Podcast: Procurement Expert Alan Dunning on Digital Transformation

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On episode 7 of Supply Chain Next, host Richard Donaldson speaks with Alan Dunning, Principal Supply Chain Manager (Procurement & Contracts) for Worley. Worley is a leading global provider of professional project and asset services for the energy, chemicals and resources sectors. Alan Dunning has been in procurement for almost 40 years, and has spent the last 20+ years doing project procurement management. Advice to new procurement professionals.

Procurement Challenges Condensed

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Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. I took on the challenge of writing a condensed version of all the current Procurement challenges. I believe the issue with these articles is the broad range encompassed by the word Procurement and the constant change within this domain. To my mind, your challenges depend on where you are in transformational change within your organisation, the scope of your function within Procurement and the nature of the organisation’s supply chain.

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

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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.

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 Risk Management is a Cirque Du Soleil Calibre Act!

Supply Chain Game Changer

What is we had a chemical explosion? Their Sales teams will want to pad forecasts and hedge demand but their Procurement teams will want to give you forecasts that they are more confident in. 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. As the saying goes “With great power comes great responsibility” Procurement integrity is absolutely essential.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

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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. It is safe to say that if a warehouse operation is not implementing Lean, it is falling behind its competition. Eliminate Before You Automate : Automation is critical to large, efficient warehouse operations.

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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! At this event, you will get the opportunity to be part of a huge network of more than 2,500 global supply chain and procurement professionals.

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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. Keep in touch with cross-functional colleagues. “Whether you’re in procurement, supplier quality, production control or logistics, supply chain is only one ingredient in the pie of successfully bringing a product to market. Warehouse Management

How Process Visibility from Cloud ERP Incentivizes Faster Payment

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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. Cloud ERP brings much needed visibility into the supply chain by enabling small and midsize companies to: Integrate production functionality and synchronize production, sales, financial management, and warehouse management.

What Are We Afraid Of? Artificial Intelligence and Drones in Investment Recovery

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Particularly when, according to a study by Advisian Digital, one-third of experts believe that artificial intelligence will have the biggest impact on the energy, chemicals, and resources industry. Warehouse bin numbers to determine the geo-location. What if you could view a live video stream of a shelf number in your warehouse by simply entering that number into your inventory dashboard? Determining an item’s location in the warehouse. By Loïc Coyot.

What Are We Afraid Of? Artificial Intelligence and Drones in Investment Recovery

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Particularly when, according to a study by Advisian Digital, one-third of experts believe that artificial intelligence will have the biggest impact on the energy, chemicals, and resources industry. Warehouse bin numbers to determine the geo-location. What if you could view a live video stream of a shelf number in your warehouse by simply entering that number into your inventory dashboard? Determining an item’s location in the warehouse. By Loïc Coyot.

How Accounting Visibility from Cloud ERP Improves Cash Flow

OptiProERP

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. Cloud ERP brings much needed visibility into the supply chain by enabling small and midsize companies to: Integrate production functionality and synchronize production, sales, financial management, and warehouse management.

IMO 2020 is Here. Are You Ready?

Supply Chain Game Changer

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. As carrier begins to adjust their rates, then down hierarchy players such as NVOCCs, LSPs, Trucking, Warehousing etc. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

Five Keys to Cold Chain Success with Tyler Hildebrand

The Logistics of Logistics

Growing up I worked in lots of warehouses and was very interested in art. 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. Update procurement and carrier agreements to include FSMA provisions. Tyler, please introduce yourself (your title / company / location).

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Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

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Even at some of the world’s best supply chains, redirecting chemicals and other products is a Herculean effort. After all, the more you know about an item’s origin — and what it takes to get it to your warehouse — the easier it becomes to identify any middlemen that might be artificially elevating the price of goods. On the contrary, you should be exploring all your procurement options globally, nationally, and locally. You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship.

Apple: Still a Penny Wise and Pound Foolish?

Talking Logistics

So suppliers often try to cut corners, replace expensive chemicals with less costly alternatives, or push their employees to work faster and longer, according to people at those companies. Unfortunately, many procurement professionals still labor in the Dark Ages and have not taken the maxim to heart. Sure, Except I Don’t Trust You and Amazon Inside P&G Warehouses: A Case of “What’s In It for We”.

Show Me the Money: MH&L’s 2018 Salary Survey

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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 purchasing/procurement manager with a manufacturer of building equipment with 21-25 years of experience, living in the South Atlantic region and earning $36,00. import/export manager with a chemical manufacturer with 26-30 years of experience, living in the Middle Atlantic region and earning $68,000.

Do You Know When it’s Time for a Freight Review?

