Chemical Manufacturing: A High-Speed, Volatile Supply Chain

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

What to Keep in Mind When Managing a Chemical Supply Chain

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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. Errors in shipping chemicals that are hazardous can have serious consequences. While logistics operations are typically intricate by default, shippers and manufacturers […].

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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. You’re not only looking for a third-party logistics (3PL) provider that can comply with all regulatory requirements, you’re looking for a partner that truly knows your product and can fit seamlessly into your existing supply chain. 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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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

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is a global chemical company that makes performance chemicals used by the oil refinery, agricultural, automotive, energy, and consumer electronics industries. the manufacturer’s logistics operation includes 63 global warehouses and 47 contract manufacturing locations. As a result, it struggled with numerous logistical and supply chain issues, including no single source of truth for data and insights. The post Global Chemical Company Uses PINC YMS to Cut $1.5

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. Chemical companies are looking for new channels, new products, and new solutions, which are changing. Read more Why TMS is Critical for Chemical Companies.

What You Need to Know About Chemical Warehousing

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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.

Seven Strategic Components for a Proactive Process Chemical Supply Chain

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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.

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). In this article, we’ll examine CFATS and explain why compliance is essential to chemical warehousing operations. 3PL Chemical Logistics Chemical Storage

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.

Key Ingredients to Formulating a Winning Supply Chain Strategy in the Process Chemical Industry

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Chemical manufacturers are faced with shrinking margins and cannot afford to put the wrong product in the wrong location at the wrong time. When considering transportation costs can represent 40% to 60% of total logistics expenditure we are looking at very significant dollar savings. For additional information, download the white paper: Process Chemical Supply Chain Planning: Finding the Perfect Formula Process manufacturers face a highly complex supply chain challenge.

5 Best Practices in Chemical Logistics and How to Implement Them

Logistics Viewpoints

For chemical manufacturers, knowing what you don’t know about your transportation process can be your greatest asset. But many logistics customers are reluctant to admit their shortcomings. Chemical Industry Guest Commentary Logistics Service Providers Transportation Chemical logistics service provider One of the biggest weaknesses we see in new clients is a lack of control over the shipping process, the data and the decision points.

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. As LogiChem is an event focused on logistics in the chemical industry, it came as no surprise that this was one of the overarching themes. Chemical prices tend to move in conjunction with crude/natural gas prices. Logistics Supply Chain Chemical LogiChem

Alok Gautam, Country Logistics Leader, Dow Chemicals, in Conversation with LogiNext

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Here we are in conversation with Mr. Alok Gautam, the Country Logistics Leader at Dow Chemicals. He is an industry veteran with more than two decades of experience in the Chemicals and Oil & Gas industry. He is celebrated as a change maker and a man of keen intellect driving transformations across the industry.

Dow Chemical Works on a Transactional Process Automation Strategy

Logistics Viewpoints

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. RPA is process automation software that is used to automate high volume, repeatable tasks. The process automation Dow is investigating and developing extends to higher level decisions for which robotic process automation is not well suited.

Pilot Chemical Company: Capacity Assurance and Being a Dependable Supplier

Talking Logistics

We all know that there are ebbs and flows in the transportation market, but one thing that always remains the same for transportation and logistics executives is their focus on managing costs and making sure they have the capacity they need, when they need it. Capacity assurance is critical,” said Jeff Baxter, Director of Supply Chain at Pilot Chemical Company in a recent episode of Talking Logistics.

Using IT as a Competitive Weapon: Dow Chemical, PepsiCo, and the Internet of Things

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Logistics Technologies Dow Chemical Industrial Internet of Things IoT PepsiCoCompanies interested in exploring whether the Internet of Things (IoT) is a worthwhile investment have three different paths they can go down. The Internet of Things connects intelligent physical entities – such as sensors, devices, machines, assets, and products – to each other, to Internet services, and to applications. IoT represents a stack of technologies […].

Chemical Logistics: Formula for Success

Inbound Logistics

As the chemical industry continues to grow, shippers and their service partners work hard to keep product moving, trouble-free

Finding the Right 3PL for Chemical Warehousing Solutions

West Coast and California Logistics

There is no shortage of third-party logistics providers (3PLs) that claim chemical logistics expertise and have space for your hazardous and non-hazardous chemicals. In this post, we identify 5 tips to help you find the right 3PL provider for safe and reliable chemical warehousing solutions. Chemical Storage

Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for chemical products: What shippers need to know

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When a logistics provider is contacted to transport a chemical product, the first thing the provider will ask for is the chemical’s Safety Data Sheet (SDS; formerly MSDS or Material Safety Data Sheet). The information included on the SDS is invaluable in helping the logistics provider understand just what exactly is being shipped (and, thus, how to ship it). Bulk Transportation Dry Bulk Transport Liquid Bulk Transport chemical tranportation

Disaster Logistics: The Nature of Disaster Recovery Planning

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More importantly, it highlights the incredibly complex and yet necessary disaster logistics required to help clean up and support communities after major disasters. Transporting hazardous chemicals in the wake of a disaster is also a concern. Disaster Logistics is also about the management of those supplies going in and out of affected areas. The key is to have a disaster logistics and emergency plan already in place. Logistics Transportation Management

How to Track Your Ocean Container with IoT

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Shipping overseas often means no continuous visibility beyond the port. If you ship overseas often, you’re probably familiar with the difficulty of tracking ocean shipments. Your containers become harder to trace once they leave a port, and if one of them doesn’t reach its intended destination, you usually have little more than a vague idea or delayed updates about where it went, and how.

Insights from Elemica reveal 2014 Frankfurt

Talking Logistics

the biggest challenge supply chain and logistics professionals face today is not change, which is something they have always faced, but keeping up with the rapid pace of change across a variety of dimensions — technology, regulations, economic and political landscapes, demographics, and so on. Herman Woltjes, Shell Chemicals – “Logistics Execution”. “Elemica Logistic Tools in Shell Chemicals,” Herman Woltjes, Shell Chemicals, Elemica reveal 2014.

Is High Pallet Safety Stock Hurting Your Supply Chain?

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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.

Chemical Logistics: Keep it Moving, Keeping it Safe

Inbound Logistics

A look at logistics trends and challenges that affect companies in the chemical industries, and their strategies for dealing with those issues

How to Track Rail Parcels Using GPS Shipment Trackers

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Chemical Logistics: Keep it Moving, Keep it Safe

Inbound Logistics

A look at logistics trends and challenges that affect companies in the chemical industries, and their strategies for dealing with those issues

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

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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.

6 Reasons to Track Your Returnable Shipping Assets

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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

How to Keep Your Multimodal Transport Operators on Track

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Good Safety is Good Business at the LogiChem 2015 Conference

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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.

Winning the Ongoing Competition for Carrier Capacity

Talking Logistics

Ed Hildebrandt, Senior Vice President, Global Business Development at CLX Logistics , and Jeff Baxter, Director of Supply Chain at Pilot Chemical Company, discuss the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Is capacity assurance as important (or even more important) than cost management?