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

PINC

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.

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

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.

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. Alexa Heads to the Warehouse (WSJ – sub. Transplace Acquires Yusen Logistics’ Intermodal & Freight Brokerage Group.

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

Cerasis

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.

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. Logistics leaders in our survey also shared how the changes in revenue affect their supply chain: Impacts on warehouse space.

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. Latest Versions of SAP® Transportation Management, SAP Extended Warehouse Management and SAP Event Management Now Available. Fetch Robotics Unveils Robotics System for Logistics Industry. Norbert Dentressangle serves customers in retail, food and beverage, manufacturing, chemicals, agriculture, e-commerce and high tech.

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.

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

Talking Logistics

Or I can just wing it and go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week. Ocado to wheel out C3PO-style robot to lend a hand at warehouses (The Guardian). Cloud Logistics Announces Record Revenue, Growth and Innovation for 2017. Chemical Suppliers Recognize Financial Rewards of Digitization Efforts with Trading Partners (Elemica). What can I do if I have writer’s block?

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

Distribution in China takes a detour

Supply Chain Movement

China is not only an attractive market in terms of sourcing and manufacturing but also for the sale of goods due to the rapid growth of its middle class. 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.

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2019 Logistics & Supply Chain Events to Attend in the US

EazyStock

The International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA) brings an extensive network of warehouse logistics leaders together with warehousing suppliers in this three-day trade show. If you’re looking to improve your warehouse logistics, this event is the right choice for you! ProMat is where manufacturing and supply chain professionals come to find their supply chain WOW.

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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.

How Disruptions like Coronavirus Test The Resilience Of Supply Chain Planning

AIMMS

Manufacturers like Hyundai are experiencing a shortage of components that threaten s to halt production. A recent online survey conducted b y MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics aimed to understand how companies are reacting to the Coronavirus outbreak. The study include d firms in the retail, manufacturing and distribution verticals.

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

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. For example, if my contract manufacturer is late with an order it can cause me to incur excess costs with the freighting and warehousing companies, respectively. John Moss @EnglishBlinds John Moss is the CEO of English Blinds , the manufacturers of bespoke window blinds and shades. He is a Branch Manager of Becker Logistics.

Prologis breaks ground on nearly 7 million-sq-ft of logistics space in second half of 2018

EFT

Prologis, a major builder and lessor of logistics real estate, has announced its build-to-suit projects for 2018, and with 6.9 Manufacturing (Regional). XPO Logistics, Inc. Logistics (International). Logistics (International). Logistics (International). Manufacturing (Regional). Logistics (Domestic). Manufacturing (International). Manufacturing (Regional). Logistics (Domestic). Rhenus Chemical Logistics.

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. Let me start with a true confession: I am a manufacturing gal. I relished the sound of a manufacturing line when I opened the door of the factory in the morning, and I liked managing inputs so that we could maximize outputs.

Supply Chain Visibility: A Precursor to Insight and Optimization

Talking Logistics

While some industries have already achieved this ideal state of transparency, businesses in the chemical industry for example, that are better known for well-developed IT infrastructures or plant operations and less for the adoption of advanced supply chain concepts and optimization, are begetting one key question: how do we approach and achieve end-to-end supply chain visibility, and ultimately benefit from the network-wide insights it will offer?

Global Supply Chain Recovery Dependent On A Vaccine

Supply Chain Shaman

The global economy rebound from COVID-19 hinges on the discovery and manufacture of an effective vaccine. However, supply chain leaders well understand that drug discovery, manufacturing, and distribution are all necessary to deliver the vaccine to a willing arm. The average demand latency for a grocery retailer is eighteen days, three weeks for consumer manufacturers, and six-to-nine months for chemical companies. Rethink Manufacturing. My left arm hurts.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

What if a hurricane destroyed our manufacturing building? What is we had a chemical explosion? Without raw materials, components, subassemblies, products or services a company will not be able to manufacture, distribute, sell and deliver to its customers. If there is only one supplier for your materials and the supplier has a problem in manufacturing, quality, allocation, or even financial solvency this can disrupt your supply lines. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

My Network Design Is Not Your Network Design

Arkieva

Depending on the industry, nearly 5% of sales dollars will be dedicated to warehousing and transportation. With margins under constant pressure, efficient logistics can be the difference between making and losing money on each sale. This can be true for some companies, but it may not be the best option for other companies that wish to integrate their logistics network with manufacturing and other functions to create a supply chain delivery system that is a competitive weapon.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks. However, commonly used KPIs used by supply chain executives are usually focused on logistics performance (e.g., It is safe to say that if a warehouse operation is not implementing Lean, it is falling behind its competition. Having the right warehouse management system in place will also achieve this.

