more complicated. Regardless of where you sit to view the logistics industry, problems are becoming more evident. Global Logistics Will Evolve With the IoT Platform. Twin private-sector and public-sector resources and use of the IoT, the value of the IoT platform grew to more than $8 trillion by 2014, reports the Cisco and DHL publication, the Internet of Things in Logistics.

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


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. Inventory and storage constraints. Depleted inventory due to customer demand. What Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain?

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. I have to go to the grocery store again today to replenish our inventory (yeah, I don’t shop for groceries online; as the son of a bodegero, I’m old fashioned that way.). Transplace Acquires Yusen Logistics’ Intermodal & Freight Brokerage Group. Hurricane Michael: How Can Logistics Professionals Help? Money Keeps Flowing to Logistics Companies.

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. 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. Note: Transplace is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

Supply Chain Operating Networks Create Supply Chain Rockstars

Talking Logistics

In a study conducted by Accenture in 2015 of chemical companies, results showed that 94 percent expect to boost their investment in digital capabilities in the next three years to embrace a competitive advantage. Historically, chemical companies buy from and sell to nearly every industry in the world, adding special demands for connectivity.

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

Talking Logistics

business inventories flat, inventory-to-sales ratio highest since 2009 (Reuters). Institute for Supply Management data indicated that growth in production, orders, and inventory slowed in January…January 2015 freight shipments were up 5.6 A potential red flag, however, is that the inventory-to-sales ratio has reached the highest level since 2009. months for businesses to clear shelves, the highest inventory-to-sales ratio since July 2009.

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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. Texas alone produces nearly three-quarters of the country’s supply of one of the most basic chemical building blocks. in Baytown outside Houston, and Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.

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!

How to Make SAP Returnable Container Tracking ‘Real Time?’


Real-time asset monitoring BLE Beacons Returnable Asset Tracking Track Reusable Packaging Automotive FMCG Retail Returnable Shipping Assets Management Real-time Inventory Management 3PLs & Logistics Pharma Industrial Manufacturing Food & Beverage ChemicalsAre you using an ERP like SAP in your organization to keep track of your pallets? Do you want to upgrade the Returnable Packaging Module function of your SAP or ERP to support real-time tracking?

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. On the other hand if customer demand fails to materialize according to forecast you can be stuck with a lot of custom inventory, unrecovered expenses and a huge cash flow problem. Inventory Performance. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

The Beer Supply Chain in 2021 and Beyond


Software solutions replace manual methods of inventory tracking to provide access to better management tools and accurate financial data. Beer supply chains need to be supported by efficient shipping and logistics. Business Tips beer brewery inventory management brewery software

Top 10 Benefits of Third-Party Warehousing Solutions

BR Williams Supply Chain Management

In that case, your business might benefit from working with a third-party logistics (3PL) provider for your warehousing and fulfillment needs. When it comes to warehousing and logistics best practices , a 3PL provider maintains an unparalleled grasp of the industry and ongoing changes.

Make Your Supply Chains Less Complex – and Less Wasteful!

Talking Logistics

Inventory : Having raw materials, work-in-progress (WIP) or finished goods that are not having value added to them. Adam Russell, former group leader and Six Sigma master black belt for Eastman Chemical Company, highlights this problem in a March 2012 article in Chemical Processing : The chemical industry boasts plenty of people with good analytical and problem-solving skills.

Inventory Management for the Construction Industry


For inventory management, in particular, we’ve seen how cloud apps such as EMERGE App are equally at home managing the inventory of artisanal handmade jewelry, exotic car parts, and even industrial chemicals. Asset Management Versus Inventory Management. There is a difference between asset management (or asset tracking) and inventory management. Asset tracking is for physical things used in a business but don’t form part of saleable inventory.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Forty years ago as a chemical engineering student, I learned the tedious craft of chemical plant design. Getting good at factory design is a merit badge of sorts for the chemical engineer. I knew nothing about the world of logistics, inventory management and order optimization. It is usually driven by the logistics and transportation functions. Companies need multi-tier Available to Promise (ATP) and real-time inventory management.

