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.

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. My first piece of advice is to always be aware of the type of chemicals you are storing.

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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. Fire, explosions, leaks and human contact are a few of the unfortunate circumstances that could occur if the warehouse is inadequately constructed and the personnel are not sufficiently trained in corrosive storage and handling. Logistics Management Chemical Logistics Chemical Storage

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.

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). In this article, we’ll examine CFATS and explain why compliance is essential to chemical warehousing operations. 3PL Chemical Logistics Chemical Storage

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

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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. The post Global Chemical Company Uses PINC YMS to Cut $1.5

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

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

Hazmat warehousing: Is your 3PL audit-ready?

West Coast and California Logistics

When you partner with a third-party logistics (3PL) provider for chemical and hazmat warehousing, there’s a lot to consider during the vetting process. Chemical Logistics Chemical StorageAmong other steps, you’ll want to take a tour of the facility, interview management and associates, and ask for referrals. However, there is one other crucial component you don’t want to overlook: the auditing process.

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.

Warehouse Rates Explained

3PL Insights

Today’s warehouses are much more than static storage, they are hubs of high-speed activity. Ever wonder how warehouse fees are generated? Warehouses rates consist of two main components – storage and handling. Some product such as food & beverage, chemicals, etc.

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.

22 warehouse professionals share the most common mistakes made with warehouse safety (and how to avoid them)

6 River Systems

warehousing and storage industry employs just under 1.2 With a warehouse injury rate of 5 out of every 100 workers, 5% of those employees will suffer an injury each year, or nearly 60,000 workers. David Bakke David Bakke is a Warehouse Manager at National Air Warehouse.

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 (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.

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 (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

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.

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.

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).

Dachser opens 235,000 sq ft warehouse near Franco-German border

EFT

. Dachser has opened a new warehouse in Malsch, near Karlsruhe, Germany. It is designed to handle chemical products and hazardous materials such as paints, coatings, and adhesives. The warehouse, which has 21,800 square meters of floor space, allowing it to store 43,000 pallets for chemical industry products. Dachser invested more than 20 million euros in the warehouse and the warehouse becomes part of Dachser’s Karlsruhe logistics centre.

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

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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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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.

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.

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.

How Disruptions like Coronavirus Test The Resilience Of Supply Chain Planning

AIMMS

A recent online survey conducted b y MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics aimed to understand how companies are reacting to the Coronavirus outbreak. Demand simulations can highlight strategic warehous e , plant and supplier locations and test the robustness of strategies under different growth expectations. As the Coronavirus outbreak develops into a pandemic, people and businesses alike are feel ing its ripple effects.

The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

Last summer, Inbound Logistics published a list of different 3PLs and their services. I wrote a similar overview for warehousing: The 7 Warehouse Service Offerings. Air cargo or air transport is a vital component of many international logistics networks. Air transport involves integration of information, transportation, inventory, warehousing, material handling, and packaging. There are 11 transportation service offerings.

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?

Outside Warehouse Solution: Check Out Video

Consumer Goods Logistics

For Dow Building Products, the best warehouse solution was to think outside the box – literally. This business unit of Dow Chemical Company supplies builders of commercial and residential buildings with a wide range of insulation products. The sturdy characteristics of the products allow them to be stored in an “outside warehouse” at KANE’s 224-acre logistics campus in Scranton, PA. Warehouse Operations

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). Logistics (International). Logistics (International). Logistics (Domestic). Logistics (Domestic). Rhenus Chemical Logistics. Logistics (International). Logistics (International). Logistics (Domestic). Logistics (International).