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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.

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.

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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.

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 (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 (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.

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.

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. Cutting costs and looking for alternative supply sources were also prioritized along with making new budget revisions to adapt to the changes in the global supply chain. The logistics survey also revealed that only 28.5% Logistics leaders in our survey also shared how the changes in revenue affect their supply chain: Impacts on warehouse space.

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. This initially necessitated the expansion of our warehousing provision, revision of our stock rotation and warehousing policies and associated costs, which we had to bear.

Supply Chain Visibility: A Precursor to Insight and Optimization

Talking Logistics

As digitization continues to modify the global supply chain landscape, its unprecedented data sources and solutions will lead to not only the demise of disparate information systems, but to the rise of true, end-to-end, supply chain visibility. For companies with existing supply chain technology, it is likely not necessary to collect new data, but to take a fresh look into a data warehouse through unused add-on and field functionalities.

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. It is usually driven by the logistics and transportation functions.

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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Using Managed Analytics to Build a Next-Generation Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

In its simplest form, managed analytics combines transportation data, along with several other databases, into a central data warehouse and applies a sophisticated set of analytical tools and algorithms. With an abundance of data pouring into the managed analytics data warehouse every day, including weather, consumer data, transportation destinations, origins, timing, invoices and so forth, the managed analytics architecture creates a powerful transportation innovation engine.

Global Supply Chain Recovery Dependent On A Vaccine

Supply Chain Shaman

They are seldom cross-functional to optimize source, make, and deliver together. 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 this evolution, companies will quickly learn the pitfalls of multi-tier warehouse management and the latency with third-party logistics (3PL) signals. My left arm hurts. I have been on a waiting list to get the shot for three years.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

What is we had a chemical explosion? A predominant issue is having single, or sole, sourced parts. If the supplier provides materials that can be sourced elsewhere then you have a path to developing a contingency plan. 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. This should inform your plans for sourcing and logistics.

Apple: Still a Penny Wise and Pound Foolish?

Talking Logistics

For example, here are a couple of the contract terms he references in the declaration: - The pricing for sapphire [which GTAT was to produce] was the lesser of (i) the price agreed between the parties, (ii) the “not to exceed” price listed on a schedule, (iii) 95% of the lowest price offered by GTAT to any of its customers or (iv) 99% of the quoted price in a bona fide offer to Apple from another qualified source. appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

How To Know If Supply Chain Careers Are Right for You?

Supply Chain Opz

However, these questions lead us to believe that many career changers are not serious about supply chain management, for example, - I got a degree in chemical engineering, has work experience in maintenance division but I do some logistical jobs, can I get supply chain jobs? Another strange question on social network, " If I want to work in related supply chain careers, do I have to work in warehouse? I don't want to work in the warehouse ".

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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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%).

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? Source ID.

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.

Is Supply Chain Management the Right Career for You?

Supply Chain Opz

However, these questions lead us to believe that many career changers are not serious about supply chain management, for example, - I got a degree in chemical engineering, has work experience in maintenance division but I do some logistical jobs, can I get supply chain jobs? Another strange question on social network, " If I want to work in related supply chain careers, do I have to work in warehouse? I don't want to work in the warehouse ".

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

Arkieva

Source: Wall Street Journal. 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. The report revealed that respondents had widespread outsourcing in many areas of their supply chain including sectors such as manufacturing, finishing, packaging/packing, and distribution/logistics. Source: Supply Chain Shaman.

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.

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Source ID. In fact, BMW has adopted any number of digital production technologies, such as data analytics, smart logistics and 3D printing. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. In particular, the company has been criticized for its long-time practice of using local water sources for its products. In any event, Coke has turned to technology to speed its supply chain and logistics processes, such as its use of AGVs throughout its factories and loading docks.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

Only beauty, chemical and Over-The-Counter (OTC) Drugs made progress in operating margins. Their processes cannot ship and track the EACH and the outsourcing to third-party logistics is too expensive. As a result, unit picking, shipping and returns is redefining warehouse management and transportation processes. Most of this spend is targeted at the redefinition of warehouse management to make eCommerce a reality.

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. This isn’t to say you should avoid international sources for goods. You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship.

Procurement Challenges Condensed

Claritum

Purchasing raw materials that are needed within a process industry (for example oil or chemicals). Logistics / Freight. Note: warehousing and lorries would sit as infrastructure (hard) and software as Infrastructure (soft). Logistics / Freight. Knowledge of technology impact on sourcing (innovation opportunities). Knowledge of technology impact on logistically how and physically what you are sourcing (innovation opportunities). Logistics / Freight.

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. This isn’t to say you should avoid international sources for goods. Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations. By Ali Hasan Raza.

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

Supply Chain Nation

These systems leverage cloud and machine learning but more generally analytics of all types to manage data coming from new and existing sources. Companies in asset-intensive industries like chemicals also recognize the need for a proactive, flexible approach to product and process innovation. The key sources of this data would be logistics operational systems, warehouse management systems, shipping manifests from OEMs, dealer management systems, and point-of-sale (POS) devices.

Improving Supply Chains with IoT Implementation

Enterra Insights

A leading proponent of the circular economy, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation , defines the circular economy this way: “The circular economy refers to an industrial economy that is restorative by intention; aims to rely on renewable energy; minimizes, tracks, and hopefully eliminates the use of toxic chemicals; and eradicates waste through careful design.”. This can offer a full picture across the supply chain, from the warehouse, to different stakeholders and customers.”

Supply chain sustainability focus: Gustaf Asp, Managing Director, Treadler on circular economies

EFT

That idea – to open up H&M’s global supply chain expertise as a business-to-business service and allow partners to work across product development sourcing, production and logistics in a sustainable manner. Where can supply chain and logistics leaders make the biggest impact on sustainability? H&M Group uses ships and trains to transport over 90% of products from the suppliers to warehouses. Treadler is a bold new idea backed by the H&M Group.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

The biggest career transformation for me was after leaving Dell when I joined Lucent in 2002 and entered supply chain in technology sourcing. We achieved recognition both internally and externally for our sourcing and procurement accomplishments in the spend management area. 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.

Clark Products: Tackling a strong growth strategy with the right software

Unleashed

Clark Products Limited (CPL) is a chemical importer, blender and wholesaler based in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. Over the years, we’ve branched out into a wide range of janitorial, industrial and Food & Beverage Plant cleaning chemicals that are either imported or manufactured at our ISO9001 Certified Manufacturing Plant in Napier. In 2016, new owners, Scott Chemicals Limited (SCL), took over the business.

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. Trade-offs between source, make, and deliver are possible in the strategic horizon of planning, but not in shorter time durations.