What to Keep in Mind When Managing a Chemical Supply Chain

Kuebix

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 […].

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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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. 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. Chemical Industry Guest Commentary Logistics Service Providers Transportation Chemical logistics service provider

6 Reasons to Track Your Returnable Shipping Assets

Roambee

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. Whether you eat it, wear it, sit on it, ride it, or live under it, most of the things around you have been carted on a shipping asset at some stage in its supply chain.

6 Benefits of Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Shipping

BR Williams Supply Chain Management

Shipping can be expensive. The high cost of shipping is motivating many companies to switch from their current method of shipping to less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping. Is your business looking to save money while streamlining your logistics services ?

Is High Pallet Safety Stock Hurting Your Supply Chain?

Roambee

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.

How to Track Your Ocean Container with IoT

Roambee

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.

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

Roambee

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.

How to Keep Your Multimodal Transport Operators on Track

Roambee

The balance of power is shifting in the shipping industry — customers are no longer at the mercy of the shipper. Multiple modes of transportation, several freight forwarders, and a complete loss of visibility and control after the first mile — these are some of the multimodal shipment tracking challenges that customers can now tackle head-on thanks to revolutionary solutions in the IoT-enabled supply chain tracking space.

Chemical Logistics: Delivering Solutions for a Complex Industry

Inbound Logistics

Shipping and storing chemicals means managing regulatory issues, hazmat safety, and specialized equipment needs

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. The driver shortage shows no signs of stopping, the cost of connected devices is decreasing and resulting in more immediate work for installation and integration, customers are expecting more, and the average revenue for each shipment is decreasing to keep up with free-shipping offers.

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.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. Even at some of the world’s best supply chains, redirecting chemicals and other products is a Herculean effort. And when shipping to volatile countries, it becomes even harder. companies with global operations, one of the most effective ways to mitigate risk is to ship smarter. Once cargo has shipped, there are no “backsies.” Shipping Overseas.

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. Fetch Robotics Unveils Robotics System for Logistics Industry. Ports See Costly Delays as Cargo Ships, Volumes Grow (WSJ – sub. US Navy to accompany US-flagged ships in Persian Gulf after Iran seizes vessel (Fox News). Norbert Dentressangle has leading capabilities in high-growth reverse logistics.

This Week in Logistics News (November 3-7, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Transplace Acquires Logistics Management Solutions. XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results. Free shipping? 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.

Google Will Acquire a 3PL – And Other Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2015

Talking Logistics

I use this example to illustrate the challenges (or, perhaps, the futility) of making supply chain and logistics predictions. Simply put, I admit upfront that my supply chain and logistics predictions below are biased and flawed, but I make them anyway because it’s a fun exercise, and also because I hope it generates some thoughtful conversations and ideas. For related commentary, see: In Logistics, Somebody Has to Own the Assets.

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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. FedEx to Increase Shipping Rates for Express, Ground and Freight Services. 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.

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. Transplace Acquires Yusen Logistics’ Intermodal & Freight Brokerage Group. Hurricane Michael: How Can Logistics Professionals Help?

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations. You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. Even at some of the world’s best supply chains, redirecting chemicals and other products is a Herculean effort. And when shipping to volatile countries, it becomes even harder. companies with global operations, one of the most effective ways to mitigate risk is to ship smarter. Once cargo has shipped, there are no “backsies.”

Autonomous Ships: The Future of Logistics

20Cube Logistics

We have heard of pilotless planes, driverless cars and unmanned trains, but have you ever heard of autonomous ships? Well, the shipping industry is evolving with new technologies and innovations and the most exciting discovery has been the use of autonomous navigation systems. The automation navigation is clearly becoming a reality with SmartDock that allows a ship to sail, navigate and arrive from one port to another without any help from a human.