Watch: Intelligence Brief on Tianjin Explosions


The cause was determined to be a chemical reaction from a storage facility belonging to Ruihai Logistics. In the devastating explosion's aftermath, we learned of port and factory closures, inventory damaged or destroyed, and severe delays on freight transport. Take a look at what we covered, and make sure to subscribe to Elementum News digests to stay up-to-date on all the latest supply chain and logistics news.

Accel-KKR Completes Carve-Out Acquisition of Shipper TMS


Industrial shippers, carriers, logistics providers, and bulk terminal operators know the Shipper TMS business by two leading product brands, ShipperConnect and ShipXpress.

This Week in Logistics News (September 17-21, 2018)

Talking Logistics

This time I’ll be returning from enVista’s FUEL 2018 conference where I am giving a keynote presentation this morning on Defining Your Own Logistics Competitive Weapon. In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Volvo Trucks presents future transport solution with autonomous electric vehicles. GateHouse Logistics and Elemica Partner to Accelerate Secure Data Sharing in Global Chemical and Process Industries.

Electronic Data Interchange or EDI in Transportation: Breaking Down What it is and How It Works


We take pride at Cerasis, as a third party logistics company who has developed a proprietary web-based transportation management system , to offer technology solutions to our shippers so they may remain as efficient as possible and have access to information at their fingertips. History of EDI and EDI In Transportation and Logistics. Guilbert was serving as a logistics officer for the US Army in the mid 1940s. Logistics Technology Transportation EDI in Transportation

Distribution Management: Top 6 Factors That Influence Distribution Management Strategy

BR Williams Supply Chain Management

Distribution management includes forecasting, transportation, warehousing, and delivery within the larger universe of logistics and supply chain management. Distribution management is an integral part of logistics. Logistics software. Warehouse inventory management systems (WMS).

Columbia Sportswear: Peeling Back the Onion on Your Supply Chain Processes

Talking Logistics

Like the multi-billion dollar chemical manufacturer that had been paying market rates for ocean transportation for eight years because nobody realized that their contract, filed away in a drawer by a transportation manager who had left the company, had expired. And yet, prior to replacing a legacy inventory management system and implementing a supply chain analytics solution from FusionOps , the share of merchandise the company delivered on-time and in-full was a dismal 28 percent!

The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

Last summer, Inbound Logistics published a list of different 3PLs and their services. Air cargo or air transport is a vital component of many international logistics networks. Air transport involves integration of information, transportation, inventory, warehousing, material handling, and packaging. There are logistics companies that sell or lease transportation equipment to their clients. There are 11 transportation service offerings.

From Lab to Arm: Supply Chain Journey of the COVID-19 Vaccines


But what are the challenges and how can we do the best in logistics and supply chain to achieve better results in this very important mission. And the make or manufacturing process here includes its own BOM: not just the mRNA but also the lipids and other simple chemicals. Logistics

Label MasterClass


Thermal label solutions are more complex than you think – different adhesives perform best on different surfaces, ability to resist chemicals and scratches varies, and new technologies automate color. Speed up Operations and Improve your KPIs.

BR Williams Celebrates 5 Years in Mobile, AL

BR Williams Supply Chain Management

In addition to Intermodal Trucking and Drayage, the Mobile location offers all of the core BR Williams supply chain management services including fulfillment, distribution, cross-docking, inventory management, and trucking with 146,850 square feet of space, 25 dock doors and three drive-in bays. “It

Distribution in China takes a detour

Supply Chain Movement

For example, no single logistics service provider has a distribution network resembling anything close to nationwide coverage. Far from it, in fact – estimates of the number of logistics service providers in China range from one million to two million companies, many of which have just a couple of trucks. That leads to extra inventory and extra costs and hence necessitates a substantial level of turnover in order to be financially feasible.

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Global Supply Chain Recovery Dependent On A Vaccine

Supply Chain Shaman

The companies are just not good at managing inventories and orchestrating distribution strategies. The average demand latency for a grocery retailer is eighteen days, three weeks for consumer manufacturers, and six-to-nine months for chemical companies. In the post-COVID-19 recovery, the recovery requires a perpetual inventory signal update at the speed of business: realt-time allocation and Available-to-Promise capabilities. My left arm hurts.

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