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3 Uses of IoT Tech Spurring Sustainability in Supply Chains

Cerasis

In the shipping and manufacturing industries, that same “worldwide web” is now being deployed to encourage more energy-efficient operational and communication strategies for a low-carbon economy, thanks to IoT Tech. But perhaps the most far-reaching changes will center around the use of large data systems to drive sustainability in logistics and supply chains. The Internet has already transformed the way individuals interact, make choices, and process information.

Types of Risks Impacting Supply Chains in 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

To look at what risks will affect the supply chain in 2018, Rob Savitsky of AIR Worldwide ( a member of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics Supply Chain Exchange program), wrote a blog for MIT discussing three broad categories of supply chain risk. He points to the late summer Gap warehouse fire in Fishkill, New York, which destroyed 30% of Gap’s total warehouse space and disrupted more than 10% of Gap’s orders.

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. 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. BASF is at the upper end of the improvement spectrum for the chemical industry. BASF creates chemistry.

Made in America: What it Means to the Country

Cerasis

As of 2016, American manufacturing adds $6 Trillion to our economy , accounting for 12 million jobs. Increase the 12 million jobs again when you add warehouse workers and support staff. The factories overseas are huge warehouses, where workers’ pay is determined by the piece – the number of items they can produce in one hour, for instance. Many imported goods have arrived with poisons and dangerous chemicals. Manufacturing reshoring made in america

4 Pillars to Future-Proofing Your Supply Chain with Yatish Desai

The Logistics of Logistics

I’m also the US leader for their transportation, logistics, and distribution service offering. Our customers typically fall into one of four categories: industrial manufacturing companies, consumer and retail companies, pharmaceutical companies, and oil and gas/chemical companies. [01:56] Capital-intensive capabilities, such as warehousing, are outsourced to partners. [00:41] Tell us a little bit about where you’re from and what you do.

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

While the growth in the third-party logistics market has slowed somewhat, 90% of the major companies in the U.S. third-party logistics market has grown to become a $166.8 This points to an ongoing trend, Armstrong notes, "for companies to outsource logistics functions to 3PLs in order to control costs and increase supply chain efficiency." The service most frequently outsourced to a 3PL is transportation management (24%), followed by warehouse management (19%).

50 expert tips on supply chain optimization

6 River Systems

Supply chain optimization, however, is complex, encompassing everything from warehouse operational performance to logistics planning and more. From choosing the right logistics management software to perfecting the order fulfillment process , there are countless processes, steps and decisions that can have an impact on the supply chain. ” — Rob O’Byrne, Tips to Boost Supply Chain Performance , Logistics Bureau; Twitter: @LogisticsBureau.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturers are Now Selling Directly to Consumers. Retailers can no longer have their heads in the sand, but neither can consumer products manufacturers. Note that apparel manufacturing is growing and apparel retail is declining. Only beauty, chemical and Over-The-Counter (OTC) Drugs made progress in operating margins. Manufacturers that want to have eCommerce capabilities are scrambling to catch-up.

Arkieva Supply Chain Scope: Canada Retail Sales Decrease; Is Your Supply Chain a Cyber Threat?

Arkieva

A new report by SupplyChainDigest: “Supplier Integration in an Outsourced Supply Chain World: A Benchmark Report,” showed a growing trend in supply chain outsourcing among manufacturing companies. The survey of over 100 manufacturing companies included a wide variety of industries including chemical, consumer packaged goods of which 42% were large businesses with annual revenues greater than 1 billion in sales. How to Cut Costs When Replacing Warehouse Equipment.

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 The impact this position carries in manufacturing is undervalued and recognized.”

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. 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. manufacturers do to better understand global supply chain operations when exporting goods abroad? You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship.