Solving planning challenges in manufacturing liquid chemicals

DELMIA Quintiq

The chemical manufacturing industry has shown impressive growth over the past 25 years. Since the 80s, the global chemical industry has grown by seven percent annually. If current trends continue, global chemical markets are expected to grow an average three percent in the next 20 years. However, rising global competition and challenging customer demands are forcing chemical manufacturers to prioritize operational excellence.

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


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. I whittled my list down to about four providers and then had our internal indirect buying group help map out our project scope,” says Paul Day, global category manager for warehouse and airfreight.

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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.

26 warehouse pros reveal the most important factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse

6 River Systems

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. To help you prepare for the transition, we reached out to a panel of warehouse pros and asked them to answer this question: “What’s the #1 factor to consider when moving to an automated warehouse?”

Managing Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) For Future Growth


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.

A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide for Managers & Executives to Know


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.

Product Labels and Barcode Labels can Benefit Manufacturers


The complete product information is encoded and in one place and barcodes can be manufactured on different cardstock material such as vinyl sheeting or on the paper stock for different application. Barcodes and barcode scanners are the most widely accepted method for distribution, wholesale and manufacturing operations to improve inventory control in their warehouse. The post Product Labels and Barcode Labels can Benefit Manufacturers appeared first on Unleashed Software.

7 Steps To Manage Your Chemical Inventory With Software


If you’re dealing with chemicals in your business, you have an obligation to store and transport these chemicals safely. Also, you need to comply with various government laws and regulations that include keeping a proper record of hazardous chemicals. Here, we’ll cover how you can use off-the-shelf inventory management software to manage your chemical inventory. Hazardous Chemical Storage Laws Around the World. Chemicals must be classified correctly.

What Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain? We Surveyed the Transplace Network.


Logistics leaders in our survey also shared how the changes in revenue affect their supply chain: Impacts on warehouse space. Business - Transportation Miscellaneous 3PL automotive business priorities chemical coronavirus COVID-19 CPG customer demand industrial inventory logistics manufacturing packaging retail shipping supply chain technology telecommunting transportationWhat Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain? We Surveyed the Transplace Network.

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

Supply Chain Management Challenges All Businesses Need to Understand

USC Consulting Group

Today, there are an estimated 4,000 robotic warehouses in existence worldwide, according to analysts from ABI Research, who estimated that number will increase to 50,000 by 2025 due to an influx of more than 4 million RPA units. Back in August 2018, Amazon earned a patent for a fantastical ecommerce innovation: the floating drone warehouse. Sustained marketplace success and effective supply chain management go hand-in-hand.

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

Talking Logistics

Alexa Heads to the Warehouse (WSJ – sub. Warehouse Space Growing Tighter on Rising E-Commerce Demands (WSJ – sub. So if you can provide warehousing, transportation and/or material handling equipment to support disaster relief efforts, I encourage you to contact ALAN. Alexa in the Warehouse. We already see this in the consumer realm with smartphones, and in the warehouse too with voice picking technologies.

How Disruptions like Coronavirus Test The Resilience Of Supply Chain Planning


Manufacturers like Hyundai are experiencing a shortage of components that threaten s to halt production. The study include d firms in the retail, manufacturing and distribution verticals. It found that 61% percent of respondents in distribution and retail , and 41% of businesses in manufacturing are largely in wait-and-see mode as they watch the news and plan for a strategy.

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. Warehouse Operations

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. Companies that have already got a manufacturing base in China are not necessarily at an advantage, as Bugaboo’s story illustrates. That is one of the 15 industrial areas in China which offer foreign companies attractive tax breaks providing that those companies manufacture exclusively for export purposes.

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Doing Business in Belgium


Manufacturing in Belgium. Typical manufacturing products made in Belgium include engineering and metal products, automobile assemblies, transportation equipment, scientific and precision instruments, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, textiles, glass, petroleum and food and beverages. Manufacturing accounts for about 22 percent of the GDP. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. These incentives make this an ideal time to invest in manufacturing in Belgium.

Impact of Macro Trends on Supply Chains: Decentralization of Production

Supply Chain @ MIT

Traditional mass-production manufacturing plants lower the unit cost of production but in many cases are too inflexible for today’s fast-changing markets. Alternative manufacturing models are emerging that are much nimbler; a development that spells big changes for supply chain management. One of the primary reasons manufacturing is often carried out across the globe is to achieve economies of scale: a single massive plant can dramatically reduce per unit production costs.

