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How to Safely Handle Chemicals!

Supply Chain Game Changer

A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide! 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. Know your chemicals. My first piece of advice is to always be aware of the type of chemicals you are storing.

A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide!

Supply Chain Game Changer

When it comes to the state of working in America, warehouses have seen a huge increase of workers with over 1,000,000 total since the start of 2018. Warehouses, often full of moving machinery carrying heavy loads, are inherently one of the most dangerous places to work. If you’re a warehouse manager, failing to control these risks can lead to high employee turnover, decreased productivity, legal issues, and, at worst, injury or fatality. The Importance of Warehouse Safety.

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26 warehouse pros reveal the most important factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse

6 River Systems

The world of logistics is increasingly driven by technology , with artificial intelligence, big data, the Internet of Things (IoT) and automation among the biggest logistics trends today. As warehouses embrace technology to optimize the supply chain and reduce fulfillment costs , many companies are considering making the move to an automated warehouse. That said, there are many factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse. Warehouse Automation

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.). Alexa Heads to the Warehouse (WSJ – sub. Transplace Acquires Yusen Logistics’ Intermodal & Freight Brokerage Group. Hurricane Michael: How Can Logistics Professionals Help?

Warehouse Rates Explained

3PL Insights

Today’s warehouses are much more than static storage, they are hubs of high-speed activity. Ever wonder how warehouse fees are generated? Warehouses rates consist of two main components – storage and handling. Inventory Turn Rate.

Managing Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) For Future Growth

IQMS

Bottom Line: It’s time to transition the role of warehouses from cost centers to revenue centers that support new digitally enabled supply chains and business models that require greater accuracy, speed, and scale than ever before. A Warehouse Management System is the tool that can make that happen. Like manufacturing, warehouses, and the systems that manage them, are going through an inflection point. How A Warehouse Management System (WMS) Helps Manufacturers Grow.

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

Transplace

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 (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.

Guide to warehouse robots: types of warehouse robots, uses, navigation & more

6 River Systems

More warehouses are adopting robotics technology than ever before. The warehouse robotics market was valued at $2.28 There are several types of warehouse robots offering varying functionality, allowing warehouses to select robotics solutions that aid with various processes. Warehouse operators should understand the available options to implement the right technologies to suit the warehouse’s needs. Warehouse robots in the 0.5

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.

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

All of the above (and other down-stream KPIs and processes) are heavily influenced by the accuracy of a demand forecast: if the demand forecast is much more accurate, a company is more likely to have the right product, in the right quantities in inventory and will have less of the products in inventory that is not required. Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company.

The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

Last summer, Inbound Logistics published a list of different 3PLs and their services. I wrote a similar overview for warehousing: The 7 Warehouse Service Offerings. 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 11 transportation service offerings.

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. So when the warehouse team threatened to unionize, I transferred into a distribution, warehouse environment. I knew nothing about the world of logistics, inventory management and order optimization.

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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Inventory Management for the Construction Industry

EMERGE App

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.

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.

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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Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

However, commonly used KPIs used by supply chain executives are usually focused on logistics performance (e.g., That said, implementing Lean concepts would undoubtedly be part of that strategy, for example, - Lean Warehousing : Many firms (both retailers and manufacturers) are now aggressively rolling out Lean in their warehouse operations. It is safe to say that if a warehouse operation is not implementing Lean, it is falling behind its competition.

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IMO 2020 is Here. Are You Ready?

Supply Chain Game Changer

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. As carrier begins to adjust their rates, then down hierarchy players such as NVOCCs, LSPs, Trucking, Warehousing etc. That represents a huge cost to the supply chain where each party tries to run lean, just-in-time inventory.

This Week in Logistics News (April 2-6, 2018)

Talking Logistics

As I look for my gloves and earmuffs, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Trade dispute escalates as Trump threatens $100 billion more in China tariffs (Reuters). Aging US warehouses unfit to handle Amazon and e-commerce boom (CNBC). China shot back 11 hours later with a list of proposed duties on $50 billion of American imports, including soybeans, aircraft, cars, beef and chemicals.”. It’s 32 degrees this morning.

BASF: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

He is an industrial engineer with a diploma in transportation and logistics from the University of Applied Sciences in Bremerhaven. The composite of metrics includes growth, operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital.) In our analysis BASF outperformed their chemical industry peers while driving improvement at a 60% level when compared to the peer group. This trend was characteristic of the chemical industry. Inventory Turns.

3PL Basics: The 11 Transportation Services with Jeremy Thone

The Logistics of Logistics

Joe Lynch and Jeremy Thone discuss the 3PL basics: the 11 transportation services provided by 3rd party logistics providers. Air cargo or air transport is a vital component of many international logistics networks. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast.

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Four Strategies To Deploy As Supply Chain Hits Main Street

Supply Chain Shaman

In parallel, three more raised their hands to speak on robotic automation in their warehouses focused on the redefinition of channel fulfillment. The chemical industry is the first to feel a recession, and the early travel freezes is a definite caution flag. Meanwhile, warehouse robotics is staging a market shift. There is a lack of focus on planning master data, and the evolution of supply and logistics networks are nascent. Current Levels of Inventory.