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. There are shipping and air cargo lines that specialize in distribution of goods worldwide. The knowledge in logistics of marijuana distribution is very important in this kind of work. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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. With digital business-to-business (B2B) enhancements, industrial manufacturers can find prospective customers, research new suppliers, alert buyers to shipping delays and foster deeper trading partner relationships.

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. Cloud Logistics Announces Record Revenue, Growth and Innovation for 2017. Chemical Suppliers Recognize Financial Rewards of Digitization Efforts with Trading Partners (Elemica). Target said Tuesday that 70% of its digital orders in November and December were filled in stores–either through in-store pickup or by shipping directly to customers [emphasis mine].

BASF Video Case Study: The Value of Real-Time Freight Visibility

Talking Logistics

When you think about it, we’re living in the age of Amazon.com,” Bazzetta added, “so it perplexed us to understand why we could receive an email notification that a package was on our porch but we couldn’t have [the same visibility and notification] when a shipment of chemicals was being delivered to a customer.”. It allows us to analyze the in and out times at our shipping locations as well as our customer locations.

Latest NMFC Changes Set to Take Effect on December 19

Zipline Logistics

Vendors should be aware of these changes and how they could reshape their shipping operations. Chemicals Group. Work with a Logistics Solutions Provider to Navigate NMFC Changes. Reach Out To Zipline Logistics Today.

Supply Chain Management Challenges All Businesses Need to Understand

USC Consulting Group

Organizations that cultivate and maintain reliable yet malleable logistics channels can source the material needed to produce impactful products with minimal overhead and deliver these items swiftly to anticipative consumers. In fact, 62% of logistics, supply chain, and transportation executives say their companies are undergoing profound supply chain transformation , according to a 2019 report from Forbes Insights.

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.

How Chemical Freight 3PLs Source Bulk Tanker Trailers and Other Equipment

Bulk Connection

In the world of bulk liquid shipping, there can sometimes be a gap between what a shipper needs and what a carrier ultimately delivers. As the transportation experts in the middle, freight brokers and other third-party logistics (3PL) transportation providers can play the role of matchmaker between the two – working out key details with both shippers & receivers so that their needs are fully and accurately communicated.

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

Roambee

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?

This Week in Logistics News (December 10-14, 2018)

Talking Logistics

As I listen to The Cure, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Theresa May survives but the Brexit conundrum remains (NBC News). Amazon will start penalizing sellers who ship unsafe packages to its warehouses, like leaky chemicals and unmarked aerosols (CNBC). Autonomous trucks gain ground in US logistics (McKinsey). Why can’t I be you?

What’s the Difference Between FTL, LTL, FCL, and LCL? (Infographic)

BR Williams Supply Chain Management

When it comes to shipping freight, there’s a lot of terminologies that get thrown around. Often you’re drowning in acronyms, and it can be hard to know what the best shipping method is for your cargo. There are two main methods of shipping freight : trucks and ships.

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This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

FedEx Helps Small Businesses Streamline Shipping with fedex.com Integration Manager. Labor and management work out deal at Port of LA/Long Beach ( Logistics Management ). As I highlighted in my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2013 , tablets and smartphones are quickly becoming the preferred computing platform for business professionals, which is why technology providers are designing and optimizing their applications for these devices.

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The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

Last summer, Inbound Logistics published a list of different 3PLs and their services. Package delivery or parcel delivery is the shipping of packages (parcels) or high value mail as single shipments. Air cargo or air transport is a vital component of many international logistics networks. There are many different types of cargo that are moved in various types of ships. Bulk carriers are cargo ships used to move bulk cargo like coal, ore, grains and liquids.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Raymon Krishnan!

Supply Chain Game Changer

This interview is with Raymon Krishnan, President of The Logistics and Supply Chain Management Society. I then spent 10 years building up my own Logistics consulting business growing it to where we had close to 70 employees. After selling the business in 2009, I went on to work for a leading US Chemical company and then a global 3PL. Throughout much of my career I have been involved with the Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society and currently serve as President.