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How to Safely Handle Chemicals!

Supply Chain Game Changer

A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide! 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. Know your chemicals. Indeed not all chemicals are similar. Chemical Storage.

The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

There are 11 transportation service offerings. Last summer, Inbound Logistics published a list of different 3PLs and their services. The article listed 11 different types of transportation services and I decided to write an overview of those 11 transportation service offerings described in the article. I wrote a similar overview for warehousing: The 7 Warehouse Service Offerings. Transportation Service Offering 1 – Small Package.

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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

3PL Basics: The 11 Transportation Services with Jeremy Thone

The Logistics of Logistics

3PL Basics: The 11 Transportation Services with Jeremy Thone. Joe Lynch and Jeremy Thone discuss the 3PL basics: the 11 transportation services provided by 3rd party logistics providers. BrokerWare is a transportation management system (TMS) for Non-Asset Based Freight Brokers.

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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.

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. New Capabilities from JDA Create Transportation Resiliency – Enabling Shippers to Balance Service and Cost Pressures. Latest Versions of SAP® Transportation Management, SAP Extended Warehouse Management and SAP Event Management Now Available. Fetch Robotics Unveils Robotics System for Logistics Industry.

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

Talking Logistics

transportation capacity, with Jason Seidl , Managing Director at Cowen and Company, leading the conversation. 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.”

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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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.

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?

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. Of those surveyed: 81% use Transplace’s Transportation Management System (TMS). 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. What Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain?

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 (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). Labor Groups Call for Better Warehouse Working Conditions in New Jersey (WSJ – sub. 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).

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

The Vaccine Distribution Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) the role of Supply Chain “is to ensure effective vaccine storage, handling, and stock management; rigorous temperature control in the cold chain; and maintenance of adequate logistics management information systems. Subscribe Here!

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.

Using Managed Analytics to Build a Next-Generation Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

The advent of transportation management systems (TMS) in the 1990s introduced near-infinite metrics and data points into the supply chain yet brought with it more questions than answers: How do we centralize the data? 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. How well is my transportation routing guide performance?

CLX Logistics Turns to Kewill for Freight Forwarding Solution

BluJay Solutions

When it comes to hauling materials, few areas are as highly regulated or complex as the chemical industry. So we considered it something of a feather in our cap when CLX Logistics – a leader in global logistics services that specializes in helping companies worldwide transport chemicals – recently chose Kewill Forwarding for its freight forwarding services. Most of all, we’re pleased that CLX Logistics continues to place its trust in Kewill.

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! The conference focuses on logistics and supply chain in 3 different tracks: technology, eCommerce, and strategy.

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Distribution in China takes a detour

Supply Chain Movement

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. From there the pushchairs are shipped to local DCs in China, Japan and South Korea for crossdocking and transport to retailers.

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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.

This Week in Logistics News (September 17-21, 2018)

Talking Logistics

This time I’ll be returning from enVista’s FUEL 2018 conference where I am giving a keynote presentation this morning on Defining Your Own Logistics Competitive Weapon. In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Volvo Trucks presents future transport solution with autonomous electric vehicles. GateHouse Logistics and Elemica Partner to Accelerate Secure Data Sharing in Global Chemical and Process Industries.

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.

How Disruptions like Coronavirus Test The Resilience Of Supply Chain Planning

AIMMS

Avenues of transport are declining as major cargo airlines, like Cathay Pacific , drastically reduce flights to mainland China and Hong Kong. A recent online survey conducted b y MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics aimed to understand how companies are reacting to the Coronavirus outbreak. While most warehouses experience d the same, or slightly increase d utilization as the years progress ed , one of the DCs s aw its production double.

IMO 2020 is Here. Are You Ready?

Supply Chain Game Changer

This regulation will see the largest reduction in the Sulphur content of the transportation fuel under taken at any time in the history. The burning of this fuel in ships are main engines, boilers and generator engines and produces exhaust containing Sulphur oxide (SOX) which then reacts with water, oxygen and other chemical to form Sulphuric acid n secondary inorganic aerosols. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

Supply Chain Visibility: A Precursor to Insight and Optimization

Talking Logistics

For suppliers and mid- to large-sized companies, supply chain visibility serves as the foundation for strategic decisions and tactical improvements across the entire transportation network. To an international 3PL in 2016 however, supply chain visibility (SVC) is known as the capability to monitor and register movements through a transportation network. Cosmas Hoefnagels is Vice President of CLX Logistics Europe.

Cold Chain – Why Is It Growing So Fast?

The Logistics of Logistics

It is growing much faster than the world’s economy and the rest of the logistics sector. A cold chain is a temperature-controlled supply chain for perishable food products, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals in order to maintain their quality and increase their shelf-life. Refrigerated transport is a form of climate-controlled transportation which is designed to maintain a cool or frozen temperature, depending on the product being transported.

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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 XPO Logistics, Inc. Logistics (International). Yamato Transport Co., Logistics (International). Logistics (International). Logistics (Domestic). Logistics (Domestic). Rhenus Chemical Logistics. Logistics (International). Logistics (International). Logistics (Domestic).

This Week in Logistics News (April 2-6, 2018)

Talking Logistics

As I look for my gloves and earmuffs, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Trade dispute escalates as Trump threatens $100 billion more in China tariffs (Reuters). Aging US warehouses unfit to handle Amazon and e-commerce boom (CNBC). China shot back 11 hours later with a list of proposed duties on $50 billion of American imports, including soybeans, aircraft, cars, beef and chemicals.”. It’s 32 degrees this morning.

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. Stage 2: All about Transportation.

Cold Chain – Why Is It Growing So Fast?

The Logistics of Logistics

It is growing much faster than the world’s economy and the rest of the logistics sector. A cold chain is a temperature-controlled supply chain for perishable food products, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals in order to maintain their quality and increase their shelf-life. Refrigerated transport is a form of climate-controlled transportation which is designed to maintain a cool or frozen temperature, depending on the product being transported.

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Cold Chain – Why Is It Growing So Fast?

The Logistics of Logistics

It is growing much faster than the world’s economy and the rest of the logistics sector. A cold chain is a temperature-controlled supply chain for perishable food products, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals in order to maintain their quality and increase their shelf-life. Refrigerated transport is a form of climate-controlled transportation which is designed to maintain a cool or frozen temperature, depending on the product being transported.

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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? 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. If you don’t have enough of the right inventory you won’t be able to fulfill demand and the rest of your inventory will sit idly on warehouse shelves. This should inform your plans for sourcing and logistics. Subscribe Here!

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. In general, optimization tools that address network design balance fixed costs of warehouses and distribution points against transport costs, lead times, and customer service levels. General Topics Logistics Network Network Design