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.

Chemical Manufacturing: A High-Speed, Volatile Supply Chain


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


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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.

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. Know your chemicals. Indeed not all chemicals are similar. Chemical Storage.

Strategic Planning is Critical to Dow Chemical’s Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Without careful advance planning, logistics personnel can never hope to effectively manage logistics operations when they are stuck with a suboptimal supply chain network. 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.

The Opportunities of Digitalization in Chemical Logistics

Talking Logistics

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.

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.

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.

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.

How To Overcome The 3 Key Challenges Of Chemical Supply Chain | PLS Logistics Services

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Chemicals production is a multi-million dollar industry with a complex supply chain ecosystem. The chemical market is experiencing many transformations right now, and not just because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Chemical Warehouse Requirements: What is CFATS?

West Coast and California Logistics

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).

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.

Storage of corrosive chemicals: 5 warehousing essentials

West Coast and California Logistics

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.

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.

What You Need to Know About Chemical Warehousing

West Coast and California Logistics

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.

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.

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. 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.

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

Straight Talk on 5G for Industrial Applications

Logistics Viewpoints

From these vantage points, Dr. Valsecchi has been able to get a comprehensive look at 5G and come to a conclusion on whether a solid business case for a 5G implementation in the chemical industry is feasible. For example, sensitive production conditions are common in the chemical industry.

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

Logistics Viewpoints

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 […].

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


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.

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.

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

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

Bulk Connection

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).

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

Disaster Logistics: The Nature of Disaster Recovery Planning


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

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.

How to Track Your Ocean Container with IoT


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.

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

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.

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.

Idelic provides A&R Logistics with ‘one-stop shop’ for driver management

The Supply Chain Journal

A&R Logistics will get a holistic view of driver operations by employing Idelic’s Safety Suite. A&R Logistics acquired First Choice Logistics and L.T.

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. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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

How to Track Rail Parcels Using GPS Shipment Trackers


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