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Relocation of network nodes (distribution centres, warehouses, cross-dock locations). Over time, as economies grow and technology advances, the entire freight-service market evolves , stimulating the entrance of new players in the logistics arena, the emergence of new business models and the arrival of new ways to procure freight transportation. A thorough review might reveal clear advantages to outsourcing freight procurement to a… Click To Tweet.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

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Even at some of the world’s best supply chains, redirecting chemicals and other products is a Herculean effort. After all, the more you know about an item’s origin — and what it takes to get it to your warehouse — the easier it becomes to identify any middlemen that might be artificially elevating the price of goods. On the contrary, you should be exploring all your procurement options globally, nationally, and locally.

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

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Amazon Inside P&G Warehouses: A Case of “What’s In It for We”. A similar race is on to expand beyond the usual set of industries — namely, Automotive, High Tech, Retail, and CPG — and establish a leading presence in historically underserved and underpenetrated vertical industries, such as Oil & Gas and Chemical. At an MIT conference last year, Tom Linton, Chief Procurement and Supply Chain Officer at Flextronics, presented his top 10 list of supply chain trends.

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Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability

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Sourcing and procurement departments exist to mitigate this issue, but input bottlenecks remain common. Not to mention that time-sensitive goods such as chemicals and food can spoil as they sit in warehouses. Sustainability is a philosophy, not an endpoint. Companies should always be striving to become more efficient and less wasteful instead of assuming they’re already as sustainable as they want or need to be.

Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability

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Sourcing and procurement departments exist to mitigate this issue, but input bottlenecks remain common. Not to mention that time-sensitive goods such as chemicals and food can spoil as they sit in warehouses. Reassess Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability. By Ali Hasan Raza. Published November 25, 2019 in TWEAK YOUR BIZ. Sustainability is a philosophy, not an endpoint.

Reassess Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability

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Sourcing and procurement departments exist to mitigate this issue, but input bottlenecks remain common. Not to mention that time-sensitive goods such as chemicals and food can spoil as they sit in warehouses. Sustainability is a philosophy, not an endpoint. Companies should always be striving to become more efficient and less wasteful instead of assuming they’re already as sustainable as they want or need to be.

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.”

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

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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

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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. For the CFO, end-to-end is a focus on transactional flows like order-to-cash and procure-to-pay. May was a conference month.

S&OP, a vision for the future. The expert interview series #7

Supply Chain Trend

Steve Hainey is an international speaker who has had over 20 years’ experience in global multi-site supply chain planning for Fortune 100 & 500 manufacturing companies of retail consumable goods, chemical materials, and medical device products. Introduction. In the last 30 years S&OP improved performance in many businesses.

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

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We achieved recognition both internally and externally for our sourcing and procurement accomplishments in the spend management area. Just think about it, we are discussing touchless orders, lights-out warehouses, autonomous transportation for delivery, and prescriptive actions taken by intelligent robots. It’s exciting to solve a consumer goods need with something that worked for a chemical company. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 2, 2020

Transplace

Due to the current market conditions, some chemical shippers are seeing that increased demands and short lead times have caused the routing guides to show a reduction in primary tender acceptance. Many shippers are moving orders direct and by-passing intermediate warehouses. a backlog of import containers are unable to deliver to non-essential businesses closing their delivery warehouses or distribution centers. Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 2, 2020.

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Content Summary: Chemical conglomerate BASF, according to Gartner’s analysts, is piloting the use of augmented reality to visualize real-time performance in one of its factories, with the aim of increasing efficiency and safety. To achieve that, the company is focusing on talent development; for instance, Nestlé’s procurement talent now reside in three regional hubs, allowing for economies of scale and standardization.

5 Trends in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies

Supply Chain Game Changer

For example, smart robots capable of working alongside humans, delivering room service or working in warehouses, will allow organizations to assist, replace or redeploy human workers to more value-adding tasks. These chips are made from an array of molecular sensors on the chip surface that can analyze biological elements and chemicals. Selected as one of the Top 75 Supply Chain Blogs, and one of the Top 25 Procurement Blogs, on the Internet. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability

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Sourcing and procurement departments exist to mitigate this issue, but input bottlenecks remain common. Not to mention that time-sensitive goods such as chemicals and food can spoil as they sit in warehouses. Reassess Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability. By Ali Hasan Raza. Published November 25, 2019 in TWEAK YOUR BIZ. Sustainability is a philosophy, not an endpoint.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020

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Industrial and chemical sectors are maintaining seasonally expected shipping volumes as of this time. One issue that is becoming more of a pinch-point is warehouse capacity. Warehouses are beginning to employ the following strategies that work to contract the volume that they can handle a) reducing the number of available door slots for both inbound and outbound loading, b) eliminating over-time and c) scheduling their labor so that shifts do not overlap.