How To Overcome The 3 Key Challenges Of Chemical Supply Chain

PLS Logistics

Chemicals production is a multi-million dollar industry with a complex supply chain ecosystem. It is one of the largest industries with a global impact and more than $5 trillion annual sales and supplying nutrition, agriculture, construction, and many other industries.

What to Keep in Mind When Managing a Chemical Supply Chain

Kuebix

The chemical industry faces a unique set of challenges regarding safety in their logistics operations. The transportation of chemicals requires next-level care and expertise as it deals with sensitive and potentially dangerous materials.

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Chemical Manufacturing: A High-Speed, Volatile Supply Chain

Loftware

Chemical producers must stay agile and responsive. Supply Chain Chemical Track & Traceability Logistics

Awash in Volatility, Chemical Manufacturing Must Be Agile

Loftware

The chemical industry can change on a dime. Supply Chain GHS Chemical Labeling

Process Chemicals – A Complex Supply Chain in Motion

Logility

On a recent road trip to retrieve my daughter from college I drove past a handful for chemical manufacturing plants of various types. Viewing a chemical manufacturing plant from a distance everything seems so peaceful and static.

Process Chemicals — A Complex Supply Chain in Motion

Logility

On a recent road trip to retrieve my daughter from college I drove past a handful for chemical manufacturing plants of various types. Viewing a chemical manufacturing plant from a distance everything seems so peaceful and static.

How to Safely Handle Chemicals!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. 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. Know your chemicals.

Why chemical companies need prescriptive analytics for S&OP

AIMMS

The chemical industry is facing some powerful changes that are directly impacting revenues and margins. This means chemical companies need to be adept at managing costs and profitability. There’s a lot of flux in the chemical industry. Many chemical companies are using S&OP (Sales & Operations Planning) as a tool to tie up operational planning and activity with financial goals and strategy.

Good Timing: Best Practices for the Chemical Industry

Loftware

The chemical industry is drastically evolving with a shifted focus to customer demands as companies look to revamp antiquated business processes while developing contingency plans to deal with ongoing cyber security threats. Supply Chain Chemical SAP

Strategic Planning is Critical to Dow Chemical’s Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Without careful advance planning, logistics personnel can never hope to effectively manage logistics operations when they are stuck with a suboptimal supply chain network. Chemical Industry Supply Chain Network Design Dow Chemical Port of New Orleans stratetgic planningWhen it comes to bulk shipments of commodities, strategic planning is even more important than day to day operations.

Keep up with Chemical labeling regulations

Loftware

While it's essential that chemical manufacturers keep up with all relevant labeling laws, the process isn't easy. Supply Chain GHS Regulatory ChemicalAfter all, the regulations in this field are always changing. Getting things right is non-negotiable for organizations that want to keep their customers safe and informed, as well as avoid the threat of fines and other penalties for noncompliance.

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

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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 post Global Chemical Company Uses PINC YMS to Cut $1.5

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. Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. Supply Chain and Design. This was the beginning of my journey from manufacturing to understanding larger supply chain concepts. Life is also busy at Supply Chain Insights.

U.S. Company Stops Sale of Chemical Used in Mexico Heroin Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

company selling a chemical across Mexico that is essential for making heroin stopped all sales in the country after an investigation found it was easily diverted to produce the drug fueling a U.S. A U.S.

How to Safely Handle Chemical Products!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Guest blog 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. 1- Know your chemicals. Indeed not all chemicals are similar. Subscribe Here!

L’Oréal: A Case Study in Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

At the Supply Chain Global Summit 2018 , Francois discussed the impact of digitalization, Industry 4.0, and L’Oréal’s approach to business that has allowed the company to continuously rank as a Supply Chains to Admire winner for four consecutive years.

Announcing the Supply Chains to Admire for 2019

Supply Chain Shaman

I feel that topic of supply chain management is analogous to the downward cycle of the news channels. What Drives Supply Chain Excellence? I analyze supply chain management. The broader the definition of end-to-end strategy and the alignment of supply chain processes drives value. Over the last month, I have been working on the 2019 Supply Chains to Admire analysis. They want to know, “What drives supply chain improvement?

Why Extend Chemical Labeling Outside Your Four Walls?

Loftware

For years companies in the chemical industry have struggled with how they integrate partners like distributors and tollers into their processes. Many manufacturers still package and ship the chemical labels right to the partner or they pay to have the labels printed for the third party by an outside vendor. Supply Chain GHS Chemical

Seven Strategic Components for a Proactive Process Chemical Supply Chain

Logility

Process chemical manufacturers face complex supply chain challenges including dealing with hazardous and perishable ingredients whose characteristics (potency, color, composition, etc.) Add to these factors razor-thin margins, SKU-proliferation, globalization, long lead times to increase capacity, and products that tend to be heavy and expensive to move and you start to understand the complexities involved with running an efficient process chemical supply chain.

Supply Chain Diagnostic: A Four-Step Process

Supply Chain Shaman

Time For A Supply Chain Check-Up? When a company contacts me to help them with their supply chain, the pain is usually a gap in customer service. They tend to have many pretty PowerPoint slide decks–full of acronyms, pretty pictures and E2E commitments–but they lack a common definition of supply chain excellence. To complete a supply chain diagnostic, I take these four steps: Step One. Supply chains are not the same.