3 Uses of IoT Tech Spurring Sustainability in Supply Chains

Cerasis

But perhaps the most far-reaching changes will center around the use of large data systems to drive sustainability in logistics and supply chains. Driverless”, autonomous vehicles are already in use across both the public and private sector, and are set to dramatically transform the logistic industry as they hit the road in greater numbers. This will lead to fewer demands on reverse logistics systems as end users will seldom find occasion to return products back to the vendor.

Show Me the Money: MH&L’s 2018 Salary Survey

Material Handling and Logistics

Our annual salary survey reveals that the typical material handling and logistics professional earns $93,697. The single biggest challenge facing the industry is lack of qualified workers in all aspects of logistics.” corporate/executive manager with a transportation/warehousing company with 36-40 years of experience, living in the North Central region and earning $137,000. “My And what does this “typical material handling and logistics manager” look like?

Transforming Consumer Value Chains: Navigating The Power Shift to the Shopper

Supply Chain Shaman

Table 1: Contract of Growth, Operating Margin, Inventory Turns and Cash-To-Cash for Consumer-Facing Industries. Only beauty, chemical and Over-The-Counter (OTC) Drugs made progress in operating margins. In parallel, take a closer look at inventory turns where only pharmaceutical companies made slight progress. For today’s supply chain leader, the pressures on both operating margin and inventory turns is great.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

Even at some of the world’s best supply chains, redirecting chemicals and other products is a Herculean effort. This is why supply chain managers are always stressing over demand forecasts — something that tops the list of most critical inventory management practices. Being a former geo-marketing manager, I can tell you that a global view of operations can help you appreciate the people and logistics necessary to get goods from one location to another.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

Even at some of the world’s best supply chains, redirecting chemicals and other products is a Herculean effort. This is why supply chain managers are always stressing over demand forecasts — something that tops the list of most critical inventory management practices. Being a former geo-marketing manager, I can tell you that a global view of operations can help you appreciate the people and logistics necessary to get goods from one location to another.

Let's Get Digital: Supply Chains Are Going to Get Smarter in 2018

Supply Chain Nation

Some of the outcomes are: IoT: Actual product/asset performance data that can initiate preventative maintenance activities and increase customer satisfaction; inventory tracking to facilitate higher levels of accuracy in the supply chain, minimizing order delays resulting from inaccuracies. Companies in asset-intensive industries like chemicals also recognize the need for a proactive, flexible approach to product and process innovation.

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

The rankings are based on a composite score based on the opinions of Gartner’s analysts; a group of peer voters (mostly supply chain practitioners, professionals and experts; in the interests of full disclosure, I myself am part of the peer panel); some metrics, including return on assets, inventory growth and revenue growth; and a corporate social responsibility (CSR) component score.

S&OP, a vision for the future. The expert interview series #7

Supply Chain Trend

Steve Hainey is an international speaker who has had over 20 years’ experience in global multi-site supply chain planning for Fortune 100 & 500 manufacturing companies of retail consumable goods, chemical materials, and medical device products. The S&OP processes eventually contributed to the division’s sales growth and all-time records for both customer service levels and inventory turns. Introduction. In the last 30 years S&OP improved performance in many businesses.

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Seasoned Leadership in Action™! An Interview with Michael Massetti, VP at Gartner!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The team reduced finished-goods inventory by 50% and reduced the assembly and test line production variances by 50% in 9 months. It was not until later in the 1980s that the loose federation between planning, purchasing, manufacturing, and logistics started coming together as an end-to-end entity called supply chain. It’s exciting to solve a consumer goods need with something that worked for a chemical company. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Economic challenges continue springtime

EFT

The eleven sectors growing include: wood products; printing & related support activities; paper products; plastics & rubber products; primary metals; fabricated metal products; chemical products; machinery; computer & electronic products; nonmetallic mineral products; and food, beverage; and tobacco products. . Inventories fell 1.5 Durable goods inventories remained almost the same as stocks remain even with slow demand. . About Wagner Logistics.

Economic challenges continue springtime

EFT

The eleven sectors growing include: wood products; printing & related support activities; paper products; plastics & rubber products; primary metals; fabricated metal products; chemical products; machinery; computer & electronic products; nonmetallic mineral products; and food, beverage; and tobacco products. . Inventories fell 1.5 Durable goods inventories remained almost the same as stocks remain even with slow demand. . About Wagner Logistics.

[Infographic] The State of Manufacturing Trends Part II: How Did the 2016 Manufacturing Report Turn Out?

Cerasis

However, the trend appears to show an increase in attacks on automotive and chemical companies for this year. Manufacturers Did Look Towards Logistics Efficiency to Stay Competitive. The prediction in our manufacturing report called for increased utilization of third-party logistics (3PLs) and more smart systems to stay competitive, and we literally hit this one on the head. Across the internet, more companies report use of logistics service providers than ever before.