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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Control Towers: If Only There Was A Clear Definition

Supply Chain Shaman

Contract manufacturing or 3PL data often will have a 24-hour latency due to batch integration. When they built the project, they did not realize that they did not have access to daily data daily for their third-party warehouses and contract manufacturing locations. For example, only 29% of manufacturing companies can access total cost data and 31% struggle to see the impact of business decisions on inventory. We finished dinner.

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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. That said, implementing Lean concepts would undoubtedly be part of that strategy, for example, - Lean Warehousing : Many firms (both retailers and manufacturers) are now aggressively rolling out Lean in their warehouse operations.

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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 Diagnostic: A Four-Step Process

Supply Chain Shaman

In my work with manufacturing companies recently, I am thinking a lot about the need for diagnostic testing. In Figure 1, we show the aggregate trend of the chemical industry in an orbit chart format showing year-over-year results at the intersection of two metrics operating margin and inventory turns. In the period of 2010-2018, within the chemical industry, margins fluctuated, largely driven by the price of crude, but inventory turns plummeted. July is my birthday month.

Segmenting your spare parts supply chain for 3D printing


From warehouse robots (very real) to equipment that you control with your mind (in the labs), new technologies appear so regularly that it can be hard to separate real from science fiction. PwC’s recent survey of German manufacturers said that 85 percent of the spare parts providers assert that 3D printing will play a dominant role in their business. Choosing between MTS and MTO entails a trade-off between stockholding and manufacturing costs.

BASF: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

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. Comparison of Performance and Improvement of Companies in the Chemical Industry for 2009-2015. That includes network optimization, warehousing solutions, as well as smart process automation.

Types of Risks Impacting Supply Chains in 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

For example, an analysis carried out by AIR on the potential impact of Hurricane Harvey on regional manufacturing found that, based on percentage of the total potential revenue loss, the top three subsectors are petroleum and coal products manufacturing (37%), chemical manufacturing (13%), and oil and gas extraction (12%). Risks can be categorized into three broad areas such as natural catastrophes, man-made and economic.

Made in America: What it Means to the Country


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

3 Uses of IoT Tech Spurring Sustainability in Supply Chains


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. Additionally, the use of remote-piloted drones may allow for more direct, manufacturer-to-consumer deliveries, eliminating the need to shuffle product around multiple times to various warehouses and distribution centers.

Structuring Your Demand Planning Group to Make its Greatest Contribution

Supply Chain Nation

At its core, demand planning is the function of producing the demand plan, e.g. the operational sales forecast that drives manufacturing and/or the replenishment of product into a store or warehouse. From a retailer perspective, the manufacturer often has key product information about how their products will sell, making them an external collaboration point. Likewise, for a manufacturer, their retail customers own the sales forecasts.

2019 Logistics & Supply Chain Events to Attend in the US


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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How Process Visibility from Cloud ERP Incentivizes Faster Payment


Business owners, CEOs, and CFOs know that positive cash flow is the heart and soul of rapidly growing manufacturing and distribution businesses. Let’s take a quick look at some of the ways that a manufacturing or distribution enterprise can use positive cash flow as an advantage. If I had to run a company on three measures, those measures would be customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction, and cash flow. – Jack Welch, Former General Electric CEO, author and chemical engineer.

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.

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst


Following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, drug manufacturing plants were faced with production delays, fueling nationwide shortages of basic medicines. The slowdown had a final price tag of $770 million for Washington business alone—the sum of net delinquent shipments and additional costs such as warehousing and truck idling fees. In August 2015, two explosions occurred at a dangerous goods warehouse containing over 3,000 tons of highly hazardous chemicals.

How Accounting Visibility from Cloud ERP Improves Cash Flow


This blog is part of a three-part series on how cloud ERP enables manufacturers to achieve operational excellence. In the series, we also cover how cloud ERP helps manufacturers deliver a best-in-class customer experience and drive companywide value through adoption and digitization. These topics and more are covered in our Achieve Manufacturing Excellence with Cloud ERP: A Practical Guide for Small and Midsize Manufacturers.

Supply Chain Impact of Hurricane Harvey Could Be Worse than Expected

Material Handling & Logistics

Interconnected global supply chains, heavy dependence on chemical products and the lack of sub-tier visibility are key factors affecting recovery timelines. Resilinc has mapped almost 800 factories, warehouses, distribution centers etc. Second, Texas’ chemical industry is a foundational block of the interconnected global supply chain. Every product used or manufactured today relies in some way on these chemicals and chemical intermediates.

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

The Logistics of Logistics

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. I’m Yatish Desai, managing director with KPMG. I’ve been with them for ten years.