How IoT is Helping Chemical Supply Chains Increase Agility

Savi

Digital Technologies are Helping to Create Flexible Supply Chains. Chemical Company Supply Chain Challenges. Because US markets haven’t been able to absorb the massive capacity increase, chemical companies have turned to overseas customers. Chemical enterprises have realized that more supply chain agility provides options for negotiating a volatile business environment.

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.

Demand for Basic and Specialty Chemicals Continues to Grow

Material Handling and Logistics

Following growth throughout 2018, the chemical industry is expected to see continued healthy demand for basic chemicals throughout this year, with most specialty segments predicted to benefit from growing demand as well, especially in construction markets. Housing, business investment and their supply chains have momentum. based chemical manufacturing remains advantaged in global markets due to abundant energy and feedstock supplies.

Announcing the Supply Chains to Admire 2015

Supply Chain Shaman

Tomorrow, I present the Supply Chains To Admire 2015 Analysis at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit in Scottsdale, AZ. The theme is “Imagine the Supply Chain of 2025.” At the event, we will also announce the winners of the Supply Chains to Admire methodology for 2015. Today, supply chain excellence is easier to say than define. Sharing of the Supply Chains to Admire Work.

L’Oreal: A Beautiful Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

In the process of compiling the Supply Chains to Admire report for last year’s Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , the research team at Supply Chain Insights calculated the rate of supply chain improvement of companies by industry for the period of 2006-2013 and 2009-2013. We wanted to see which companies were driving the fastest rate of improvement on the supply chain metrics that matter. Defining Supply Chain Excellence.

Live Webinar: Don’t Let Chemical Labeling Hurt Global Sales

Loftware

companies had to comply with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) for the classification and labeling of chemicals, which mandated, among other things, a new label format with signal words, pictograms, red triangles, etc. While many companies struggled with the new rules at the time, it’s safe to say that GHS labeling is now readily accepted as a key part of managing a safer, more efficient supply chain. Supply Chain GHS Regulatory Labeling

Upstream Unconventional Oil and the Chemicals Used in Drilling: A Supply Chain in Need of Improvement

Logistics Viewpoints

In producing oil, chemicals are injected into the ground to increase flow. The amount of chemical treatment is tied to the oil and gas production rates; treatments need to be adjusted as production rates vary. In many situations production treatment chemicals represent the second highest […]. Business Intelligence Chemical Industry Inventory Management Mobile Technologies Procurement/Sourcing Unconventional Oil includes shale oil and oil from tar sands.

The Opportunities of Digitalization in Chemical Logistics

Talking Logistics

The typical distribution process in the chemical industry looks mostly like this: The chemical producer distributes goods from various locations to a large number of customers, using different forwarders depending on the company’s diverse transportation requirements. The digitalization of management and information processes in logistics opens up groundbreaking opportunities for companies in the chemical industry.

Yowza! A Nine-Step Decision Process to Help Guide Supply Chain Planning Selection

Supply Chain Shaman

<Bear with me… > Here I share a nine-step process in an attempt to help companies unravel the process for buying supply chain planning software. Let’s face a hard fact: the supply chain planning market is a mess. Supply Chain Analytics.

How Disruptions like Coronavirus Test The Resilience Of Supply Chain Planning

AIMMS

The virus continues to compromise supply chains and disrupt companies at a troubling rate, but a re businesses prepared from a supply chain planning perspective? . The era of globalization has enabled supply chains to be broader and more connected. As a result , the resilienc e of supply chain plan ning is being called into question. The resilienc e of supply chain plan ning is being called into question.

Key Ingredients to Formulating a Winning Supply Chain Strategy in the Process Chemical Industry

Logility

Process manufacturers face a highly complex supply chain challenge. Add to these factors such as razor-thin margins, SKU-proliferation, globalization, and products that tend to be heavy, bulky and/or expensive to move and it quickly becomes apparent why process manufacturing supply chains are very challenging. There are several key ingredients in formulating a winning process manufacturing supply chain.

BASF: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the last two decades the company successfully leveraged global scale to define supply chain leadership. With 12,000 supply chain employees operating in 80 countries with 2400 storage facilities, supply chain excellence and innovation are the foundation of corporate performance. For this case study we interviewed Ralf Busche, Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain Strategy and Performance. Supply Chains to Admire Finalists.

Three Reasons Why SAP Supply Chain Planning Is a Risk to Your Business

Supply Chain Shaman

High-tech manufacturers in the Silicon Valley of the United States are some of the best at supply chain planning. With changing product profiles, short life cycles, constraints with downstream suppliers, and changing markets, being good at supply chain planning matters. In this tough market excellence in supply chain planning is a critical element to be competitive. Supply chain planning and the discipline and rigor is a different way of working.

Global Supply Chain Recovery Dependent On A Vaccine

Supply Chain Shaman

However, supply chain leaders well understand that drug discovery, manufacturing, and distribution are all necessary to deliver the vaccine to a willing arm. Development and distribution, as any supply chain leader knows, are two different topics. As a result, the supply chain, as we knew it is dead. Together, we need to go to a place that we have never been before in the evolution and innovation of supply chain processes.

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